February 17, 2012

2 Unexpected Awards (& 2 Thank-yous)

OK, I've put this off long enough. I have two awards that I need to say thank you for, and what better time than now!

The first one I don't really qualify for, but was honored to be thought of. It is the Liebster Blog Award from Stephanie at Caffeinated Homestead. To accept, a blogger has to have less than 200 followers. For some amazing reason, I now have over 500 amazing followers! I never dreamed anyone would be interested in what we do on our little five acre homestead, but I'm blessed by each and every one who clicked on that "Join This Site" button.

I think everybody needs a blog. It's a wonderful way to keep a record of a particular area in one's life, to learn, to share, and to make friends. So, even though I can't claim this award, I would still like to award it to some of my favorite blogs that do qualify:

Worms-a-crawling farm

Click on Stephanie's name above for a copy of the award and the rules.

The second is the Versatile Blogger Award, which I received from Clint at The Redeemed Gardener. Thank you Clint! Here are the rules:

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

So. 7 random things:
1. I rarely wear jewelry but when I do, I like silver better than gold
2. I don't like flying
3. I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up
4. I like salsa on scrambled eggs
5. I wear a size 9 shoe
6. I have a sweet tooth
7. I don't necessarily do a good job following directions ;)

And to pass it on:

Parting Shot:

Well, if they aren't pregnant, at least they're not starving to death. :)


Clint Baker said...

You are well deserving!

Michelle said...


I say they are almost definitely preggers! :-D

Nina said...

Both those girls look like they're about to pop! I hope it's not a long wait and with lots of little does.

Ngo Family Farm said...

Leigh, you are so kind to include us on your list! I'm honored you would think of us :) Thank you.

And, I'm not surprised in the least by your following - you are doing incredible things and are an amazing wealth of information.


Yay for your expecting goats!

Cat Eye Cottage said...

Congratulations and well deserved! For me, what I like most about your blog is the knowledge you share and the time you take to research various subjects.

Rea said...

Congrats on your awards! You always share so much. Heck, if those goats aren't pregnant, they ate another goat. lol I'm looking forward to seeing their kids.

Sherri B. said...

Congrats on your awards..and for being a sport and going along with it. - Great shot of the goats, their coats are so shiny! Hmm, I wonder if I could get away with saying "I'm pregnant"..HA! xo

Mama Pea said...

Yup, no doubt pregnant goats you have there! And what gloriously luxuriant coats they have. I'd say they're well taken care of!

DebbieB said...

Thanks for awarding my Hozho blog, Leigh! Oh, dear - now I'd better go and update it! :)

Love the pregger goat aerial shots!

Leigh said...

Thank you for all the kind comments and also to everyone who is willing to play along. :)

The girls definitely look pregnant when they lay down, but they hide it well when they're standing. My next potential due dates are around March 13 for Surprise and April 3 for Jasmine. The waiting is hand wringer.

CaliforniaGrammy said...

Way to go, Leigh. Your blog is so chuck-full of information, I love checking in on your daily "doings!" I'm thinking there will be baby goats scrambling around those five acres soon!

Sam I Am...... said...

Once I get my little acreage (I'm trying to sell my house) I am going to have to get some lambs, goats and chickens. I want some baby goats! I used to about go off the road in the Springtime when the baby cows would be out in the pastures on my way to work. Babies of any kind are just plain cute! I can't wait to see yours! Congrats on your awards!!!

Woolly Bits said...

I know exactly why you received those awards: you are one of the most interesting blogs around, be it about crafts or the life on your homestead, about textiles (ok, on the other part of your blog:)) or animals or recipes... I've learned a lot and I love looking at the photos of your critters... so you do deserve those awards, never mind about the number of followers - don't be too modest about it!

Julie said...

Congratulations! I agree... they are well deserved awards! Yours is a blog I read as a "first" every time I log on. :)

Have a great weekend.

Leigh said...

Janice, thanks!

Sam I Am, thank you! You will love having animals of your own. And of course spring babies are always a blessing. :)

Bettina, thanks! I'm just amazed is all. Thankful, but amazed. :)

Julie, aw shucks. LOL

DeanO, thank you!

Clint Baker said...

Thank you Leigh again! You are wonderful!