GIVEAWAY: “Glamping, Blue Moon”

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For a chance to win a free copy of my Glamping with MaryJane book, tell me about your glamping plans for this summer in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-June.

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  1. Karen says:

    Mid June I will pack up the camper and head to the woods. A little campfire and a lot of quiet time with mother nature. We all need that get back to nature time. It makes us appreciate what God has given us. Out before daybreak listening to the birds and all creatures waking up. How peaceful!

  2. Susan says:

    Please toss my name into the hat! I don’t have any glamping plans for the summer but absolutely love seeing how these campers are beautifully and uniquely decorated. I don’t have a glamper but here in Florida we have plenty of mosquitoes to share if anyone wants to try glamping in the summertime down south! Thank you!

  3. amber says:

    We usually do a family trip and do a couple days at the end of summer at a local camp ground. Such a nice way to relax and unwind!

  4. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Since I don’t own a trailer, I personally don’t have any glamping plans for this Summer. But… youngest daughter grabbed my copy of this book the first year I bought it and it now resides at her house! I have requested multiple times that she bring it home when she comes, but alas, I always get the line: Mom, I just like to look at it and dream! She fell in love with the whole idea and hopes to one year trade up her tent and back packing gear for a tricked out trailer. She currently has a Subaru so she just needs the little trailer. Me, I would love to have my OWN copy again!! LOL!!

  5. Colleen Maki says:

    I’m so happy to say that I already have this book, LOVE IT, and continually go back to it, especially when the snow is hip-deep here in the Upper Peninsula. However, I would LOVE to gift it to a dear friend of mine, who is pondering a small camper for this summer.

    • Colleen Maki says:

      Totally forgot to tell my camping plans. . . ANYWHERE on the shores of Lake Superior (alias “Heaven”) or in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (my homeland).

  6. I can only glamp through your magazine. BUT I do love to read it and any emails that are sent out about glamping. so have fun for those of us that can only read and dream about it!!

  7. Sandi King says:

    Glamping? Never been. Camping, yes I have. Not so often in my later years, but when I was a younger woman, I remember living the whole summer at Yosemite in California. My family went there every summer we lived in California to enjoy the great outdoors and we took two great big Army tents, Army cots (boy they were hard to put together on the last end) wash tubs for clothes and dishes, plenty of summer wear, games to play outdoors, hiking boots, swimsuits, dishes, food, oil lanterns for nights, just everything we would need to stay a while. My dad would go into town to buy supplies when we would run low on something, but we never went home early. It was the most memorable time of my life. I remember the whole family being there, mom, dad, dad’s mother, my two brothers and their wives and my 2 half brothers, grandma’s friend, mom’s brothers and sisters would sometimes show up, our dog Ginger, my husband and some other friends of ours who would show up and visit with us. It was the most memorable time of my life when family gatherings were often and meant a lot to a lot of people. Miss those wonderful days.

  8. Debbe J. says:

    I’m a glamping newbie. I go camping with a group of women every year by the beach but this year I’m going my way. I bought a TeePee tent and am bedazzling it my way. Would love the book for more inspiration. Glamping Game On!

  9. Merry Nelson says:

    We love taking our vintage teardrop trailer out to enjoy God’s creation! We always have passersby who want a little look inside or check out the “kitchen” area. Your book might help add a little more glamour to our camping experience!

  10. Deon Matzen says:

    We are glampers. Though we do not have an ancient trailer anymore, but a more modern one, we go in style, embroidered tablecloths, flowers, good food, floral outdoor rug, lots of twinkle lights. It is like living a different life from our time at home. Isn’t that what camping is about? Doing something totally different than everyday! How about this weekend?

  11. Tracy Roy says:

    I discovered your magazine (ordered for myself, and have given two gift subscriptions) after stumbling on Sisters on the Fly somewhere on the internet, and shortly thereafter became a vintage trailer owner: A 1968 Aladdin that was in pretty good shape. It got new shoes, plumbing, a new water tank, fridge, sway bars, electric brake hook up, and I made all the cushions and the matching scalloped awning on a vintage Singer Featherweight 221. Taking it out next week to the Oregon coast!

  12. Krista says:

    We currently don’t have any glamping plans yet. Due to my husbands job, our camping trips are spur of the moment. My goal is to go at least once this year. It will be so fun taking the boys and letting them explore nature.

  13. Barbara D says:

    I tent camp but dream about glamping. Love to win the book as a start!

  14. Avis says:

    I would love to start GLAMPING and this book would inspire me! Due to so much livestock I need to turn my veranda into a stay at home Glamping area that I can share with anyone that stops by for a visit.

  15. Ione Norling says:

    I’ve always enjoyed camping . This year I’m kicking it up a level
    with my Glamper scamper ( an older Scamp ) Girlie flowers , Lacey curtains , fancy
    bed , fun floor , great classic music and sparkles to throw in the
    campfire . I need more energy and ideas from this Glamping publication .
    I’m naming my camper Whimsey Me .

  16. Elizabeth Lazor says:

    Three of my four sons are Eagle Scouts and I have gone on numerous Boy Scout camping trips…but that is FAR from glamping!!!!!! I grew up camping in NH and VT and have taken my kids cross country camping when I was home schooling them. I would love to go glamping with my husband now! XO

  17. Elizabeth Hawley says:

    We are kind of new to camping but have a few trips planned for this summer. No camper yet but would love this book to give me the inspiration to do it right!!!

  18. Vicki says:

    We are new to this Camper life! We have camped in the past with tents and pop up campers, but now, this summer, we have been given a camper on a site in the Dells. I am excited to decorate, since I have just last winter discovered your magazine and site, and have been devouring both!! I can’t wait to add some fun fabrics and designs to our camper…. Thanks for the great ideas..

  19. Debbie Webster says:

    Mmmmm, summer nights. The smell of a campfire. Time for hot cocoa and a good story!

    This will be our families first camping trip with our two granddaughters. We recently discovered Joshua Tree National Forest and it was Love at first sight! I cannot wait to see the evening sky! Thank you!

  20. Tammy Marti says:

    This summer we have many plans and one of them is to take the kids to The Black Hills. The rest of summer weekends, we decided to not make plans. Just get in the car and drive to where ever! A different direction every weekend to travel through towns, sightsee at state parks, little mom and pop shops, and stay and stop to camp or to stay in a hotel. Whatever the pleasure! Sometimes when a person is looking for nothing, they find everything!

