Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Party Time!!!!! Giveaway, Can't Help It!

Good morning sweet ladies,

Okay are you ready for a party? 

I was in my garden again this morning........  just looking around. So thankful to see Mr and Mrs. Guinea out eating bugs in my potato patch. They were so funny as they were peeking over the leaves. They are great for your garden, eating little bugs. So far I haven't seen any potato bugs! Yea, that makes me happy 


went to check my little "pickle plants", they are 
going to be ready for my 
"Garden Pickles"!


Our families favorite recipe............then I went over to check on my zucchini. OH MY!


I THINK "this baby" IS READY TO PICK!
My most favorite parts of gardening..........putting everything in a garden basket......bringing it in the house........ and eating it or canning it!!!!! I can taste the pickles now.

Thought maybe some of you have some pickle cucumbers you want to make up. The pickles are kept in the fridge........for months. They are always crispy when you make them this way! I will help you a little if you win this giveaway!!!!!!!


The party starts today until 
next Tuesday July 19th


So here are the items for the giveaway!
The winner will receive


One Ball Blue Canning Book
It is my favorite canning book. It has the recipe for the Tomato Soup Base (along my side bar). Lots of pictures,  tutorials on how to put up green beans, tomatoes....and the list goes on! Along the side bar I have 10 for sale, if you want to get one now. Half of the money we make selling the canning books will go towards our son's families adoption for Vitaliy (a 13 year old Ukrainian boy). Read this post at Come Rest At His Table, if you would like. It is an update as to what is going on now in the process. 


You can save this picture to your desk top and use it to tell other's on your blog or facebook, if you would like. 


One Recycled Farmer's Market Bag



One package of 
Kosher Dill 
and 
one box of 
Ball Original Fruit Pectin
   

Here is the recipe for you to print off of my Garden Pickles, you can literally put every veggie from your garden in the jar!
 Making my mouth pucker! 


click on picture and print.


Here we go!!!!!!!!















Vote 1
1. Leave me a comment telling me one thing you CAN on my comments or link up a recipe below on the "linky" come back and tell me you have! 
This way we will have a Cookbook of sorts when the party is over!

2nd Vote
2. tell me if you are a follower, if not 
you are welcome to follow on my sidebar.
I am so excited, I am at 899 now.......hope it goes up!
Tell your friends please. I want to have a real big party when I get to 1000, smile! 

3rd Vote
3. Tell me, if you are a subscriber, if not you are welcome to 
subscribe on the sidebar.

4th Vote
Leave a comment on my facebook, tell me you have please.

5th Vote
If you would like to blog or facebook about our party, 
you can take "Having a Party picture" and use it. Tell me!

Thank you so much for participating with this giveaway. I always love a party and having you come makes my heart smile!

Rembember........we don't want anyone to miss out. If you don't have a blog.....send me an email at 
prairieflowerfarm@gmail.com with Blue Book Party in the subject, put 
your contact info. I will put you up on the blog comments. If you do anonymous on the comment,  you HAVE TO PUT YOUR EMAIL ADDY.

Okay......let the party begin!!!!!!

Love you and hope this will be a fun party for you!

Hugs from my farm to Your Home,

Linda



P.S. Oh and I have the new 
Friends are Like Flowers In My Garden Apron Pattern click on name, ready for sale. Sale price, now until the end of July $5.75. 

117 comments:

  1. EEEEKKKKK!!!! so EXCITED....We LOVE to make No Pectin Jam....It's a LONG boil method we love doing it that way because it feels so Old Fashion....

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  2. I am a VERY VERY happy FRIEND...(follower)

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  3. I am a subscriber with my PB blog.... : )
    have to run to the Market..so I will be back to get more chances... : )
    xoxo..****

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  4. Oh Linda, you are such a party animal ;)

    #1 Haven't canned anything yet, but I would if I had your fav book :)

    #2 Of course I'm a follower! :)

    #3Most definitely a subscriber.

    #4 I left you a comment on your fb page.

    Hope you have a great day! Enjoyed your pretty pictures, as usual :)

    Love and hugs,

    Susan Montgomery

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  5. I'm just now learning to can. So I haven't canned anything yet! :)

    Ella,

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  6. I'm subscribed to your blog.

    Ella,

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  7. I left you a comment on your Facebook.

    Ella,

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  8. I blogged about it at: http://ellagunter.blogspot.com/2011/07/give-away-at-prairie-flower-farm.html

    Ella,

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  9. I posted about it on Facebook.

    Ella,

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  10. Hot dogs!!! I can comment today.....yes!

