Monday, February 6, 2012

Paying it Forward

Nothing like an unexpected accolade from a friend to brighten up your day.  Modern Day Redneck nominated me for the Liebster award.  The icing on the cake was that he referred to me as his 'teacher' when it seems to me I've learned a lot more from him than the other way around!  But it sure was a bright spot in my day and now I get to pay it forward.  

Here are the rules:
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award.

3. Pick your favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.

4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.
It's hard to choose just five from the many that I read every day.  But here are my five: 
Lamb of Frippery Farm who I first met through the chatroom.  A world class lady who carves a homestead out of the west Texas desert ...quite a feat in itself.  But she also bravely wrangles teenagers and an ever growing menagerie as her Darlin' Man seems to bring home a new critter every time she lets him out of her sight.  
Humblewife of Double Nickel Farm who is the epitome of all things wholesome and good.  She loves the Lord and embraces all her roles ...wife, mother, homemaker, homesteader ...with grace and humility and enthusiasm.  
KX59 and Southern Belle of Bells A Ringing are a husband and wife team, emphasis on team.  They are 'on the same page' and yet autonomous in their perspectives when they each post on the shared blog.  Sometimes serious, sometimes humorous and sometimes downright hilarious ...but always well worth the read.  
Melissa at Kids and Canning Jars is a homeschooling mom with a knack for canning and all things frugal.  She cans hotdogs ... who'd have thunk it possible?  She dehydrates citrus ...again ...I never would have thought of that.  Maybe I've just led a sheltered life in my homesteading ventures so far, but I always look forward to her new posts.  I just know I'm going to have an 'a-HA!' moment!
Last but not least, is Kate at The Craftivist who is one talented lady!  She can knit and crochet and sew.  If it's crafty ...this lady can do it.  She even did a post on making homemade Bouncy Balls fun is that?!? 
If you are on my blog roll but not on the above list, please know that I read you every time you post and choosing just five for the list was really hard. 


Blogger Kids and Canning Jars said...

OH MY GOODNESS.... You are so dang cute! I am just tickled Thank you so much. I will post it up on my blog and forward to five. Did you get your answer on the canning jar to my blender? I just love all your pictures on animal posts lately. The horse is super darling. Thank you for the sweet things you said about my blog. It is a life work and so much fun....Melissa

February 6, 2012 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

You're so welcome, Melissa. I just went back and read the answer to your canning jar blender. Did I mention I always get an 'a-HA' moment when I read your posts? I had a big one this morning when I found out I could just screw a narrow-mouth jar onto my blender base. Wow! Now I want to GRIND something!

: )

February 7, 2012 at 4:29 AM  
Blogger Felinae said...

Hi HB,
Just wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for this same award.

No need to link back to my blog or do it all over again since you've already done this.

It is tough picking just five blogs. :)

have a good day
Love and Hugs to you and yeoldfurt.


February 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM  
Anonymous Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Congratulations! It is fun being recognized by a fellow blogger!

February 7, 2012 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Humble wife said...

HB-You are a sweetie. I have loved your kindness all the time I have known you, and am not surprised you would be selected for this, as you are a love.

ps...thank you so much. It means a great deal to me~what you wrote.


February 7, 2012 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger kx59 said...

Thanks HossBoss! Belle and I really appreciate it.

February 7, 2012 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Kids and Canning Jars said...

OK so blogger will still not let me link back.... On my last post the same thing happened. I did copy and paste the piture on the side of my blog. I will make sure to check back on it every day Plus I need to pick 5 blogs right? Have a good day and grind away...Melissa

February 8, 2012 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Carol............. said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I've enjoyed my stay.

February 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

Thank you, ma'am favorite California girl!

Thank you too. It is fun, isn't it?

Every word I said was true. When gardening in the Texas heat and humidity wears me down, I think of the oasis you and Bill have built in the NM desert and tell myself, 'BUCK UP, Buttercup ...HW would not be whining!'

: )

February 8, 2012 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

You're so welcome. I look forward to meeting you guys one of these days soon. I love that you two share a blog. I mentioned it to Yeoldfurt ...that I thought it was so cool you both post on the same blog. He didn't say anything but he gave me THE LOOK. (The one I have been known to use on HIM from time to time.) I think I scare him sometimes. LOL

February 8, 2012 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

Blogger has been flaky with me lately too ...sometimes letting me comment, sometimes not. Don't worry about the link back but yes, you need to choose five blogs to pay it forward. And rest assured, I will be grinding things this weekend! My first project is bread crumbs. Not too exciting, but a staple around here. LOL

February 8, 2012 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

Welcome, Carol! I hope you'll keep coming back. I post sporadically sometimes. Best laid plans and all just gets in the way sometimes. But I read your blog for the first time today too, and am a follower now. Love the pictures of the horses in the snow!

: )

February 8, 2012 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Congratulations. This is a great way to share your blog and the other great blogs involved.

Right Truth

February 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

Thanks, Debbie ...
I have found a few new blogs, and seem to have been 'found' by a few new followers because of this. It's all good.

: )

February 9, 2012 at 7:12 PM  
Anonymous said...

I've got to get you added to my "favorites" on my blog. I really enjoy my visits over here!


February 15, 2012 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger HossBoss said...

Hi, Lana...
I only recently discovered your blog and really enjoy my visits there too. I should warn you that my posts are sporadic and all over the map on subject .,,which is pretty how my life is these days, sporadic and all over the map on subject.

: )

February 16, 2012 at 5:10 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

March 10, 2012 at 10:30 PM  

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