  21. Marti732 sisterhood says:

    we have acquired a new (to us) camper and I have been gathering glamping materials and accessories for a couple of years now. Since the first glamping stories i read in MJ’s Farm magazine I have been dreaming of getting a camper and making it my own. Fine, I’ll share with hubby, but it’s going to glamp! I have retired and finally have the time to take a few days off to enjoy this beautiful country. Happy Glamping!


    My husband and I have just retired. We are so looking forward to getting into our motor home and seeing where it takes us. It’s exciting that we no longer have a set time to leave and a set time to be back!

  23. Leisa Joan says:

    We go to upstate Maine & stay in a one room hunting cabin, with no running water or electricity, but we make it pretty with an old fashioned pitcher/bowl to wash up. some day I’d love to get a clawfoot tub up there so we can take a hot bath, MJ style.

  24. Chrissy says:

    Have dreamed about getting a Little Buddy. Have a tote of dedicated camping equipment buried on the back porch plus a brand new rod and reel that’s never seen water. And I find it’s just as fun to camp at the local state park as it is to pack up and go far away.

  25. Elizabeth Otto says:

    My glamping plans include a tent, sleeping bag, material and a nice fire to create something new.

  26. Debbie says:

    I don’t yet have a Glamper. Right now it is a Dream, I have ask Santa for this book but yet again I got passed up. Poo
    Our BFFs are taking us to Yellowstone this year, we just have to pay for food. This would be a Greaaat read while on the road 🙂 ♡♡♡
    Thank you for the opportunity to win Yeah Hahh

  27. Kelly S says:

    I’m looking into taking an end.of summer/fall vacation. I’d love for my sister. She just purchased an Airstream & hope we can take a ride sometime when it’s done being renovated. 🙂

  28. Kathy Byfield says:

    No plans for glamping this summer… YET. But love the concept.

  29. Tina hengen says:

    I’m not really. Glamper, but we do go camping and four wheeling every year! This year were hoping to go to wallowa lake!

  30. Diana says:

    I plan on spending as many weekends as I can exploring the campgrounds & parks in North Idaho along with a trip to Glacier National Park.

  31. Nancy says:

    Not glamping yet…but, someday…! Heading for Asotin/Clarkston and up the Snake River for some wonderful family time. We’re gathering from all over to hang together in August. LOVE your magazine, especially as we were once ‘locals’ having lived in the LC Valley as well as in Pullman. Always look forward to the next issue! 🙂

  32. Laura Richardson says:

    I’m more of a backwoods camper, but I dream of having a camper for my family to go camping in. We love to travel to the Big Horn mountains in Northern Wyoming, and camp back off the beaten path. No crowded campgrounds for me! We love to hike up into the mountains and enjoy the peace and beauty of nature, the beautiful clear blue sky, and the fresh air and sunshine. I would love to have your book!

  33. Cindy Parker says:

    I’ll be glamping in my backyard in Northwestern PA.

  34. Kate says:

    We have land locked our ’66 airstream. Renovations are underway with visions of a bohemian caravan. Cant wait to try it out! Next, a teepee and safari tent to set up : )

  35. Rebecca Sarver says:

    Taking a 80’s Shasta and redoing to farmhouse glamper. Gutted ready for paint this weekend 😬🙏🤞

  36. Donna Chism says:

    I plan to check out some beautiful WV glamping areas, can’t wait

  37. Nancy says:

    Want to glamp in my shady back yard and then head out to Marfa and Sedona.

  38. Joanie Zabelka says:

    My Glamping plans are to win your book and find out how to do it – right. Hubs wants to hit South Dakota and Wyoming. If I can’t do it like a lady then I don’t necessarily want to do it. I’m a bit of a princess when it comes to roughing it.
    Tiara and cool boots on and fingers crossed…

  39. Tammy Starr-Evans says:

    I am building a “hen house” in my back yard
    To glamp in at home

  40. Kay oldham says:

    Well I am not going on an adventure this year, but my daughter is buying a 5th wheel and moving to Oregon and and will live it while looking for a job and training to work with dogs. Would love to give her this book to help her along in her adventure. Thanks.

  41. Amber White says:

    My glamping will be in Park City. I’m hitting the resorts.

  42. Stacy C says:

    I have the camper and plan to remodel it this summer before touring around Lake Superior.

  43. Carol Ploussard says:

    My name is Carol Ploussard. I live on the east side of Idaho out in the dry farms of Rexburg. I have many glamping trips planned for this summer. Two years ago my wonderful husband bought me a 1962 Aristocrat low-line 10×10 travel trailer for my 50th birthday. I named her Miranda! I have a silver half ton Dodge pick that can pull us anywhere we want to go! This year our theme is “Catch the Moon” named for the Total Eclipse. Miranda, family, I and will be sitting in full totality on our farm. Our first trip will be Memorial Day. We will go to the Sand Dunes just outside of St. Anthony, Idaho. Not too far away from our home. Our second trip will be in the middle of June, Miranda and go solo for this journey. We cut through Yellowstone, over the Big Horn Mountains and the fall into a little prairie town named Clearmont in Wyoming. We hang out with Alpacs and a bunch of Wooly girls. We play with Alpac wool for a couple of days. It’s great fun and Miranda loves the challenge of the Big Mountains. The 4th of July we go to Dillon, Montana and fish, eat, and dance. The end ofJuly is the big event. We glamp it up big, in Mountain Home, Idaho at the country music festival. This year we will watch Keith Urban, Luke Bryant, and Chris Stableton perform under the full moon surrounded by glampers just like us! Last, but not least, we will glamped one more time with about ten families we have never meet before. Miranda and I are hosting a Total Eclipse Party at our place! After all that we will tone it down visit some natural hot spring, do some deep cleaning, and get ready for our winter’s rest.

  44. Robin Anderson says:

    I was gifted a 1969 Traveleze camp trailer last summer.. Can’t Wait to glam her up and go on a adventure.

  45. Megan Raffaelli says:

    My husband and I are going glamping at Crystal Beach in a few weeks. I am waiting on my zebra faux fur rug to come in for our tent entrance. I’m so excited to get some time to be outdoors in style! We’ve been keeping an eye out for a vintage camper to restore but haven’t found the right one yet.

  46. Jan Rice says:

    We don’t have an awesome retro trailer yet, but that’s one of my goals for when I retire in a few years. Until that time I need to settle for the cute little log cabin in the campground that we went to every summer while our kids were growing up. We have reservations at the campground for three camping trips. One with our son and his family, one for a week for just my husband and me and just before school starts again with three of the grandkids.

