Thursday, August 5, 2010
My job at TFM is to create educational, hands-on activities for the visitors to enjoy with an emphasis on agriculture. These activities are meant to encourage visitors to get their hands dirty – not too difficult, when you’re in the garden! Most recently, we implemented some 1840s style pest control – the scarecrow! Our lush gardens are alas, a true smörgåsbord for the deer, woodchuck, crows, rabbits, and other unwelcome visitors. These pests can utterly destroy gardens, and thus there was the need to create a deterrent – and one that was in keeping with the 1840s time period that TFM represents.