Starting in Spring, I REALLY begin feeling like homesteading is in full-swing. Seeds being planted, baby farmies being born, and Summer preparations being made. Yep, the hard work is starting!
Although we are currently wrapping up our family vacation away from the homestead, thoughts of summer chores are definitely on my mind. I am curious how my garden is faring – do I have vegetables that actually look like vegetables now? What about our two little bucklings? How much have they grown since we left home eleven days ago? Preserving has also been heavy on my mind as I am preparing for an upcoming jam-making class at our home – How are local berries looking right now? Will I miss the strawberry season? Maybe raspberries would be better (my fave!)? Even if I didn’t have an upcoming class in the planning process, I know that due to the upcoming harvest, preserving would definitely be in my future. Ah, the busy-ness of harvesting, planting more crops, preparing the harvests, and preserving the remaining vegetables/fruits.
My apologies. If you didn’t already have harvesting and preserving on your mind, you likely do now. But I will make it up to you – Greatly. What would you think about a lovely giveaway that includes some kick-butt amazing tools to help you with all of the hard work ahead of you? I have been fortunate enough to join an amazing group of bloggers to offer the following to you: (Contain your excitement, please. I’m kidding – Get freakin’ psyched, will ya?)
Amazing gifts up for grabs – for you!
The Art of Gardening: Building Your Soil (e-book)
Whitney Farms Natural Blood Meal 12-0-0 (3 lb. bag) (similar to this link item)
Whitney Farms Natural Bone Meal 6-9-0 (3 lb. bag) (similar to this link item)
Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard (paperback)
Seasonal Favorites from The Organic Kitchen: Spring/Summer Menus Cookbook (e-book)
The Practical Produce Cookbook: How to Plant, Pick, Prepare and Preserve Produce
Outdoor Cooking Cookbook
Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Spiral Vegetable Slicer
Miracle Whisk – Sports Edition Mini Whisk
Bamboo (Wooden) Spoon
Fruit & Veggie Keeper
Preserving (hop on over the advertisement!!)
At Home Canning for Beginners & Beyond (DVD)
Canning Essentials Tool 6 Piece Set
Tattler Reusable Canning Lids & Gaskets – Widemouth (1 dozen)
Canning Chart Magnet
Pomona’s Universal Pectin (1 oz. box)
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This giveaway ends Monday, July 21, 2014, at 11:59pm Eastern Time.