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Monday, January 19, 2009

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So the thought behind doing One World- One Heart (as far as I can tell) is that when you give things away, you make friends.


So I am giving away a pint of maple syrup from our very own maple trees. You will receive your prize: 1. When it becomes available, 2. If you win by leaving me a comment ON THIS POST. The winner will be announced on February 12th at which time I may or may not have the syrup ready. You may have to wait a bit, that's how sugaring works. Anyway, I digress.


Here's a picture of how your special syrup will be made.

And finally, you must tell me in 100 words or less why it is you like me so much. Or, at least something you like about my blog. You must give me a compliment. I likes me some comments that are compliments.
So. Bring on the compliments/entries.


176 comments:

Hanna said...

So for One World ~ One Heart you give things away and it makes you some friends. Kind of like you give me milk and it makes us friends? And I squeeze Clara's boobies and it makes us more friends??
So if you gives me somes of that yummsie delish maple syrup (it really is yummy and delish, peoples, I haves tasted me somes of that yummy deliciousness) then we will be even better friends than the tata pulling/milk loving bond that we already have. 'Cause really everything is better when you put maple syrup on top.
The End.
Pick me.
And it's gluten free and Gracie loves it too, and really finding gluten free foods is so hard these days. {sniff sniff}

Latharia said...

I don't know ya ... but if you make maple syrup from scratch (YUM!!!), you must be an extraordinarly patient and watchful person! :D I agree with Hanna ... everything is better when you put maple syrup on top! I would love to have my name added into your drawing! Please visit my blog to see my giveaway, too!

latharia at comcast dot net

Ariane said...

Now this is a giveaway I would .... for. Can't think of anything but the stupid saying I'd die for it but that wouldn't be quite up to the truth... ;) If you only knew how hard it is to get good maple syrup over here :( and blueberry pancakes just aren't the same without. I'm not actually applying for the poll (because it would probably cost a fortune and be illegal to send it to Switzerland) but I wanted to let you know that I think it's an awesome idea to give away maple syrup all the same :))
Love, Ariane

Elizabeth said...

I vote you The Sugar Queen! I love everything sugar (good and bad), and you must be the very best at the good kind!
Elizabeth

Pamela said...

I love you because you would understand that right now I really have to go let the baby out of the bathroom where he has barricaded himself even though you really want me to tell you why I really love you.

debra said...

I loved Barbara Kingsolver's book! We generally buy local maple syrup since we like to support small local businesses (like us). I'd love to be entered into your drawing. Thanks.

Lavender Dreamer said...

Well...I would LOVE to have some maple syrup! I just bought a bottle this week and paid almost $10 for it! So I LIKE you already if you want to give some away! And I see we like some of the same books! Have you read the Poisonwood Bible? One of my favs! You have a pretty banner and a neat blog!
Visit mine, too!
http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

Rebz said...

I am addicted to this. I keep checking and checking my comments because you all say the nicest things.
(I'll pretend it has nothing to do with New York Pure Maple Syrup)
XOXO
Joce

Inspired Tokens said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I'm having fun traveling the road of OWOH. I hope you will stop by and visit me on your travels during OWOH.

Sherry Goodloe said...

In 100 words or less, I like you soooooo much because you are making that maple syrup from "scratch"! I can taste it already *smiles*

So yes, please count me in for your OWOH giveaway prize. And when you get a chance, stop by and enter my giveaway as well :) I'm #73 GOT ART?

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

since my dogs and oh wait my husband seem to be attracted to you---wait- putting maple syrup behind your ears and on your wrists is cheating-but hey it must be great then- it got my husband moving. Just kidding...site looks amazing....I'd love to enter your giveaway-thankyou this is my first look at OWOH mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Kara said...

#1. I want to be your friend because I have been your friend forever! You are the bestest friend a girl could have, so all you who are thinking of taking my BFF..BACK OFF;o) Just kidding..!
#2. OKay...so your really hot and if I were a guy, I would totally want to "go-out" with you!
#3. I love me some maple syrup! YUMMY YUM YUM!

and you can contact me at....home;o)

Fran Saperstein said...

Home made maple syrup? You my dear, are to be applauded! Please include me in your fabulous giveaway!

mindy said...

anyone that can make that from scratch is truly remarkable thanks for the give away minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

cdziuba said...

You are a wonderful pioneer woman! Thanks for the chance to win this, in all my life I have never tasted real maple syrup. cdziuba@aol.com

Fat & Sassy said...

I'm so happy to have stumbled across your blog! Your layout is so beautiful...

I'd love to be a part of your drawing.

Please contact me by email.

Thanks,
Meagan

Meagan515@yahoo.com

Du Buh Du Designs said...

I have a husband who like to make pancakes and his own maple syrup occasionally at two in the morning but he doesn't always clean up his mess. So if I won, he would get homemade syrup and I wouldn't have a sticky mess on my hands, making you my new best friend :)
Ok, so maybe that isn't a compliment but hey you'd be
the Queen of Maple Syrup in our eyes :)

magpie said...

AHHHH. the first edible giveaway I've found! YUM.
Please count me in

and visit my giveaway too -
at http://www.magpiesbeads.blogspot.com

magpie (number 123 on the list)

sandee said...

