Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Things Germans do: yard care

  • Rake the dirt to make it look nice 

  • Use manikins as yard decorations, complete with seasonal clothing changes

The manikin thing kind of freaks me out.


  1. I think the mannequin's are a bit much. But whatever floats their boat! It could be worse, like trash & clutter or broken down vehicles! :) Danica Martin

  2. lol, I can only imagine the heart attacks the neighbors would have if we put trash/broken vehicles in our yard.

  3. OH.MY.GOD.
    Do they really do that with the mannequins? That is the weirdest thing I have ever seen. It would frighten the living daylights out of me if I was a burglar in the night. Ah! Now I get it!

  4. Yes. I've seen two houses with manikins in the yard. This one was in Hamburg and the bus drove by it everyday. I thought it was kind of strange but what's even stranger is that they changed the clothes on the manikins all the time.

    I will go to my grave wondering why. Some kind of hobby? Lonely elderly people? It's a mystery!