Monday, March 14, 2011

Homesteading Book Giveaway Winners

It's time to announce the winners of the homesteading books giveaway, and I do so with just a smidgen of trepidation.  The delivery date for my books keeps getting pushed back, and I don't have the books in hand as I write this.  Tracking reveals that my package moved from Kentucky to three different cities in Pennsylvania, two of which could obviously have been the point where it was put on a delivery truck.  Then it went to New Jersey.  Now it's back in my neighborhood, but in the city where it first seemed to go amiss before.  There's no telling where it will go from there.  This is all to say, that I'd like to promise to get the books in the mail and sent to the winners right away, but I'm waiting to see what the routing gizmos decide to do with that package.

It was great to hear from so many small-scale homesteaders and aspiring homesteaders.  It struck me that an unusual number of you included blueberries among your productive plants.  I can certainly see the appeal.  We've got seven blueberry plants ourselves, and we hope to see our first harvest this year.

Anyway, without further ado, let's get to the winners  The random number generator decided that...

Copy #1 of The Urban Homestead goes to Melynda, who blogs at Mom's Sunday Cafe

Copy #2 of The Urban Homestead goes to Dea-Chan,who blogs at Craziness and More!

The Backyard Homestead goes to Cindy Naas Stapleton near Minneapolis.

I hope that all three books will lead to more food production in backyards.  Go forth, winners, and feed yourselves!  But first, please leave your full names and mailing addresses in the comments by Friday, March 18th.  Comments will be moderated for the time being, and your information will not be published.  If I don't hear from any particular winner by this Friday, I'll generate another random number and try again.

Confidential to the element near Mpls who entered the drawing, and all the rest of you who are still reading, I would have loved for your number to come up, just so my curiosity could have been satisfied.  Addressing a package to Polonium would have been pretty nifty.  Or perhaps your name is Niobe Copperfield? That your identity will remain an enduring mystery is not an unappealing thought.


Mandi from Delaware said...

Kate, not sure where to put this, but could you tell us more about your outdoor cooking station?

Kate said...

Mandi, I plan to post about my solar cooking station in the next few weeks. If there's anything in particular you'd like to know, just say so and I'll try to incorporate it into my post.

Mandi from Delaware said...

Kate, I just want to know about the set up and such. I have put a woodstove outside for canning and was contemplating building a rocket stove. A consumate homesteading voyeur, I want to know what others are doing on their "small holdings in urban or suburban areas" (don't want to get a cease and desist order, you know)