Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Follow-up, mop-up, oy.

Does this celebration seem endless?  Yes.  But fun!  Thank you for all the wonderful comments, your collective great sense of humor and congratulations to all of the winners!  (Scrappy would like to make it clear that he chose ONLY the first winner - he thought it only fair that someone else share the blame, er, fame...slacker.  I used the Random Number Generator, a very handy tool.

Speaking of RNG, Carolyn Renee, you should send them a thank you note - it seems that you will be enjoying a few evenings with Joel Salatin without breaking your NSO vows!  The winner of the final giveaway, Day #7 is:  Krazo Acres!!!  (I think I have your mailing information - I will let you know if I need it.)

I have not heard from the winner of Day #3.  If I don't hear by midnight, Tuesday, I will redraw and post the new winner.

I am gearing up for an extended period of Too Much Stimulation.  My friend/house sitter, Rosie, arrived Saturday afternoon on her way to a family wedding and spent the night.  We talked continuously from 3-9:30.  Then again 7-12:30.  I don't know that I've talked or have been talked to that much over a month.  Then Flora took a serious turn for the worse and I was up most of the night checking on her.  When I dragged my sorry self out of bed Monday morning, I was sure I would find her gone.  Instead, she appeared in the paddock clad in a navy fleece blanket (it was cold last night and I thought she was a goner), looking for breakfast.  She's going to kill me.

Where's breakfast?

My house guest arrived last evening and is using my place as base camp for a photographic journey in the New England area.  He leaves Thursday and I frantically clean and pack for my...dare I say it...vacation.  I leave for Maine on Friday, Rosie is coming back down to hold house and hearth together, and I am back on Monday.  Thank goodness I took Tuesday off, too.  I am sure I will need to recover from all my time "off".  All this blathering to say that you will not be hearing much from me for a week.  But I will be armed with my camera and will catch you all up on my return.


Carolyn said...

OMG, OMG, OMG!!! I can't believe I won! Thankyouthankyouthankyou. I was half expecting to heave a big sigh when I opened your blog today and see some other bloggers name, but it was ME!!!! (the cat is wondering why I'm practically bouncing on the computer chair). Guess it paid off to wait till the last day!

Anywho, what's up with Flora? Did I miss something? Was I so focused on the book giveaway that I missed something wrong with her? Or is this still the problem you had a few weeks ago w/fluid building up in her jaw? Did you ever find out the cause?

And, a VACATION? How lucky for you to get a homestead sitter. I wish we had someone like that! Oh, and pictures. We're going to need lots of pictures of the vacation, if only to prove you actually took one.

Erin said...

Congrats CR! That was a very generous contest Susan, and that photo above is too cute!

Jane @ Hard Work Homestead said...

Oh poor Flora. I am glad to see she is up and has an appetite. And have a wonderful time on your vacation. It will be a beautiful drive. Try to leave the farm in the rear view mirror. You need the time off.

Kelly said...

Congratulations CR! I knew you would win!!! The book is great! I read it a few weeks ago after seeing Susan's post about it, you'll love it!!! Enjoy your vacation Susan and thanks for having a giveaway, it was fun to see who won every morning ☺ I may do a giveaway on my blog, they are just too much fun!

Sandy Livesay said...

It's nice to see Flora is doing better. Enjoy your vacation.

Candy C. said...

Congrats to CR!! Woo-hoo!!
Enjoy your vacation Susan, take lots of pictures and we'll see you when you get back!! :)

Unknown said...

Sigh, still waiting to win something someday. Glad Flora's okay!

LindaCO said...

I'm excited to that you get to go on vacation!! I hope you have a fabulous time.

I got my book today, speaking of fabulous. I feel like a more competent cook already. Please thank Scrappy for picking my name and tell him the bag of dog treats is in the mail ;-)

Leigh said...

What a relief to find Flora up and ready for breakfast! Sounds like you've got a few more busy days ahead. :)

Unknown said...

Congratulations there Caroline Renee! Flora is a smart one. Maybe she doesn't like the cold very much that she hid in a blanket. Unbelievable!

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