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Jim Bird's Hay Creations in Forkland AL

Thursday, September 22, 2005

On Hwy 43 between Eutaw and Demopolis (AL)...just south of Forkland and really just before you get into Demopolis, are Jim Bird's hay creations.

You know you're getting **really** close when you see these three signs:

"Acta" Sign at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Acta

"Non" Sign at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Non

"Verba" Sign at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Verba (Acta Non Verba means : "actions speak louder than words")

Jim Bird has been working on the hay creatures and other neat folk sculptures since 1993, when he said he wanted to make something for bored drivers to look at:

Driveway at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Driveway

Interstate Sign at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Interstate Sign

Racecar at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Racecar (has #3 on side)

Snoopy in Red Baron Plane at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Plane

Elf on Unicycle with Jumping Dog at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
This is an elf on a unicycle with a jumping dog. I think this might have been used on his lead boat for the 'Christmas on the River' water parade that happens each year.

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Kilroy at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Kilroy

Tin Man w/ Heart at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Tin Man - this is supposed to be the only piece that he spent over $5 on, because of the aluminum paint.

Caterpillar at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Caterpillar

Spider at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Spider

Creepy Mailbox at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Scary Mailbox

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Rudolph and another reindeer

B&O Railroad at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
B and O Railroad

Party Clock at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Party Clock (supposed to be set to 5pm - I think it's more on 4pm right now)

Woman Being Chased by Bull at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
A woman being chased by a bull

Roll Tide - Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Roll Tide!

Betty Boop at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL
Betty Boop

Aren't these great? There are more stories about Jim Bird and the hay creatures here at the Auburn Plainsman (he's an Auburn grad).

These, and more pics, can be found here at my Flickr set.

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