Monday, May 20, 2013

Welcome to our Blog Giveaway!

Welcome to all friends, new and not so new.  We are so happy you are sharing our journey through our writings and pictures here on the community blog.  In a normal neighborhood situation, we would just invite you all over for cake and coffee.  But here in blog land we like to welcome friends with a great big old giveaway!  Joining together enables us to bring you a diverse selection of goods, writing styles, photographs of different farm animals and tasty recipes.  This giveaway brings all that together in two distinct packages.


We have decided to put together two different prize packs. The first one has a single winner and consists of hatching eggs from a breeder of unique, quality, chickens.  Use the RaffleCopter directly below to enter to for your chance to win hatching eggs and don't forget to scroll down to the second RaffleCopter app to enter for your chance to win one of nine fantastic prizes!

Tiffany, from The Egg Basket has a dozen hatching eggs for one lucky winner.  You will be glad to win this selection from one of the most meticulous breeders we know! Retail Value $70.00




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Then in other prizes we have quite an assortment.  

Sonja has donated a one-of-a kind Mosaic Eggshell Pendant hand pieced from the shells of her own hens eggs. Lally Broch Farm, located in Maine, sells the beautiful jewelry on their Etsy shop but you might win your own unique piece. 

Description: "Crimson & Clover" Our layered diamond inspired pendant measures approximately 2.5" x 2.5". The base diamond is hand painted in shades of emerald green. I painted the top diamond in a varigation of rich garnet red. . This piece is painted black on the back and signed. The ornate silver toned bale is secured with a jump ring fastened through the top of the diamond. This pendant comes with a 24" inch, silver tone, link chain that closes with a silver tone lobster clasp. Retail Value $25.00
Another reader will win one creamy, 5 oz, Goat's Milk Soap bath bar from Lally Broch Farm. If you win, which scent will you choose: Lavender, Baby Powder, Peppermint, Citrus-Mint, Cinnamon, or Jasmine? Retail Value $7.25


Marissa has painstakingly blown out some gorgeous eggs.  This is truly a  breathtaking art form from Abundance Farms.

Description: 6 blown eggs. You will receive a colorful assortment of three Black Copper Marans, one Yokohama, one Easter Egger, and one carved Pekin duck egg. Each egg has been collected from our various breeds and blown out for your decoration or crafting purposes. Eggs are blown out by using a needle to poke two holes at each end of the egg and then the egg is cleaned out. Very rarely do I make my Easter Egger's (her name is Waldo and she was my first hen ever) eggs available for purchase. She lays one of the most beautiful green eggs I have ever seen. So, why not take a little piece of Abundance Farms with you?


Janet raises  sheep and the wool is locally spun into yarn.  The Border Leicester yarn from Timber Creek Farm is 2 ply and knits and crochets beautifully.   The 150 yard skein is plenty of yarn for a long scarf or maybe a pair of hand warmers or mittens.



Gretchen, not only raises everything from kids to garden vegetables to farm animals but also paints!  This absolutely stunning painting from Gretchen at The Backyard Farming Connection is on 6 x 6 canvas and sure to be a favorite with any chicken lover.



Lesa from Bramblestone Farm is donating a beekeeping book.  Many people  have recently realized the benefits of owning bees and harvesting honey.  This book will be an often used resource in your homestead library.  Read more from Lesa on Better Hens and Gardens, too.




Our FarmHousewife, Sheila made a rustic rag rug for the giveaway.  I don't know about you, but I love these rugs.  The workmanship that goes into something like this makes it all the more valuable. Visit Sheila at Hope Farms.   (the rug color and pattern may vary)


The Handsome Homesteader, Marlana makes some lovely jewelry.  Nothing like a handmade necklace to add just the right touch to your outfit.  Or maybe share with a friend, as a special birthday gift?








And to sweeten the pot a little more, we have donations of  Chris Mclaughlin's book Vertical Vegetable Gardening and two seed packets from Page Seed Company. 








The two giveaways are running at the same time so enter one or both.  Winners will be chosen on June 1, 2013

(Please use a valid email that you check frequently.  We will contact the winners twice by email, announce the winners on the facebook page and blog page.  If we don't hear from the winners within a week we will choose a runner up winner for that prize. )  All prizes must be sent to a valid street delivery address and not a PO box.





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11 comments:

  1. This is a great giveaway! Love the homemade rug!!!

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    1. Hope Farms sure makes wonderful things, don't they? :) Thanks for entering. -Sonja of Lally Broch Farm

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  2. Wow! What a awsome giveaway!! Thanks for doing this ya'll.

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    1. Thanks for joining us! We're glad you're here! -Sonja of Lally Broch Farm

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  3. This is a wonderful giveaway, but even better is the chance to find other sites and blogs that are new to me.Not that I would mind winning, of course. Thanks!

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    1. Welcome! Please, chime in and join the discussions. :) -Sonja of Lally Broch Farm

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    2. Yes, I agree! I love to find new sites to learn from!! Thank you!

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  4. This is a great giveaway! My hubby and I have been talking about getting into beekeeping recently so the beekeeping book would be very helpful!! Love this!!

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  5. I just ordered a Brinsea brooder so some hatching eggs would be a fabulous prize!

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