Spreading The Love For May – And The Scarecrow Winner

Spread the Love for May 2012

It’s time to spread the love for the month of May. Each comment you leave makes the Blind Pig a better place to visit-and I thank you for that!

Janet, Just Jackie, Miss Cindy, Brenda Kay Ledford, Osagebluff Quilter, Warren, David Templeton, Martina, Glenda Beall, Fencepost, Rick’s Whitetail Woods, B. Ruth, Vicki Lane, Eva Nell Mull Wike, Ph.D., Wanda, Lynn Legge, Pat in East TN, Jen, Sandra, Sheryl Paul, Kenneth M. Roper, Anastasia, Mike McLain, Nancy Simpson, Mamabug, Kat, Lonnie Dockery, Canned Quilter, Jim Casada, Don Casada, Charline, Bradley, Uncle Al, Teresa, Luann, Ethel, Melissa P Misplaced Southerner, Wanda Devers, Donna W, Janet Pressley, PinnacleCreek, Suzi Phillips, Debby Brown, RB, Lise, Mary Shipman, Shirla, Glynda, Sue Crane, Gary Powell, Ed Myers, Sassy, Baking Barb, Charlotte, Elizabeth K, Susie Swanson, Cee, Wayne Newton, NCMountainWoman, Tea4Too, Ron Banks, Tim Mc, Nancy M., Brenda ‘Okie in Colorado, Carol Isler, Bill Burnett, Madge, Kimberly, Ed Ammons, Ethelene Dyer Jones, Patty Hall, Karen Larsen, Linda Kerlin, Brian Blake, Alica Happily Married To The Cows, Rechelle, Coffeemuses, Sandy Kalvaitis, Belva, Larry Proffitt, Darlene LaRoche, Jen Y, Dale Anderson, Pamela Moore, John, Marianne, Paul Certo, Bobby C, Bob Aufdemberge, Dolores Barton, Rachelle at Nanatahala Farms and Nursery, Angie Siddall, Kathryn Magendie, Judy Mincey, Sallie Covolo, Garland Davis, Tim Cuthbertson, Clint, Jo, Carol Killian, Quinn, Steve, Bill Dotson, Granny Pam, Susan Casada, Bernadette, Marylou Sweat, Jessie Improved, BF, Gorges Smythe, Jeanna Morgan, Richard Beauchamp, Charles Ron Perry Sr., Dorothy, Kenneth Hoffman, MmWriter1, Special Ed, Sally K- North Coast Muse, Mary Rutherford, Aunt Ruth, Lewis, Sandy Kueng, Georgie, Julie at Elisharose, Barb Johnson, Rose C, Terri, Mike, Ferne Kellow, Mary Holcomb Brock, Elithea, Rip Bradshaw, Laura Williams Musing, Joe, Paul from Saltcreek Life, Lisa Misener, Granny Sue, Jackie, Lisa, Dorothy Sanderson, Laurie Stone, Stephen Ammons, Diane, Julia, Tammy Fletcher, Barbara Gantt, Paula Rhodarmer, Mel, Downthelanegirl, John Ratterree, Jose’ Luis, Smallgood, Tom, Marianne Lockman, Joe Mode, Joy Newer, Dee From TN, Jackie at Syrup and Biscuits, Kris Hicks, Jeanna, Peggy Lambert, Windy Gottfried, Sara Mock, Cheryl Soehl, Jenny, Rebecca Haughn, Rush, Sue From KY, Oregon Girl, Charlotte Woody, Debby Pucci, Mic, Sheila Bergeron,  Betty Honeywell, Wink, Mary Jane Plemmons, Lynn, WV Whippoorwill, Rooney Floyd, Sandy, Harold Ammons, Cyndi, Abri B, and Connie Arnold.

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The prize for the month of May is Volume Fifteen of the Journal of Kentucky Studies. And the winner is…Karen Larsen! Karen send me your mailing address and I’ll send you the book!

Scarecrow how to make one


Granny took her own sweet time, but she finally picked a winner from the list of Scarecrow names you suggested. She picked Joy Newer’s name-Mr. Scatter Boo. In typical Granny fashion she said to tell you-you were all really winners because you suggested some really good names.

Don’t forget to click on a commenter’s name above and go for a visit-all the ones in orange have a website of their own-I know you’ll be glad you did.




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  • Reply
    June 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Congrats to the winners! And I love that name!!

