If I were to make a scarecrow and choose to use a thick branch (e.g. 1.5") for the vertical pole of the cross, any tips on getting scarecrow to stand?
I had the idea of inserting the branch into a couple foot section of 2" PVC. Then I would either build a base for the PVC (concrete block or wood), or perhaps I could just slide the PVC onto some rebar (assuming there is enough room).
For the record, this is going on my front lawn so I'm reluctant to use a fence post digger, but I may employ some bales of hay to obscure some of the base.
Any other ideas?
And related question: for Johnny Appleseed, is there any sort of support for the 'arms'? Is it your normal lumber piece that is obscured by the jacket sleeves? http://pumpkinrot.com/images/johnny4.jpg