We have been eating real maple syrup our entire lives. We would love to have yours on our table, too!

sandee

Caroline said...

Count me in! I'm an OWOH participant too :)

Shoshanah said...

i love that you live such a green life! and my family and i would lovelovelove some of your homemade maple goodness for our breakfast! please count me in, and thanks!

Hanna said...

PS - Who is it that is always in on the Tillaboro Orchard love? Who checks your blog once a day (or so)? ME (okay... me and Kara, and Pamela, and that teacup lady) that's who. So don't forget your homegirl(s) now that you are all popular shmopular with the blogsie readers who want free stuff.
And I <3 you.
The End.
And I still want that yumsie Tillaboro Maple Syrup. (Did I mention the gluten free aspect?)

craftyhala said...

I love the colors in your blog page.
Mahala

daydreamstudios said...

I LOVE Maple syrup. I am from Maple country. It is the best on vanilla ice cream...yum.
Karla

Ellen Lyn said...

Deliciousness!! Please add me!
Thanks,
Ellen
hammgood at yahoo dot com

Tina- said...

so..I have just met you through your blog..but anyone who take the time to make home made maple syrup has got to be sweet.:0)
I'd love to be entered in the drawing. thanks for the opportunity. stop by and visit me too.

Carol said...

Joce, I like you because you inspire me in my quest to live a simple(r)life! You've suggested some awesome books that I have read and really enjoyed. We all love real N.Y. maple syrup at my house, so count me in the drawing! Carol

Teacupliz said...

Lets see, Thanks to me Hanna gets to pull cow boobs with you. I am your new 2008 goat/cow/ blog friend. I think you are a wonderful goat judge and not just because you picked my daughter.. LOL... Now she is thinking becoming a ADGA. I started my own blog because of you. Even though my blog is boring. I have ideas but just never get to them on my blog..
I check your blog daily sometimes a few times day. I leave many comments. I think you blog is pretty and colorful. I like the orange!!! I love your barn... I love the cow in your barn.
I love listening to you talk about your children. Kids are my life, I laugh at yours they are so cute. After coming to your blog I had to go watch "Home on the Range" agian...
I love panny cakes and the real stuff on it... and when I come get my prize I can come see Clara.
I pray for you and your family everyday.. I want someone to call me their BFF.. I will tell my BFF to get hip and call me that.. smile.
You are the sugar queen, the cow boobie squeezing queen, the maple sryup queen, the mother of the year, the blogger queen..... THis is to fun.
You know I think you are KOOL, hip and rad... Is my age showing.
Oh and also I work really hard everyday. Okay I will come back if I think of anything else. Got to get up at 5-- time for bed..

intensesimplicity said...

Hey Joce! Haven't stopped by for a while. So glad I did. I would love to have a try of your better for you sweetness. I think you're awesome because you have this great smile, you love God, keep first things first everyday, your spunky, gutsy, WAY more ambitious than I am with all your studies and book reading and from scratch making and cloth diapers and being green and volunteering at MOPS and blogging and homemade gifts and making another baby (JUST KIDDING!!!)I just disqualified myself didn't I :P

MichelleK said...

I will delurk for a chance to win... I am an avid PAMELA "stalker" and began coming to your blog when I read the "disagreements" you two had about the election prelims... I stayed because YOU TRULY AMAZE ME!!!! You don't see the pioneer woman making her own cheese, do you... and a Masters Degree?!! You go girl!! Plus no shipping if I win - I live local!!!

bekaboo said...

I would adore some homemade maple syrup! That was my favorite thing about visiting upstate New York when I was a child. After perusing just a few posts, I like your blog because you are great with a wry turn of a phrase, and you share your successful recipes. Two hallmarks of a great friend, someone you can dig into a scrumptious homemade meal with and talk a bit with your mouth full too.

Life on an Artistic Shoestring said...

You state on your blog hints to stop watching so much tv. I like that, as our family stopped paying for cable. Then we removed the antennae from the attic. The tv doesn't get any reception and we don't care. What are we missing? Nothing. We have other hobbies and interests and we don't sit infront of the tube like zombies. I like that more people feel the same way about the noisy tv propaganda. Count me in for some homemade syrup!

Kat C. said...

I like maple syrup, but there are no maple trees on my part of the world. Ergo, maple syrup is expensive. And this is why I want to win this very very much =)

katch05(at)gmail(dot)com

Jess G. said...

I <3 you because you have the sweetest personality and are so genuine. You care so much about other people and your children!

<3 you!

Parson's Daughter Studio said...

Love your give-away...what a unique gift. I also agree wholeheartedly with your views on liberty... something many folks are willing to give away these days...

penny.wasmund@gmail.com

peggy gatto said...

Well, let me begin by saying...you don't look 60!!!!!
2nd-your pictures make me hungry!
3rd-lucky you to have all those sweet babies around! I have a grand-dog.....and think that will be it, so I love seeing the family pictures!
4th- I make killer swedish pancakes, so please sign me up!
I hope you can come by my place and see wht I have ...#128

Snap said...

What a great giveaway! You'd make my husband very happy to have REAL maple syrup! Please add my name to your list! Traveling on the gypsy caravan is fun!

