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Friday, August 22, 2014

It's been a while.

As I was sorting through my bookcases, gleaning prospective volumes for the local library's Book & Bake Sale, I came across some that cried out for inclusion in a homesteader's library.  How about a giveaway!?! 

Here is what is up for the offering:

Book #1
By one of my favorite non-fiction writers,
Joel Salatin.  A wonderful book that reinforces
the importance of nurturing the "family" farm.
 

Book #2
(slightly different cover than mine)
A great resource for starting a small herd
of goaties.
 

Book #3
A classic from one of the foremost
proponents of farming and food.  A great
read.
 

Book #4
If it wasn't for the six feet of rock and gravel
on my property, I would have done
this successfully.

So there you have them, from soup to nuts.  To be entered in the giveaway, just leave a comment about which book you would like.  This giveaway is open to US and Canada only, given the exorbitant postal costs of shipping any further.  I will randomly choose (four) winners on Sunday and announce them on Monday.  Cheers!

24 comments:

  1. Oh, I've always loved Wendell Berry--how did I miss this volume?

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    1. Sue - I heard about this particular volume on another blog and had to read it. He is such a wonderful writer!

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  2. I've always wanted to explore Lasagna gardening! Especially since we will be moving to AZ and starting from scratch with unknown soil conditions. Just wish I had half your energy!

    Sue O

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    1. Sue O - Just wait until you start - you'll find more energy than you knew you had. I think it is directly involved with loving what you are doing.

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  3. Oh what a nice book collection you have I would love to take book #1 off your hands:) This is a wonderful give away Sue. That top book sounds like something where I will learn a thing or two:) Thank you. Hug B

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    1. Buttons - I always learn something from Mr. Salatin! He has such a good sense of humor, too. xoxo

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  4. Salatin. This is a good idea. I probably have some books I could share as well.

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    1. TM - I think we should start a homesteaders reference round robin - or whatever it's called. There are so many great books out there.

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  5. Wendell Berry is one of the most profound thinkers and beautiful writers I know. I'd love a copy of his book. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

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    1. Joy - Isn't he, though? I will put you in - thanks for commenting!

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  6. I have to go for Door (oops, I mean BOOK) #1, too. I haven't seen that one.

    What a nice giveaway, Sweeze! We were going to sort through all our books last winter, but it didn't get done. Maybe this winter . . . although we've so darn many books that a winter's sorting might not be enough. Thanks again for the giveaway(s)!!

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    1. Mama Pea - You are in the hat for Book #1! If it wasn't for the library sale, I would have put it off. But you know how that goes - how many things we put off until winter - when we have ALL that time...

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  7. Susan,

    All these books would make for a great giveaway. Thank you for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway. I would love to get my hands on Book 1, 3, or 4.

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  8. I would love to win Family friendly farming and the bringing it to the table. This is a great giveaway for homesteaders. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Michelle - I will put you in the 'pot' for both. Good luck!

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  9. I heard Joel Salatin speak a year or so ago. Fascinating man and earth practices.

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  10. How on earth can a person decide? You have great taste but then Your Pooches prove that! If you pick me.....just give me the one you think I would like the most. This giveaway is a great idea. I have some doubles of things that would look good in a home that could use them! Do take care all of you! Oh how is the hoof trimming going?

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  11. Ooo, ooo, ooo, oooo!! I would LOVE to be entered in the drawing for the Joel Salatin book! I've only read one of his books "This Ain't Normal" and loved it! I passed it on to someone else in a giveaway (now that I think about it, I think I initially got it from YOU!!), because I believe books like that NEED to be read and the more people that read his stuff, the better!

    I think you're on to a good idea, I've got a book I'm reading now (and will probably finish in a day or two, it's sooooo good) so I think I'll see your giveaway and raise you one! :)

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  12. Oh my goodness ... such a choice! I'd love book #1 by Joe Salatin. I love all gardening books and probably need a bigger bookshelf to put them all on, but more books never hurts anyone ... thanks for a wonderful giveaway.
    Yvette

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  13. NOW the comment box appears! (Just sent you an email.) I'd also love to win the Salatin book.

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  14. I'd love the Goat book, Bringing it to The Table :)

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  15. Phooey, for some reason I never got this post in my feed. It showed me not a follower any more. Hm...anyway, I'm back to following. Not sure what happened.

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  16. Okay, is it only my blog messing up? I signed up again to follow and today you are off my blog list. I signed up again today to follow. Not sure what's going on.

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