Here's Teresa Anderson with a tale of crop art horror.
Those of us who are nerdish enough to complete our crop art project early are then faced with the problem of storing it safely until the State Fair. As our dog ate the sunflower seeds off a previous year's entry, I decided to store this year's rather ungainly 3-D effort in the cool, dark basement. The very next day, I went downstairs and discovered a confused bird flying around! Fortunately, he (she?) had not discovered the potential seed source. I then moved the THING back upstairs where it sits on the unused dining room table, covered by this beautiful dust cloth.