Jingle said...

What a wonderfully unique and fun giveaway! I love it! Your blog looks great! I love the flowers on the borders! So much fun!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

Robin said...

I don't know you, but I sure enjoyed visiting your blog. BUT...I will say that you are fantastic, wonderful, excellent, superb, etc if you make your own maple syrup and are offering up some as a giveaway! Maple syrup is my best friend!! lol
Please enter me in your giveaway and come join in on mine if you get a chance!
Robin

Grandma Betty said...

Ahhhhhhh, fresh maple syrup is sooooooooo goooooooood! Draw my name, draw my name!

I am #283 on the OWOH list.

Patti G. said...

Fresh Maple Syrup.........total YUM!!!!! Please count me in for your tastey treat! Hugs,Patti

GraceBeading said...

Oh my, this is SO cool. I love 'real' maple syrup! Please oh please, if only...

Thanks,
Grace
Participant #19

carylsrealm said...

How totally fabulous! I'd love to be entered! (And invite you to enter my blog giveaway!)

TattingChic said...

Wow! What a really cool giftee!
If you would like a chance to win some hand tatted lace during your OWOH gypsy caravan travels then come on over to my blog and enter! :)

Abigail Hutchinson said...

Well I just found your blog today, but so far I love it all! I love that you made homemade syrup, that is the coolest thing I've ever heard of! (I'm from south Texas, we don't have maple trees!) I love that you share recipes on here! I am just getting started with my blog and so far I keep posting my crazy craft projects, but I actually love to cook more than anything in the world, I need to add recipes to my page! hehe!
So, I would love to win! I would also love for you to enter my giveaway! www.abigailhutch.blogspot.com
Have a super fantastic Wednesday!
~Abigail
abigailhutch@yahoo.com

Glassgrrl Studios said...

What a wonderfully sweet and treasurable prize you're offering! I love your banner photo; it reminds me of the family homestead in northern PA, so cozy and timeless, and smelling of snow, moss, pine trees, slate, and centuries.
Please give me a chance to win your syrup, and visit my blog if you'd like to try for one of two handmade glass and copper necklaces.
cheers,
clarissa

Industrioushead said...

Wow! This is the best OWOH give away I've come across so far, in my wanderings! Great blog and I like your sense of humor.Yes, yes, add me to you list and stop by my blog too!
Yours, Emily

DayPhoto said...

Why do I like your blog--- let me count the ways:

I love the depth and breadth and height you push my skills by setting such a good example.

I here for the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and computer light.

I visit here freely, for your patience and kindness flow through your photos and your words.

I admire your child like's faith that you can and will recover, no matter what the heavens bring your way.

And I really am interested in all the things you do and getting to know you more each day.

:)

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

sewfunky said...

Wow - Maple syrup from scratch, amazing...

Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to come on over to enter the OWOH giveaway on my blog... (I'm #144 on the gypsy caravan!)

dani said...

you are giving away homemade maple syrup?! that's possibly the best news i've had all day! love the blog, hope you get lots of response and new readers from your giveaway!

trisha too said...

I love that, the newly crowned Sugar Queen, are not afraid to ask for some love!!

:)that's sweet . . .

Astrid Maclean said...

Would love to win some ho,e made syrup. Fabulous giveaway, please enter me in your draw and if you have time come and visit mine (entry 184) if you have not yet done so. Thank you!!
Greetings from Bonny Scotland
astridmaclean@hotmail.com

Eva said...

Oh, will anyone be able to resist entering this one?

Your blog design in lovely and from the little perusal I got to do of your blog, you sound like a very common-sense type of person.

Thanks!
Eva

Sandy said...

What a fabulous giveaway!YUMMY.
Please enter me and make sure to come on over and check out my giveaway as well.
Blessings,
Sandy

Rosa said...

YUM! Fresh maple syrup? Sign me up!

PattiV said...

Oh I have always wanted to try super yummy from scratch maple syrup....growing up I would try to heat our syrup from the jar and pour it on the snow...and it would just melt the snow...hehehehe but to have some really really real stuff...yummo...oh please pick me pick me! What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to be entered in your drawing and please stop by and enter mine.

Doda said...

How absolutely wonderful. Ever since I read Laura Ingalls accounts of sugar snow and such, I have been fascinated by this. I can't think of a sweeter prize to win!!!

"Stampgram" said...

Because you must be just about the sweetest person to be actually making homemade maple syrup just to give away! And because I have never ever had REAL homemade maple syrup (but my friend tells me it "ain't nut'in like that crap what you buy in the store") I think I really should get to win this one! So, please enter me in your drawing. This is the first time I have heard about OWOH, but I love the idea of giving, and am having fun seeing all the awesome blogs...and I think yours is just great, and even a very sweet color. I love it.

Reeva said...

how awesome is this! this is truly a love thing. thanks for your time in doing this I'm having so much fun making friends and blog-hopping again this year.

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner!!!

Anam said...

What's not to like about you? You make maple syrup. Without folks like you my pancakes would be nekid.

Malissa said...

Yummy, Yummy, yummy! I hope I win!

ThisGirlRemembers said...

