Versatile blogger award nomination

We’ve been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Sarah the Gardener. She has an amazing project on her hands, turning her three acre New Zealand plot into a paradise. You should definitely go and check out her blog.

Tada – here’s the award logo:

Versatile Blogger Award

The rules for the award say we have to nominate 15 bloggers we like – so here goes (in no particular order):

  1. Sarah the Gardener (of course)  – gardening and family life New Zealand stylee. She also likes Coraline ;).
  2. Attic24 – beautiful, homey-family things.
  3. The Garden Smallholder –  veg, fruit, chickens and kids (sound familiar?).
  4. The Pyjama Gardener –  -who’s also into simple seasonal and organic living; and pyjamas, aparently.
  5. Katie from Cambridge who – at Trowel to Table – doesn’t forget the important eating bit of growing your own
  6. Life on the allotment at Green Bench Ramblings.
  7. The diary of a small vegetable patch in Bath, England, with some beautiful photos to pot, at My Tiny Plot.
  8. Karen who cooks and brings people together at Karen Cooking.
  9. Liz who wants the best bits from both the ladies in The Good Life at Margot and Barbara.
  10. Lynn from Amsterdam who is cooking up a sustainable Low impact lunch  that is good for the planet as well as the stomach.
  11. Glenda, a home-schooling stay-at-home mama, who’s into surface hand embroidery and chickens at Wren and Stitchy.
  12. The wonderfully creative, crafty folk at The Bead Den.
  13. All the at goings on at Soulsby Farm in Hudson, Ohio
  14. All things chicken at Chicken Tales  particularly the goings on of the Harry Potter-inspired chucks.
  15. and finally….Promenade Plantings  ….Growing, Eating, Living, say no more.

No doubt our faves will change over time, but that’s where we’re at as of today. Next up we have to blog seven things about ourselves. So, here goes:

  1. Our garden was nothing but a field full of dandelions when we moved to Willow Cottage Garden about nine years ago now.
  2. The garden is all our own work, with a little help from Grampy and other ‘volunteers’ along the way. We’ve bought very little for ourselves – and re-home lots of plants that others are throwing away.
  3. The chickens were our first garden inhabitants. They manage to break into the veg patch at least twice per year. We love them, and their eggs, but it’s really infuriating when they wreck a month’s worth of growing in one go.
  4. We both find it really hard to throw seedlings away….and often over-sow our seedtrays in the greenhouse. As a consequence we never get the spacing in the veg plot completely right….but we love ‘em all.
  5. They haven’t featured much so far, but we also have two dogs in the family; a naughty but entertaining Jack Russell and an ageing but adorable Lab cross.
  6. We’ve got the builders in this summer. To save on rent we’re planning to live in our garden – in tents – for six weeks. Should be fun/smelly….but at least Hubby gets to shower at work.
  7. Finally, one day we would like to keep pigs…..

Him and Her


12 responses to “Versatile blogger award nomination

  1. I’m so glad to find someone else who can’t throw seedlings away! I can’t bring myself to do it. I have to plant it somewhere else, or in something else. Give it away, anything but throw it out!

  2. Thanks for the mention, I’m really glad you enjoy my posts! I want to keep pigs too and bees! Definitely can relate to not throwing away seedlings, we have a tomato seedling at the minute who is so weedy we call him ‘deady’ but still don’t have the heart to throw the poor wisp away!

  3. Thank you for the nomination! The sixth item in your list about yourselves sounds quite ambitious! I’m guessing we will see some interesting blog posts . . .

  4. Gosh, just realised you have kindly nominated my blog for an award! Thank you! I also have two dogs (German Shepherds), hardy ever feature in my blog though!

  5. Thanks for nominating me for an award, that’s very kind indeed! Thank you!


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  7. There’s no such thing as too many seedlings. You always lose some, okay, a lot to wind, hail, frost, snow, birds, mice, small children, cats, slugs, caterpillars and those danged purple aliens adding to their Earth botany collection. The more you have, the more they take and the happier they’ll be. And that’s a gardener’s role: to be a grumpy old git while all the plant predators go off with a big smile on their faces. Well, except the purple aliens who go off with what looks like a frown but that’s only because their mouths are upside down.

  8. Thank you so much for the award! Sorry about not commenting sooner.

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  10. Oh heck I was just answering another comment and found your comment and link on my blog – several months late!! So sorry !! How rude of me to not answer and say thank you for thinking of me! And I see from your list of other bloggers there are some new-to-me blogs for me to check out. Thanks 🙂

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