Friday, January 23, 2009

Cabin Fever Cure Give-Away!!

Many of you know that we have an online store. For ten years or more we have been helping people with bread baking, herbs, soap making and different homesteading type things. We get asked a lot of questions and I am told we have lots of resources for people. So, last year, we decided to open up a store and sell some of the items that we really like instead of sending people to someone else.

Business has gone really well so far. We have done very little advertising though and I was trying to think of ways to steer people to our store without spending lots of money. I was also thinking that this is the beginning of what can be a blah time of year for people. In our area of the country it is really cold. The days are very gray and the sun is always a welcome sight, although very rare. People start to get cabin fever.

So, we decided to do a give-away that will help both us and the winner out!!! We are calling it the Cabin Fever Cure Give-Away!! We get people to come and check out our store and the winner gets a bright spot in winter by winning something!

Here is how it will work. We are going to be giving away a $20 gift certificate to our store. Click on the Store banner above and go to The General Store and look around. Come back here and leave a comment on what item or items you would spend your $20 on or towards. If you don't give a specific item or items you will not be entered. Also, if you take one of the 2 logos below and post it on your own blog or web page with a link back to this blog post and tell your readers about the Give-Away, then you will get a second entry. You will have to email me or leave a comment telling me where your post is. My email is on my profile page. The contest will end at midnight EST on January 23rd, 2009.

If you happen to make a purchase between now and then, let me know that and I will put your name in the pot another time. :) Shameless... I know!!! Let the fun begin!!


Dandelionmom said...

Wow! am I FIRST?? I would buy the pasta machine (or part of it :D )--or maybe some of those cool spice jars in colored glass-love those and have a LOT of bulk spices in oddball containers! of course I have always yearned for a grainmill....would have ordered alum free braking powder right now if I could have found it :( Great Store! You should add the Kuhn Rikun silicon bowl lids-they are amazing!!-as are their magnetic trivets-a hotpad that sticks to your pan and rides along!

Vickilynn said...

Shalom Marci,

Thank you for the wonderful give-away for your store. I would use my $20.00 towards 2 aprons, adult and child-sized.

I placed your logo on my blog!!

Love in Messiah Yeshua,
Micah 6:8

Vickilynn said...

Shalom Marci,

It's me again, Vickilynn.

I just wanted to tell you that I had your site open on my browser while I posted your logo on my site and I LOVED listening to your music choices. Such a blessing!

Thank you!

Oh and I want to shop at your store! Too many great items to take in all at once though! I'll have to keep coming back. :-)

Love in Messiah Yeshua,
Micah 6:8

Anonymous said...

I would probably use it for Hearth and Home. Thankyou!

Leah Spencer said...

Well, if my husband let me, I'd put the $20 towards the Berkey water filters. If not... perhaps the stainless steel cheese grater. Always could use some gamma lids. Or a stainless steel bread pan.

In your books section, I was wondering if you'd benefit from stocking "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon. I've noticed it's making a comeback in several blogs.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marci!
I would use my certificate to purchase a nifty yellow 5-gallon bucket and a nifty yellow (or orange) 12-inch gamma lid for storing the dog's dry food.

Of course there is also the Wrapping it Up by VickiLynn Haycroft cookbook I desperately want...
~Evelyn Mae

Anonymous said...

I would use my $20 towards a Norpro Cooling Rack, the Wrapping It Up book, and the tea infuser spoon.

I also decided to go ahead and purchase the peanut butter stir tool. I can't wait to get it. I hate trying to stir the peanut butter before putting it in the fridge.


Lori Lee

zoomer1 said...

What a great idea! Thanks for helping cure our cabin fever. Just browsing your store helped to brighten my day. I've recently begun baking bread so the bread bags immediately caught my eye. And a pasta machine is high on my list as well!


Anonymous said...

I sure would love to win your give away, and thank you for your kindness. Please put my name in the hat, I would love to buy the "Practical Produce Cookbook".
Thanks again, Barbara

Anonymous said...

I would use it towards the stainless steel lasagne pan. :)

Have a wonderful day, sincerely Robin Stokes

Anonymous said...

I clicked over from urban homesteader, and love your blog. I need some basics, so I would choose a bread pan, cooling rack and veggie brush. I don't have a blog, but I have a tip to increase the traffic for this giveaway. Every Tuesday, has a post called Giveaways Galore. She provides a way for other bloggers to link their giveaways. She gets HUGE traffic at her site. She is a Christian stay at home mom, and has three very family friendly blogs. I will be back to visit again soon.

Lisa said...

I can't choose! I like the stainless steel pans, would love to buy a dehydrator and a Berkey water filter. The $20 wouldn't go to waste for sure!
Lisa in NM

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Greetings from SC! I was admiring your stainless steel covered baking pan! I love my stainless bread pans so I know I would love that! If I don't win I will be back!!:)

fourkid said...

Hi Marci,
Oh, so many choices. I really like the aprons and pot holders but I really need the bread bags, so those would probably win out this time around.

Anonymous said...

