Trolling For a Ranch

This is so awesome.  Just so awesomely stupendously awesome.

This is an internet troll.  As you can see, he is perched on a computer monitor screen.  He can actually be perched anywhere you would like, but the screen is perfect.  Note the page where the computer is?

Anyway, these trolls are one-of-a-kind. No two are alike because they are all hand made by Debra Whitehouse.  Furthermore, every one of them will have a name.

Someone will be lucky enough to get “Charles” and then will have bragging rights.

Here’s the deal.  Debra is going to make these, as they are ordered.  She is doing this because she is a wonderful person.

One-hundred-percent of the proceeds from these trolls will go to the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch. Your donation will help send a child to camp.  The only thing that will come out is the fee that Paypal charges which is minimal.

Cost will be $15 plus $5 shipping, for a total of $20.

Handmade, one of a kind, specially made on order.  And I am ordering the first one, right now.

Here’s the little button, in case you can’t find it on the side bar. Help us send kids to camp.



And here’s the first one.  Mine.

When you get yours, take its photo and send it to me and I’ll put it up here.

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65 thoughts on “Trolling For a Ranch”

  1. Since i am making them per order…you can request which troll on either side you would like to receive…i will do my best to capture their essence.

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  2. When is the deadline to order these? I’ll order in a couple days, if that’s alright. And I can totally be surprised, I’m not picky.

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  3. Debra your trolls are amazing. What a wonderful thing to do for these kids.
    I have already ordered one. Cannot wait to see which troll will hang out at my house. High five to you for your kindness and generosity!

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  4. I want one! Do I have to have a PayPal account? So, I make a $20 donation, but how will Debra get my mailing address?

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  5. You mean I could own my very own little NN? Or a tiny, less smelly HH?
    Any troll Deb makes couldn’t match the true troll-ness of her muses.
    Forgive my word salad. Drugs are good, robot hysterectomy= lots of cool and legal drugs.

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  6. Damn y’all are taking all the good ones ! What’s that one that randomly types in capitals ? She has me blocked and I want her! I’m calling it right now! Sending my money! Y’all remind me of her name! Wait could I order a fat short one named Jabba Joe ?!?! If not I will get random capitalization lady?

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  7. Ok sent!!! Thank you both for doing this!! My daughter and I have 2 charities local to us that we work with all year . I know how it is to be barely scrapping by and have people help for no other reason than the kindness of your heart. We are no longer scraping by and I have taught my kids to keep carrying on the kindness! I love when I see other people to it too! Thank you Sally and Debra for doing this!

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  8. Before I place my order I have a question.
    Can we do bids for Charles?
    That might make the kids more money. 🙂

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  9. HAHAHAHA

    Can we do bids for Charles?

    If you want Charles, Melissa, just say so. You’ll get Charles. I think Deb can do more than one of a troll. They will still all be unique.

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  10. I want one! Do I have to have a PayPal account? So, I make a $20 donation, but how will Debra get my mailing address?

    If you click on that link, it will ask you if you want to use your Paypal account OR a credit card. Just choose credit card. The whole deal here is to keep me from ever getting your credit card information. You do not have to have a Paypal account.

    There is a place for you to put in your mailing address. There’s also a place for you to put a note and tell Deb if you have a troll preference, or anything else. If you can’t figure it out, just send me a note on the contact thing.

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  11. When is the deadline to order these?

    For right now, there is none. We’ll keep doing this as long as Deb doesn’t fall over from troll fatigue.

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  12. if you could let me know what type of screen or computer model so i can look up the thickness where the trolls hands hang on, that would be great…we want them to hang just right

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  13. If you click the link, it’s SUPER easy.

    I’m sorry if this has been asked, but how much does it cost to send one child and is the program a one day, one week, one month program? Basically, how long does the child get to go for that donation?

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  14. Done. My paypal is set up under my craft business name but I can send you the confirmation if you need it. I will take a Nikki. I included my shipping address

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  15. I would like to request a troll with a hairstyle that screams “I became so unhappy with my life that I stopped taking care of myself so I decided to stop brushing my hair and it was easier to just claim dreadlocks.”

    TIA

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  16. if you could let me know what type of screen or computer model so i can look up the thickness where the trolls hands hang on, that would be great…we want them to hang just right

    NOW YOU TELL US THAT?

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  17. Done. My paypal is set up under my craft business name but I can send you the confirmation if you need it.

    No problem at all Amie. Mine is like that. It’s under the name of Nathan’s music. I use it all the time for stuff.

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  18. if you could let me know what type of screen or computer model so i can look up the thickness where the trolls hands hang on, that would be great…we want them to hang just right

    Mine is a Dell. It’s about 1/2 inch on the top edge and then gets a little thicker as it goes down.