Oh, I cannot tell you how excited I am to enter your drawing! I LOVELOVELOVE maple syrup, but I never feel like I can justify splurging on the real thing.

Compliment.... I really like your blog design! And I think it's awesome that you share (and solicit) recipes for cooking skinny a$$ roosters. Hee!

So pleas, can I be counted in for the giveaway? I would be delighted to give your special maple syrup a new home.... IN MY GULLET. :)

Please do feel free, too, to stop by my blog to enter my own OWOH giveaway!

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Oh, what a special give-away! I am glad I found your blog! It's so interesting to read about making maple syrup or curd.... a totally different world than mine ;-) I surely will come back again!

Please include me in your drawing. I am also participating in this wonderful event! http://quiltmoose.blogspot.com/
Please stop by if you haven't already.

Greetings from Germany,
Dagmar

Vicki Priebe said...

Maple syrup is my favorite. We only have birch trees up here in Alaska. We did tap the trees and make syrup, but it is not very tasty compared to Maple in my opinion. I know it takes talent to make the syrup with a lot of hardwork - so you must be very talented, especially not to scold it. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love some fresh maple syrup. Be sure to enter my giveaway (#357) as well. Thank you from Alaska.
~Vicki Priebe
Wish Grantor
www.ewishingwell.com/blog

SpiritMama said...

Ooooh, I do love maple syrup!
What a lovely and creative blog you have, and those sparkley balloons do make it festive!

Thanks for including me in your drawing!

Waxela (wa-shay-la)
SpiritMama
http://www.spiritmama-art.blogspot.com/

donnaj said...

great giveaway!
count me in!
donna
dljoy@sbcglobal.net

Kathy said...

This is the sweetest giveaway of all! I love surup! Yummy for my tummy! Hope I win! Please enter me and come by my blog and do the same. Thanks! Kathy

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

First of all I want to thank you for participating in this years event.
Secondly, I don't know you yet but I do think you're wonderful for taking part in this event. The fact that you make REAL maple syprup, well that is just amazing. I mean who wants Mrs. Butterworth when there's you! So if I win this every time we have french toast, pancakes and the like....we'd salute you and your talent for taste...aND the fact I met you through this event.
How's that? ;)
Now do stop by my giveaway as well!
Lisa Swifka
OWOH host/participant
www.awhimsicalbohemian.typepad.com

Karen Klomparens, Glass Addict & Artisan said...

Such beautiful entries everywhere!
My first year participating in the OWOH event.
Thank you from the chilly Midwest!
Visit my blog too, Karen
giapet@hughes.net

ladybug said...

Wow what a great thing to gift away! And as for what I like about you and your blog (even though we've just met) ;) I love that you are doing what you love with people you love. I grew up on a farm and the experience was great...good hard work, solid fun and a loving and funny family.

Blessings!

PS. you can see my OWOH post on Lisa's list (#94) or just stop by www.thelightifind.blogspot.com when you have a free moment.

littlepage said...

Yummm. Syrup. Tasty! Please add me to the drawing. I'd love to win! And what I like bout your blog, well, a couple things: how very friendly and down to earth it is, and second, that amazing header photo!

Jax said...

Happy Birthday! I love that post, you made me laugh. I like days all about me once in a while too! My all about me day is next week, Yay! Please count me in and come stop my blog to check out my giveaway too!

Joy said...

How awesome are you for offering such a fab prize!! Please add my name to your drawing. :o)

autumnsensation@yahoo.com

Leslie said...

How sweet! Ha! Ha! Love to be included in your drawing

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I love Maple Syrup! Thanks for the chance =)

Renee said...

Okay, what do I love about your blog.

First off I like the presentation and the pink sparkles.

Secondly I like your recipes.

And third, I love maple syrup and you are giving it as a giveaway.

Renee

Franny said...

Ok, I have spent 1/2 hour on your blog and when I decided what to say, I see everyone else has already said it!
OMGoodness what can I do now...
I do love Maple Syrup and you do it from scratch! I am asking for a chance to win... with maple syrup on top...I would jump for joy to win something the day after my 20th anniversary!

I have never been to this event before and I am amazed at the generosity. I am particularly moved by some of the comments that are so heartfelt.

This has really inspired me to be more creative and to blog more. I have enjoyed meeting you and getting in touch with your blog.

Please enter me, Hugs:)

picklebeans@gmail.com

Sam said...

wow - home-made maple syrup?! Anyone who can make something like this must be a domestic goddess!

Elsie said...

I love your site,
You're cool, alright,
I aim to try
your punpkin pie,
I love your puns, And little kin,
those jokes you add, are just sparkin',
I'm reading lots, and much to go...
and I like your Tillaboro.
Maple syrup is gold to me,,
I'll trade for my crepes recipe...
Clara may be my middle name,
But I love you just the same!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

OH Yum Yum..I grew up in New England, and now in Calif...forever will I crave that "real" stuff. I even got my husband (a calif. native) loving Maple Syrup candy.

Oh, I hope I win!!!!

valerie2350 said...

you are truly fabulous :)and I have always wanted to try real maple syrup

Beckie Holso said...

homemade syrup? that's so awesome! i would love to win... please include me in your drawing =) OWOH #433

Mary said...

