Monday, April 2, 2012

A Poultry Book Giveaway!

Good mmmmmooorrrnnnninnnng!
I had no intentions of blogging today.
I just couldn't hep m'self.
Life is too glorious!


 


I'm in high gear today. I pity the dustball that gets my way, I pity the weeds in the garden, and I do be pitying my elliptical machine - it's gonna get one heck of a workout.


You know why?
It's almost time for me to be unwell.
If you don't remember what that means, it means 'that time of the month'.
Now is the time that I make grand plans that my body couldn't carry out if it were half my age.

Oh yes.
I get like this right before.
I can barely breathe I have so much energy.
It's a blessing - it's a curse.


A sod cutter is being reserved today.
I'm tearing up the lawn and making more garden space.
I really want to take you with me every step of the way - so many of you have asked about my gardens.

So I was cleaning my desk off but good, and I came across this book -


The publisher had sent it to me some time ago to review.
A pox upon me for not doing it sooner.

It's a great book for the dead on beginner.
Don't know if you want chickens or ostriches?
Want a better method of raising your birds than
'well they died, so I must've done something wrong.'?

SO - if'n that's you - just leave me a comment to enter.
No hoops to jump through folks - I know you are busy - and I am too.  I haven't the time nor the inclination to double check to see if you tweeted about this nonsense!


I must take my leave of you now!
Aaron is learning all about Economics today, and I have many shenanigans and much tom foolery planned for the day.

Til soon.

47 comments:

  1. You make me happy. That is all.

    xxoo

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  2. You inspire me, you lift my spirits whenever I'm down and I look forward to every story you tell....you'll never know what a blessing it was the day I found your blog! Thank you Jayme :)

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  3. What a great way to face the day Jayme!!!!!
    My chickens are up to a dozen a day, not bad for 14 pullets!!!!

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  4. Such excitement in your neck of the woods! I am wanting to expand our flock...AND to get the chicken to stop crowing!

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  5. Would love to win that book. I am really a novice when it comes to poultry, but we love our animals!

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  6. I love the timing of this--even though you were poxing yourself--because I've been thinking about raising chickens--at least a few--but I have absolutely no idea how to get started. Where does one even buy baby chicks? This I do not know. So obviously I have a LOT to learn so I won't be one of those, "Well...they died I guess I did something wrong or a raccoon got 'em."

    So thanks for the chance to get my hot little hands on helpful chicken raisin' book!

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  7. Chickens, ostriches, and ducks? Yes, please!

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  8. Well, I don't want the book but I want a bit of sharing in your "oh happy day" mood here! Blessings to you, my sweet chick! xo Diana

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  9. Would love that book for my nephew. He has raised a few chickens for several years. Now the last 2 years he has lost his youngest birds(that he gets every year) to foxes. How do you deal with that?
    I love your optimism and joy. You are contagious in your energy.
    Please write more often. We can't get enough of you.

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  10. Thanks for all the wonderful blogs. I've been following you for almost 2 years, and have loved every minute reading about your antics.

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  11. Love your attitude. Yes please for the book!

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  12. Just popping in for my "Jayme Fix," all better now! Don't add me to the drawing cause the powers that be in our POA say NO to chickens :[

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  13. What a colorful post! I'd love to win your giveaway book, because we are going to be getting chicks very soon...just need to finish a few things on the coop before we are ready. It would be a timey gift to receive. Please include me in the drawing.
    Thanks so much.

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  14. I am exactly the same way around that time of the month. Just bursting with energy and ready to take on anything. But right now, my body is going through a phase of not actually have a cycle -- yet the hormones are still there and I still have the same sudden burst of extra energy. Loved your post on mindfulness ... and laughed at your last line about getting chickens. Ha! Congrats on your weight loss. Best wishes, Tammy

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  15. I want chickens again and that is all because you make me so glad to read about your care of yours!
    Happy Gardening!
    Susan

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  16. watch out world Jayme is busy!! remember to take a breath throughout this wild stage of yours. ha. ha!! thank you for the laughs this morning. i hope you know how much you are loved. you make me giggle & laughing out loud over & over. the hubby comes into the room wondering if i am ok ... because i am laughing so much. ha. ha!!! take care & enjoy your day. (:

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  17. YES please to the book! Please take us with you when you do your gardens, they are gorgeous and the weather in Indiana hasn't been that bad:)

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  18. Oh man I have got to read that book. I have chicks hatching as I type!!!

