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Entertainment giveaway

King CornIt's been a while, so --- time for a giveaway!  We're passing on the Letters from the Hive book and King Corn DVD that Gaiam so kindly sent us to review.  (I try to keep our bookshelves pared down to the bare minimum, so if we're not going to read or watch something a second time, on it goes to a new home.)

We're trying out a new giveaway method because we like to hear from our readers and we don't hear from you all enough.  To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on any post by April 13.  I'll throw your name in the hat (multiple times if you make multiple posts) then contact the winner through the blog in April.  That way you have an incentive to leave us lots of comments. :-)  I look forward to hearing from you!

Edited to add: Mark's decided to throw in some daffodil bulbs and a chamomile plant to get your flower/herb garden started too!

The astute reader will notice that we never posted a review for King Corn.  We're at a bit of a loss because we didn't really like it, but some of our friends recommended it highly.  It takes quite an awesome movie to make it through my anti-documentary mentality, so don't

be turned off by my negative feedback here!

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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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I'd love to be in the spring giveaway! I must admit of all the self sufficiency goals I have keeping bees seems daunting.
Comment by Fostermamas Sun Mar 29 20:13:47 2009
Your name is in the hat (twice, actually. :-) Bees seemed daunting to me too when I started thinking about them six months ago. But now that I've done a lot of reading and talked to some experts, I'm starting to feel more like I can handle it. We'll see how I feel once the bees actually arrive!
Comment by anna Mon Mar 30 09:09:02 2009

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