    Sorry, to be late for the party, but I was over on the Hay Exchange board...looking, looking for hay.

    But, I am here now! Yippeee!!!

    1) I am a most loyal subject....er, foller

    2) I subscribe and find you in my email daily

    3) Getting ready to put the picture up on my sidebar with a link back to you, Sweetie!

    4) Let ya know on all the rest, 'cause I can't remember.;)

    Love you!

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  11. I can a lot in the summer getting ready to can some pickled beets tomorrow. Then hopefully some tomatoes thanks for the giveaway

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  12. #1: I love making my family jam! I also make salsa and spaghetti sauce. I'm hoping to expand my experience in canning other things soon.

    #2: I am a faithful follower

    #3: I am a subscriber

    #4: I have left you a comment on facebook

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  13. Helooooo everyone! Thank you for the fun start off! I am so excited that you are all here! Please please pray......30% chance of rain this afternoon and 40 tonight........20 tomorrow, we need so bad! Thank you!

    Here is Nancy,
    My 4 entries:
    I love to can tomatoes and then use them in chili and spaghetti sauce in the winter. Fresh canned tomato juice is delish too! This year I hope to have an abundant harvest to can with.
    I left you a comment on your facebook page, and
    I shared the party on my facebook page.
    I am a subscriber!
    Nancy

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  14. I know how to spell hello. sorry!

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  15. Please enter me in this giveaway!
    I love to can tomatoes! I just put up a few that I got from my aunt. Mine aren't ready yet!

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  16. And I'm already a follower!

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  17. Just posted on your facebook page!

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  18. I love fresh canned foods. I can green beans, bread and butter pickles, Jalepeno relish, tomatoe juice, salsa, just to mention a few. I am a follower.....Blessings!

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  19. I've just started canning so I've only done pickles and salsa so far which was last year.I'll be trying tons more this year like apple butter and some soups and jams.The book would be perfect to learn some new recipes.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  20. I've been a long time follower and so enjoy it.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  21. ...I love to can Zucchini relish!

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  22. ...left a happy comment on your FB page

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  23. LInda!
    Yay another party!! I am soooo in love with your blog!
    1)I LOVE to can my famous (well in our family) salsa!

    2)I am a subscriber
    3)I am a follower
    4) left a comment!

    I will comtinue trying to win! I love these parties!!

    Lots of love and prayers to you and yours Linda!

    Judy Froman
    judytreehugger@yahoo.com
    PS> i have no blog yet..trying to figure out how! LOL

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  24. ...shared on FB about this wonderful party!

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  25. Hi Linda,
    vote #1 I haven't canned anything but I have frozen corn, peaches, salsa, freezer jam, onions, green peppers, zucchini and probably something I've forgotten :)
    vote #2 I am a follower
    vote #3 I am a subscriber
    vote #4 I posted on your FB page
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the canning book :)

    Blessings,
    Connie

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  26. great party! I can homemade salsa with fresh grown tomatoes and peppers!

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  27. 1) This is my first time canning, pickles and tomatoes,and green beans. I can use all the help I can get!
    2)I am a follower
    3)I am a subscriber
    4)I posted on your FB.

    I love your blog!

    Hugs!
    Pam

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  28. I blogged about your give away at http://wondersandwhirls.blogspot.com/

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  29. I have never canned anything before. :( Keep thinking I will and never seem to get to it, kinda scared it won't work out. :(

    I am a follower and I subscribe.

    I will also post a link on facebook right now and will blog about it too.

    Candace

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  30. I really don't can anything - however, I do make pickled eggs and rhubarb jam from the rhubarb growing in my backyard. I would love to win - thank you for the chance.

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  31. I can a lot -especially green beans -my husband's favorite
    vickie
    vmorgan456@yahoo.com

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  32. I love to can fruit, especially jams! I am a follower. I subscribe. I posted to my facebook.

    Thank you for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway!!!

    Lucy

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  33. Pickles, last year I only was able to make 12 jars which were gone in a week :(

    SeekingHim at gmail dot com

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  34. I'm following on GFC

    SeekingHim at gmail dot com

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  35. I sub via email

    SeekingHim at gmail dot com

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  36. I left you a message on your FB wall.

    SeekingHim at gmail dot com

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  37. I shared on FB http://www.facebook.com/sarah.bailey1/posts/254413847907644

    SeekingHim at gmail dot com

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  38. Linda I enjoy reading your blog. Will be praying that everything works out soon so that you families Kiddo comes home soon.
    Hugs
    Amy

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  39. Vote 1 - I have not canned anything as an adult. I remember helping my mom make pickles, peaches and tomatoes. I would love to learn.
    Vote 2 - I am a subscriber and so excited about this!