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  19. Oh Yes! I'm Realllllly wanting to start my back yard flock! This book would be perfect!

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  20. Jayme,
    I can just "hear" the joy in your words. It sounds like you are just jumping around your home!!! I love to clean and get work done at home. It gives me a high. :)

    Thanks for the chance at the book.

    BTW-can you teach me some economics when you're done with Aaron?

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  21. Oh Jayme I would love to win this book I need all the help I can get. My babies are now 6 weeks old and everyday is a new adventure with them. I am learning as i go your help you have given me is wonderful. I feel like sometimes I hate to ask but you have helped me so much. Anyway take care and enjoy. Tammy B.

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  22. Your timing is uncanny! We are bouts to move in to our new house, and my husband got this wild hair and has decided that he wants to raise some chickens..

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  23. Cool! I'd love to have a book on chickens since I plan on having them in our next house!!
    Oh, and I get all broody/nesty/spazzy too right before that time. My poor family. LOL! However, I imagine this is what it feels like when women go through the last burst right before their babies are born when they clean everything. Aaaah, the smell of soap!
    Kate

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  24. I'm trying to decide....Emu (just for fun of course!), Chickens, or Ducks....or....(sigh) nothing at all cause I gotta get this dag-gone house built....

    Cindy Bee

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  25. You sound mighty perky, Jamie! Life is good. Wish I had that plot of zinnias.
    Brenda

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  26. Would love to be entered in the contest. Thank you!

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  27. I'm finally getting my chickens later on this week! The coop is almost ready! I've waited for 3 years to get my chickies! I'm gonna need a "raising chickens for dummies" book, so count me in, Jayme! Thanks!

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  28. I would love to have this book as I really want to get some chickens! Just a few as I live in town and they are a no-no, but my neighbor has a duck, so I will risk it!

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  29. I am just a beginner and when I say beginner I mean I am just starting to figure out a coop. The coop is my biggest problem. So any help I can get is fantastic.

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  30. I NEED chickens, ergo, I NEED chicken book.

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  31. Oh be still my heart, i would love to win this book! I'm dying to have some chickens but my husband's concern is how to keep our Siberian Husky from making them dinner. Two other families, in our very suburban neighborhood, have gotten chickens in the past year and I have poultry envy!

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  32. Have a wonderful day!!! I can see you will.

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  33. My city just passed a chicken loving ordinance! We want to get 4 this spring and are so excited!

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  34. Jayme, I am learning to ask for what I want, people can always say no. . . so I would like that book Jayme. I am planning on raising chickens, for eggs and meat, hopefully by next year. Thanks, Melissa W.

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  35. What a pleasure to read your post and hear you sounding so full of energy and happiness.

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  36. Oh to have your energy, Jayme! Thanks for the opportunity in the giveaway - I've talked a dear friend of mine into trying her hand at being a flock mistress and would love to be able to hand her this guidebook.

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  37. May I ask what Zinnia seeds you use or type of Zinnias? They are beautifu!!!! Love your blog by the way and look forward to it! Thank you! Kelley

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  38. Oh I have chicken dreams!!! Angela

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  39. Ellen Trainor (Janie Fox Talks, niece)April 4, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    You inspire me!

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  40. What a great book! Please enter me!
    Lisa in Maine

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  41. Perfect timing. My son and DDIL are getting their chickens in a few weeks. Building the coop now. Can't wait! :) Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! ~~Rhonda

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  43. Have a wonderful Easter and I enjoy your wonderful blog! Thanks, Mary

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  44. I'm SO interested in winning that book! Pick me! :)

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  45. We just got chicks for the first time...2 weeks old now. This would be a great book to have thanks!

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  46. thanks for the cool giveaway - i'd love some info - what i know is some critter got my 2 chickens last week - GRRRRRR..... am planning a more secure home for the next batch now.... 10750coupons@gmail.com

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