Wednesday, March 13, 2013

It's Time For A Gooseberry Patch & Prairie Flower Farm Party 101 FARMHOUSE FAVORITE!!!

Party is closed! We will have more!

Hello sweet ladies, it's time for a PARTY!!!!!!!!


I have been sewing and cooking for another 
Gooseberry Patch and Prairie Flower Farm Party!

It is that time for a.........


I love it when the mail comes and a new set of cookbooks arrives for me !!!!! and YOU! This new one is a beautiful!!!

Go Here and buy if you like! 

Since we were having company for breakfast this morning I thought I would see what I could find in the new cookbook......

The table on Contents had five different headers.....

Break of Day Breakfasts
Garden-Fresh Soups & Salads
Family Dinner Favorites
Blue-Ribbon Desserts
and
Classic Country Canning

I looked through the Break of Day Breakfasts and found the recipe for.....

Apple Fritter Pancakes with homemade 
Country Cabin Pancake Syrup, 
perfect for my menu!

I also saw 

Blueberry French Toast
Country Ham Biscuits
Easy Bacon Frittata
Sweet Apple Butter Muffins
just to name a few. They all looked wonderful!!!!!

Here is the recipe for......


Apple Fritter Pancakes
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/4. t. salt
2 t. baking powder
1 egg, beaten
1 c. milk 
1 T. oil
1/2 c. applesauce
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 t. cinnamon-sugar
Garnish: Butter, powdered sugar
Combine all ingredients except garnish in a bowl; mix well. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased griddle, set over medium heat. Flip pancakes when tops start to bubble. continue to cook until both sides are golden. Serve topped with butter and powdered sugar. Makes 6 servings.

I needed applesauce for my recipe so I cut and peeled two apples, boiled them until soft. Mashed apples with a fork.....I had what I needed!

These pancakes are easy.......and DELICIOUS!!!!!!

Country Cabin Pancake Syrup
2 16-oz. pkgs. dark brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
4 c. water
3/4 c. corn syrup
1 T. maple extract
Combine all ingredients except extract in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until sugars are dissolved and mixture is thinckened. Let cool to luke war; stir in extract. Place in a covered container; keep refrigerated for up to 4 weeks. Makes about 7 cups.

You can cut recipe in half. It is so easy to make!!!!!!


You know how I always like to add a little something. Well this is Emma and her chicks. I made it so all you have to do is download it for free.





  Emma and Her Babies Chicks Tea Towel


Enjoy the free download.......and if you would like a kit......


I have a kit available for you with one 100% tea towel, ruffle and floss.......oh and a chicken feather......a little something from the farm!
Each sells for 

$7.50 plus $3.00 shipping

We take paypal, money order or check.
If you are interested please email me at

prairie flower farm at g mail dot com 

with Emma's Baby Chicks in the subject line!

The party will start today and 
end next 
Wednesday March 20th!

The prize will be a

101 Farmhouse Favorites Cookbook 
and 
an Emma and Her Baby Chicks Tea Towel

The First Vote
Tell me a little bit about yourself please. Are you a crafter......gardner........homesteader......cook....
baker...farmgirl...
city girl! What would you do if you had a day to yourself? I would love to get to know you a little bit better.

Vote Two
 Leave a little note on my facebook and 
come back and let me know you did.

Vote Three
Please leave a note over at Gooseberry Patch fb.....telling them what you like about their cookbooks!!!!! They will be
encouraged to hear from you! Please let me know that you did!

Vote four
Tell a friend about us and let me know you did! 
You can tell them on fb or my blog!

If you don't have a blog and only an email.......just email me with your votes. Put Gooseberry Party in the subject line please!!!!!!

Thank you so much for joining the party here on my blog .....can't
wait to see who will come. Also have fun with the stitchery!!!! Just another way to say I love you! 

Hugs and God bless you!!!!

Linda



94 comments:

  1. Ooh, what a sweet tea towel design!! And I just love Gooseberry Patch, and your blog, so thank you for hosting this lovely giveaway! :)

    Let's see, I'm a baker, sewer, stay-at-home daughter who lives in the city but got her love of the south and country living from her two aunts.

    If I had a day all to myself, I would read outside in the sunshine, get a special treat like an Auntie Anne's pretzel, and do a little shopping for fabric to create with.