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  40. It was 100 here yesterday and our air had gone out the night before. Praise be we got it fixed by yesterday afternoon!

    I am a follower!!

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  41. I canned apple butter one year and salsa.

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  42. Yes I am a follower, and subscriber, yes I can pears, & make jam and salsa, and I liked you on fb. and a link on my blog www.k-fallsfarmgirl.blogspot.com The Bluesky Farm
    Cheryl and I thank you for the chance to win..

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  43. I have made my mom's tomato sauce but not much else. I would love to learn how to make the pickles. My SIL Joyce makes the very best spicy pickles. I would love to learn ow to make them!

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  44. I follow on FB and will go leave a comment

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  45. Linda, I just love your blog! I am a follower, on Facebook, have your button on my blog, mrsslingscabin.blogspot.com, canned stewed tomatoes for the first time last year after reading your post and following your tutorial, but unfortunately only yielded 2 quarts because I didn't have as many tomatoes as I thought. This year I have tripled my tomatoe plants and hope to yield more :) You are an encouragement and inspiration to many. Thanks for everything you do!

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  46. I do a lot of canning--beans, tomatoes, applesauce etc. One of my favorites is my chunky catsup.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  47. I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  48. I am a subscriber.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  49. Linda... you do the 'best' giveaways...

    We can rhubarb jelly.

    Blessings..
    xoxo Gert

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  50. Linda..

    I'm a follower..and have been for a long...time...

    Blessings..
    xoxo Gert

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  51. Linda...

    I put this give away up on my blog!

    Blessings...
    xoxo Gert

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  52. Linda..

    I've posted about this giveaway on Facebook.

    Blessings..
    xoxo Gert

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  53. I canned for the first time ever last year. Made apple peel jelly, piccalilli, and strawberry jam. Excited to do more this year.

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  54. I Like you on FB and left a comment (as thesimeons1990 at yahoo dot com).

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  55. I linked up to my Sweet Relish post. Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  56. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  57. email subscriber

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  58. I'm sorry to say but I don't can anything but I have some of your patterns from years ago and have made several of them and just found you on your blog and on Facebook! I am a follower.

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  59. I just left a comment on your Facebook page!

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  60. I can tomatoes and green beans

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  61. I haven't canned anything yet but I really want to learn.

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  62. 3littlefish@fewpb.netJuly 13, 2011 at 7:22 AM

    I have never canned anything, but would LOVE to learn how. I grow and freeze tomatoes every year in various forms, juice and sauce. I also grow beans. We also freeze corn every year that we buy from a local farm. Having that fresh flavor through the winter is so wonderful.

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  63. 3littlefish@fewpb.netJuly 13, 2011 at 7:23 AM

    I am a subscriber!

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  64. I commented on your FB page.

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  65. I posted about the party on my FB.

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  66. Put me down for the first 4 ways to win!! I made some zucchini relish last week, I look forward to it all year! Happy canning!

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  67. I am a follower and do subscribe. My mom and I are always finding cool things here and then sharing with eachother. I enjoy stopping by and reading everything that's going on and I've gotten alot of good tips and ideas, too!

    Becki
    popeenterprise@ymail.com

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  68. I canned for the first time last summer. I did the basics; tomatoes and green beans. I had some peppers, onions and tomatoes left from the garden and made a few pints of salsa. It was good but a little too juicy. Think mexican restaurant salsa with yet more juice. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to canning more this summer!

    Becki
    popeenterprise@ymail.com

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  69. Hi Linda,

    I don't currently know how to can..but I would love to learn and try something simple to start!
    I'm a follower of your blog and via email. I'm going to post a comment on FB as well

    Thanks for another great Party!

    Darcy

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  70. Okay am I so happy so many have come by.........you ladies are the best! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to come and leave sweetness. It is so appreciated.

    I have someone that can't leave a comment..........

    1. I have canned pickles - dill, and I love to can jelly & jam... so much better than store bought..

    2. I subscribed for emails!! ~

    that's all I think, I dont have facebook or social networks... But "I like" your site and your party!!! ~ thank you!! ~Mary
    signed up at 9:10 on the 12th
    Thank you Mary!

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  71. I can corn from the corn hubby plants for the road side stand. I then give it to all my grown children (6) for their families tables. So no special recipe. I also can your strawberry/rhubarb recipe to share with family and friends.

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  72. Me again!

