December 4, 2015

Critter Tales Announcement & Giveaway

Critter Tales: What my homestead critters have taught me 
about themselves, their world, and how to be a part of it

I can't tell you how pleased I am to announce that it's finally in print!

The official blurb: "Critter Tales is a book for everyone who is interested in farm life, farm animals, and especially in homesteading with farm animals. Each section begins with the author's careful research into the needs and care of various kinds of livestock: chickens, goats, llamas, livestock guardian dogs, guinea fowl, farm cats, pigs, and honeybees. The tales which follow describe real-life learning about those animals: opinionated chickens, goat drama, critters that won't stay put, mysterious deaths, choosing the right breeds, the population dilemma, dealing with predators, and how the animals themselves don't always agree with "the experts." The sections conclude by discussing how each critter fits into the author's primary homestead goal of self-reliance and sustainability. Includes 92 tales, 216 photos, a list of resources, and an extensive index."

To celebrate, I'm hosting a worldwide giveaway for a copy of the book. Anyone, anywhere, can enter. Just leave a comment and you're entered. But also, I need help to spread the word because self-published books need self-promoting. You can earn extra entries by giving Critter Tales a shout-out on your blog, website, or favorite social media.
  • Share this announcement and giveaway on your blog or website for 3 entries.
  • Share it through any social media for 1 entry each.
To claim your extra entries, leave me a comment with a link to your share. If you'd like to use a copy of the cover, click here. 

ISBN 978-0-9897111-2-8, 6" by 9", 388 pages, list price $14.95.

Critter Tales is currently available at:

Winner will be announced one week from today.

33 comments:

DianeOart said...

Congratulations on the new book, I'm sure it's very interesting.

jewlz said...

How exciting for you...I'm off to order my copy!

Frank and Fern said...

Congratulations, Leigh!! I know you are excited to have another book in print. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us, it's a great way to learn. Best wishes for the success of your book. Blessings, Fern

Renee Nefe said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to read it.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

woohoo! Congratulations on a job well done and finished; best wishes for many, many sales!

Debby Riddle said...

Congrats! I love the picture of you with the goats!

Kelsee Gibbs said...

So excited to see Illini on there! :) She's famous. She looks good too!

An At Home Daughter said...

Congratulations. I would love to read it.
Kimberly

Beauty and Whimsy said...

I'm so excited for this book! I love taking advantage of all your research and personal experience!

http://beautyandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2015/12/critter-tales-release-by-5-acres-dreams.html

https://www.facebook.com/elisa0329/posts/10103274095967399?pnref=story

Perry said...

Congratulations on the book release!

PioneerPreppy said...

I will give ya a shout out in tomorrows post!!!!

Tracy Smith said...

Hooray! Congratulations!!

https://www.pinterest.com/tsmi219/crafty-things/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009182158240

Kathi said...

Congratulations on your book! It sounds like a lovely read.

I shared at https://www.facebook.com/OakHillHomestead/posts/1102111166489771

trinichick76 said...

Congratulations on your book.

Fiona said...

Well I am going for extra chances to win a copy! I have done a short promo blog at: http://crazedcattlewoman.blogspot.com/
We so enjoy your posts!

PioneerPreppy said...

There I put up a critter time post just for you and your book :)

Handful said...

Congratulations! Very exciting and just in time for gifting.

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Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Congratulations on your new book and all that you do! Nancy

Margaret said...

How exciting, what a great resource for all of us trying to find our way to the simple life.
Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy, for hours of happy browsing and good information and advice.
I have shared both the books on Facebook, to spread the word.

David McElyea said...

Congratulations on your book! I can't wait to see who wins!

Christine said...

Bravo & Congratulations on your new book release! Hope it does really well!!

Farmer Liz said...

Hi Leigh, congratulations, sounds like another great book. I have just shared this post on my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EightAcresTheBlog/) and I'll mention it on my blog in January (you don't have to count that though!).

Jake said...

Congrats! Looking forward to reading it. I wonder how long it will take book #2 to reach 5000 copies sold. :-)

You've got a post plugging the book over at The Homestead Laboratory, so hopefully that helps get you there a little faster!

Sue G. said...

Congratulation on the new book! Enjoy reading your simple life. Trying to make my life alot simpler. Thanks for all your info.

Joy D said...

Congrats on your new book! I just started reading "5 Acres & A Dream - the Book" yesterday and love it.

Bill said...

Congrats Leigh! I know you've worked hard on this. All best wishes!

Fernando Yáñez said...

Sweet! Looking forward to reading it. Congratulations!!

Flynn said...

Don't enter me in the competition. I saw your comment on Jan's Funny Farm, and as one of the first friends of Eric and Flynn, I came over to say hello.

Unknown said...

Count me in, please! Enjoy your blog.

Su

Jans Funny Farm said...

This post and your book are featured in our blog post.

Also on my personal FB page, but I have no idea how to find a url for that.

Twitter url - https://twitter.com/jansfunnyfarm/status/675135384662200320

Elaine said...

Am I too late?! I am so happy for you, a book is quite an accomplishment! I shared this on twitter, and have no clue as to how to copy the url... however, my username on Twitter is justahomestead1, and you can check my feed if I am so lucky as to win:)

Cleopawtra said...

Concats on getting your book published. I'd really enjoy reading the part about the goats. I grew up on a small dairy goat hobby farm. We had anywhere from 5 to 30 animals on the farm. And yes it was a trial and error type deal. Thanks for the giveaway.

Leigh said...

Thank you to everyone for your good wishes and kind words. And thank you for entering and supporting me! It's appreciated more than you know.