    Blessings!
    ~Rachel P.~

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  2. I commented on Gooseberry Patch FB page. :)

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  3. I left you a comment on your own FB page. :)

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  4. I shared about your giveaway on FB and G+.

    Thanks so much!

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  5. I am a country girl living on 18 acres in middle GA. I am retired now and stay home taking care of my home and dogs. My husband still works but will retire in a few years. We hope to be able to travel some then if The Lord is willing. I love Gooseberry Patch and your cute tea towel. Would love to win. Thanks. Hugs and blessings to you.

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  6. I commented on your FB post. Susan

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  7. I commented over on Gooseberry Patch FB page.

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  8. I told friends about you and your party on my FB wall.

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  9. Hi Linda, I presently live in a rural part of Ashtabula Cty., OH. Originally I lived in a small city. I love crafts and like to try my hand at most everything. I enjoy following your blog for your recipes, inspiration, and the pictures you share with your followers. I have posted to Gooseberry Patch and love their cookbooks. This is because the recipes are usually made from items that are found on a normal pantry shelf. I've also left a post on your facebook page. I love sharing your page with my family and friends. Even my husband enjoys your pictures of your farm animals. Hope I'm lucky enough to win your towel and the cookbook. Robin robeader53@yahoo.com

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  10. Michelle Lucas SolizMarch 13, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Linda..I'm a very happy stay at home mom. I love to be with family ,take care of my grandbabies, cook, bake, golf and visit the country. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and absolutely adore the tea towel. I will be back and let us know what I've done to complete my entry...blessings...Michelle

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  11. Michelle Lucas SolizMarch 13, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    I might add that I'm a wanna be farmgirl, love to garden, try my hand at some crafts, enjoy sewing though not very good YET, enjoy camping and summer bonfires! Ok...now back to the entry. :)

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  12. Love that your giveaways always have your personal touch, Linda...thanks so much for hosting and good luck to everyone who's entering! :)

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    1. How sweet Jen that you stopped by!!!!!!! We always love hearing from Gooseberry Patch!!!!!! Hugs, me

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  13. Linda - love your blog and all the sweet pics. I live in rural eastern NC. I work full time as secretary at my church. Love my job! Gooseberry Patch is wonderful. I have several of their cookbooks and received 2 in the mail today. Yay, can't wait to try something new. Keep posting pics of your babies. My nickname as a child was babyduck, so Puddles kinda pulled at my heartstrings. Thanks for being a blessing in my blessing jar! Paula

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  14. Love the Gooseberry Patch books especially the ones with pictures.I love to garden,cook,bake and craft so alot of aprons to fill..smile..Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  15. love sewing wish I had more hours in my day

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  16. left message on Gooseberry Patch FB wall

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  17. left message on you FB wall

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  18. blogged about your party

    http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2013/03/gooseberry-patch-cookbook-giveaway.html

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  19. Please enter me! I am a hobby farmer who raises chickens and goats. I love to learn how to cook from scratch and to cook for my pantry and freezer. We have a big garden each year and are planning on an even bigger one this year!

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  20. I left you a comment on Facebook as Wendy Clark

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  21. I left a message on Gooseberry Patches facebook page.

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  22. I put this giveaway on my face book page as Wendy Wright Clark

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  23. Hi Linda,
    I am a country girl living in Vermont where I love to garden, cook and do sewing or knitting when I have a chance. I have a large garden and 8 chickens, I have been married to my dear husband for almost 33 years and have four children and two grandchildren!

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  24. I've been to your Facebook page and left you a note!

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  25. I've been to the Gooseberry Facebook page and left a message as well!

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  26. I am a mom of 4 grown boys--two are married so I have 2 wonderful daughter-in-laws and 4 grandchildren--soon to be 5. We have always had a garden and also raise chickens, keep bees, and 5 years ago bought acreage not too far away where we keep goats. I love most kinds of crafts.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  27. Since I'm not a blogger I'm never sure if it's more convenient for me to leave these separate or as one post but here goes:
    #1 I'm a Kansan at heart and I really appreciate your creative spirit :)
    #2 I posted on your FB page
    #3 I posted on Gooseberry Patch FB page
    #4 I ?linked? your blog on my FB page to tell my friends about you.

