Award-winning scarecrow outstanding in his field

Scarecrow outstanding in his field

By Ivor Traktor, Farming Correspondent (intern)

A Suffolk scarecrow has won a major award for being outstanding in his field.

Boris the scarecrow has been working near Westleton in Suffolk for six months.

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In that time birds and other pests have been scared away from the crops by his sheer presence.

National Farmers’ Union judge Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “There was a lot of good scarecrow entries this year.

“But Boris really was outstanding in his field.”

He won a new hat at the ceremony at a barn just outside Saxmundham, attended by county farming luminaries.

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Potato farmer Maurice Piper said: “It’s nice that we recognise the hard and often unpaid work put in by our scarecrows.”

The news comes after it was a revealed a newfangled bit of equipment called a plough is being tested in Norfolk.

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  1. Michael Grantham August 27, 2018

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