Finally, it's complete! Started about 3 weeks ago, the final touches have been added, and it is done. Before the head was added, I called it 'drunk scarecrow', but now it's Josie, in homage to my grandmother and her nutty sense of humor. I'm sure she would have loved it. As for its usefulness and whether she's working or not, my guess is as good as yours. However, I will say this no crows or other birds have been seen on her shoulders. Anyway--- THAT would be a bad sign!