Sunday, September 30, 2012

SKULLDUGGERY

Sometimes things take a turn for the macabre at Silo Hill Farm this time of year......
I would love to tell you more about this funky bird cage that I have, but I've had it forever and I don't remember much about where I got it.  All I know is that when I saw it, I had to have it and I mean, I had to have it.  Obviously it was not used to hold a bird, unless it was a very big bird, but it holds this skull and pumpkin quite nicely.
Not that they're going anywhere, because if they tried, Edgar, the raven would be informing me right away!
Why do I need to keep a skull and pumpkin in a cage? Hmm........
Skullduggery I think.

What is skullduggery? 
According to The Word Detective:



“Skulduggery” today means “underhanded dealings,” “trickery” or “clandestine machinations.” The term is apparently an American invention, first appearing in print (as far as we know) in 1867 (“From Minnesota had been imported the mysterious term ‘scull-duggery’, used to signify political or other trickery.”), but since that quotation is an explanation of the term, we can assume it had been in use for some time before that.

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 Skullduggery indeed!


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27 comments:

  1. I need an Edgar to tell all. What a cool bird cage & display! Skulduggery indeed!

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  2. Well I'm here to tell 'ya there is still plenty of political skullduggery going on in Minnesota, especially at this time of year! Wish Edgar and his friends could flock them all.

    ~Bliss~

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  3. I love it...what a unique Halloween deco. I don't get too much into Halloween, but love to see what others come up with. Very cool! I think the skull is a great finishing touch.

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  4. I just love this post. I never know what Skullduggery meant. That "bird cadge" rocks.

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  5. This is so great! I love it! :)

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  6. I am always grateful for the wonderful blog. . Fall of Japan is very nice. Please search the Okayama Korakuen Garden.

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  7. Pumpkins and skulls and Ravens,oh,my!!

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  8. easy, free and effective. I totally need a crow.
    Why, of COURSE you need to keep pumpkins in a cage, you can't trust the buggers!
    Ever watched that Peanuts episode about the Great Pumpkin?
    Better safe than sorry!!

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  9. I never thought of caging my pumpkins! I do a sissy Hallowe'en with cute black cats and elegant witches. But then, I never could watch horror movies or gory TV shows. ~ Maureen

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  10. What a cool idea Danni!!!
    I'm sorrily lacking in the halloween decorations this year - but I look so exhausted and drained I may just stand in front on the living room window with a flashlight under my chin - scary stuff for sure LOL
    XOX

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  11. Hmmmm, that skull looks a bit too real. I think a bit of the dark side is coming out. Wicked hands and skulls and crows. I think I better watch out for you. You are having too much fun!!!

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  12. "Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore.'" This is so cute, with or without the skull! :-)

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  13. I can see why you had to have this cage. What a clever idea!!

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  14. I desire that bird cage -what a great shape for decorating! The skull is very realistic and Edgar the Raven is a handsome fellow. Maybe I should have asked if the skull was real before assuming it was fake. I do not know just how far you go with the Halloween decor. Where is Sam, by the way?

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  15. great idea, I just bought a skull and 3 ravens last week for the kids party, great inspiration!

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  16. I would love to take a walk around your home to see all the skulduggery, Danni! Spooky fun! Love it!

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  17. This is an awesome decoration! I wish I had a cool bird cage!

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  18. I love this bird cage! If you get a chance I would love for you to come link up at our Halloween Edition Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/10/pintastic-monday-halloween-edition.html#.UGnL4K4-WnA

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  19. What a great Halloween decoration. This looks GREAT! I can see why decorating for Halloween is nearly surpassing your love for decorating for the 4th of July.

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  20. thanks for the link up and blog follow! Happy Halloween!

    Ms Morgan's Reality Check

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  21. Love it!!! Halloween should be filled with humour like this. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!!

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  22. Oh, this is awesome!! Love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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