This old bird

granny2anbApril 29, 2011

I bought this at a yard sale last year and can't decide how to use him in a garden setting. Right now he's guarding our workshop.

It's been forever since I posted a picture inside a post. Where can I find out how again? Thanks

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granny2anb

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 1:50PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

L.O.V.E. him!!!!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 2:05PM
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granny2anb

It's welded together. That's my antique pitchfork head behind and a shovel head in front. Still working to find a place to put them.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 2:58PM
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jeannespines

That old bird will look GREAT anywhere! Do have any tall grasses planted in your gardens? He would look great alongside just peeking around the grass! If you can't find a spot, send him to me! LOL! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 3:00PM
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granny2anb

The only tall grass is when hubby doesn't mow it. lol That's a great idea. Maybe I'll plant some pampas grass along the side of the workshop. Our yard is a real work in progress.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 3:15PM
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kathi_mdgd

I like him too!! Looks like you'll need someone who knows how to weld to put it all together.
Kathi

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 3:30PM
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marylee_2010

grannytoo, that is one fantastic bird! - Marylee

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 4:29PM
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jlily(Z6)

That's one mean looking bird!! A guard bird maybe. Enjoy! Jlily

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 8:51PM
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Marlene Kindred

Oh, he's wonderful! Love the rake for his tail...awesome!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 9:40PM
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sunnyca_gw

That's 1 bird I wouldn't want to "ruffle his feathers" Beak looks like it could take a good nip out of you too, definitely a guard bird! Great conversation starter too! Jan

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 11:55PM
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luna_llena_feliz

Your wonderful old bird looks like he is related to my wonderful old bird Screech.

Don't you just love a creative welder?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 1:55AM
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maggie4737

Love that bird!! He would look good anywhere in the garden!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 8:20AM
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quidam2

He is cute!! As stated before, he would look good peeking out from tall grass or overlooking a pond/water-feature looking for a fish. Wherever he is, he is cool-----Sheri

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 11:24AM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

WOW what a great looking bird. Did you make him? Can't wait to see where you decide to put him!!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 12:07PM
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granny2anb

I didn't make him. I bought him at a yard sale last year to put in my side yard to irritate my neighbor. She was a hateful old thing and didn't like birds of any kind. She's since moved and now I want to put it where I can enjoy it. I love old rusty things and this sure fits that bill.

luna_Ilena_feliz, your bird is much prettier than mine. I do love creative people. Wish I could weld like that.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 12:19PM
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princealbert(Aransas Pass TX)

grannytoo
" That's my antique pitchfork head behind and a shovel head in front. Still working to find a place to put them."

Your pitch fork looks just exactly like the one that I have in my garage.
I love the bird too, and like Jeanne said , if you can't find a place for him at your house send him to me.
pa (princealbert)

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 8:53PM
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granny2anb

I'm glad to see that others like him as much as I do. I had almost decided to sell it at my next yard sale. Now I think he's a keeper.

princealbert: I couldn't find a handle for the pitchfork so I drilled a hole in a wooden closet rod and made a handle. :)

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 8:57PM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

Granytoo, I too love that bird, if I knew how to weld I would make me one.
Hugs, Carmen

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 9:22PM
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