Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Small Town America - Going Hog Wild!

You know you live in a small town in the South when pig sculptures are painted by local artists and put on display all over the area. There is a map for those who wish to locate all the pigs in sort of a treasure hunt. You can also vote for the best in "Sow" by paying $1.00 and filling out a Hammy Award Voting Ballot.


Annie Blossom:

Wasn't it nice of the town to put Annie Blossom near these stepping stones and bench so she could have company? Don't you love her outfit and shoes?


The Sunny Side:

Susie Sow:

There are 24 pigs, many of which are in store front windows. Some of the other names are: Pigsician, Heavenly Gunter, El Cerdo Feliz, Hog Heaven, Bensley Bill the Wakeboarding Pig and Art and Soul.

Only in a small town in America!

I added this picture of my office. I think the yard is very pretty with the Crape Myrtles in bloom. This is an old house that has been converted into offices. There is a lot of history in this house. I've never witnessed a ghost, but sometimes there are noises..... never mind.

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Granny J said...

I love the pigs. I'm sure they bring smiles to the faces of passersby. The crepe myrtles are beautiful.

Denise said...

The pigs are funny, a few years ago they did something similar with Cows all over the city of Portland (ME).

I love old houses, all the neat built in and different rooms.

Rita said...

Funny pigs! Our town is next to a circus town. There is a story that Modoc the elephant got loose years ago and ran through the town. So you guessed it. We have a coffee shop named Modoc's and painted elephants around town about the size your your pigs. :)

I went shopping yesterday but JoAnn's didn't have Thomas the Train fabric. I opted for Strawberry Shortcake. I am making this to give as a birthday or shower gift so I could choose boy or girl. Thank you for such a neat idea!

Anonymous said...

Love the picture of your office. It is such a lovely house.

Where are those pigs? Ought to be in Sampson County, North Carolina!!!! But might be in another hog producing county or state. I like them, no matter where they are situated.

luvtodecorate said...

Is that in lexington? I see all kinds of pigs when I go to lexington. BBQ capital of the world! lol

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Debbie,
What will they think of next? LOL I so enjoyed these pigs, and they did a great job too.
Debbie I have been off line and since it is so hot here, I am in today trying to catch-up, but i want you to know how much you are blessing me with your "Just be"series. The first one really spoke to me, and I have been trying to take some me time, and now reading these thoughts about setting captives free is so awesome.Thank you for taking the time to share.
I also enjoyed your post about the pasta primavera, and had to smile about the way you ate coming up, me too.and boy was it good! lol.
I grow basil too and don't you just enjoy its fragrance?
I notice you switched over to blogger template, how do you like it? I haven't made up my mind yet.
Enjoy your week and please try and stay cool.

Lyn said...

Debbie, I like the new look on your blog - very cute!

Those pigs are adorable. I think small-town life has a lot of positive things going for it. I would love to live in such a place too as I'm not really a city gal.

Your work office is a beautiful home. It looks so much more nicer than plain old building, and yes, the trees are gorgeous!

Donna said...

Ive seen those pigs in Lexington!
Thanks for posting about them, it made me smile seeing them again!!

I love the new look of your blog!!

Pen Pen said...

Lexington, right??? I haven't been to see them, but would like to go! Your office is pretty... lots of history there, I'll bet.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
A town near me did something similar only with horses and also the Outer Banks did horses also. They were fun to find and see.


Debbie J said...

Hi ladies, the pigs in this post are not in Lexington. These must be copycats! oops, I mean copy pigs! LOL

Terra said...

The pigs are so colorful and light hearted, I am sure they have a happy affect on each person who sees them.

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