Well, the snippet for today is "Ask and it shall be given you" so I am asking! Pure maple syrup, my one splurge every winter. Accept no substitutes.

I had fun reading through your blog. I can't stop saying Tillaboro. My son thinks I've gone crazy.

tiff said...

mmmm maply syrup!? the fresh kind? i want! they would be perfect with my pancakes and waffles.

your background and the glittery balloons caught my eye. i think that says that you are a very fun, creative and outgoing person. am i right? lol.

texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

ICQB said...

How wonderful! Please count me in.

Ann said...

I love that you make homemade maple syrup AND I love that your blog LO includes sparkle!

Please enter my name, and stop by to enter my giveaway, too! ;)

Deci said...

Wow, this would be an incredible thing to win. I would really appreciate it. I Love maple syrup and it is not plentiful here in Coastal California. And that it comes from your trees! Wow!

AngieHallHaviland said...

You are too CUTE!! (love compliments myself)....love the glitter and colors on the blog decor !!

What a FUN event this is....making friends through ART is always WONDERFUL!! Please enter me in your drawing!!

Be sure to stop by my blog :O)
http://angiehallhaviland.typepad.com/angiesartfulllife/

Heidi Jo said...

Wow- this is a great giveaway! You make maple syrup?! I love it! I can't wait to see who wins!

Elizabeth said...

What a neat prize! I hope you'll stop by and check out my giveaway, too.

Melissa said...

Thank you for the great giveaway & the chance to win! :)

Melissa

Beadyjan said...

I've never ever tried maple syrup. Boohoo and now you've made me want some.

Please include me and don't miss the chance to win a pendant necklace with owoh on my blog.

Tami Roth said...

We would love a sample of your homemade maple syrup! Thank you! I love your blog.

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

What a wonderful, thoughtful giveaway...

I’d love to be entered into your “One World – One Heart” giveaway…

I’m also participating in OWOH, so feel free to stop by my blog and enter to win some goodies from me as well.

Jill
http://jewelryelegancebyjill.blogspot.com/

Connie said...

you are a most fabulous, fantastic,and wonderful cook! I love your recipe for Calzonia! Come visit my blog and enter my giveaway, too!...and I entered Kara's!
connie williams
crinwil2@yahoo.com

Rusted Wings said...

What a great home-made gift from your kitchen and those wonderful maple trees on your land!
Please count me in and check out my blog #479, Rusted Wings...
Blessings,
Abigail

uniquecommodities said...

Count me in! Feel free to enter my OWOH give away as well!

I am #319 on the main blog!


terronda@hotmail.com

Lori Roberts said...

thanks for participating! count me in. Please stop by my blog I am #554 on the list.

Marieneige said...

Will you be able to send the maple syrup to France if I win??
Do stop by, i have a giveaway as well.

Gerry said...

I love that you have made us stop and think. Now, hmmmmm how do I kiss up properly??? LOL.

I have to admit that I thought making syrup was some sort of an industy secret. I had no idea someone could make it at home or would want to.

This was fun - thanks! Your blog is lovely. I really like the rick-rack borders.

Please count me in. Also, please do stop by my blog and enter my give aways. I'm #98 on the Gypsy Caravan.

Take care.

Sharon D. said...

Wow! What a wonderful gift! Thanks for entering me.
zokiemichael(at)sisna(dot)com

Betty Jo said...

Yummy! Please enter my name in your giveaway and thanks!

Baba said...

Oh what a treat! I would love to win. Thank you so much for the chance!

KKJD1 said...

Delish! PLease include me in on this special treat! Blessings, Karen

Shelley said...

I would love a pint/quart of your syrup! My oldest son, years ago tried sugaring...it kept him busy one winter of his senior year in HS....it was ummmm, a wee bit over cooked shall we say...just tasted burnt or something...but he tried and we all ate the stuff to show our appreciation of his hard work! From looking at your blog, we have similar interests with homesteading and animals. Although we don't live off the land completely, we could survive here....even without power...our house is as it was a hundred years ago.....we have the newer amendeties, but kept the old just in case! One comment that might sound critical, but really it IS constructive is to watch your font color and size....I had such a hard time reading your articles! FOr example the one on raw milk that was in orange...I couldn't see it! I'm old, but not that old that my eyesight is bad....just a suggestion....I skipped the whole article....:(

KJ said...

THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!! My hubby thinks of himself as master pancake maker and he would do cartwheels to have HOMEMADE MAPLE SYRUP!!!

Thank-you and please include me! Be sure to stop by my Giveaway, too!

KJ
California

crystal said...

Hello
I am so happy i stopped by!!
Your Blog is very sweet and not just because of your HomeMade Maple Syrup:)
I will visit again for sure!!

cyclona66@aol.com

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Love real maple syrup! Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks!!

BurningRubber said...

YUM!!! I have done a slight bit of wandering on your blog and must say that you are the person I wanted to be when I was young and had energy. It was my dream to live off the land. My mother was a great cook and did canning and made jelly and horseradish and such. Sadly I can barely cook.
I had quite the giggle over your daughter telling your son he didn't lay eggs so she would have to eat him. LOL Kids are a hoot.