  47. Jessica says:

    I would love to go camping with my soon to be husband in one of the local state parks! Roaring fire and cast iron cooking please!

  48. Becky Davies says:

    My plan is to take out my littlentrailer with some friends again this summer. Fingers crossed we all stay well enough to go. Fun times.

  49. Lisa Azbill says:

    We have several trips planned soon as the grandkids are out of school. We are grandparents raising 2 grandkids, who are helping us stay young! I’ve wanted to glamp our camper for a long time, but don’t know where to start. Please add my name, and thank you so much!

  50. Carol Lauer says:

    Staying in an almost 100 year old cottage with my family while we enjoy the festivities at my son’s wedding in the middle of Nebraska! Good times!!!

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GIVEAWAY: “The Promise Girls, Blue Moon”

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For a chance to win one of FIVE autographed copies of Marie Bostwick’s newest book, The Promise Girls, tell me how long you’ve known your BFF in the comments below. (I’ve known mine for 38 years—my daughter.) I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-June.

From the beloved author of the Cobbled Court Quilt novels, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick delivers an emotionally rich and captivating new novel that reunites three sisters whose deep bond is rooted in an unconventional past.

“Reading Marie Bostwick is like wrapping yourself up in a warm, hand-crafted quilt. Her books, rich in character and plot, are stitched together by a skilled wordsmith.”
– Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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    I love Jayne Ann Krentz’s dialogue.

  2. Suzanna Drozd-Kowalski says:

    I have know my BFF for 58 years! I was one and she was two years old when we all first moved to a new housing development. My earliest memories of her were with bandages over her eyes. She was loosing her eye sight slowly. I’ve been her matron of honor at her three weddings, we’ve been through thick and then. We started off in WNY, across the miles of this country. From NJ where she was a professor at Rutgers to Kentucky, to Alaska, to now Wisconsin. Me from Cheektowaga, NY to Corfu, NY to Lake Orion, MI. We pick up the phone and talk as if it were yesterday we last talked. I flew 4 or 5 times to Alaska to see her and she’s coming to the lake this summer. She’s now legally blind. Love her like a sister!

  3. Carol Stout says:

    I have known my BFF since we were in second grade together and she went and told our teacher that I wouldn’t play with her. We still laugh about that! So that means I have known Jan, and I can’t believe this, for almost 55 years!

  4. Besides my Mom it would be my friend who I feel is like an older sister and we have known each other for 38 years.

  5. Winnie Nielsen says:

    It seems that I have lucky to have a few BFF as my life has moved from one state and phase to another. Most recently, I would say my neighbor of 30 years.

    This author is new to me and I am intrigued about her works and your endorsement. I am always on the look for great books to read and enjoy.

  6. Sorry, I do not have a favorite author but i tend to be fond of autobiographies so with that said, today it is Eric Breaden’s, I’ll be Damned.

  7. Lori Morton says:

    I have a BFF that is like my big sister…and Aunt to my Kiddo’s…we have known each other for almost 40 years…she is Awesome!! My other BFF is definitely my sweet Daughter…& she just turned 40 this year. My BFF’s are truly my Heart…

    Thank you for chance to win this Great book too! 😀

  8. Susan says:

    I don’t have a favorite author, but I am the middle of three sisters. I am very close to my sisters and think this would be a good story to read. Thanks!

  9. Krista says:

    I have known my BFF for 11 years now. We meet in our English class in high school. I was new to the school and he made me feel right at home. We were lucky enough to graduate together not only from high school but from college as well. He has always been by my side and I’m blessed to have a guy as my best friend! The drama is very minimal that way!

  10. Carol Johnson says:

    My best friendS forever are my daughter and my mother. Both are godly women who will speak the truth in love even if that means telling me not to wear something I thought looked fabulous on me. I’ve known my daughter for thirty years and my mom for fifty-eight.

  11. Deb Ritchey says:

    My best friend I have known for 43 years it is my daughter

  12. jo Wray says:

    One of my friends I have kept contact with since I was 6. I moved we wrote letters through high school and some of college. We then reconnected again through letters and cards. It was a comfort when we lost our Moms . I moved a lot. Keeping in contact by letters is an old form of communication . This has followed by a friendship of a college friend since we were 18 — about 50 years through letters ,and phone calls, and some visits. These friends provided continuity when I moved , changed schools etc.
    I have read most of Marie Boswick’s books. They are a treasure to enjoy. I look forward to reading this book also. I was fortunate to meet and hear her speak at a quilt Group. Wishing her continuing success in her writing.

  13. Elizabeth Lazor says:

    My BFF is my husband of 22 years!

  14. Karen says:

    By best friend is my older sister Eileen. Some days we don’t talk but it is like she knows when I need that pick me up phone call or a special card in the mail. We have been sisters for 56 years. We have always been very close. It is only the miles that keep us apart.

  15. Diana Parsons says:

    My younger sister is my bff. I held her hand to walk her to the school bus for the first time. I am almost 63 and she is almost 60 but it seems like yesterday.

  16. Michelle Kirby says:

    42 years

  17. susan b says:

    My BFF (s) – sister – sister – mom 🙂

    We’re still close. I could never understand people that don’t get along with their sisters?! Who do they talk to – who do they have to tell them the unvarnished truth?!?

  18. Kristie says:

    I would have to say my BFF is my daughter Laney–so I’ve known her for 3 years now! lol I’m so grateful to have her in my life 🙂

  19. Denvalee Corff says:

    I have been blessed with 2 wonderful sisters, 4 amazing daughters, and a sweet friend since 7th grade!!! How thankful I am!!!

  20. Michelle Wood says:

    My BFF? My beautiful sister Leasa of course. What would I do without her? Love her to the Moon and back.

  21. Michele says:

    I have two bff. My mom for 42 years and my friend from High school Katie for 25 years.

  22. Valerie says:

    I’ve known my bff for 26 years!

  23. Kaycee F says:

    My BFF ‘s husband, Sister, Mother, and a whole lot of others! I’ve know them all for many years!!!

  24. Becky Davies says:

    Almost 47 years! Since about 1970… for my first BFF.
    20 years … 1997 for my next BFF. Time flies and they are great ladies. So blessed.

  25. Amber says:

    Sine I was in 5th grade and we will both turn 30 within the next few months. When we were in highschool we found out that branches of our family tree cross and that we are actually cousins somewhere along the line!

