Wooden Animals: Minnie Adkins

Folk artist Minnie Adkins says it is hard to find a really good stick for whittling because she is just about used them all up in the Isonville, Kentucky, area where she lives and works. She talks about how she came to carve the roosters and other animals she is known for, including a creature she originated, the “Roach Terminator”. She also describes the evolution of “A Day in the Country,” an annual event at which area folk artists can display and sell their work.

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