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    June 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Jerry-I am so sorry about the music issue-you did not do anything wrong. The company who provided me a way to offer the music has crashed. I am working hard to come up with a solution-and hope to have it fixed soon. Until then-you can check out our youtube videos and listen to the songs by going here:
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    Jerry Finley
    June 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Sometime over the lat seveal days the Play List at the top became in operable. I miss the beautiful music that previously accompained the daily reading of the blog. Can you tell me how to fix it? Did I do something wrong?
    Will appreciate your helpbecvause the mountain music and songs are special to me.

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    June 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Congratulations Karen! Tipper why isn’t the music playing? I am having trouble with mine, and read that we can’t use it on our blogs anymore…….:(

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    Vicki Lane
    June 2, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Love the snail parade! And in you previous post — those golden beets look great! I may have to sneak in a late planting — or a fall planting of them.

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    susie swanson
    June 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Congrats to the winner and the scarecrow name fits to a tee..I hate it so bad that you lost your beautiful music of your family..I have a blogger friend that has what’s called Hypster by Playlist..I’m going to check it out..

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    B. Ruth
    June 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I love snails….not so fond of slugs…we haven’t had slugs in a long time…I wonder why…we used to have them every summer under flower pots and crawling on our concrete porch and steps…One time we had so many I could not go out at night barefoot..Oooooh, just to think about steppin’ on a slimy slug, goin’ between my toes makes me shiver….LOL
    I have moved a lot of the clay flower pots away from the porch..and have plastic ones..Clay pots stay moist, unless it really gets hot..
    What is the size of those snail…they look like some biggin’s….Like one of your commentors yesterday…you can see where the native Indians got some of their basket patterns…
    Thanks Tipper

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    June 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Love the idea of putting the pie plates on the arms. The flash from sunlight on their metal as they blow in the wind often helps scare birds away too.
    God bless.

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    Joy Newer
    June 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    We were just thrilled when we saw our name as the winner of the Scarecrow Contest. Dear Granny Thank You very much for selecting Mr Scatter Boo as the name. We just love you all so much. Mr Scatter Boo was created so well we just know he will be a wonderful Guardian for your garden. God bless you all, and Karen congratulations to you my dear. Love Grandmother Joy.

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    June 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Congradulations to Karen Larsen on
    winning volume 15 of the Journal of Kentucky Studies. I won a Journal awhile back and found that
    we have lots of Appalachian writers expressing their thoughts
    through poetry.
    Looks like Chitter has been busy
    catching those “pretty maids all
    in a row.” …Ken

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    B. Ruth
    June 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Thanks for a great month of acorn huntin’…I think Granny found the right name for the scarecrow…I can almost hear her say to Pap, when she is busy doing something, “Scatter Boo” and I bet he just laughs!..LOL
    Congratulations to all the winners!..
    I’m loving to see this website growing and hoping we have more and more people comment next month!..It’s fun folks, to get that little bit of mountain memory out of yore head and share with everyone…It keeps the mountains alive with hope and magic…and everyone loves a story one sentence or a paragraph!
    Thanks Tipper for all your hard work!

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    Ed Ammons
    June 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Columns of gastropods in their calcareous coverings spreading May’s love (always thought that was simply slime)

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    dolores barton
    June 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Great way to display the snails, but there are only eleven. I like even numbers, like a dozen, but then again a baker’s dozen would have been okay also. Happy Day!

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    S Kalvaitis
    June 2, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Sweet name for a scarecrow. Ilove it.

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    June 2, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Love the picture of the snails all lined up. Enjoying keeping abreast of rural mountain life in the States. Seems you have had an interesting spring too with unusual weather patterns.

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    Karen Larsen
    June 2, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Wow– Thanks, Tipper. Winning the Journal of Kentucky Studies vol 15 makes my day!! Thank you so much.
    I like the scarecrow name, too. There were lots of good suggestions… must have been hard to pick just one.
    It’s sunny here above the Mason Dixon line after some nasty storms. I’m ready to dry out. Have a good weekend– to all.

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    Ed Ammons
    June 2, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Although my name is not mentioned as a winner here, without a doubt I am. And though my prize might be perceived as abstract to the unenlightened, it is as real to me as the ground I walk on and will remain a most cherished possession. I would like to thank those who had a part in its acquisition and delivery.
    I have truly been Touched by Angels!
    and thanks also to Eva Garcia, whomever she may be.
    So There!

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    Janet Smart
    June 2, 2012 at 7:13 am

    I like the scarecrow name! Congratulations to Karen.

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