The owner of this house was looking for something really unique to display outside his house when he got the idea to put the grim reaper or a skeleton or something otherwise ghoulish on his lawn. He scoured landscaping and decorative shows and found nothing. Eventually he encountered an artist who carved tree stumps. He requested the carver create a grim reaper, and a few weeks later voila! one grim reaper carved from a 6 foot length of tree trunk. Once he was equipped with an actual wooden scythe from an old farm auction, he was complete.