Wow, Kymber from Framboise Manor nominated me to take part in the Leibster Awards. This is very cool as Ralph and I both hope our blog can help and entertain the Blog'o'sphere!
This is what is required to participate in the Leibsters.
The idea of the Liebster Blog Awards is
to discover new blogs and here's what
you need to do to take part:
First I will answer Kymbers questions....
1. what is your favourite thing to do when you have 2 free hours all to yourself?
I would have to say read a good book. No research, no facts just a good story.
2. who is your favourite author and why?
This is a tough one as I read a very wide variety of books from sci fi to historical fiction and Good thrillers and adventures. I am going to name two #1 Robert A.Heinlein. His science Fiction always had men who were men and women who could be tough and strong as needed and yet were women in every sense of the word....Humn Kymber comes to mind. #2 Clive Cussler, His fame is in his strong men and brilliantly smart women. Romance with no sex for the sake of selling a book. Dirk Pitt and Kurt Austin are wonderful and so is Gamay Trout, a brilliant woman scientist.
3. when it snows do you make snow angels or snowmen? (c'm PP - we all know that you do!)
I make snow bowls :)
4. do you ever walk through the mud and/or grass in bare feet?
I absolutely love going barefoot, it drives poor Ralph crazy but as soon as I can it barefoot for me....I have to say the chickens and turkeys think my toes are food which makes it an adventure!
5. do you love where you live?
This is heaven on earth for me, Ralph and I looked long and hard for our farm and we still cannot quite believe we have found such a perfect spot for us. It makes me happy just to look out the window in any direction and even the rain is wonderful!
6. what is the most exciting thing that you ever grew and were thoroughly pleased with yourself by?
Peanuts...I come from an area where we had 90 days or less frost free, to grow peanuts was just so amazing for me and then to roast and eat them...totally cool! Valencia Red, Carwhile's White and Schronce's Black were the varieties.
7. what is your favourite house cleaning tip?
Don't use your vacuum cleaner to clean out the wood stove unless you want the smell of woodsmoke in the house every time you vacuum!
8. what is your favourite alcoholic drink?
Shandy on a hot summer day.
9. do you love swimming?
Yes I do and I miss the river back west but someday maybe we will be able to clean out our pond here.
10. if someone got you a mermaid tail, would you wear it? in private and in public?
I would certainly try it in private. I am not the bold and brave sort when it comes to that sort of thing:)
Now to my nominees:
This site is fun, touching and very inspirational for anyone who makes the change to self sufficiency and independence! There is always something new going on and adventures with animals...and the dogs!
#2 The Dancing Donkey
I have grown to love the donkey's that live here but there is so much more to this site. It always cheers me to see the goings on about the place! From Border collies to strange milk cows it all flows out from the wonderful Donkey's!
#3 The Rock Whisperer
There is much to be said for this honest blog. It is a window into how people change and learn and make things better for themselves even on a small property.
#4 Hillbilly Hobo's
A real glimpse into a homestead with all the fixin's and critters. It is down to earth with success and failure and a deep sense of accomplishment.
This is a recipe filled joy and gives you a wonderful look into a deep and caring heart. I follow the children in the food program and the wonderful Chow Teddy and always come away with a marvelous feeling that there are such good people in the world.
Now for the questions:
#1- If you were going to travel where would you go?
#2- What is your favorite time of day?
#3- Who is the most inspirational woman in your life?
#4- If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?
#5- What is your very favorite food?
#6- Have you been to a movie lately and if so what was it?
#7- What made you decide to start and maintain your blog?
#8- When was the last time you sat down and read a good book?
#9- What kind of costume would you wear to a costume Ball?
#10- What was one thing you had a trouble learning?