And the winner of the fourth of five Milk Cow Kitchen books I’m giving away …
is … Nancy Couden, who wrote on May 15, 2014: “My cow’s name would be Mammie. I want a Dutch Belted. My mother’s mom was Pennsylvania Dutch and we called her Mammie. I’d make buttermilk, buckwheat waffles with blueberries, bananas, walnuts, and plenty of maple syrup.” Watch for an e-mail from the farm, Nancy. Congratulations!
And the winner of the third of five Milk Cow Kitchen books I’m giving away …
is … Jill G., who wrote on May 15, 2014: “I would name my cow Franny, because I just met the most wonderful woman of the same name. She is 85 and she volunteers to mentor teens. And, I would drink my first cup of milk warm from the cow!” Watch for an e-mail from the farm, Jill. Congratulations!
And the winner of the second of five Milk Cow Kitchen books I’m giving away …
Kimberly Selders, who wrote on May 15, 2014: “We will be getting our first milk cow next year and I’m so excited!!! We will probably name her Sally May, and with the first bucket of milk I will of course skim the cream for butter. We are a huge milk drinking family so I’m sure the first bucket of milk won’t last long. Can’t wait to see your book!!”
Watch for an e-mail from the farm, Kimberly. Congratulations!
And the winner of the first of five Milk Cow Kitchen books I’m giving away …
is … Shannon Job, who wrote on May 15, 2014: “I would have to wait to see my cow before I named her … But my husband has this old guitar that is named Betsie, and I always thought that’d make a good name for a milk cow! I so very badly need a cow! I would bring my first bucket of milk in, chill it and drink a glass of fresh milk! I would use the fresh cream to make ice cream! Heaven.” Watch for an e-mail from the farm, Shannon. Congratulations!
Just a heads up, we’re going to begin pulling names from our hat, or rather a milk bucket (below are old names from past GIVEAWAYS that I keep in a basket on my desk—it seems I’ve developed a sentimental attachment to them) starting tomorrow and every OTHER day thereafter until I’ve given away FIVE books total. Stay tuned. As of last night at 5 pm, we were still cutting up all the names (541) and getting them ready for our every-other-day “pull.”
Be still my heart …
My first shipment of Milk Cow Kitchen books arrived early and VERY unexpectedly last Friday. Bookstores and Amazon still list my book as having a June 1 release date.
In addition to order fulfillment, I purchased extra books to give away, so I’ll run this post several times until my giveaway stash disappears.
All you have to do to get your name in our giveaway hat is …
Tell me what you’d name your cowpanion and what you’d do with that first bucket of milk you’d bring through your back door.
I mean, who hasn’t had a milk cow fantasy?
My book gives you how-to details for keeping a pet milk cow on your suburban half acre, a backyard lot in town … or at least, it’ll help fuel your fantasy of a someday cow grazing outside your kitchen window.
Milk cow fantasy aside, my book is chock full of recipes using dairy—75 to be exact—along with 15 step-by-step cheese-making recipes.
“In ways that matter, we are all the same. I have yet to find an emotion that is normally attributed to humans that is not displayed by animals. Just because they don’t speak our words doesn’t mean they are not communicating. They are constantly communicating. Once you click in, you can see it. If we let go of the unconscious limits we normally impose on animals and simply look at them, listen to them, and pay attention, they have a whole lot to say, and they say it clearly.”
– Kathy Stevens, founder, Catskill Animal Sanctuary, from The Inner World of Farm Animals by Amy Hatkoff
And the winner is:
Robin Blitchok, who said on March 31, 2014:
“Love all the vintage musicals, Debbie Reynolds, Doris Day, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Audrey Hepburn, and Julie Andrews.”
Robin, watch for an e-mail from the farm so we can get your new movie, Calamity Jane, on its way to you!
And the original post was:
“Yippeeeee! It’s the Big Bonanza in Musical Extravaganza!” reads the cover of this 1953 classic, starring Doris Day in the title role and Howard Keel as Wild Bill Hickok.
“At first, curvaceous Calamity is too durned busy fighting Indians and cracking a bullwhip to pay mind to such girlie what-alls as dresses and perfume. And Wild Bill is too danged busy wooing a dainty chanteuse to give a hoot about a hot-headed tomboy. But things change in a rootin’, tootin’, big way when each becomes love’s target. These are wide-open Technicolor Western spaces, lots of high-stepping dances, and a hummable humdinger of a score.”
How the West was sung!
If you like vintage musicals, you’re going to love this DVD! Leave a comment telling us who’s your favorite musical comedy star, and we’ll enter you in our giveaway. We’ll put your name in a hat and pull out the winner … stay tuned!