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Last Egyptian onion giveaway of 2013

Edible landscapingCongratulations to Bernard, Letty, and Wendy, who won our permaculture onion giveawayLetty regaled us with information about how she integrates chickens into her Louisiana homestead, Bernard took advantage of old hay and horse manure on his newly purchased farm to get the garden off to a good start, and Wendy has created a bountiful, edible garden that fits into a suburban front yard (pictured here).

Unfortunately, we have more onions looking for homes than we had winners.  (Mark tells me the contest was too hard for most people.)  So, I'll make things easier for this second round and stick to the old standby in the blogging world --- you plug one of our books or our chicken waterer in the social media world, leave a comment on this post to let me know you entered, and I'll draw names out of a hat on August 13 and give away Egyptian onions until we run out.  Hopefully this will give folks a chance if they missed our lightning giveaway or found the permaculture giveway too hard.  Thanks in advance for entering and spreading the word about our products so we have time to share our adventures with you on the blog!



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Hi Anna and Mark, Just sending you a note to let you know that I shared one of your permaculture chicken ebooks on Pinterest. I started a small patch of Egyptian onions last fall, but it would be awesome to add to it. Thanks for setting up the giveaway! Adriana

Comment by Adriana Tue Aug 6 15:32:11 2013
Made a plug on facebook for the weekend homesteader book. Would really love some of those extra onions if you still have them :-)
Comment by Charles J Tue Aug 6 17:43:18 2013
I recently gave a shout-out to your chicken waterers in a comment on the Root Simple blog. Does that count?
Comment by Heather Wed Aug 7 00:34:41 2013
Well, I didn't actually plug your website on a social media site (I don't have a Facebook account and I don't really know what pintrest is) but I did HIGHLY discuss your website with my gardening sister who lives in a completely different state, and gardening climate, than me! As a matter of fact, she politely asked me to "shut-up about that Anna and Mark, already?" after just 10 minutes into our phone conversation! So I would say that almost constitutes a social media plug...... maybe?
Comment by Elizabeth Wed Aug 7 02:56:54 2013

Hello, I posted about Walden Effect on my Glenland Mini Farm Page in facebook.I would love to have some of the Egyptian Onions.

Comment by Jackie Wed Aug 7 06:48:58 2013
I just purchased the chicken waterer a few days ago and now just posted a comment on my Facebook page sending more people your way!
Comment by Christine Wed Aug 7 07:47:49 2013
I posted a nice plug for the waterers on FB with a link to your site and a plug for your chicken blog. I have a few chicken owner friends that haven't been converted yet!
Comment by jen g Wed Aug 7 11:24:13 2013
Thank you for the book! I'm looking forward to it :)
Comment by WendP Wed Aug 7 12:51:28 2013
Just want had just finished reading Trailersteading and found it very inspirational and motivatinal Reviewed the book on Amazon. Posted a comment on my Facebook page and pinned it on Pin Interest. Is it redundant to say I want to say that I would like to included in Egyptian Onion drawing too!
Comment by Nena Rybarczyk Fri Aug 9 11:00:57 2013

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