I saw this post a few days ago but couldn't decide what I would spend it on till today (there are so many good choices). I am still torn between 2 items. I like the peppermint oil (I want to give soap making a try this year and have a recipe for one with Peppermint) or using it towards a dehydrator. I am going to be putting in a big garden this year as well as planting some fruit trees and grape vines. I was planning on canning and freezing all of my produce but then I saw the dehydrators!!! I could save so much freezer space by dehydrating my celery, onions and some fruit!

Your give away worked wonders for me. I am so excited for spring now! Thanks a bunch.


Anonymous said...

I would like to get the reusable tea bags, the peppermint oil, and some of the Dandy beverage.

Tanya said...

If I won, I would use the money towards your stainless steel bread pans. I recently started baking my own bread and had some old pans but they are frankly rather in crummy shape and not a great size for my loaves.

Lynn Bartlett said...

Hi Marci,
I still have my eye on your pasta maker!

PS: You took some great snow photos today!

Anonymous said...

Hello Marci,
Wow! Hard to decide. So many good things! Here is my list.
Bread Bags
Norpro Stainless Steel Divider/Scraper
Reusable Cotton Tea Bags
Pizza & Pastry Roller
Thanks for doing this. Hope that you are all doing well.
Michele Hope

The Stricklands said...

Hi Marci,
Aren't you the sweetest thing to want to get us out of our winter doldrums! I would love, love to have a stainless cake pan with a lid. I actually use these to cook briskets in, but a cake or two would be nice as well. Have a wonderful week and stay warm!

Anonymous said...

I love the blue, green, and red spice jars. That is what I would spend a gift certificate on.

Michele said...

Hi Marci,
If I could I would get the stainless steel jelly roll pan. It would be great for making cookie bars and granola. All your baking pans look great.

Patty H. said...

Hi, I love your country store, so many things to choose from.
I would spend the $20 on some of those spice jars. Love the blue ones! And that peanut butter mixer thing is the neatest. I love nat. pnut butter but as you say, when you try to stir it up the oil gets all over the jar.
Thanks for doing the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Marci!

Thanks for hosting this contest!

I would choose the Rome Pasta Maker:

I wrote about the contest here on my site:

Thanks! Love, Wardeh

Anonymous said...

Beautiful farm!
Your contest is working on this new visitor. :-) I would buy blue spice jars and stainless steel bread pans. I would not go over the $20 if I could help it, because we are saving for some needed repairs to our house. But next fall I will come back to buy red and green spice jars to use for giving homemade vanilla sugar for Christmas.

I have posted a link to your giveaway at


Unknown said...

Hi Marci,
We would like to be entered into your giveaway! We would spend our certificate on Aprons and/or potholders! (-;
We will add the store button on our blog!

The Sisters said...

I just noticed that we were signed into our mom's account when we left that last comment..sorry!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

The stainless steel stuff is awesome! You have a nice store there!

Anonymous said...

It is a hard decision about what to buy. If I had the money it would go towards a food dryer. Otherwise I love those colored little jars that are almost gone, the buckets and lids. Blessings. I am going to try later to get your logo on my blog and when I do I will comment again.

Anonymous said...

OK I did it. I thought it would take longer but the computer and my brain cooperated. I put the pic and the links on my blog. Here. Thanks, and blessings.

Anonymous said...

I looked around and would like to have some gamma lids for all those 5 gallon buckets I have around here. I just started milling my own wheat and those look like they would help me store it.
thanks and God bless, ann
afptl AT

Sharri said...

Well, there are soooo many great items to choose from--I have quite a wish list!
But, I think I would go w/some stainless steel bakeware, &/or buckets and lids!
Or, perhaps I'd let my dd choose something for her hopechest! :)

I also have your logo on my blog. :)


Lynda said...

I love the title of this giveaway!! I would buy 2 of the bread bags!

Anonymous said...

I would either go with a food dehydrator or some of the stainless-probably bread pans.
You are on my blog at

Anonymous said...


I would use it to try the Dandy Blend and also to go towards a Berkly water bottle. I really like your store. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I would love to get that natural peanut butter mixer lid thing and a stainless steel grater. You are sweet to offer this give away.
Nancy said...

I love your site, and I am de-lurking to add my name to the list for the gift certificate.

I love the basic's cook book,
or an apron, or stainless steel pan

Thanks for your blog, I love it.
I will be back.
Karen (

Anonymous said...

I would choose the Sue Gregg Main Dishes Cookbook

Anonymous said...

I posted this on my blog. You can find it here:

Kath Mattus said...

A lovely bloggy Giveaway. Thank you!
You have many great things in your general store, but I believe I'd want a couple stainless steel jelly roll pans. They have been on my wishlist for quite a while. :~)
Thank you.


Barb J. said...

Your store has a lot of things I have been looking for and haven't had any luck finding. Like bread bags, reusable cotton tea bags, jar/serving spoons, the natural peanut butter mixer, and the food grade plastic buckets. I would love a Nutrimill grain mill, but that's a little out of my budget right now. Anyway, you have great items, and I expect I'll be bookmarking your store and purchasing many items in the future!

Anonymous said...

I'm just dropping by to say that the word "Amazing Graze" is oh-so unique! :)