    Blessings friend,
    Connie

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  28. Hi Linda,
    I live in the country in Oregon. I enjoy vegetable and flower gardening. I also enjoy crocheting, embroidery, quilting, canning, baking and cooking. We have 20 chickens, 4 dogs, 2 cats, a horse and a donkey. Our family keeps growing. We have 4 children and six grandchildren. Two grandsons are getting married this year. Our oldest granddaughter is married and has two boys. God has been good to us. Blessings, Gla

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  29. Hi,
    I posted a message on your FB page and on the Gooseberry Patch FB page.
    Hugs,
    Gla

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  30. I am a sad working girl! It seems everyday something happens that makes me upset or sad or angry! Really difficult working with money hunger folks. I like coming over because you always give me encouragement. I really need it. Love ot you Linda. Your Gooseberry cookbook giveaway are wonderful! Blessings, Anne

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  31. I love your new header! So sweet! Love those yummy looking pancakes. Going to spread the word at my blog and Facebook

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  32. Going to FB for GBP! Love their site!

    Please pray for Nick and Darragh. Flying from OKC tomorrow to come home. Pray they get to and from Gunnison safely too. It is in the mountains and you travel over Monarch Pass. It can be dangerous in inclement weather. Pray God steers them safely to and from their destination. Love Anne

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  33. Thanks for hosting the giveaway the towel is lovely and I love GP cookbooks. I'm a country gal and love to cook. I collect cookbooks and love trying new recipes.

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  34. Hi Linda,
    That recipe book looks really yum, and the teatowel is beautiful!! Well, I am a gardening, baking type of girl who lives in the suburbs of a city. And if I had a day to myself....well at the moment every day is either working or wedding planning, but I would love a day to sleep in, enjoy coffee in the sunshine, spend a few hours gardening and then read a book for a while.
    Have a great day Linda,
    Selina.

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  35. Hi Linda,

    I am a country girl. I work from home and I have my little chickens and dwarf goats plus cats and a dog. We have a garden and I love being outside.

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  36. Hi Linda,

    I posted on Gooseberry Patch's FB this morning.

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  37. Hi Linda,

    I posted on your FB page this morning.

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  38. Hi Linda,

    I shared your giveaway page on my fb this morning. Have a great day :)

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  39. I don't use facebook, so I won't be voting on those. However, I do read your blog, and enjoy it. I am a variety of "things" right now in my life. I am a city-girl turned country, with a goal to be self-sufficient (healthy home grown and raised foods) and never ever have to worry about money.

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  40. That tea towel is sweetness itself!
    I'm looking forward to spring and am hoping hubby takes me seriously about wanting raised beds to plant my greens and favorite veggies. I was diagnosed diabetic in Jan, and have been working hard to manage this desease. Thankfully my doctor is on board with me trying just lifestyle changes rather than meds at this time...it has been going well with God's great help! Thanks for posting so much encouragement from God's Word...it really helps to focus on Him daily!

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  41. Hi, I'm an admirer of your blog, your crafts and farm. I am a momma-to nine, therefore I am also a cook and baker. I dream of being a crafter (having time to) and of living on a farm. Gods will is good and right and in truth is what I desire! Thanks for the opportunity. I don't do facebook but I would press like if I did!:)

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  42. Hi Linda,
    Love the party!
    I'm looking soooo forward to spring and container gardens on my balcony!
    My very favorite hobby tho is knitting. Enjoying cross stitch as well.

    Enjoy your vaca!!

    Hugs,
    Linda in Wichita

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  43. greetings! thank you so much for emma's chicks pattern, it is really sweet! i have my hands in too many pots, but i do some sewing, quilting, and crocheting when i'm not caring for my two grandsons. i have many blessings!

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  44. Hi Linda,

    I'm a big city girl gone small town girl gone country!

    I live just a few miles outside Joplin, Mo of tornado fame.

    I have four children, three of whom I am currently homeschooling.

    I married my high school sweetheart. You might say we're going steady permanently.

    I've a single surviving hen who will soon welcome chicks from the farm store. I have 2 cats who are siblings. Rukia (Roo key ah) is expecting a litter of kittens any day now. .

    I enjoy sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, crafting, baking, cooking, and making soup.

    I love to read and often review books on my blog, Harvest Lane cottage.