    Here is another sweetie!I want to know her recipe for the Sweet Vidalia Onion Relish. Sounds good!

    1. Last year I canned Sweet Vidalia Onion Relish and Green Tomato Relish for the first time. Both are wonderful!!

    2. Yes, I am a follower.

    3. Yes, I am a follower.

    4. I will leave you a comment on facebook.

    5. I don't have a blog.

    What fun - have a great day.
    8:23 on the 13th

    Diane
    Thank you!

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  73. I can tomatoes, tomatoes, and more tomatoes! I use them in chili, goulash, and even everything that calls for tomato sauce. Our zucchini has been coming in nicely too. I've been making breads, cakes and baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks! Oh so good! I plan on using a few for some Pineapple Zucc. Jam. (These recipes are all from Gooseberry Patch books.) This morning I picked my very first cucumbers! Got 8 of'em! We don't pickle them, just make a vinegar dressing and throw in some onions. They go so fast around here!

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  74. HI!! So far this year I have canned strawberry jam, raspberry jam, and salsa. I love to save the harvest :-). I also want to say that I am in kansas now and went through sterling just the other day! There is a beautiful sunflower field by nickerson that I took pics. of my girls. Hope you have a great day!!! Blessings

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  75. We have another one~ love it!!!!!!!!

    Linda

    I do have a blog but cant comment sorry

    so yes I posted on blog a recipe

    I am follwer
    a subcriber
    and comment on fb

    thanks for all of the goodies!!! Blessing to you
    july 12 10:30
    Betty jo
    here is her blog addy, http://buzzingbeesplace.blogspot.com/

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  76. My mother and I can applesauce and pomegranate jelly.

    - Megan
    megan (at) p7sales (dot) com

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  77. Linda you make things so much fun!
    First of all I love to make jam. I haven't done any yet this year but hope too. I have put up cherry and peach pie filling and also canned them plain.

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  78. I have been a follower of your blog.

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  79. I left a comment on your fb page.

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  80. shared about the giveaway on face book!
    Can't wait to try your pickle recipe!

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  81. HI Linda,

    Vote #2 - I follow you via Google Friend Connect :)

    Vote #3 - I also subscribe to your blog via email

    Vote#4 - I will be leaving a comment on your Facebook page as soon as I"m done here :) :)

    Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :)

    p.s. THANKS for hosting the giveaway :) :)

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  82. 1. follow your blog
    2. subscribe by email
    3. will post on FB in a sec
    Blessings, Linda from WV
    Come visit my lonely blob sometime!
    www.nannan.blogspot.com

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  83. Sorry, but I put the wrong link for my blog.
    www.wvnannan.blogspot.com

    SORRY!!

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  84. I use to can with my Mother but don't know enough about it to do it alone. Would love to win the canning book. I subscribe to your blog.

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  85. I would love to can pickles. But my plants aren't cooperating.
    Patti

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  86. posted about your giveaway

    http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/07/its-party-hop-giveaway.html

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  87. Linda, thank you once again for such a wonderful giveaway party...you are so thoughtful and giving and I've printed your garden pickles recipe....can't wait to try it. Now for the giveaway:

    Vote 1 - I am traveling right now so I cannot give you the recipe however my mother and I always can homemade apple pie filling so that it's always ready for a quick pie or apple crisp
    This way we will have a Cookbook of sorts when the party is over!

    2nd Vote - I am definitely a follower

    3rd Vote - I am also a subscriber and love reading your blog.

    4th Vote - I have left a comment on your facebook

    5th Vote - I don't yet have a blog of my own but I have posted to my facebook page about your party telling all my friends to come and check you out and yes, I posted your "Having a Party picture"

    Again, thank you for the recipe and the chance to win yet another wonderful giveaway...God Bless


    rosalinddickinson1@gmail.com

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  88. We CAN lots of tomatoes for pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce, etc. This year we planted LOTS more than usual. I'd love to win your garden giveaway.

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  89. I just subscribed to your email newsletter.

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  90. Hi Linda
    I'm finally catching up on reading emails & got yours about your party! I'd love an entry if it's open to international readers (if not I completly understand). I hope you are going well - my days are busy, but happy!
    Have a wonderful day
    Renata:)

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  91. Hi Linda, sorry to say I don't know how to can anything..my sis in IL always cans her fresh tomatoes and I am hoping to learn how to do that when I visit in Sept...

    Barb B.

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  92. Linda, I am a follower!

    Barb B.

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  93. Linda, I am a subscriber!

    Barb B.

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  94. Linda, I am a fan of your Facebook page and just left you a message there..

    Barb B.

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