Kitty said...

I LOVE that you make your own maple syrup... my husband and I dream of one day being able to do that, yet we don't know the first thing about it (yet)... we also dream of growing all our own food, next to our big forest of maple trees... mmmm. You are such a generous person for joining this One World One Heart event... this is my first year, and I LOVE it! A batch of homemade maple syrup would really be the icing on the cake to my first OWOH experience, and since you're awesome, I'm sure you'll pick me!!

Jenna Z said...

Oh my GOSH! What a unique prize! Yum!

Kathy said...

OMG, REAL maple syrup, haven't had any since my last trip to NH 4 1/2 years ago, I'm drooling here. Your blog is great and by reading some of it, I found that you and I could have a nice conversation on one of those forbidden topics and be in total agreement If ya get what I'm saying. Anyway, thanks so much for the opportunity to enter and please visit me #577

Kathy
kcaloway@sbcglobal.net

Mimi said...

Well I think the header picture of your blog is simply stunning!

Please enter me in your drawing & stop by and enter mine :0)

OWOH #640

Have a great night!

~*~Pandora's Artbox~*~ said...

Mmmmmmmm yum! Please enter me in your drawing and if you haven't been to my blog yet, please stop by to enter my giveaway. Thanks!

nfmgirl said...

How neat is that? I just learned of this giveaway, and didn't have time to join in on the giving part. However I hope to next year, and I was considering doing some homemade food goodies from my garden, or fruit basket, or something.

Please include me!

Made by Melissa said...

Oooh, I love maple syrup! Very generous giveaway.

Please stop by my blog as well (#388)

melanie said...
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melanie said...

wow, this is a really awesome idea for a giveaway!!

Unfortunately, since I live in Australia I think our customs department would confiscate something as wonderful as homemade maple syrup, so when I originally saw this I didn't enter. But then I thought - Wait! I know lots of people in the US who I'm sure would love a gift, from me, via you, of homemade maple syrup! So now I'm entering afterall. Hope that's ok :)

Mud Hound Primitives said...

Yummy....Sounds like a wonderful giveaway..count me in:)

Lisa
Jmozart1@msn.com

Peach Street ~ Jamie said...

Ok here goes...brown nosing at its finest cause I likes ME some maple syrup!! ;)

You have a lovely blog. I liked seeing that you had snippets from the daily word. Makes me think I oughta do something like that on my own blog.

I also really adore the picture you have as your banner. Makes me wish I was there. All that lovely white snow around the beautiful red barn.

Your friend Hanna sounds like a lovely person. She did a great job on her post, thing is, I can't have gluten either so I'm gonna be in that gluten free syrup line with her. Sadly, I'm not close enough to pull tatas with you but I surely would for some maple syrup! And just so you know, I bake cakes, too! ;)

Okay, I gave it my all! Hope you'll come and visit me! I'm #462 on the gypsy caravan...

Jamie ~ Savannah, Georgia (USA)

Its Meow or Never Animal Rescue and Sanctuary said...

I love your blog, very nice items. Can't wait until I can go through it better. I would love to be entered into this give away.

For the animals,
Michael
www.itsmeowornever.etsy.com

ikkinlala said...

I like your blog because it makes me laugh.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Alex said...

OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH there is nothing like real maple syrup. I would love you forever if you sent it to me :). Please continue to post about it and I'd love to see pics of the process. I really have no idea what sugaring is.

Melinda Cornish said...

I like your blog, I especially like the pictures of the barn on the sunny day and the close up of the flowers and i think it is nice that you post a bible verse. I also love that you shamelessly ask for compliments...haha! Agirl after my own heart! sign me up and come enter my giveaway too!
http://melinfasfabricfancies.blogspot.com

Patricia said...

Well,that brings back some wonderful memories. Do you do the cracked sugar on snow? There is nothing in this world like real maple syrup, please enter me in this drawing--please. How many trees do you tap?
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Frangrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
www.patriciarose-apotpourriof.blogspot.com
pmorello@citlink.net

samsakara said...

I love Maple syrup! I can't have pancakes with out it. Thanks for the generous and yummy giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

jamaise said...

I looked around your site and found your ideas on natural living very refreshing. I love that you make your own. My little one if five and never had an antibiotic. I enjoyed my tour & learned things too. We differ on political views- but I still dig the heck out of what you do.

jamaisew2gmail.com

s hyler said...

I love the fact that you have a make your own Maple Syurp. What a wonderful place to live with your family and make syurp. It is so nice to know how it is made. What wonderful giveaway. It is so nice to meet you during this event.
Have a wonderful day,
Sandra

A Beaded Affair said...

Oh yummmm, I haven't had home made maple syrup since I was a kid. This would be wonderful to win. Please enter me in your drawing. If you get a chance, stop by my blog #795.
Thanks,
Lois
http://www.abeadedaffair.com

Kristal said...

Well...this is my first time to your blog and I don't know anything other than:
1)You are generous enough to participate in this wonderful event
2)You are gracious enough to make home-made syrup for someone you don't know and
3)You have a cool blog
So you must be some kinda nice person!
(Was that good enough?LOL) And after all of this, I would love for you to stop by my blog, Bella Grace, #718, for my OWOH giveaway!

