Saturday Snapshots–Joe’s Scarecrows
Two years ago as we followed the Cabot Trail on our east coast vacation, we saw some of the most interesting sites.
Just before Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail on the western side of the island stood this field with scarecrows. They represented people in the communities and well-known personalities.
Scarecrows join hands in a circle, the adults and the little people.
We could get our photo taken as one of them …
and my friend who was travelling with us chose this scarecrow.
We walked around the circle trying to guess the famous ones and I think we got a few right. Apparently there had been trouble with vandalism and some scarecrows had to be recreated or repaired.
They’re out in that open field, exposed to the weather and the wind coming in off the ocean. Just in a field by the road.
As we were leaving we saw that the field was for sale. What’s happened to the scarecrows? Does anyone from Cape Breton know? What storyteller will tell this tale?
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Photos by C. Wilker