Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Where in the World is Bilbo: Jackson, Mississippi

He has just arrived from Dirt Princess' house in Satsuma, Alabama. Do you see him?
There he is! In the bean patch!
And here he is with me! Where will he be off to next? Your house? If you want a shot at being Bilbo's next host, leave a comment! The only requirements are that you must have a blog and you must follow Dirt Princess' rules below. I'll draw a name on Friday at 1:00 PM. I'll post the result here, so be sure to check back!

RULES
#1) COPY & PASTE these rules into your post on Bilbo if you receive him. The post must be titled WHERE IN THE WORLD IS BILBO: (your city). If everyone copies the rules, then the person you send it to will know what to do. If each post is titled the same, we can keep track of Bilbo and follow him on his adventure. PLEASE do not forget to copy and paste these rules into your post if you receive Bilbo.
#2) In order to participate you MUST leave a comment on the post about Bilbo with the blogger that has him. That blogger will draw names from the people who left comments on that post. Once the winner is selected Bilbo will be on his way to see your garden.
#3) When you receive Bilbo please take a photo (or photos) of him in your garden as well as a photo of yourself with Bilbo.
#4) Rules are linked to http://northmobilegardensociety.blogspot.com/ . Please leave a comment on The Dirt Princess' page so she can keep track of him and let other bloggers know where Bilbo is, and post where bloggers can see his latest travel.
#5) Please try to get Bilbo out the door as quickly as you possibly can. If at all possible please try not to keep him more than 7 days. We want to get him to as many places as we can in 6 months.
#6) Bilbo will travel for 6 months, April 21, 2009- October 21, 2009. If you have Bilbo at the end of this 6 month time frame, you will ship him back to the Dirt Princess at http://northmobilegardensociety.blogspot.com/.
#7) When Bilbo arrives back with the Dirt Princess, there will be a great post letting everyone know where Bilbo has been, when he visited as well as links to the bloggers posts that had Bilbo.
#8) There will be a list enclosed with Bilbo for each blogger to sign once they receive Bilbo. That list will be sent back to the Dirt Princess.
#9) Should anyone have any questions please contact Dirt Princess at
http://northmobilegardensociety.blogspot.com/.
#10) The blogger that is has possession of Bilbo is responsible for shipping him to the next blogger. Please handle him with care. He is ceramic.
#11) Bilbo may be shipped to countries outside the United States. We want everyone to join in on the fun!
#12) If you would like to throw in a little something with Bilbo to ship the next blogger, please feel free. Add to the excitement. See what Bilbo brings you when he arrives at your door step.
Have fun and DON'T forget to copy the rules into your post when you receive Bilbo.
UPDATE: Congratulations Kim and Victoria! Bilbo will be coming to visit you in Idaho! I sent you an e-mail just now. Please respond with your address and he'll be off! EVERYONE ELSE: Thanks for playing! Please check Kim and Victoria's blog in a few days and play again!

17 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

BILBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You little devil....hiding in the pea patch!

Darla said...

I'm glad he arrived safely.

tina said...

Hi Bilbo!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

He sure got there quickly! Maybe you'll end up in Washington next.

Vonnie said...

I'm glad to see that you made it there just fine. Great shot of you two together :)

Kim and Victoria said...

Bilbo is such a sexy gold color!

Scott said...

I still like Smeagol better

Dirt Princess said...

SCOTT!!!! You crack me up ...Smeagol. Where in the World is Smeagol: Jackson, Mississippi....

Becca's Dirt said...

Hey Ginger - I heard that Bilbo likes beans thats why he was hiding. Glad he arrived safe and sound. Happy gardening... Becca

EB said...

Hi Bilbo! PS Bilbo - tell your current minder to think hard before accidentally picking me, she'd have to post to England...

Seasonal Wisdom said...

Bon Voyage Bilbo. Will you be traveling to Idaho anytime soon? Hope so, we'd love to have you come visit a few days.
Teresa

Gail said...

Count me in! I love visitors! gail

Ginger said...

Wow, Bilbo is very popular!! I'll post the winner Friday at 1 and hopefully get him in the mail Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. EB- If you win, I may have to cut off and sell Bilbo's gold watering can to pay postage - LOL :)

Ginger said...

Oh and Dirt Princess - that does sound hilarious! I laughed out loud at work today when I read Scott's and then your comment!

Darla said...

The clematis on the mailbox is tied with some raffia, the blooms get heavy and it falls over. I found that they need some help to climb and stay put...

ldybug said...

I want Bilbo! Send him to me and I'll play along.

Abe Lincoln said...

I see your yard is wildlife certified. Mine is too. Goes way back. I am mostly into birds but we have raccoons here from time to time and other small animals as we live in town.

My birds blog shows my birds.

A new blog, Pick a Peck of Pixels shows one of the raccoons.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio
Habitat 6769.