Tuesday, October 9, 2018

How To Build A Scarecrow - Come on Down! #Halloween # #MFRWAuthor #bookblast #IAN1

Hello fans, friends and followers: Today is day nine of my blog tour and we're talking SCARECROWS today! 

Don't forget to read to the end of the post to enter my contest to win ebooks and specialty soaps (from Keta's favorite vendors)

History of Scarecrows:

The first scarecrows were in Ancient Egypt, dating back over 3,000 years. They used scarecrows to protect wheat fields along the Nile river from quail. The Greeks, Romans, Japanese and many other cultures, used them to protect their crops, too. Many forms of scarecrows, from life-sized wooden carvings of scary men, to real-live humans were used. In the middle ages, Europeans believed scarecrows had special powers. Native Americans used scarecrows, to keep crows and other birds from their corn crops. 

How to Make a Scarecrow:
There is no right or wrong way to make a scarecrow.
Start with a long, garden stake or pole. It should have a pointed end, to push or pound into the ground. Add a shorter board or pole towards the top, to support and extend the scarecrow's arms. Use nails or rope, to fasten it to the long pole.
Take old, ragged pants and shirt. Stuff the pants with straw.
Now insert the long pole through one pant leg.
Put the shirt sleeves through the cross pole and button it up.
Now, stuff the shirt with straw. Then, tuck the shirt into the pants.
The head can be made of many things... use your imagination:
  • An old burlap bag, with a face painted on is common.
  • A small head-sized pumpkin with a face painted on.
  • A  pumpkin candy bucket from Halloween.
Add a straw hat, and you scarecrow is ready to scare away birds. Or, add it to your fall yard decorations.

The Most Famous Scarecrow: Without a doubt,  the most famous scarecrow  was in the Wizard of Oz (If only he had a brain). He was played by Ray Bolger

We're also celebrating the release of my new book COMES A SPECTER, Book 2, Ghostland Series This book is very appropriate for Halloween because like many of my books, it features a  ghost!

Keep Reading To Enter My Contest Below

About Comes A Specter

Six months ago, Anya Fleming's ten- year-old son, Willie-boy, found his father hanging in the barn. Traumatized over his father's suicide, the boy hasn't spoken a word since. Now, Willie-boy has come down with a grave, unknown illness and there's only one man who can save him, Sutter Sky, a learned Blackfoot shaman known as Yellow Smoke—a shaman who was once deeply in love with Anya.

But Fate had other plans for Anya and Sutter—she was forced to marry Lewis Fleming, a cruel man who berated her night and day, and brokenhearted Sutter immersed himself in the mystical customs and beliefs of his People and became a shaman
As if Anya didn't have enough to deal with after her husband's death and son's illness, an evil, sinister ghost is terrorizing their ranch. Anya is convinced the spirit is Lewis, who apparently isn't done making her life miserable.
When she turns to Yellow Smoke for help, will he put side his bitterness and save Willie-boy? And can the renowned shaman dispel the powerful ghost from their lives and send him back to Hades?

(Don't forget to check out Comes An Outlaw, Book1, Ghostland Series when you're on AMAZON
Also features a ghost!)

Sign up for my NEWSLETTER HERE and leave your email address below to enter the contest! Or you can enter the contest and leave a comment on my AUTHOR WEB SITE KETA DIABLO and enter again to win 1 of ten prizes!

You can also enter at any of these blogs (mark your calendar for future dates of the blog tour) for even more chances to win!

Tome Tender Blog - October 1
Bookaholic Blog - October 2
Inspired To Read - October 3
Written Love Reviews - October 5
Bab's Book Bistro - October 6
Celtic Lady's Reviews -  October 7
Sapphyria's Blog - October 9
Books R Fab  -October 10
Bab's Book Bistro- October 11
Author Beverly BatemanOctober 13
Book Junkiez - October 14
Hasanthi's Book World - October 14

Teaser Addicts Book Blog  - October 14th

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