Saturday, November 15, 2008

Blogging Friends Forever Award!....

The incredibly talented Eileen at Knot All That has shared the BFF award with MOM! Mom is very jealous of Eileen's spinning and color blending skills! She comes by her talent naturally ~ Eileen's Mom is the author of a lovely book called "The Wee Mad Road" about a middle-aged couple who decide to chuck modern life and become SHEPHERDS in the Scottish Highlands!! Now, THAT's my kind of book!! Thank you Eileen, Mom's really proud of her award!

P.S. (note from Nancy): when you're visiting the Knot All That blogspot, check the archives for pictures of the unbelievably beautiful QUILT Eileen's Mom made. I've never seen anything like it...

Mom said that since today's post was supposed to be about SHEEP we can tell you the rules and introduce Mom's nominations for the Blogging Friends Forever Award.

The Rules: As these things go, there are rules, and now Mom must follow them:

(1) Only five people are allowed
(2) Four have to be followers of your blog
(3) One has to be someone new to your blog or live in another part of the world
(4) You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

Mom's Nominations:

Kristi at Harvest Thyme Homestead "Harvest Thyme Homestead has grown out of a love for the simpler times of life. Its roots begin with a belief in oneself and that in time, the harvest of ones hardwork will create a place of warmth, love, and solitude even if its just you and your animals. I call this home."

Becca at Shepherd Chick's Musings "This is my general day to day thoughts and activities as well as likely way more info that you ever wanted or needed on far too many subjects. Most are related to my sheep, spinning, and my obsessive compulsive knitting habit. My mind wanders, though, so there is some off topic ranting at times"

From 'across the Pond' we have The Wandering Gecko "The life and times of Jenny Holden: Water Vole Conservation Officer for Cumbria Wildlife Trust, freelance wildlife and travel writer, nature lover and novice shepherd."

Bella loves the dogs at: Fairlight Farm "Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me."
If you read nothing else today, please read the remarkable story of "Boone" and how he came to live at Fairlight Farm. WARNING: have tissues handy!

DREAM says...

..."That was kind of FUN!"

Glad you approve, Dreamer...



  1. Nancy,
    You have no idea how you just made my day:) This award coming from you means alot because you were my inspiration to start blogging. I was a silent reader of your blog for so long, admired what you did, felt your happiness & your saddness......thank you so much!
    PS...I meant need to work on the link thing as I am still figuring some of this computer stuff out:)

  2. Thanks so much Nancy, I love reading your blog: I think that my favourite of your posts were all those photos of you with your sheep; they got me all choked up. Keep blogging and I'll keep enjoying reading. x

    PS: Dreamer is welcome this side of the pond any time she wants a holiday... and you and Bella are welcome too :o)

  3. Wow, what a great first time to read your blog - such beautiful photographs and very interesting posts. I am new to sheep - I got 3 Icelandics less than a month ago and am considering learning how to spin and such. Still a bit cautious, but your blog makes me want to jump in with both feet. Thanks for some great reading!

  4. Oh, yay, more wonderful blogs to read!! Thanks for the plug, and for what will hopefully be new friends...



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