~Kristal

Sherri S said...

The first thing I noticed visiting your blog is the BEAUTIFUL barn photo. I have a fancy for barn pics! And being a country girl; I'd just LOVE some maple syrup! Happy blogging and OWOH!

*Birgit* said...

Hi there,

Since you want a compliment, I took the time to scroll through a big part of your blog. I like how outspoken you are and I like what you said about your birthday and the presents you enjoy getting. I feel the same way about getting cards or greetings, only that lately I seem to be the only one always sending greetings and not even being acknowledged for that. I design the cards myself (if you have a minute, you might want to check out my digital artwork at my blog) and always take the time to write a few personal notes. It's often frustrating not to get any reaction -- just as if everyone is used to me being like that. Would they even notice if I stopped sending out greetings? Well, enough about all that -- I really liked what you said about your special gifts. I feel exactly the same way -- just little things from special people which bring back great memories.

Anyway, you have a great giveaway. If it's okay that I am from the other side of the world, please include me in the drawing. :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit
swappinghowdies@yahoo.de
# 756 on the caravan :)

Andrea said...

Ric-rac! You have ric-rac on your blog! I love maple syrup too. Fun!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Hmmmm. Well I love that you live on a beautiful farm and know how to make your own maple syrup. And that you have precious kids.

I also love that you aren't afraid speak your mind and what you believe in. I love that you're not bamboozled by Obama most of all and that you understand what Socialism is and how dangerous it can be.

And I also like the country style and colors you choose for your blog. :)
And I hope you don't mind but I added you to my Favorites list :)

This home made maple syrup is such a fabulous give-a-way!
Anything handmade is a gift from the heart to treasure.

Please enter me to win:
Twinville2@yahoo.com

~Lisa
New Mexico, USA

Lisa said...

Your having a great giveaway! Please enter me! :)Lisa

Tumbleweed Trails said...

What I like the most about your blog is the amazing picture of the barn. Naturally the picture of your maple syrup being processed on the stove top is another pleasure. I can almost taste the syrup now. Wow, how thoughtlul of you to share it with someone for the giveaway. Thank you for participating in the wonderful giveaway. Please enter my name into your drawing. It would be such a delight and honor to win. Jody
visionquest2020@msn.com

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Maple syrup, Yum! I would love to win your gift! Your site and prize is so beautiful. I would love to win your prize. After this is all over I’m going to spend more time viewing every ones. Please stop at my site too. I’m giving away my new book.

blog.http://blog.barbaracagle.com/2009/02/01/one-world-one-heart.aspx#AddComment

Barbara #830
barbara@barbaracagle.com

Angela said...

I would love to be entered in your great giveaway! Thanks. :)

http://angela.quarantinemb.com/?p=486

BonnieLeeFontaine said...

OH....MY....GOSH!! Free Stuff??? That's what you call it??? My dear, it is the Ambrosia of the Gods, and you are one amazing person to create it. I live in New England, and know of the arduous process of making pure maple syrup (they tap the trees at a farm nearby to me). I would be delighted beyond measure to win this delectable treat from you. I would treat it like a fine wine.
Hugs, Bonnie
Bonagraphic@aol.com

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

oh my! I LOVE maple syrup! Once I tried it I could never go back to the fake stuff! What a lovely gift!
Please visit me at:
http://sugarandspiceartconfections.blogspot.com/
Rebecca

J and Z said...

how wonderful! please count me in!

jean (#889)

mine is here

http://bluebirdslivinginthemeadow.blogspot.com/2009/02/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

maple syrup is the only way to go and you are grand for making it!!

Jen Anderson said...

You are so awesome for making real, actual maple syrup. Yum!

Bonnette said...

Great giveaway. Please enter me.

Have a good day.

demmi said...

what a yummy prize con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Toni said...

Wow!!Homemade maple syryp!!Count me in!!Well...I don`t know you but what I like about you so far is hat you are hardworking(I can tell,because you make your own syrup,which I`m sure is time consuming),and you seem to have a very generous and caring heart to want to participate in this giveaway.Thanks so muh for this oppertunity!!Blessings,Toni

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness.... this is the BEST prize I could think of!!!! Living on the west coast all my life... this would be SUCH a treat! Please enter me!
~Melanie
thecreatorspalette at gmail dot com

Becca in MD said...

Oh wow. I think that it's awesome that you make your own maple syrup! I just made some orange marmalade today for the first time, and I know how difficult some other home made things can be. It's too cool that you do it yourself. Woot!

rfrankhogren (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jill Berry said...

Nothing like it! Wow, what a treat.
come by my blog for something you can't eat!

jillberrydesign.com/blog

JD said...

YUUUMMMMM!

Stop by and say hello!

Chris in Oz said...

Hi,

Isn't this a wonderful event??? I'm in for my second year and I'm sure I'll be back for more. Oh, I'd love to be entered for your give-away and if you haven't dropped by my blog yet, then please do, I'm #838 in the Gypsy Caravan.

Hugz......

jenny said...

wow please enter me infor this it sounds realy sweet thanks

Story said...

