Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ungrateful sloth that I am.....

that I have yet to formally accept my Liebster Award.  So here goes!

The wonderful ladies at A Farmish Kind of Life, Our Rustic Roots and 500 Dollar Tomato have all bestowed upon me this award (like over a week ago) and I am now just acknowledging it.  I give you all a belated, but still hearty "Thank you".

So here's the scoop on the "Liebster".

"Liebster" is a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The Liebster is awarded to spotlight up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers.  Rules for accepting The Liebster:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.

2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.

5. And most of all - have fun

My apathy has resulted in a slight disadvantage.  There have been other great bloggers that were already given this award in the past few days (thanks a LOT for stealing some of my ideas, Patty!) and although there are no rules about giving the Lieb out to a person more than once, I thought I'd punish myself for being lazy and come up with some other "unknowns" in the blogosphere.

So here are my pick of five bloggers that you should really get to know:

Living and Gardening in The Ozarks  Besides the fact that she does live darned close to me (compared to the blogosphere, that is), I like visiting her blog because she is always posting pictures of her gardens.  It lifts my spirits every time I see them.  And I pretend that they are my gardens.

Mooberry Farm  This family of ten (not including the livestock) is an inspiration for all.  Maltida the milk cow is beautiful, but honestly, I only go over to her blog in hopes of seeing pictures of Stinky Winky!  Well, not really.  But I am a sucker for cats.  Oh, and she bakes a cake for just about ANY reason.  What's not to like about that?

The Frugal Mennonite  Pamela is always sharing money-saving tips as well as scrumptious homemade recipes.  Last one was for Cottage Cheese Pancakes!  Cheese + Pancakes = Love.

Frippery Farm  Lamb homesteads in the middle of the desert.  How can one even try to do that?  Got me, but she does it and with style!  Oh, and she makes homemade Cajeta.  Don't know what it is?  Go find out (Mmmmmmm.......)

Itty Bitty Farm in the City  I just found Heidi's blog again.  Somehow "lost" it for a while.  But anyhow, you have GOT to read her recent post about an op-ed letter that kind'a mentioned her and her being a self-proclaimed "sadistic chicken suffocater".  Gott'a love a woman who's verbage can rival even my truck-stop linguistics.  Disclaimer: for those of you with weak constitutions regarding "lively or colorful" language, you may want to skip her blog, but you do so at peril of missing some very good reading.

Ahhhhhh.........a great weight has finally been lifted from my shoulders. 

I now pass the baton on to you, the newest inheritors of the Liebster Award.  Go forth and spread the Joy!


PS - Don't forget to enter for a chance to win a copy of the "White Trash Cookbook"!


  1. Why thank you, Carolyn. I am honored. I must say, YOUR blog is one of my very favorites, and I will give Stinky Winky a pat on the head for you. :)

  2. By the way--congrats for your 3 bestowments. You deserve it.

  3. Congratulations-very well deserved! And now I have new blogs to check out-yay!

  4. Just found your blog and wanted to tell you I have enjoyed reading it. We are currently doing the urban farming thang, but hope to move to some acreage in a couple years.