Hi all- this one is easy, but I thought it was fun for the season! ~F
In the middle is where I stand, guarding the seeds sewn into the land.
To scare a murder or frighten a hare is my main purpose and only care.
Perhaps I'm dressed in fancy clothes or topped with a hat that has feathers and bows. When winter comes, it's the end of road, whereas my long lost cousin only lives in the cold.
What am I?
Check back later if you need to get a clue...