  26. Donna Chism says:

    I’ve known my bff for 51 years this summer, we met when we were 4 and I moved to the neighborhood, we’ve been friends ever since.

  27. Teri says:

    I’ve known my BFF for 60 years! 😊

  28. Gaye Durst says:

    My BFF and I met 39 years ago! I was in 7th and she was in 8th. She and my then best friend a boy, had eyes for each other. She was afraid of me because she thought since I was friends with another girl that had eyes for him, I’d beat her up! Lol she soon learned on a very long walk one night, I was not a fighter and a very get along type gal!
    We’ve been besties ever since, even when we live far apart, it doesn’t change the heart!

  29. Bonnie ellis says:

    My best friend is my husband. He was my camp counsellor at our church camp. He is four years older than I and we have been married 55 years. It really seems like only yesterday that we met!

  30. Ann Austin says:

    About fifteen years!

  31. Carol Vagher says:

    I have known my BFF for 40 years now and have been married to him for nearly 28! Love him more than ever!

  32. Cathy R says:

    My BFF is coming from Texas next week to visit me in Idaho for the 8th time. We met when I was 19, 50 years ago and she has visited me every where I have lived even in the Netherlands. I love all the BFF stories. Thank you MaryJane for the giveaway. Sounds like a wonderful summertime read! Blessings!

  33. Karen Hennip says:

    I knew mine for thirty-odd years. But she was killed in a car acvident a couple of years ago.

  34. Linda Olson says:

    My best friend, Kathy and I have been friends for 65 years, since first grade in Miss Scott’s class.
    We recently spent some time together in Key Largo, wish I could upload the picture.

  35. Amy Murillo says:

    I have known my bff for 5 years. Our lives were tragically brought together when her husband had a very bad motorcycle accident while on a ride with my husband. Sadly, my husband hit a deer while on a ride 5 weeks later. Both thankfully survived, but the damage to their brains has changed our lives forever. Our bond and friendship has gotten us through many a rough time and I couldn’t imagine not having this dear friend in my life.

  36. Sandi King says:

    Best friends? I have one or two BFF girl-friends. Vickie and I met when we worked together in Security for a steel factory about 20 years ago and Laura and I have known each other for at least that long. But I also have a third BFF and that is my youngest son, Mark. We think alike, say the same things at the same time, he can get me out of a bad mood quickly and I can do the same for him. We laugh a lot and have a good relationship. We don’t always see eye to eye but we don’t stay mad or argue for long. He has always been there to take care of me when I needed taking care of like when I dislocated my shoulder when I fell because of black ice. If there was something I saw and liked he would try to get it for me, like my girlfriend Vickie does for me. It is nice when a family member can be a BFF too. I have never read Marie Bostwick but it sounds like she writes the kind of stories I do read. Y’all have a happy day.

  37. Debbe J. says:

    Ditto…my daughter is my best friend and travel buddy. Going on 23 years. I want to ne just like her when I grow up!

  38. Debbe J. says:

    Ditto…my daughter is my best friend and travel buddy. Going on 23 years. I want to be just like her when I grow up!

  39. This would be a great book selection for our book club!

  40. GL Dvorak says:

    63 yrs; my Mom who taught me how to make a discard into something useful and beautiful, taught me about beautiful things from linens to furniture, taught me how to decorate, how to be thrifty. She is 82 now and has lived every year of her life fully. She was a librarian for many years, a school-teacher grades 1-8 when she was 17 years old. She has been my best girl-friend since I’ve been an adult, an optimist and steady light in the world all around her.

  41. Avis says:

    My 16 year old daughter! It is a joy to have a daughter!

  42. Judy says:

    I have to admit my hubby is my BFF. We’ve known each other for 48 years & been married for 42 of those years. ❤️

  43. Jacqueline Christie says:

    I have 3 BFF’s. My first BFF and I met while we were on vacation, and we stayed at her parent’s cottages, when I was around 10-11, so it’s been roughly 50 years for us. We just hit it off like we had always been together. We even stood up in each others wedding. Even though we don’t get to see each other very often, when we do it’s like we’ve never been apart. My second BFF and I met in high school, so it’s been 46 years for us. We’ve always been like sisters, and people often ask us if we are. My third BFF and I met at work, so it’s been about 28 years for us. We connected on such a soul level it’s uncanny. I have such a special bond with each of them, that I cannot pick one over the other.

  44. Idamarie Settlemyer says:

    I’ve known my Best Friend since 8th grade, and we are celebrating our 50th
    class reunion this year!.

  45. Shelley says:

    My best friend and I have known each other for thirty years, we first met at work when we were just little chicks and now we’re the old hens! Although we have moved apart ( to different states) we have continued to talk ALL the time and it truly feels like we are still just as close as if we saw each other every day. What a wonderful life blessing!

  46. Gail Karls says:

    I known my BFF over 12 years. She was my brother-in-laws partner, they have split, but she is still my BFF.

  47. Dena True says:

    I’ve known my bff for 50 years, since she movedfrom Texas to our small hometown of LA Plata, Missouri when we were 10 years old, in fifth grade! We lived a block away from each other, closer if we took the shortcut between back yards in our neighborhood. We loved reading books, especially the Judy Bolton mystery series. We’ve been soul sisters from the beginning, and are still close today. I can’t imagine my life without her!

  48. Diane Brown says:

    My mother is my best friend, so I’ve known her all my life – 58 years, to be exact.

  49. LaNell Robertson says:

    I have known mine for 69 years! She is my sweet cousin. We are sisters in the Lord.

  50. Patricia Olsen says:

    I’ve known my bff for about 30 years since we started an inner city ministry. We also share the same birthday. We now live 900 miles apart but still love to talk and text.

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GIVEAWAY: “Moo-n Over Main Street, Blue Moon”

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For a chance to win a copy of my Moo-n Over Main Street Metropolis children’s book, tell me if you wrote a children’s book about an animal, what that animal would be in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-June.

A 34-page cowpanion to my fifth book, Milk Cow Kitchen, this adorable adventure story is about a milk cow named Sally O’Mally who finds love in the home of a single mom and her daughter who never gave up hope that someday, they’d have a backyard milk cow. Includes five reader-to-child educational pages that are jam-packed with conversational questions, including an irresistible hands-on project.

