Monday, September 19, 2011

"Someone" You Should Know

Howdy folks!  Been in Branson, MO for my Dad's Vietnam Veterans Reunion!  Wild horses couldn't have kept me from that!  It was amazing and I can't wait to share some of the photos and stories.  Sometime today, after I am unpacked, laundry done and such, I am going to sit down and get to work on that. 

In the meantime, I wanted to catch up and say Thank You to three very special people who were kind enough to share something with me! 
Tiny Gardener, when she isn't globetrotting or baking killer cakes, she's talking to her Golden Girls, crafting furniture and getting dirty in the garden!  Talk about the best of both worlds!  Travel and tomatoes!!!  Now there is a girl after my own heart!  I think she leads an exciting and full life, most admirable!

Susan at  e-i-e-e-omg.  When I very first stumbled on her, I admit what drew me in was her blog title- it just cracked me up!  I had a vision in my head of a lady holding on for dear farm life screaming, "Whooooaaa! Whoa!"  As I have come to find over the past year, she holds it together remarkably well...all by herself!  Many of us know what hard work this venture is, so the fact that she has an entire cast of critters, a large garden, wool fetish, lots of canning going on and a full time job is simply astounding!

Sharon at Fitzgerald Family Farm.  I literally just "met" Sharon.  Immediately, I knew she was a kindred spirit.  I connected with her on a BarnHop when I saw her golden honey.  Need I say more?  Nope, but I will.  She's right there with us on the home front:  chickens, bees, gardening, love and service of Country!  I am so glad I 'found' her and I think you all will be too!

"Liebster" is a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The Liebster is awarded to spotlight up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers.

Now for the rules:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!

Now for the hard part ...  I loathe picking!  I read alot of blogs, and I love them all.

  • Patty at Let's Get Real.  I find her faith renewing and, well...Real.  She is a hardworking, homeschooling Mom doing it all.  Her kind spirit speaks to me.  You will find her counting blessings, teaching her kids from the land and raising animals.  Everything is a learning experience!  Isn't that true always?
  • Jody at Spring Garden Acre.  It took me several reads to figure out that she is really a 'he'!  Jody and his wife, Belle, are raising two sons up right...Faith first and all the rest falls into place.  He is funny and a wonderful father!  They too garden, raise chickens and Belle has some awesome recipes that from time to time we demand he picks her brain for! 
  • Robin at The Gardener of Eden.  This year, it has been particularly rough for me to view all her harvests.  I have asked for tissues, glass cleaner for my computer screen and straight up, envious.  And the worst part is, this hasn't exactly been the best year for her either!  But she keeps on keepin'!  Her and The Italian have a great balance.
  • Hoosier Girl at Blessed Little Homestead Life.  The first time I 'met' her, I literally rolled with laughter!  Sucked me right in she did!  And it's always a good time!  She is a multi-tasking, fun-spirited, drive around like a chicken, hard working woman!  She has a thing for poop...lots of animal poop!  Here you will not only find a good humored farmin' girl, but encouragement.
  • Sue at Sue's Garden Journal.  Know why I saved her for last?  Just to be mean.  Mm-hmm.  She thinks that I don't have a mean bone in my body.  But I do.  I am one mean girl.  (snarl, gnash of teeth!)  As a matter of fact, I should just take this back from her!  But I won't.  Because I really do love her to pieces!  If you ever want inspiration for beauty in the garden, look no further than Sue!  She intermingles her flowering "thingees" with all her edible bounty.  If and when I decide to make mine cute...she's my girl.  How's that for mean, Sue??? 

I hope you will visit all eight of my blog-buddies listed here!  I really think you would enjoy getting to know them as much as I have!

Now...time to catch up with what you guys have been up to, do the laundry, blah blah.  Oh, and get ready to hit the road again!  Phew!

Dad's Vietnam post coming up!  It was awesome!


  1. Awww! You're so sweet! I feel hugely honored to have been mentioned on your blog.
    I'm so glad you had a good trip, and I can't wait to hear some of those stories. :)

  2. Wait a minute...OK, I was confused for a minute there...but did you just give me an AWARD!?!? Oh, my. Do I get to follow steps 1 through 5 now?

  3. Patty, yupper! I gave the award to you as you are "Liebster" personafied! And deserved! So you may indeed pass it along to five others if you like. :o) xoxo

  4. Yea for Patty and Sue-I'd say more but everyone and there brother knows I'm entertaining this week---gets me out of a lot of other work-----NOT----my sister -in law is already getting on my nerves-miss know it all told me I need to bye local honey only when I tried to show off my honey I won [ what does she know anyway-I love my honey]

  5. Judy, Noooooooooooooooo she did NOT disrespect the honey! Say it ain't so! Ok, so we will have to tag team her! I am feeling particularly rowdy today anyway, so it's a good time to call me in as a back up. Forget that, I'll just take her down for you -period. You can watch. :)

    Such un-niceness...on a Liebster post.

    The irony

  6. Thanks for the shout out! It really made my day (after a pretty rough one) that you called my life full and exciting. PS I will make sure to tell the Girls about the shout out as well! Thanks for reposting! And those are some really awesome blogs you chose!

  7. Welcome home! I will have to check out some of those blogs, your descriptions are wonderful.

  8. can't wait to see all the pics!!

  9. Awww shucks! That's soooo nice! And I also can't wait to hear about your trip (my dad was in Vietnam, too!)

  10. Yippy! I'm really excited to pick five of my favorite blogger pals, but it's going to be oh, so hard. Thanks bunches for the honor, and the fun! :)

  11. Hey, this is awesome! Congrats to all your blogger buddies, and thanks for the heads up on some great blogs. I'll be checking out the ones I don't know about.

  12. Glad you are back sis! Tried calling you back today...I want a recap of your trip. Can't wait to see the pics!!

  13. Tiny, :( sorry you had a crummy day! I hope it gets better!

    Jane, thanks and yes, I am rather flowery :)

    Pops, hang in there, order up!

    Hoosier, you are very welcome! Now see, I learned yet another reason you rock! Do tell more about your Dad!!

    Patty, I love your enthusiasm!

    Lori, thanks ma'am!

    Jen, caught me napping...shhhh!

  14. Thanks a bunch! I'm just getting caught up on my blog reading this morning. I was so busy with all that produce..Ha! Not really, just painting.

    I'll do my post today or tomorrow. Thanks again!

  15. I agree, you picked some excellent blogs! Glad you had a nice time with your dad!