We’d be lying if we told you we didn’t care that no one had shoulder-tapped us for an award. We know it’s unbecoming to pout, but truth is we were feeling a little down about the whole thing. What did other blogs have that our humble offering neglected to offer? What were we doing wrong? Then, out of the blue and as the sun began to set on our eligibility, the lovely muddybootsandfingernails took mercy on us and nominated us for a Leibster Award and for that we send them huge, heartfelt, pathetically grateful thanks and a very large smile as well.
And we’re still smiling, even after our research gave light to two very different ways of looking at this award. While some people discount it as nothing more than a chain-letter for bloggers who have under two hundred followers (just made it, phew!) and begrudge the extra work that involves (see the rules below), we’re of the opinion anything that prompts us into discovering some fresh, new blogs or makes us a few more blogosphere friends can’t be bad.
So without further ado and with great delight, we would like to nominate the following for a Leibster Award:
Londonsenior – because we love our weekly cybertour
colorpencil2014 – for her beautiful drawings and lovely comments
ouroldislandhome – because we are in awe of what they’re undertaking and wish we were that brave
agentsoffield – for their passion for the planet and because they were nice about our horrendous photography
happilybackward – for their simple honesty and their recent photograph confirming our chickens are indeed Welsummers
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I just received my packets of NZ spinach! They are my “experiment” for the first 1/2 of 2015. Let’s see how they do in the extremes of North Texas. Congrats on your award–love your blog!
I hope the spinach lives up to our hype 🙂
I too like Colorpencil2014’s blog – which I investigated through her comments on your blog. And Old Island Home – well – I guess I’m somewhat Island oriented, but before I went to New Zealand, PEI was my most favourite place in the world. I’ve been following their blog for a bit, keen to see how things go for them. Tootlepedal I also learned about from your site, and the photography on their blog is amazing. And now you’ve given me more to investigate – I love this aspect of the blogosphere.
I was raised on New Zealand spinach – my grandfather grew it all the time, and was forever supplying us with it – far too often in my childhood opinion :). I am with you on homegrown tomatoes. And chocolate. And wine.
I also love the blog-grapevine; it’s a wonderful way to find like minded folk: like a party without the small talk and having to avoid the boring bloke 🙂
Thank you for your very polite mention. I always feel a bit shifty about how little real work i do when I read your offerings.
And I bike at negligible speed a maximum of 1.5 km once a day…swings and roundabouts I say
Well, my goodness – I didn’t see this coming. Thank you so much for the mention. I’ll certainly get working on this post. Cheers to you, my friend!
Hi to all the Union Homesteaders! Thank you so much for the nomination…I hope you do not think me ungrateful for responding so late! I was away for a few days. I am chuffed to bits and honored by your nomination but…I already received this award. It might be fair to nominate some other hard working blogger?!?! Congratulations to you all, a well deserved award. With warm hugs from Ohio in Spring, Johanna
We would never think you either ungrateful – late response or not. I hope you had a nice break away and we apologise for not doing our homework well enough to realise you’d already been bestowed with this honour. Hugs right back at you, and happy thoughts for your weekend x
Thank you and not need for apologies from your side either..BFF’s as always! have a wonderful weekend! xo Johanna
Congratulations on the award! Thanks for nominating us and for your lovely comments! 🙂