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  19. I’m sorry if this has been asked, but how much does it cost to send one child and is the program a one day, one week, one month program? Basically, how long does the child get to go for that donation?

    Good question. If I am reading the website right, it’s about $300 to send a child to camp for a week. The Ranch rotates all summer long, boys one week and girls the next. We’re pretty close to sending a kid to camp just from what has been donated tonight. I’m psyched. And touched.

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  20. Thank you so much, Sally! I just made my donation and I can’t wait to see what troll I get! You are amazing! Debra, what you are doing is awesome, sweet, and so generous! Thank you both so much!

    I’m excited to see how much money this raises for the ranch!!!

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  21. Done.

    Deb – your trolls are amazing. No specific request from me. I’m just thrilled to receive one. Thank you!

    Sally, feel free to pass along contact info for me to Deb. Thank you!!!!!

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  22. I’m excited to see how much money this raises for the ranch!!!

    As I transfer money to the Ranch, I will post a screen shot of the net amount. We’ve sent a kid to camp tonight. I feel really good about that.

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  23. if you could let me know what type of screen or computer model

    Mine is an HP, and it’s about a half inch thick near the top.

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  24. We’ve sent a kid to camp tonight. I feel really good about that.

    At first I was really excited about the opportunity to own a piece of Debra’s artwork, and now I’m just in tears after reading this! It’s so wonderful, just amazing, and so much generosity!

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  25. I would like one, I’ll see what I can scrape together.

    I would love a troll!
    I dunno which one I want though… Hmmmm

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  26. My troll will most likely not be sitting on my computer. I don’t use it that often. My troll will hang out in the kitchen with me on a shelf of things or hanging on the curtain, I’ll figure out a way to display it. And no worries my kitchen is in a real house, no outdoor bamboo thingy here.

    It’s totally awesome that a kid is going to camp because of us. Yay!

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  27. Hot damn. I will wait until I get to California to order mine, if that’s okay? I want 2 please. One of me and the bitter wench in a “dueling banjo” motif. I have the perfect ledge in my bathroom to hang them on. Right next to the flushing toilet.

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  28. I ordered four because there are people to shower with weird gifts.

    My HP screen is 3/4″ thick. It occurs to me that I have NO idea the thickness of the recipients but that is going to be THEIR problem – not mine! If the screen is thinner than mine, then they can shim their troll with a piece of paper or something.

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  29. Lol..I just ordered one for a very special lady, it’s a surprise!
    She is going to cry laughing so hard.

    This little troll will live in Radcliff Ky and will be displayed probably…lol

    Thanks, Debra for taking the time to make the trolls, can’t wait to see it…lol

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  30. We are giving Trolls a good name.

    I told sally i will take a video for you guys of the process.

    I’m balls to the wall with everything i do, i can make 20 in a weekend. The turn around should be fairly quick.

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  31. How many pounds of clay will Debra need to fashion all of these trolls? Should she trademark them? This is a wonderful fundraising idea.

    Hey, Nicole! If you call MY boss today to complain about my posting during work hours, you will look extra-stupid. I took the day off. Go pound sand.

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  32. If I order one Charles Troll and one Joe Troll, will they be twins? LOL
    Will the Nic trolls come WITH A BUCKET? Will she be enormously pregnant with rats in her hair?
    Can I get a cow troll of Francis?

    This is the most adorable fund raiser ever. Deb, you’re amazing to do this. Sally, thank you, too.
    And thanks to all of you supporting this noble deed.

    Deb, don’t forget to add a card or contact info if you have an etsy store, etc….when the compliments pour in and our friends and family want to peruse your art.

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  33. If I order one Charles Troll and one Joe Troll, will they be twins? LOL

    LOLOLOLOL

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  34. Don’t forget Niome the knitting snowflake.
    I’m thrilled that Debra is doing this!
    Owning a piece of Debra’s art and knowing that she’s donating the money for kids is perfect.
    If mine fits I will plant it on top of my IPad Air 2
    Nevertheless I will park it where I can enjoy it from my favorite spot to read Sally’s blog and Debra’s fun post…
    I’m assuming my mailing address is connected to my PayPal… if not I’ll message Sally.
    This is so cool.

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  35. I will donate$50 if Deb can make one that can hang on the lip of a white bucket.Al needs one to put by his mail box everytime the N’s drive by his beautyful homestead they can salivtate ,take pics and remember who is stalking who. Lying about my child or grandchild will make me one of your worst nighmares,.I will call this troll, trolling for shit.