    I like to cook from scratch, and I adore Gooseberry Patch books. I've collected a lot of them on Paperback Swap over the years.

    I don't enjoy gardening, but I do enjoy canning, especially jams and jellies. Fortunately, my husband is a master gardener.

    I do hope you'll come and visit me at Harvest Lane Cottage!

    Laura

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  45. Just left you a little note on facebook.

    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
    Laura

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  46. Oh Linda, what can I tell you that you don't already know��I am retired after working some 30 odd years at a job I loved. That was just one of the things God has blessed me with. Not everyone loves their jobs. I have an amazing husband, along with beautiful children, grandkids and Great Grandbabies! How could you be more blessed?

    I love to cook and this would be a wonderful gift.
    Gert

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  47. What a sweet give away hun; I am a Cross Stitcher...I am addicted to it..:) I sure do enjoy your blog and keeping up with the "critters", puddles had me praying a little extra, which is a good thing..lol can't wait to see willows baby/babies...:)

    Hugs, Shar

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  48. Went to your fb page and left a comment hun..

    Hugs, Shar

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  49. Went to Gooseberry fb and left a message...how fun..:)

    Hugs, Shar

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  50. I am a country at heart lady who loves my Lord, sewing, quilting and taking care of my flowers in the summer. I love the change of seasons we have in PA and am now looking forward to spring. I love reading all your farm news and reading your inspirational messages every day!

    Gloria Linburg
    joysewer@verizon.net

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  51. I love to craft and garden especially herbs that I can dry and use for cold months. I am a good cook but baking is my speciality especially my Hungarian pastries...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  52. I left a comment on Linda's fb page....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  53. I left a message on G Patch's fb page.....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  54. Hi Linda, I love it when you host a party! And I enjoy reading all the neat things your friends are involved in. Of course, I love the Lord and all he has blessed me with....good and bad. Gardening, knitting and sewing have been filling my days now that I am unemployed ;-) Thank you so much for sharing your latest pattern. So cute! I have been sewing my knitting friends project bags and I have a certain friend who would love that chickie on a floursack bag!
    Hugs and blessings to you, Vicky Weyhing

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  55. Leaving a message on your facebook page.
    Nancy Narma
    tenderheart@echoes.net

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  56. Leaving a message on Gooseberry Patch's Page.
    Nancy Marma
    tenderheart#echoes.net

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  57. Leaving you an email as I haven't got a blog (Yet!)
    Nancy Narma
    tenderheart@echoes.net

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  58. I'm a former farm girl turned homeschooling wife and mommy. I love to bake, garden, and read. :-) Love your reviews!

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  59. I have always been a city girl,except for one year in the mountains and an occasional Summer working on my uncle's farm.
    I enjoy creating in the kitchen, crafting at the dining table, in the garden, on paper(writing), and with my camera. I am a voracious reader and a follower of Christ.
    If i had a day to myself, i would go to the beach to relax, read, and take photos.
    I so enjoy your blog, it is so encouraging and you make me feel as if we are the closest of friends. Love & Hugs, Jean <3

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  60. I am a homemaker from Eastern NC. I have a beautiful baby girl that I love so much! I am truly blessed that God allowed me to have such an AMAZING baby girl. I love to bake and cook. My daughter and I love to spend lots of time together and we LOVE going to the beach. I Love your blog. You are such a sweet lady and I enjoy reading all of your post!

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  61. I left you a message on your Facebook page!

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  62. I left a message on Gooseberry Patch FB page
    keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I shared this giveaway on FB
    keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. Hi Linda, I so enjoy your blog and recipes and of course you animal family. I entered once but do not see it on this page so I will try again. Maybe not the story but enter just the same. Cindy Pogge at Jpogge@comm1net.net

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  65. Did all my chores so I hope I am signed up for the giveaway. Thanks Linda. Love your site. Cindy Pogge jpogge@comm1net.net

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  66. I left you a note, on facebook, and am continuing to pray for sweet Willow...and you! <3 Hugs & Prayers <3

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  67. I just love your blog so I would like to thank you for it. I try to visit everyday. My name is Tammy and I live in a farming community of approx. 4,000. We don't farm but I do love canning and right now I'm trying to learn how to sew. I lost my mom a few years ago and wish now I would have listened to watch she would try to teach me. Older and maybe a little wiser(lol) I'm slowly learning. Thank you so much and hugs and prayers for all. God bless you.
    tsdalton816@yahoo.com

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  68. I love your blog... The towel set is so cute...

