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The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you, Granny, for nominating us for the Versatile Blogger Award.

As many of you know, Granny’s Parlour is a blog written from Vermont about many of the simpler and wonderful things in country life.  On a given day, her posts might include a recipe, a look at a holiday tradition, gardening tips, or thoughts about the history behind an event.  She is also particularly faithful in promoting blogs other than her own and offering sweet encouragement to writers in her weekend reviews.

As this is the first time our blog has been honored, here’s a little history behind it:

The Versatile Blogger Award started, I believe, only a few months ago as a fun way to publicize and recognize fellow writers in the blogosphere.

The RULES for the Versatile Blogger Award:

1. Add the award to your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention seven random things about yourself. (see below)
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.

The seven random things about us… oh, so much is random!

1. Five years ago, only our oldest daughter believed we’d ever actually own a horse.
2. None of us imagined we’d own more than one horse… and definitely not goats, ducks, and chickens!
3. We don’t have cable, and we often sit around the wood stove listening to the radio, playing games, or reading books. This isn’t a religious belief, per se. We just couldn’t justify paying all that money for… well, cable. 
4. My wife once worked at the complaint department of a colostomy products company. Think about that.
5. She has also had jobs in which she tracked marsupial mice through a rain forest, herded buffalo, wrestled deer, and drove “deuce-and-a-half” trucks.
6. I served as a fighter pilot, earned my masters degree through a seminary, and continue to meet more folks who have done the same.  
7. I believe one of the best ways to form tomorrow’s leaders is to get today’s youth together with yesterday’s heroes.

The 15 Bloggers we’re nominating in three categories, recognizing that the lines that define these groups often blur:

Farming How To Blogs:

1. Slow Money Farm – Life, Farm, Food
2. Lessons Learned from the Flock
3. mikethechickenvet

Life on the Homestead and Farm:

4. Adventures in Farmgirl Chic
5. Eden Hills’s Blog
6. Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
7. citygone
8. Learning The Old Ways
9. HOMESTEADING – Downsized | Baby Steps to Life’s Independence
10. Chicks With Ticks….
11. seventhacreheaven
12. City Girl Farming Blog
13. The Adaptive Curmudgeon’s Blog 

And lastly, a couple “Agvocates”:

14. Pearl Snaps’ Ponderings
15. Agriculture Proud