Pod, they are loose, although they were wired together as some are bucky bones and others are aged foam so to keep them where I set them I wired them and hid the wire. The wheelbarrow was a last minute addition last year (my wifes idea) and we will rework the painting to give it a much better paint finish this year. I will also have a flicker light lantern suspended from the upturned handle and hopefully an aged shovel and pick-axe as well. I'll finish the scene out with a coffin ground breaker like the one you and your daughter constructed. I'll have flickering red ligts in the coffin to make it seemlike the grave digger/robber was spooked off by what he unearthed.