Monday, August 6, 2012

200 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY


When I started this blog, I did it just to document the process of us buying the property and starting to remodel it and trying to turn it into something.  I never thought I'd have anything to say that would get people interested and coming back day after day.  But then I started getting a few followers.  And then a few comments. And I was thrilled beyond words.

But never did I think I'd get 25, or 50 or even 100.  Now, thanks to newest friend Chuck Mallory, we now have 200!

A couple of weeks ago, I mulled over the idea of having a giveaway of some sort and I had come up with something.  Now with the 200 followers milestone, I think it's perfect timing.


One thing we enjoy are books.  Cookbooks, gardening books, farm books, it doesn't matter, we have a lot.  I figured it was time to pay it forward and share our love of books with all of you.  So for this first giveaway, I'm going to give away a copy of one of our favorite cookbooks.




The Farmhouse Cookbook.  This is the softcover edition and has about 300 recipes.  The author spent a year (back in the 90's) crisscrossing the country and talking to farms about their family recipes and how they used their veggies.

So without further ado, here are the rules:

1) You must be a "friend of the farm" (i.e. a follower/member)

2) One entry per person, you can enter by simply leaving a comment here on this post only.


3) Yes, I'll open this to international followers as well


4) Comments will be open until Sunday, August 12, at 11:59PM CST (US) when the giveaway ends and I will close this post to further entries.  On Monday the 13th, I will put all your names on pieces of paper and we'll let 2nd Man draw one.  Check back on Tuesday when I will post the winners name and ask for their contact email and then we can exchange shipping info.

As an added feature, if sometime during the course of the giveaway contest period we make it to 250 friends, I'll add a small bonus book for the winner.

Thank you again for your support and thank you for following our little blog.
It truly means more than you could ever know.

Thanks and good luck!

UPDATE:  Comments are now closed to further entries.
Random drawing will occur Monday and results shown on Monday evening.

Click HERE to see who won!

37 comments:

kymber said...

hey 1st Man...you know that i am entering - i would love to win that book! but i wish all of the people who enter the best of luck!

your friend,
kymber

2 Tramps said...

Cookbooks - love them! Please add me to your giveaway drawing. Thank you!

JW said...

Well I never met a book I didn't love, so please count me in!

Luck 2 all!
j

Tombstone Livestock said...

Count me in, love cookbooks.

Myrna said...

Enjoy your blog mainly because I have 2 nieces and their families that live in the Houston Area, and a brother-in-law that now lives at Conroe but lived in Houston for many years.
Fun to read about the farm also. Good luck and looks like a good cookbook.

Annie*s Granny said...

Don't most of us start out thinking nobody will read what we write, other than a few friends and family? It boggles my mind that other people actually want to read my blog. Of course, I knew your blog was going to be a success the first time I read it! Any time a blog is interesting enough to make me go back to day one and read every.single.entry, it's a winner in my book. It doesn't hurt that it's written by a very nice man, either :-)

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Yahoo! Congrats on the 200 friends. I remember when there were just a few followers. *Sniffle* LOL I am sooo happy for you. I log in everyday to read your blog because it always makes me smile. Good luck to all the contestants!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Annnightflyer said...

Read your blog every day and watch what kind of decorating ya'll are doing.I love the colors!Just started adding books to my shelves and love cookbooks and I actually cook out of them!Love your blogs.

GrafixMuse said...

Congratulations on 200 followers. I am proud to be among them as I enjoy reading about your adventures getting the farmhouse and property into shape to live there someday.

Adrienne said...

Count me in!

Jenny said...

Just stoping by but not entering contest. Congatulations on your 200 follower count!

Jess said...

Who can resist a giveaway contest? I've be faithfully reading your blog for about two months and decided what better time than now to figure out how to "follow" a blog :) Took me a few minuted but I got it :)

While I'm commenting here, I'd like to take the time to say that I LOVE reading your posts day after day. I am always intrigued by your posts, and you are a huge inspiration for me. I just bought a 16 acre parcel and am trying to fulfill my dream of being self sufficient. You bring lots of great ideas and thoughts to the table... and ILOVE your writing style :-)

ladyhawthorne said...

Love your blog and wouldn't miss it for the world each day. Please count me in for the contest. I love cookbooks and have quite a collection of vintage and antique cookbooks. This one sounds superb!

Joleen said...

I have that cookbook and love it so I won't enter the giveaway and let someone else have a chance. I have only been reading your blog a few weeks and I love it. I moved it up close to the top of my favorites so I see it every day. Thanks for sharing.

Lesley T said...

Congrats! I love your appreciation for the simple things in life, and enjoy reading your posts from my inbox every day.

George Booth said...

Congratulations! As entertaining and interesting as your posts are, you should have 2,000 followers! Looking forward to being part of the contest!

Marcia said...

Enter me in your drawing! I'd love to win!

Lynda said...

Count me in...this Cookbook is on my Amazon wish list! Love the blog...I steal your ideas every chance I get!

Peggi said...

Hi. I just signed up to be a friend(I think) Would love to win. Congratulations on 200.

Richie's mom said...

I'm very happy living on the Oregon coast (though I could wish the sun made an appearance slightly more often), but I look forward to reading about what's new on the farm. What's growing (taking over), being trimmed (smashing things into car windows), etc. You are so grateful for what you have that it's truly a pleasure to read your blog!

Maria said...

I've been enjoying your blog (and dreaming of owning my own 10 acres). This cookbook looks great!

Farmers Wife said...

Congrats on 200 followers! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and especially love your decorating ideas to your farmhouse! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Frugal Living UK said...

Wow, 200. You beat me to it by a long way! I do enjoy your blog and check it most day, but I am about to go to France to work so I will be catching up next Monday. Just in time.

Akannie said...

Congrats!!!! Your blog is great, and I do love books, especially cookbooks!

I'm putting up a peach salsa recipe soon, I promise...as soon as I get these Darn tomatoes finished!!~! lol Doing tomato sauce today, and drying a few more. I have about 30 pounds in there calling my name...

Beth of Red Barn Farm said...

Count me as 205...been lurking for a while! Grats on all the followers! Would love the cookbook as well.

Kate said...

Pick me ,pick me !!!! :-) Love your blog. I'm going to start gardening in the galvanized troughs and enjoyed your take on it.

AnywhereEden said...

Congrats on 200! I can always use another cook book... ;)

S'A said...

Can't turn down the chance for a new cookbook! Happy 200!

Crazynursea said...

Love cookbooks! especially those that give ideas on how to use all that fresh produce!

Liisa said...

Congratulations on 200 followers. What a sweet thing to do. Love reading your blog.

Maria said...

Yay! Good on you! International peeps often miss out on give aways on other blogs so it's rrrrreeeaaaally nice of you to let us enter! Hope the weather is not too hot for you!

danaj said...

Congratulations!! Great idea, you can't go wrong with a cookbook. Love it!

dindin said...

sounds cool to me. I never cook but , hey a book is a book and I love books!!!!!!Just make sure it's fair and I WIN!!!!!!!

SemperFiMom said...

Just found your blog (quikrete concrete path blog post) and am loving reading all your other posts! Nice to meet y'all!

KatM21 said...

Thank you for the giveaway - Another name for your hat, hope you have a big'em! I'm following via Google Friend Connect. Congratulations on 200+ followers. Wishing twomenandalittlefarm continued success!

DFW said...

Thanks for the reminder today, I had almost forgotten to enter.

Congrats on 200! Love cookbooks!

Susan said...

We are at this minute searching for our new garden and a house to go with it. With plans to grow our own veggies this would be a very useful book. Congrats on 200. Thanks for thinking of your international fans too.