About a year ago (my, how time goes by) I was the lucky recipient of a book from Susan over at e-i-e-i-omg! She held a giveaway for Joel Salatin's book, "Folks, this ain't normal" and yours truly was the winner.
I finished the book in like three days. And I think I even read it again. Then I took it with me to my dentist appointment and let the girls there borrow the book with the only condition that they would pass it on to someone else, and have that someone pass it on to someone else, etc., etc., etc....
My last dentist appointment found the book back in my hands after being read by at least two people. Not as many as I had hoped, but what the heck was I expecting? Most people go into the dentist's office with only one thing on their mind; getting out of there as quickly as possible. I don't know too many people who sit down to have their teeth drilled and dream about happy chickens and pasture raised rabbits, let alone want to read about them. Anyways. Where was I?
Oh, the book.
Mama Pea over at A Home Grown Journal just recently had a giveaway for a cookbook (that I didn't win, BTW. And I was soooo looking forward to getting my hands on that chocolate scone recipe) and Susan just today posted a giveaway on her blog. If you're a knitting kind of gal, hurry up and go over there and see what she's got! Oh, how I wish I knew how to knit. Or even crochet more than a single and double crochet. If you can knit socks, I totally admire you. Really. I swoon over anyone that can knit a pair of socks. How incredibly awesome is it that you can start with a bunch of twisted animal fuzz, some big pointy sticks and end up with warm tootsies? I mean, have you bought socks lately? I can't get a pair of good socks from any store around here. I must have a pile of old, holes-in-the-heel socks in my rag bag that could choke an elephant. Like, some people want to climb Mt. Everest or run a marathon or swim with sharks....I want to knit a pair of freaking socks. Maybe even the ones with the zig-zag pattern on the toes or a stripe on top. Oh wait. Where was I?
Oh, the giveaways.
Since Mama Pea & Susan have reminded me how much fun giveaways are (and since I haven't had one in forever) I'd like to pass on Joel's book to one of you!
Make a comment on this post saying you'd like to be in the drawing and tell me something nice / funny / sweet about cats (don't you just HATE it when I put that in there?!?) and you'll be entered into the drawing.
My official name-picker-outer will randomly select a name from a hat, cup, bowl or whatever other empty container I can find on Friday night and the winner will be announced on Saturday morning after barn chores. US residents only, please. And although the winner is more than welcome to keep the book on their bookshelf for all of eternity, I do hope that you'll pass it on again so others can read about Joel's personal quest to make "Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World".