Thursday, October 05, 2006

You might belong on a homestead if....

This post will stay at the top. To read the new posts, scroll down! You have through Thursday midnight EST to leave your entry. My family will choose the winner on Friday. I will present the entries to them with no names attached. Then either Friday night or Saturday morning we will list the winner. Then we have a new contest to announce.

I have noticed that several blogs are running contests and giving away things. I used to have an on the farm bulk food store that carried some books and other items. I still have some of the books and other items. I thought maybe I could run a few contests of my own. I was inspired by a blog called New Harvest Homestead. She ran a contest wanting people to come up with an ending for "You might be a homestead woman if..." She got some really creative answers.

Our contest will be to finish the following, "You might belong on a homestead if..." A sample might be... You might belong on a homestead if your favorite place to shop is Tractor Supply. The contest will run until next Thursday evening. We will pick the winner on Friday, the 5th of October. We ask that there only be one entry per household. Leave your entry in the comments section. We will allow a second entry if you link back to this post in your blog and you send us an email with your second entry and a link to your blog post about this contest. Send the emails to: Marci(at)amazinggrazefarm(dot)com. My family will choose the winner. We will be looking for funny and original. The prize will be the book you see in the picture above. It is called Harvest of the Garden. It is a spiral bound book of canning and freezing recipes from an Amish kitchen.

24 comments:

Lesley said...

You might belong on a homestead if you get excited when behind an Amish buggy on the road..not because they're quaint, but because you're hoping to get some free horse manure for your compost pile.


Bostonlesley

Patti said...

You might belong on a homestead if ...Every pair of shoes you have, has hay and manure stuck on the bottom

The Bradshaws said...

You might belong on a homestead if you are excited about getting a homemade chicken plucker for your anniversary.

Christi said...

You might belong on a homestead if you answer the door with your shotgun in hand in the middle of the night and see the neighbor farmer standing there with his shotgun in hand to tell you one of your cows got loose but he had it all under control and the hefer is right back in the barn where she belongs! :0)

That above was me...sorry.

~~Anne said...

You might belong on a homestead if...your favorite scents are fresh cut hay and chicken manure.

Nancy said...

You might belong to a homestead if you have bread dough on your ax handle.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marci,

You said the contest ends Thursday the 7th. I am assuming that since Thursday is the 5th, that the Thursday date is correct and not the 8th (being Sunday)? Thanks, Allison

Happymama said...

You might belong on a homestead if the sight of denim and plaid make you feel warm and cuddly inside.

.....if getting a glass of water means drinking it from a cup you've pulled from a pail over a well.

.....if you have a bumper sticker that says, Have you hugged your "kid" today?

.....if your Mother used the childhood song Old MacDonald to teach you your vowels.

.....if you have a shotgun for each of the twelve members of your family.

.....if you've ever been bitten by a horsefly and it DIDN'T bother you.

.....if you own stock in the local farmer's market.

~Kristi That was fun, Marci.

Peggy said...

If you water heater is the reservoir of your wood-burning cookstove and you get excited because your husband bought you a 35 ton log splitter!

Deena in GA said...

You might belong on a homestead if...you get really excited at the prospect of winning a book called "Harvest of the Garden". :)

Jthemilker said...

You might belong on a homestead if... you think the odor of fresh spread manure smells "like home."

grammy swart said...

You might be a homestead woman if you get great pleasure because everything being served for dinner came from your farm.

Dave said...

You might belong on a homestead if you fall asleep thinking about ways to make your pigs and chickens happier and more content.

Happymama said...

Hi Marci. I guess I did get a little carried away. LOL My children liked the one that said...if your Mother used the childhood song Old MacDonald to teach you your vowels. So I'll go with that one. :)

Sorry. I just had fun coming up with them. This is one of my favorite games. What can I say? ;) LOL

When you told me to link to this post, did you mean to post about the contest on my blog?

~Kristi

Hopeful Agrarian said...

You might belong on a homestead...
you study every delapidated old building you see along the road for salvageable tin and lumber to build hen houses and pole sheds for yourself.

thecfarm said...

You might belong on a homestead if you ( had an outhouse and didn't have to worry about how much water you are using..)Brenda

Clara....in TN said...

You might be a homestead woman if you wake up to the braying of five donkeys at the same time every morning and you never have to set your alarm clock.

Karen said...

You might belong on a homestead if you enjoy the silence of a snowy winter day relaxed around the woodburning stove reading next year's garden catalog; the spring animal babies frolicking in the pasture; the summer spent in a hot, sweaty kitchen canning the earth's bounty for winter's use; and the cooler fall temperatures watching the leaves change color while you reflect on the Lord's goodness during the summer harvest which is now mostly over.

~Karen

Patty said...

You might belong on a homestead if....woodsmoke is your favorite perfume

Ladyfromthewoods said...
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Ladyfromthewoods said...

You might belong on a homestead if you ever said grace like this...
"Thank you, Lord, for this roast. Bessie sure was a good 'ole gal."

(I don't want to be included in the contest since I am late and the prize will be best used by some of these other ladies ;o) but I couldn't resist this little bit of fun!)

Anonymous said...

You might belong on a homestead if you have tried to lasso a goat after it knocked on your back door and your daughter wasn't home to put it back in it's pen. GUESS WHO:)

patsy said...

grouds were grown by the out house to cover up the unsightly place and gourds need manure to grow well ,of course they feed on human waste and since people never ate gourds it was concidered ok. did you know that the people in china ferlize with human waste? they call it night soil. i mean they use it to grow food.gourds were used for many things in the olden days. dippers, bowls and containers for food to name a few. also bird houses.

Tina Leigh said...

You might belong on a homestead if you have a gaurd Turkey instead of a dog. (Thats us here)

You might belong on a homestead if your most used form of transportation is a tractor "Crunk" by a can of ether!
Marci I think I'm too late but thats OK cause this was TOO FUN!! What a great idea!!