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Giveaway, chicken tractors, and books

Wineberry in the snowA few quick book-keeping notes for the new year....

First of all, thank you to everyone who posted comments this month to enter our daffodil giveaway!  I've really enjoyed hearing all of your feedback and getting to know you better.  The grand prize winner is my father --- I swear it was random! :-)  We had a really good month selling automatic chicken waterers, so there were only about 20 daffodil bulbs left to give away.  I'm tossing in some poppy seeds to round his flower bed out.  Stay tuned for another giveaway soon!

On another vaguely chicken-related topic, I'm posting a long series about chicken tractors on our chicken blog this month.  Some of the posts you've already seen over here while others are totally new.  My goal is to really think through all of the chicken tractor designs we've used in the past so that our next tractor will be awesome.  I hope my musings will also help other folks design a cheap and effective tractor and get those hens out of the mud.  You can subscribe to the RSS feed of that blog just like this one --- I look forward to seeing some of you over there!

Finally, I was going to post a review of the best non-fiction books I'd read in 2009 over here, but instead decided to finally set myself up a Goodreads account.  If I stick to it, I plan to post all of my fiction and non-fiction book ratings over there (although I'll keep posting lunchtime series over here.)  Feel free to friend me and share your own books!

And have a great 2010!



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Anna, this site is awesome!!! Bad Anna! New time suck! :-D
Comment by Jennifer Sun Jan 3 14:24:13 2010
I know! And it's sucking time away from writing the letter I owe you. But, you can set it to giving you a daily digest rather than constant announcements, which might help. :-) And this way I get to see what you're reading!
Comment by anna Sun Jan 3 15:33:26 2010

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime