2 acre farm: The Honest Scrap Award

2 acre farm

The experiences, trials, and lives on a small farm in rural Illinois.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Honest Scrap Award

I am very new to this whole blogging thing and I actually thought no one was reading this thing because I changed my template and forgot to put the Google analytics code in (I just discovered this today). So analytics was showing no views for over a week so I really thought no one was reading this. Apparently I was wrong because I have been graced with The Honest Scrap Award from a blog called Daphne's Dandelions. I am very grateful for this recognition. Thank You!

Here are the Guidelines of The Honest Scrap Award:

1. Brag about the award.
2. Include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on me and link back to the blogger.
3. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that I find brilliant in content or design.
4. Show their names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog.
5. List at least ten (10) honest things about myself.

I already covered the bragging and naming of my awarder earlier so on with the other requirements.

10 Honest things about me:

1. I got my bachelor's degree in fine arts with a specialization in ceramics. I am still working at a local family owned production pottery for the time being.

2. I originally started going to school for something related in life science. I took a ceramics class and got hooked.

3. I grew up in a rural area in the country on a small hobby farm. We moved to a largish city of one hundred thousand people when I was a senior in high school. I have wanted to live back in the country ever since.

4. I hate major league sports. I absolutely despise them for what they have become.

5. I love to eat canned smoked oysters on saltine crackers.

6. I am married, with an eight year old stepdaughter and have a baby due in March.

7. I am an avid deer hunter and try to eat venison as my only source of red meat year round. This is part of my effort to be as self reliant as possible.

8. Despite never finishing a paper on time in high school I have always enjoyed writing.

9. Out of thirty some-odd states I have visited my favorite is Wyoming.

10. Although I haven't picked it up forever I play the banjo.

My 7 brilliant blogs are (in no particular order):

1. Farmgirl Fare
2. Fishing for Words
3. My Tiny Plot
4. Tiny Farm Blog
5. Creative Thursday
6. The Contrary Farmer
7. Path to Sustainability
So there it is and thanks again!


Blogger Daphne said...

Well I at least have read your posts. New blogs take a while to develop readership. It builds slowly over time. If you care if you have readers the best way to develop them over time is comment on other gardening blogs. But usually gardening blogs will never develop a lot since we have a very limited readership - gardening fanatics. The how-to articles get hit during the appropriate season. I don't really blog for the numbers. I started blogging for me, and still blog because I love the community of gardening bloggers.

Your past seems a little like mine. Though my mother didn't have a farm it was a garden, with turkeys, ducks and geese. Some of my friends called it a small farm, but it was just a very rural garden. I didn't move to the city until college and really missed the rural living. Now I want to live closer into the city, but still want enough land to garden on. So far not luck in finding the right house, but I'll keep trying.

November 10, 2009 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Nathan Payne said...

I am only mildly concerned with traffic. I mean it is nice to know someone is interested. I am not sure if you would classify my growing up as a farm. We had 26 acres, a dozen sheep, two goats, probably thirty chickens, and a feeder pig every spring. It wasn't really an income for my family as much as a way of life. I guess thats why I used the term "hobby farm". Oh and we always had a massive garden of course. Thanks again for your support!

November 10, 2009 at 7:57 PM  
Anonymous Farmgirl Susan said...

Thank you! :)

November 19, 2009 at 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where in illinois we have a small plot in akin

February 27, 2010 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Nathan (2af) said...

We are located in Carlinville Illinois.

February 27, 2010 at 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just discovered you today, through In My Kitchen Garden. Before I even checked out Honest Scrap Award, I'd found myself thinking that you were honest about your fears and your mistakes. I respect that so very much. It's more helpful than the 'beauty blogs' (how perfect and bucolic is my life) which are great for inspiration, but not much else.

Here's wishing you the very best!

March 12, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Nathan (2af) said...

Thanks for stopping by and I am glad you like my writing. I don't see much point in pretending that my experiences are what they are not. Besides the point in the blog for me is to help me record what I did from year to year, therefore I would only be lying to myself. Thanks again!

March 12, 2010 at 4:04 PM  

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