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Daffodil giveaway, part 2

DaffodilTime for another daffodil giveaway!  I said it best last year:

Daffodils are a fact of life here at Wetknee Farm, one of the few remants of the previous owner who left decades before we arrived.  When we first came to the farm, we discovered that daffodils had spread out from the old homeplace to cover nearly an acre of good garden ground.  I gave away hundreds, sold hundreds, and ended up transplanted another thousand or so out of the way. 
Now the garden is once again encroaching on my daffodil patch --- time for a daffodil giveaway

I don't know quite how many daffodil bulbs we'll be giving away.  We've got a couple of hundred at the moment, but we're also giving them away with our Avian Aqua Miser orders.  So, whatever's left come January 1 will go to our lucky winner.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on any post by December 31.  I'll throw your name in the hat (multiple times if you make multiple comments) then will contact the winner through the blog.  (Be sure to check back on January 1 to see if you won!)  That way you have an incentive to leave us lots of comments.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Your daffodil giveaway reminded me of my obligation of courtesy, to say thanks for the great blog posts! I'm not actually interested in winning the daffodils, but I wanted to speak up and let you know that as a very urban young guy with plans (okay, maybe they're more aptly called dreams at this point) of moving off the grid into the mountains of Canada. I'm learning everything homesteading related from the internet. Using technology to claw back a few hundred years and live a simpler life. I like that the Walden Effect is so frequently updated, and that many topics enjoy the exploration of multiple blog posts, but that you switch up the content, so anyone not interested in that subject doesn't have to wait 3 days to be back in the blog's range. Great job! I hope The Walden Effect continues to document your rural life as it is sure to be a valuable influence on my own homesteading project. Thanks again!

Comment by Nate Thu Dec 3 10:42:00 2009
Nate, thanks for your kind words! We're glad to enter you in the drawing, and to meet you. :-) There's nothing wrong with plans that are more like dreams --- that's how ours started.
Comment by anna Thu Dec 3 17:04:24 2009
Hi, I haven't planted any bulbs yet. Am I to understand that once I get bulbs going, they will generally proliferate? If so, way kewl!
Comment by Bill Ross Fri Jan 1 16:41:39 2010
If they like where they're at, the bulbs will divide after a year or two. A lot of folks will dig them up once the plants are too close together and divide out the small bulbs to plant elsewhere.
Comment by anna Fri Jan 1 17:14:20 2010

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