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  1. Michelle Kirby says:

    A blue bear

  2. Lori Morton says:

    If I wrote a book for kiddo’ would HAVE to be about a Bear!! lol After all..I am the Mombear round here..and also known as Grammabear to a few Grankiddos now too. 🙂

    Thank you for chance to wun your AWESOME Book too!! 😀

  3. Amy Murillo says:

    I would write about a rooster, lots of inspiration here on our little plot of land!

  4. I would say an albino buffalo, where I was raised in Alaska their lives an albino buffalo, quite a remarkable animal.

  5. Linda Killian says:

    A very naughty sloth.

  6. amber says:

    I would love to do barnyard animals.

  7. Sheila Morse says:

    A cat named Harrison

  8. The true story of my pet black widow spider.

  9. I would probably write about a Jersey heifer calf since we have plenty of them around here.

  10. Gaye Durst says:

    I once in the back of my mind had an ongoing story about the two dogs I was taking care of. They were based on thier daily happenings but pulled more elaborate. I do wish I had wrote those down. Now I’d write about a chicken! She’d have many adventures with her buddies.

  11. Cindy Parker says:


  12. Mari Lewis says:

    The REAL relationship between cats and dogs – keeping my animals in mind.

  13. Vicki Allen says:

    once I wrote a story about a goose when I was in school so I would say a goose

  14. If I wrote a kids book using a certain animal, it would be a Hedgehog.

  15. Ann Austin says:

    I would write a book about mice.
    When my son was little I always told him stories of mice, mine lived deep in the ground but interacted with the ones in the city, and battled trolls. 😊 The mice always won!

  16. Cindy Meade says:

    So ? I am a storyteller can I use your book and promote it whenever I tell your stories. I do not do this for profit just as a fun way to reach kids. Hopefully one day at kids camps. I do Bible stories too never for profit.
    If your answer is yes where can I find your books.
    If I wrote a book I would pick a turtle. I am always sticking my neck out!!!!

  17. Vicki says:

    I have a story written and am working on about our horribly abused horse Barney. I am hoping to publish it this year sometime. I also have one in mind about chickens wanting a new coop.

  18. gloria fuller says:

    The critters of wild weed farm: a mad hatted groundhog; a blustry very tall rabbit; and a very timid skunk. That is all i’m sharing.

  19. Faye brown says:

    I would write a book about elephants, mama and family never leave the young
    unattended or behind . They also will attack anything that goes after their babies and of coarse elephants never forgets anything,
    so Younghans beware!

  20. melissa says:

    An Alpine Goat named Grace who wants to be a prima ballerina

  21. Leisa Joan says:

    My daughter wrote a book about a girl that turns into a cat at night, when she was in 2nd grade. Very inventive.

  22. Avis says:

    About our cats! They know us better than we know ourselves and can set the clock by them!

  23. Honey says:

    This is an easy question to answer, my very first dog (which I didn’t get until I was an adult), was a dalmatian. She was a great dog, but unfortunately ended up having diabetes in her later years. So my book would be titled, “Daisy, the Diabetic Dalmatian”. I’d use her story to educate children about diabetes, insulin shots, and how you can still be a happy energetic dog even with this disease.

  24. susan b says:

    It would be a rabbit we had called “Big White”. She was a tame rabbit that my husband found running up the road, that someone had dumped out. I took her to the vet and found out she had not had a good life. She had overgrown teeth and was blind. The vet told me that she could have a good life – so we got her teeth fixed and let her live her last year in luxury. She was the sweetest (very very big) bunny!

  25. Joyce Huber says:

    My daughter wrote a story about a bear in grade school and her sister did the illustration for her. She won and it was made into a hardback book. Very impressed. Now she’s a high school English teacher. If I wrote a book it would be about a dog.

  26. Tonia Ladd says:

    My story would be about helping my grandfather milk his cows. Though I was raised in the city in Montana, every summer my parents would take our family to Arkansas where we would stay at my grandparents farm. It was a big deal to sleep with Pa because whoever slept with him got to get up before dawn and help him milk the cows. All of the kids would fight for their chance to help milk cows and gather eggs. I was the youngest of all the kids so It seemed to me like I would never have my turn. I was always told that I was too little to do all of the hard work. Finally one year I threw such a fit for my turn my grandpa relented. The first morning I slept so hard I missed my chance. When I awoke and discovered that I had missed my turn I cried and whined all day about how unfair it was. That evening grandpa made a point to tell me that I had to get up very early and be ready to go when he was. I barely slept that night, I was so excited.
    We got up before sunrise and headed to the barn for our chores. I was sleepy but determined. I was finally gonna be helping like the big kids. I had no idea what I was getting into. Everything was difficult for this five year old city slicker. What was a teat? Why wasn’t the milk coming out. Why were the chickens so mean? The real shocker was when we took the bucket of warm milk back to the house and I sat down for my first bowl of cereal with “real” milk. I hated it! All of the milk I had ever had came from a carton of cold milk that we got from the store. I hated that warm milk! It didn’t taste like anything I had ever had. And where was the fun that the older kids bragged about???
    I never helped milk the cows again. Looking back now I’m grateful for the experience I had with my pa-pa.
    I wonder if I would like the taste of fresh unpasteurized milk now. And have considered getting a milk cow for my little farm here on my grandfathers land. But my grandchildren live in Montana. No one to fight over who would help grandma milk the cow…

  27. Jessica Murray says:

    I would definitely write a children’s’ book about horses!

  28. Definitely the MAJESTIC COW♡! The soft, breezy dairyland in Upstate New York caressingly floats me back to the Dignity and Beauty of Mother Nature…

  29. Jana Blackwood says:

    If I wrote a book, it would be about my Basset hounds, Buck and Clyde.

  30. Angie says:

    A turtle in New York City!!! Why? Or a happy white rabbit.

  31. Josieclare says:

    I would most definitely write about my Texas roadrunner that darts across my back yard in the country. He’s even come up on my back porch and peered at me through my french doors!

  32. Sarah Marshall says:

    After watching robins build a nest, I would like to know more!

  33. Darcy Koch says:

    If I would write a children’s book I would write about a Panda Bear.

  34. Arlene Gallegos says:

    Many years ago I used to tell my girls about a flying dog. So if I wrote a book it would be about Sally the flying dog.

  35. Lynn pittman says:

    Snappy the turtle

  36. Teresa nall says:

    It I wrote a book it would definitely be about a cow. They are by far my favorite farm animal. I grew up with cows, my favorite being jersey heffer who’s name was Maude. You could milk her, ride on her back, lay on her. She would even wear a hat.