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  36. I’m assuming my mailing address is connected to my PayPal

    It wasn’t. It’s not automatic. I need it. 🙂

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  37. Can my troll have a shorter rounder nose? My daughter says the one in the photo is too scary but she likes the trolls in Frozen.

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  38. I don’t want to be a pain in the ass…but it’s what I do. I don’t have a computer monitor. But I do have plenty of shelves! Could you make it a shelf sitter? Like she/he is hanging/peeking from the shelf.

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  39. Jennifer, I love a challenge, its the engineering and balance that is my weakest point. But by the time i get my …what is it now 35?…35th under my belt, i should have it down pat

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  40. They are amazing!
    What a fabulous idea and even better that it is raising money for such a good cause.

    I would love a “Nome” troll but I live in Europe. Would they travel? if so …… how much for shipping?

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  41. Would they travel? if so …… how much for shipping?

    I don’t know. Give me and Deb a bit and we’ll check into it. I sent CDs (actual physical CDs) to Europe and it cost an arm and a leg. We sell a good bit of music overseas but the vast majority is digital.

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  42. Thanks Sally and Deb! if it isn’t viable don’t worry – I will donate anyway!
    I am loving these trolls and can’t wait to see them all.

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  43. Done … how do I post a picture?

    You can’t. You can send it to me and I can post it.

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  44. Would they travel? if so …… how much for shipping?

    Okay, I checked. I thought it was expensive and it is. A small package is $33.95, which is more than twice as much as the cost of the troll.

    Maybe we can fiddle around and come up with a digital idea.

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  45. Thanks for checking.

    I shall enjoy watching the troll gallery as it develops!
    So hope that someone gets a Nome troll!

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  46. If you ship overseas using the BOOK RATE, it’s a lot less. Package the hell out of it, plonk a magazine on top in case anyone looks (they won’t) and tell them you’re shipping a book.

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  47. Awesomeness!

    Ordering a fav right now! Can you make the queen pa-troller, complete with dreadlocks?

    So delighted in your masterful creativity, as an artist. Combined to make for a wonderful experience for boys and girls at the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch.

    Well dang it, ordering two. Thanks for all you do…

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  48. TO RAISE “ON-LINE BULLYING” AWARENESS:

    My husband and I have talked things over and would like to order 120 Trolls over the next two years. Totaling $2,400.00 dollars. ( If the Artist is willing to commit to such an order?)

    We would like to order (5) HANDMADE TROLL’S per month, for the next two years, to be mailed to, five different KENTUCKY ….COUNTY…. Sheriff’s Department’s…. each month, until we have covered ALL 120 Kentucky Counties.

    We REQUEST that the Artist mail a LETTER, along with each handmade TROLL, to each KENTUCKY SHERIFF about the “Artist’s Story” of how her UNDER AGED DAUGHTER’s pictures were used in the “NAUGLER ON-LINE DEPRIVATION CASE” to be BULLIED, HARASSED, INTIMATED, DETOXED, THREATENED, TROLLED ect…whatever….

    We wish to raise public awareness on the subject and further REQUEST, PRIVATE ARTWORK TO BE COMMISSIONED BY METAL ARTIST “AL WILSON” to be SOLD at PRIVATE AUCTION at our REQUESTED EVENT. We are willing to pay top-dollar for that too.

    Call me…You have one of my number’s !!!

    PS NICOLE: I”M NOT GOING AWAY !!!!

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  49. Melissa, why don’t you start by just buying one or two and see how you like them?

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  50. Nicole is upset. Imagine how much more upset she will be when the confirmation of donation to the ranch is verified & shared.

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  51. confirmation of donation to the ranch is verified & shared.

    I will be doing that – transferring the money – as the trolls are shipped out. I wanted to be sure that everyone’s order was actually filled before giving the Ranch the money. If Debra got appendicitis, we would be in a pickle. I don’t know how to make trolls. 🙂

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  52. Oh, I know. I wasn’t trying to insinuate otherwise. Just noting that she won’t be pleased.

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  53. I’m waiting for my paycheck to hit the bank and I’ll order one. Is there going to be a bidding war on Frances? If so, can I have a Billy Goat Gruff troll?

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  54. Is there going to be a bidding war on Frances?

    Frances was already shipped.

    I do not know if Deb is willing to make another Frances. She’ll read this. It’s up to her. A Billy Goat Gruff would be superb, though.

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  55. Sally, I heard on the podcast last night that the Troll drive has raised almost enough to send 4 kids to camp. That’s fantastic! Thanks to you and Deb for doing this, even and especially for the kids 🙂

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  56. I heard on the podcast last night that the Troll drive has raised almost enough to send 4 kids to camp.

    I am hoping to do an update in the next 24 hours or so. 🙂

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