Gnome Wars

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Project by 1SGTBob posted 12-20-2010 07:04 AM 1900 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes Virginia there is a Gnome war going on in Kansas. We have all heard about the range war of the west well now we have the gnome wars. This all started with just one gnome being left in our yard by a friend of the family, my wife found out who left the gnome and it was payback time. Well as most wars go it escalated to the grandmother and the grandkids getting in on it now it was three families against one (us well my wife) it was easy enough at first just store bought gnomes (they realy are not that easy to find) so my wife said can you build some gnomes for me and when the kids come over we will paint them, so it was out to the shop and I made 5 small gnomes they were painted and placed. Then one day we came home to find 57 gnomes in the yard. My wife said I need bigger gnomes and this is the result. Each one is 60”X34”X1/2” plywood I am sure there is a midnight raid in the works before Christmas (can’t get caught) . I would guess that the next will have to be full 8’X4’ sheet of plywood. (and the war goes on)

-- Bob "Every breath I take as a Free man was paid for with the blood of an American Soldier"

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#1 posted 12-20-2010 07:49 AM

ha ha ha then you shuold be glad you ain´t in Skandinavia
everyone with respect for them self has there own private gnome army in December :-)

thank´s for sharing them and the idea :-)
Merry Chrismas

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 11:54 AM

that is so hilarious—oh the memories being created.
and the gnomes are cuties!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 01:22 PM

Great fun.
The painting really brings them to life.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 02:53 PM

Now that is a very cool family event (or call to arms… short arms that is…lol). What a fun tradition you have on your hands. Think my bride and I may have to (as William Wallace would say) “Go Pick A Fight” with some family and friends….

Very cool and thanks for sharing….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 12-20-2010 04:13 PM

That is a great war you have going on there. I love it.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#6 posted 12-20-2010 07:03 PM

I love it. Post pics of the yards full of gnomes if you have time. I particularly love the small gnomes. They are too cute!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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