  37. Beth Andrepont says:

    Await would have to write about puppies and their mischievous antics.

  38. Cindy Abbey says:

    I wrote a book and still have it. It is about a Squirrel and his adventures and his love of popcorn and new friends on the farm. I still have it!

  39. Kimberly Bedtelyon says:

    My pet raccoon that I had as a child.

  40. Christine says:

    My Blue Heeler, definitely! I have never ever had a dog as goofy as he is!

  41. Patricia Moore says:

    Yes, I did write a book for my 1st Granddaughter. Grace. It was a book about Gilly, the
    seagull who only had the use of one leg (hurt in an accident)-the other gulls left her alone until one day she warned the other gulls about a bad bird that would hurt them.
    The other gulls thanked Gilly and kept her as a friend after that.

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GIVEAWAY: “All American Clothespins, Blue Moon”

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    I’d help my mom pull the laundry off the line & it always smelled so fresh.

  2. Kathy McCourt Cox says:

    My Mom was a single busy person , raising two daughters, working two jobs , pinching pennies and going non stop. A early riser, she always hung a line of laundry out to dry and did cooked us breakfast every morning before her crazy day started. My job was to take it down and fold it when I got home from school. I had a lot of early conversations in our backyard early in the morning with her. Wish I could still do that . She passed on. But I can still remember the good sweet smell of my sheets on my bed, that had been sun kissed , and the great conversations innovative hard working Mom.

  3. Joan Hendrix says:

    My mother hanging our wet laundry until dad approved an electric dryer in 1972! We lived in Phoenix and his famous line was, “the sun shines almost every day, why spend money on electricity!”. She had a suntan right through her blouses. But oh, that dry laundry (collected as the new wet load was hung) smelled so good! I have plans for a clothesline here at our new old house in Virginia. Thank you!

  4. Cheryl Bell says:

    Mom would always hang our clothes out to dry so when we couldnt find mom in the house thats where she would be.we tried to help her by pulling the towels off the line my sister would try to stand on her little red trike to reach them.

    • Karen says:

      I grew up with a pulley clothesline…we could pin the clothes on the line while standing on our porch. When I got married, my husband put a pulley line up for me. The line went fromm our back porch, across our pool to high in a pine tree past the driveway.
      We hosted a swim at our place for two families and supplied the swimsuits for all 13 swimmers. I washed all those swimsuits plus towels and hung them on that line. It was a line full. Imagine my dismay when I looked out there later in the day to see my lovely clothesline along with some of those clean bathing suits and towels laying in my pool! Ah well, time to find a new location for the clothesline!

  5. Starletta Schipp says:

    One of my most favorite memories is hanging laundry on the line while my 2 toddler daughters were playing nearby. The cherry blossoms were at the peak of the season. A breeze blew by showering us with a flurry petals. It was a moment of perfect bliss for me.

  6. Susan says:

    Memory? I still have a clothesline and like to hang clothes out even though today it is a choice and not a necessity. Growing up I always like the challenge of getting the laundry to hang using as few clothespins as necessary. LOVE towels and sheets that are line dried. Thanks for the link to All American, had no clue such a company existed and I love things Made in America!

  7. Elaine Holmes says:

    After removing the wash from the wringer washing machine, I carried the wicker basket to the clothesline. I remember pinning my sister’s cloth diapers on the clothesline. Socks went up one by one. Pants were hung by the waist. White dress shirts that my dad wore were hung upside down by the side seams. A bag was hooked on the line that held the clothes pins. I remember the fresh linen smell as clothes were removed from from the line. Sheets hung from the line were wonderful to sleep on. You could feel the freshness. Time to carry that load to the house.

  8. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I purchased some of these heavy duty American made clothespins and there is nothing that even compares to their function and durability. For one, they are larger, heavier and great for items like wet jeans or other heavy items. Second, the springs are strong and don’t snap or twist.I really l love the ones I have and would love some extras as I run out and have to use the cheaper ones to finish up.

    With all of our natural sunny weather, hanging clothes out on the line just makes sense and everything smells fresh and clean. Using the popular homemade detergent recipe that I learned at MJF and clothesline, laundry expenses are amazingly minimal.

    Thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway.

  9. amber says:

    My husband built me a HUGE clothes line a couple years back. We live in a rural area, but in town. I have to laugh because people think I’m weird that I hang my clothes out to dry. Even women who are middle age tell me “I remember my Grandmother doing that) and apparently its such a rarity because no one hardly does it anymore even though I live in the country. I just take pride in knowing I’m keeping something on the old fashioned side alive and going. Jokes on them though because I’m the one saving money on my electric pill from not running my dryer 😉

  10. Lee Ellen says:

    Growing up as a small child my mom did use a clothesline but as I got older she preferred the dryer. She is a city gal through and through, likes her conveniences. When I married I could hardly wait to get a clothesline. Everything country, old school, or simple life appeales to me. The smell of clothesline dried items is wonderful. It is hard for me imagine someone not wanting to use a clothesline!

  11. CJ Armstrong says:

    We hung clothes outside in all seasons when I was growing up on the farm. We had to go to town to wash them at the “laundromat”, which at that time were wringer washers and it took forever. My mom had us hang clothes outside even in the winter. They always froze and we had to bring them in and hang them around the house to thaw and dry. I never could figure out why we just didn’t hang them in the house to start with.

    After getting married I swore I’d always use a dryer which I did for many years, but after moving back to Colorado and having my own house here in the country on what was part of our farm, I decided to go back to hanging them outside. I LOVE THE SMELL of laundry dried in our fresh, Colorado air and sunshine!

  12. sharon s says:

    I am the oldest of nine children. I hung many clothes and diapers outside and in a damp basement with an electric fan to circulate air! I enjoy hanging out clothes now. But I don’t do underwear like the “old days”!

  13. CJ Armstrong says:

    P.S. There is nothing like good WOODEN clothespins! The plastic ones just don’t do the job very well!

  14. Molly Welsh says:

    With seven children my mum hanged a LOT of laundry. My sisters & I learned very early how to hang laundry. I stil to this day hang as much of my laundry as is possible. The smell is so much better and unlike many folks I DO LIKE the feel of line dried towels on my skin. Strange, but true. And like Kathy I would love to be able to hang laundry again with my mum.