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  69. I liked your page and left a comment

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  70. I left a comment on Gooseberry Patch FB page

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  71. What a cute site! Stopped by because Gooseberry Patch posted your link on it's facebook page - so glad they did! Liked you on facebook too!
    Brenda

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  72. I just left a note on Gooseberry Patch! It is not difficult at all, to praise their fun and creative cookbooks! ^)^

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  73. FArmwife forever in my heart even tho we sold our farm .Dairy farmed with my husband for 35yrs.We recently celebrated 45 years together tho bittersweet as a year ago we lost our son and had his funeral on our Anniv.and my birthday.He was a firefighter and lost his life in the line of duty.With God's help and support of family and friends we face each day and look for ways to honor our son.He left us with 3 beautful Grandsons.
    I recently retired after 19 yrs . working families providing parenting education and support.I love gardening(especially flowers),quilting and do Long arm quilting.My FAMILY is th emost important thing in my life.
    Recipes look yummy!
    HAve a BEautiful DAy Pat Kampmeyer
    jpkamp@frontier.com
    Left a comment on FB and plan to do sam eon Gooseberry Patch

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  74. left comment on Gooseberry page as well.
    Love everything I glanced at on your blog .Plan to take time to look and enjoy more closely when time permits.

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  75. amy guillaume lindermanMarch 19, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    i'm a mom of 2 boys who works part time on my days off i garden and thrift shop!

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  76. amy guillaume lindermanMarch 19, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    left a note on Gooseberry Patch

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  77. amy guillaume lindermanMarch 19, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    wrote on your fb wall

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  78. What an aesthetically lovely webpage! So pleasing to the eye; just draws the reader in. Love it!! I also love Gooseberry Patch and their wonderful cookbooks!

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  79. Hi Linda,

    It's been a busy week for me; trying to get a few handmade gifts ready to send out west for my granddaughter's 5th birthday. So I've done very little blogging and reading of blogs this week. Can't miss out on your party, though, since I love your blog and I love Gooseberry Patch!

    I live in rural New Hampshire on 12 acres surrounded by woods. Love seasonal decorating, crafting, cooking and baking. Do a little gardening (no houseplants, though; my thumb is decidedly black when it comes to them). Mr. T and I are empty-nesters with ten grandchildren, many of whom live far away, but we will be going to visit them soon. It's snowing up here today with more to come tonight!

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  80. I posted a message on your facebook wall.

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  81. I'm a wanna-be gardner (no place to put one) so I live vicariously through Pinterest. I'm a media specialist by day and a wife, mother, reader and cook the rest of the time.

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  82. I left a message on your FB wall.

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  83. Love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks! Left a message on their FB wall.

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  84. Shared the party info and your blog on my FB wall.

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  85. Hello Linda, I love this design. I downloaded it, sure wish I could afford the kit. I had a sad day the other day. My Tea Kettle shaker that I won from you last year got broken in the move across the country. I actually cried when I opened the box, that a my turtle planter that I used for pens. I was sad but I still have the tea cup.

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  86. Linda, I love your blog!! You make me feel that I am right there with you! Thank you for being so generous with your patterns. They are so very cute.

    I am a rural girl who teaches in the city. So i'm a little bit both. If i could have my druthers, I'd love to live like you, in the country, totally immersed in county life I love cooking, baking, crafting, painting, writing. Right now I'm disabled (awaiting hip surgery) so i'm getting to do more crafts than teaching at the moment. I am enjoying it, though I miss my kids in the classroom.

    I absolutely love Gooseberry Patch! arlene Marie Pitts carpediem5790@yahoo.com

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  87. I am a country girl wanna be living near the big city in suburbia. I love to sew and would spend the entire day just sewing or stitching. Cooking is right up there sewing and I love your blog and the recipes your share!

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  88. Just left a message for Gooseberry and a message for you on Facebook!

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  89. I left a message for you on Facebook hugs marie

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  90. i left a message on Gooseberry Patch on how great they are on FB. marie

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  91. I posted about you to all my friends on Facebook under Marie Pitts :) I'd so love to win this, i'd be simply fluffed if i do!

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