Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'm Versatile! Thanks Weekend Cowgirl!

Yesterday I really needed a little pick me up - so I was thrilled when Weekend Cowgirl gave me the Versatile Blogger Award!

Thanks baby!  You all know Weekend Cowgirl, don't you?  She's the one with the spectacular Buttermilk Pie...and she has a beautiful blog. 

So here are the rules - thank the person who gave you the award and pass the award on to ten blogs. Then you must give seven fun facts about yourself.

I've thought about this all day and... seven things you don't already know? Golly!  I thought I told you everything about myself here.  But here are a few extra things...

1. I walk like a trucker, I swear like a drunken sailor, and I'm hell with an axe. But I consider myself a traditional wife and I don't feel bad about it.

2. I like meat. Especially bacon. Heck, I pretty much just about any kind of meat off a pig. But not head cheese.

3. I used to go to Paris every year when I had my big life. I'd take a journal to write in and drink as much coffee as humanly possible in my 3 days on the ground.

4. In all the years I lived on the Left Coast I never ate sushi. I'm just to Mid West for that kinda thing. One time I mistakenly ordered "seared ahi" and I made them take it back and cook it. The server nearly died. But I didn't ask for tarter sauce so I think I did OK.

5. My BFF is the polar opposite of me - but she understands every beat of my heart. I'm blessed by such a dear friend.

6. I don't need to look at a recipe for most of the food I cook. So either I need to find some new fun things to make for supper or I have an eidetic memory for all things food related.

7. My pal SD might be right.... I might be a dog person after all.

I've decided to send some bloggy love to some folks you may or may not know about. So without further ado....

Summer Sweet Farm at These Two Hands  

Ian  at Life on an Acreage 

Contadina's at Contadina's Blog

Veggie PAK at Back Yard Organic Vegetables 

Janis at Animal Instinct 

Kristin at Going Country

Katie at katiegirlkate 

sfg at Small Farm Girl 

David P. Offutt - The Gastronomic Gardener

Thy Hand Hath  Provided  (My go to place for all things canning!)

Thanks again to Weekend Cowgirl - and happy thursday everyone!


You Can Call Me Jane said...

Thank you, OFG!! I loved reading your list. You are my favorite kind of hoot:-). (That's a compliment if you didn't understand me.)

Kristin @ Going Country said...

Fun! Though I suspect in my case, perhaps "versatile" is really code for "random and totally unrelated topics." But I appreciate you thinking of me.

Now for the bad news . . . I don't do the awards thing on my site. I hate having to pick sites over others and all that. The random stuff I pretty much deal with on a daily basis, so at least I got that covered.

Thanks for the shout-out, though!

P.S. Drew's around--at least, he's been leaving comments on my site. Not sure what's up with his non-posting, though.

David P. Offutt - The Gastronomic Gardener said...

Congrats! I like the "personal information, esp about Paris"

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Thanks THHP! And yep we have a lot of hoots around here too

No problem Kristin - just thought I'd introduce you to some new pals. No obligation at all.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Thanks David - I realized too late that I should have referred to you as "David P. Offutt - The Gastronomic Gardener" so I changed it in the list.
ps I checked out your bolognese sauce..but no sausage!?!? Really?

Summersweet Farm said...

Oh, wow! I feel so loved! :D Thanks for mentioning me, hon!

Your #1 was just hilarious.... well I just feel like every time I read something you post, I like you more and more. :)

And Paris! Really! I can't picture you non-sushi-eater in Paris. But oh I'm jealous! Our 8-year anniversary is coming up and I've started saving to take some monumental trip for the big one-oh. A couple years and we ought to be able to fly to Paris, n'est-ce pas?

Sushi. Girl. You must.eat.sushi. They have cooked ones too, you know! When you come over and visit me we'll hook you up. ;)

katiegirl said...

Thanks OFG!! I'll get on it ASAP!

small farm girl said...

Thank you!!!!

IanH said...

Thank you very much for the honour.However, I do the blog thing for fun, not awards. Besides, there are many more blogs out there that are more worthy than mine, and I hate to have to choose a bunch, 'cause I would probably offend others

Ohiofarmgirl said...

SSF - around here uncooked fish is bait and you can get it in the case next to the beer. HA! And yes I was very fabulous in Paris..oh if they could seem me now..

katiegirl - You're the best baby! Now lets hope that Purl has that little one, for heavens sakes!

No, thank YOU SFG. I loved your rant the other day.

Has everyone seen this?

Grandpa said...

Versatile describes you to a 't' OFG, so congratulations for a well-deserved Award. And to those you've passed the Award too!

Nice to know the few extra things about you pal :)

Anonymous said...

Loved your sushi tale. Sushi chefs can be quite fierce too, especially when holding those big knives. I spent an evening eating edamame beans at a sushi bar once and a note appeared in front of a friend who had been eating the raw flesh but leaving the rice. It said...it is disrespectful to our chef to deconstruct the food.

Thanks for thinking of me, but I'm pretty rubbish at the whole pass it on thing, so I too will decline.

Keep up the versatility :-)

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Thanks Grandpa! Its been a litle crazy around here lately - good thing I'm staying ahead of it tho.

No problem, Contadina! I just love seeing pix of your place. No obligation to participate - all in good fun.

~ Janis said...

Thank you very much OFG!
I am honored.
Wow, I am in great company!
I can't wait to tell the entire herd they got an award!!
I have NOOOO idea how to put the badge on the cow blog.
Thanks for always making me smile!

Need any snow?


Summersweet Farm said...

Dang lady, this is harder than I'd thought! I can't figure out who to pick in my list, or what to share! :P

Ohiofarmgirl said...

No worries SSF! Its all in fun - no obligation to participate and its not like you'll have 5 years of bad luck, or your nose will fall off, or you'll never have a date if you don't do all the stuff. Just a fun way to recognize someone else's work.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

YAY Janis!!! Tell the moo's I said hi and that I love their little noses.

To grab the badge just right click on it and "save as" to your 'puter. Then you can use the "Add an image" widget in the design page of blogger to add it, if you'd like.

Does everyone know Janis? The first time I read her blog I sat and cried. The barn where she kept her cows burned down. I couldnt imagine such a loss. But she's persevering thru it.

And she knows a fun old timer who knows that when porcupines fall out if trees you should eat deviled eggs. I'm not even kidding:



basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

I loved reading your list too. You never fail to make me smile, if not laugh right out loud :) I love your blog choices too and I'm slowly but surely trying to make it over to visit with each of them.

PS - I think the skip poppers are just adorable! You take great pics of them too.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Thanks B2B! there are some great folks out there - its so much fun to meet new pals.

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