  15. Beverly Potts says:

    My favorite memory. I used cloth diapers on my children and I can remember hanging them out with my first of three sons at my feet. He is 36 now.
    We are now in the process of purchasing a ” Farm House” in Powell Butte Oregon.
    And to my happy surprise it has an old time cloths line just like the one I had when my children were home.:)

  16. Krista says:

    Those are some nice large clothespins. They would be perfect for hanging up my heavy bath towels! My favorite memory of hanging was when we would hang sheets and blankets and walk through them like we were in a maze! I loved that as a kid.

  17. Susanne says:

    My grandma had a little “wash house” where she did her laundry for years. I remember watching with fascination as she would run the clothes through the wringer. Then I would “help” her put the clothes in a little laundry cart on wheels, we’d push it over to the clothes line and hang it all in the sun to dry. It’s one of my sweet memories of grandma.

    When we bought our first house, there was an area about 5 feet wide between a couple of the outside walls with a sidewalk to the shed. My creative, think-outside-the-box husband screwed in hooks on each wall and stretched clothes lines between those walls. I loved hanging the laundry out there! It was a nice little hidden spot. In May when the lilies of the valley were blooming on the edge of the sidewalk it smelled heavenly!

  18. Mary Frances Rauch says:

    My unusual memory of clotheslines would be that Mother would dash out to hang clothes and often come running back into house bitterly complaining that my Dad had NOT disconnected the electric antennae for his old radio from her metal clothesline. He said it got perfect reception that way, but on the other hand, my Mother got electrical shocks when she touched the lines with wet clothing! We lived through it and now it’s a perfect source of long-ago memories and laughter.

  19. Elisabeth Perkins says:

    Our house is on a hill so we have nice breezes that blow through. Which makes for the perfect wrinkle free, sun-dried clothes!!

  20. Jodel Guerrero says:

    My mom had 5 kids Father left I was oldest girl one of my most enjoyable times was when I got to hang laundry being outside the sweet smell of clean sheets and clothes it was a glorious time out

  21. Bette Arado says:

    Hanging my doll cloths while my Mom hung ours Bette

  22. Lori Morton says:

    I still hang laundry outside!! Love seeing it blowing in the breeze, making everything fresh & smelling of sunshine! 🙂 We have 7 Kiddo’s, and I didn’t have a dryer til the last one was out of school & out on his own! But still LOVE hanging things on the clothesline! 🙂

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! 😀

  23. Diana Shelton says:

    Hanging laundry on the line brings back wonderful playful memories of my childhood and not so long ago my own children running in and out and around the sheets blowing in the wind. Hanging laundry on the line was a time of spending time outside each doing their own duty of chores. An then running out to grab them in the midst of a rain storm; was a time of fun and laughter, it never failed to rain. lol Memories: [hearing my moms laughter], I dedicate this to her, she has terminal cancer and after fighting cancer for 3years she only has 6-9 mo. to live according to the professional doctors. May we never forget those little things in life that mean so much to us.

  24. LeAnne Burt says:

    They look sturdy!! I love that something to hold the wranglers!

  25. Faye brown says:

    Easy memory! Grandmas house in the country every summer where she had a bag (made to look like a small dress) hanging from the clothesline full of clothes pins just as you described. My sister and I would help to hang clothes in the warmth of the sunshine and were taught to stand back and look at the beauty of the clothes gently swaying to the warm whiffs of wind. Those clothes pins found there way dangling on our ears and towel diapers for our dolls! I still have the bag and a couple of the clothes pins which I proudly display in my laundry.

  26. Lorraine Hess says:

    I love the smell of clean laundry fresh from the line! What a joy to get in bed at night & smell the great outdoors. I can picture the chickens running around my feet as I’m at the wash line.

  27. Rebecca Darrington says:

    Clothespins! That one word evokes so many memories of old, as well as “now-a-days”.
    Clothes hanging on the line, then and now. Mom replacing the old wooden pins with the new plastic one, only to go back to the old wooden ones, which she kept, because the plastic ones broke so easily.
    We painted them and put them on our ears for earrings, we used them to keep our lunch bags closed, and in a pinch, when we pulled the string from our hooded sweatshirts used them to keep the hood in place.
    I use them now as before, plus so many other uses. I have a clothespin love, and the old clothespin bags that hung on the line to keep the pins-priceless, I still have Grandmas!!

  28. janamarieje says:

    I grew up watching and helping my mom and my grandparents using a clothes line and I love the way everything smells as you take the clothes off the line and folding them. I try to use the clothes line for all my drying needs every chance I can to relive those great memories of growing up.

  29. Hilve Firek says:

    I continue to make memories of hanging out laundry every week! My favorite chore!

  30. Sara Knight says:

    I grew up hanging clothes on the line but these days I use clothespins to hang three vintage aprons for my laundry room window valance. They also do ice storm duty by holding sheets in place over potted herbs on my deck. I would love to have handmade clothespins to use and put in my vintage clothespin bag.

  31. phyllis says:

    I would hand the clothespins to my mom as we moved down the line. The clothespins were the round-top kind. To this day, I love to hang out clothes, sheets and towels because everything smells so fresh.
    Thank you.
    Happy Spring!

  32. Joy Giles says:

    Watching my sister wrap herself in a sheet and proceeding dancing about the yard while I finished getting in the rest of the wash.

  33. Grace says:

    I loved the sheets flapping in the breeze!

  34. Keri Carwile says:

    I’ve got two loads drying on the line now. Watching it blowing in the wind makes me smile!

  35. Teresa yoho says:

    As one of 12 children washing tennis shoes was a big job! The shoes took up the entire clothes line! Imagine! All those shoes in different sizes on that line! 🙂

  36. Teri Schneider says:

    My mom and I always hung clothes on the line when I was a child. There were 8 of us in the family and if the clothes stood a chance in getting ALL washed and dried in the same day, the clothesline was the only way! I now hang my clothes on the line too and have taught that fun pastime to my newly married daughter.

  37. Joyce Hein says:

    My favourite memory of hanging clothes is doing the sheets…and then crawling into those fresh line-dried sheets in the evening. It seems I always sleep better the day the sheets are washed 🙂

  38. Jen says:

    I don’t have a favorite memory with my momma, she had a dryer. I love hanging them with my kids now. They love playing in the “fort” between the sheets. They always smell wonderful and feel so crisp.

  39. Ellen Gerzina says:

    I have always hung out clothes even if the wind is 100mph in Oklahoma!