Maple Syrup on homemade waffles or pancakes is a great favorite here at our home...Here in New England we have alot of maple syrup farmers around...highly valued...gold syrup! Please include me in your generous giveaway. Stop by and visit me as well....
http://journeyseeds.typepad.com
wellness
linda

Artseyanne said...

Hey, what can I say....I like maple syrup so I would probably like you!

Contessa Kris said...

I've never met you before but anyone who is brave enough to make their own anything (let alone it being yummy maple syrup my kids would drool over) is a lovely friend in my book! What a wonderful giveaway! I'm hoping I might win!

Come by and visit my blog for a OWOH prize to win as well! Have an art filled day.

Tapestry said...

I love your way of thinkin' about farming, growing your own food whether it moos or sits in the garden. Have you ever been to http://www.maryjanesfarm.org? If not you should check it out. Lots of like minded women there :) Before I forget...please enter me in your OWOH drawing please. Tyvm!!

dreameyce said...

I don't know you at all (found you on OWOH), but love how passionate you are about your children, and their longterm health and well being.

I love seeing parents who educate themselves, and don't just follow along with what others are doing blindly. It's commendable :)

Oh, and I love that you make syrup! I'm from Michigan, living in Oregon, and we don't have maples around here, like 'back home'. I miss the locally grown and made maple syrup. Not much in the world is better!

My blog is: http://www.dreameyce.com/blog

RedPanties said...

WOW! Awesome giveaway...I would love to win! Feel free to enter my OWOH giveaway if you haven't already, at
http://redpantycrafts.blogspot.com

And your blog is very pretty! And I love maple syrup! and You are very wonderful! and I think you are smart! (is that 100 words yet??)

tamm

Sandra Evertson said...

Sounds Wonderful!
Come by and enter my giveaway too!
Sandra Evertson

Christine said...

Everybody seems to be saying that the homemade maple syrup brings back memories. Well, being from Idaho, we don't have homemade maple syrup. We hardly have real maple syrup at all.

I have already forgotten the ladies name, but I would marry anyone for that cake. I'm definately bookmaking your blog to come back when I have more time.

http://changeofheart56.blogspot.com/
cnanabele@hotmail.com
Christine from Idaho!!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

You've got to be some kinda SAINT to give away home made maple syrup! I *know* how much work goes into making syrup!
Count me in and join me for OWOH.
Sandra

Judy said...

WOW! That's a super giveaway. Please put my name in the hat.

Thanks for participating.

quarksmom at jeffbb dot net

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

One a lovely gift! If you have not already visited my blog make sure to check out my different giveaways!

Vintage Soul said...

You are all making me hungry. Please enter me in your drawing.
deb2604 at comcast.net
http://debsvintagesoul.blogspot.com/

Paisley Girl said...

Hi, nice to "meet" you. I'd love to be entered into the drawing for your amazing giveaway. I'm off to pop around your blog a little more. Once again, lovely to "meet" you. :-)

Michelle
paisleygirl.contact@gmail.com
http://paisleygirl-paisleygirl.blogspot.com/

Ginny said...

You have a pretty blog design & hand made syrup sound super yummy!

Julie said...

Maple syrup is the best. I love the idea of knowing right where it comes from! We are farmers too and I love knowing other farmers!

Carol said...

Love that you not only make home made maple syrup, but that you are willing to share it. Also love your daily verse from the Bible.
Please enter me in your drawing.

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hi, there! It’s nice “meeting” you! Please include me in your wonderful blog giveaway. And, if you get a chance, please stop by my blog to enter my OWOH giveaway; I am giving away two handmade resin rings. http://craftymule.blogspot.com
Hope to “see” you there!

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Prpldy said...

Thanks for a awesome chance to win. Please enter me into the draw. And visit me when you have time.

BrendaLea OWOH #754

http://prpldy15.blogspot.com}

prpldy@comcast.net

The Paper Artist said...

You have a beautiful blog and a wonderful giveaway. Is that enough compliments?

I just started blogging and next year I’ll be joining the caravan.

http://thepaperartist.blogspot.com/ The_paper_artist@artlover.com

Anji Gallanos said...

Yummm. Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway. OWOH has been such a great experience. Please enter me. I am also hosting a giveaway for a charm #519

http://anjigallanos.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-world-one-heart.html

anji
anji.gallanos@gmail.com

Lydia said...

Hey- I thought you weren't supposed to put any other caveats into this giveaway????? But, if you make yummy homemade syrup, you must enjoy good, healthy no additives or chemicals living. And that's a very good thing! :) LYdia#908

ozlynda said...

I love that you entered OWOH. and make your own syrup.Yum. I love the country look of your blog. The ric rac is a lovely touch.
I would love to win the syrup too.
Please enter me into the draw and thanks for your generosity.
Lynda - Australia
lyndat65 at tpg.com.au

Tina12312 said...

This sounds so delicious, love maple syrup and homemade! Thank you so much!

KV Creative Designs said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.....I hope to win it! If you have not done so already come visit my OWOH giveaway #438!
Happy New Year and Artful Blessings,
Kathryn
http://kvcreativedesigns.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-world-one-heart.html

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