  40. Brianne says:

    I remember helping my grandmother with the laundry in the summers when I visited. I’d help her put the wash up to dry on the line in the backyard. And she’d send me back out to collect it when it was dry. I don’t think I ever complained! Line dried laundry is one of my favorite things and favorite smells as an adult. I’m glad to live somewhere where we can have a line. In the winter I even have an in-house drying rack my husband built hanging from the ceiling next to the wood stove!

  41. Rebecca M. says:

    Monday was always wash day when I was growing up. I’ve always enjoyed hanging clothes on a clothesline. I’d always try to line everything up perfectly; towels, washcloths, sheets, pillow cases. Then I’d do the same thing with the clothes; all the pants had to be in a line, then all the shirts. It was fun for me most days. In the winter, though, the clothes would sometimes freeze on the line before they’d dry. My mother used to always tell us that it was okay. It would soften the material. I don’t know if that was the case or not, but my mother said it so I believed it. Nothing better than good clothespins.

  42. Chrissy says:

    As oldest of six children, one of the best “alone times,” was removing the sun-dried clothes, sitting near the cellar hill under the peach tree and folding them. I remember there being a LOT of diapers.

  43. Brenda Langford says:

    I love to hang laundry. My favorite was when my children were babies and seeing all their tiny clothes hanging on the line.

  44. Elizabeth Otto says:

    I love to hang clothes outside for it gives them a wonderful smell.

  45. Kate Craig says:

    I loved hanging the laundry and wish I still had a clothesline. And taking fresh smelling sheets off the line was pure bliss.

  46. Joyce Huber says:

    When the weather warms up I like to hang up my clothes outside. Saves on electricity and I enjoy the fresh smell. I even bought these clothespin and they are the best.

  47. Lorrie Gray says:

    Clothes pin memories – helping my grandmother take the laundry off the clothesline, I could only help since the Oklahoma wind could get strong, and I was too short to help hang clothes on the line. We used a wooden fruit basket to drop the clothes pin in for the next laundry day. Grandma Mac always made a game of it. I can still smell the fresh scent of clean clothes, feel the warmth of the sun on them, and the wind blowing my hair. Good memories.

  48. Karen Hennip says:

    Hanging beach towels on the line after a trip to Lake Michigan.

  49. Sandy T. says:

    I have a lot of memories of helping my mom haul the laundry out to the clothesline, hanging it up, and sometimes racing raindrops to get it off the line. I can’t wait for my husband to get my clothesline back up! I love the smell of line dried clothes!

  50. Carol Vagher says:

    Remember my mom and all my aunts in the neighborhood hanging all their clothes out on the clotheslines and all of us kids running through the clothes!

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Winners!!! Giveaways: Spring Fever

In the Apr/May issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Spring Fever,” I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win some special giveaways. Following, you’ll find the winners of all five giveaways. Thank you to all who participated by leaving comments, and stay tuned for more giveaways in each issue of MaryJanesFarm. If you’re not yet a subscriber to MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.


The winner of my “Spring Fever, Lemon Wreath” giveaway is Dalene Hamilton, who left this comment in response to “Tell me what you most look forward to when you sit down with an issue of MaryJanesFarm.” (488 comments!)

“I would love to win this wreath to give to my mother-in-law to put on her door at her new home in Golden Age Nursing facility. She’d be the talk of her hall. Thank you for your magazine and giveaways.”


The winner of my “Spring Fever, Lemon Sign” giveaway is Mary Katherine Hook, who left this comment in response to “Share your favorite quote.” (586 comments!)

“I have been a fan of Erma Bombeck and MaryJane for many years. I live with my daughter, son-in-law, and 27-month-old grandson. Last year at 21 months old, he was diagnosed with a golf-ball-sized brain tumor. He had brain surgery on August 11, 2016. We believed the tumor was gone, but when he had an MRI in December, it showed the thing was growing back. He is currently undergoing an 18-month-long protocol of chemotherapy. My beautiful daughter has dealt with these obstacles with grace and hope. She has started an informational blog to help other families of children with cancer. Her blog is called, “Navigating the Impossible.” She is making “Lemonade out of lemons.” I would like to win the sign for her. I would purchase it for her, but our finances have taken a huge hit. I hope that I can give this to her as a blessing.”


The winner of my “Spring Fever, Lemon Pillow Covers” giveaway is Jane Jones, who left this comment in response to “Tell me about a time in your life that you made lemonade because life-had-given-you-lemons.” (87 comments!)

“I went into the Navy thinking you could go anywhere you wanted to. I was really disappointed to find out I’d be going to Bethesda, Maryland, instead of Hawaii. All that “brass”! No one thought I’d get through it because I don’t bow and scrape. What I DO do though, is to find all types of people genuinely valuable and interesting. It was pretty cold in MD sometimes, no beaches or pineapples I’d so hoped for, but I thrived because the people were so awesome.”


The winner of my “Spring Fever, Lemon Clock” giveaway is Briana Della Bitta, who left this comment in response to “Tell me what your chosen fruit or vegetable would be and why.” (99 comments!)

“I would choose the lemon! Lemons are a huge part of our daily health routine. I juice lemons and add them to my water upon wakening to stimulate the liver and rid my body of toxins. Lemons are used in my soups, lemon zest in chicken dishes, lemon slices added to our water and tea. I also use lemon juice in the summer to add natural highlights to my hair; I even use it as part of a honey face mask I use for brightening. Lemons are pure sunshine and such a happy, healing fruit!”


The THREE winners of my “Spring Fever, Killer Bee Honey” giveaway are: Corine Runnion, renee cariglia, and Jaci Chambers, who left these comments in response to “Share what you would do with not one, but THREE jars of killer-good honey.” (631 comments!)

Corine: “I would make some honey boy cookies, and some honey whole wheat bread, use in ice tea, so many wonderful things to use honey in.”

renee: “I would donate those 3 jars of Organic Killer Bee Honey to St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, located in Reno’s downtown district, which witnesses homeless people …”

Jaci: “I love my matcha green tea in the afternoon to get me through the rest of the day, and I always sweeten it with honey! I actually replace almost all of the sugar in any recipe with honey, so it is a major staple in my household!”

Thank you to the nearly 1,900 women who responded with such thoughtful comments! If you’re one of our winners, keep an eye out for an e-mail from the farm.

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  7. Winnie Nielsen says:

    A big congratulations to all of the winners today!! Enjoy these fantastic gifts.

  8. Krista says:

    Wow congratulations ladies! Those are some wonderful Spring gifts! Enjoy!

  9. Linda Olander says:


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