Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year Give Away!




It's snowing again today.  We have had quite a bit lately and if it hadn't rained all day last Sunday we would be snowed under!  I would be out on my snowmobile taking a little run around the property but not quite enough snow for that YET....  Snow today, tomorrow and Sunday with snow showers on Monday.  I had to shovel a path to get to my bird feeder with Noodles helping of course.  Look at those cute little footprints!



The trees are laden with snow.







This is my clothesline!  Guess I won't be hanging out any clothes today!




A hairy woodpecker was getting a litle snack.












A few more Christmas pictures of why I need to go on a diet in the new year!                   Sweet potato casserole.


                                                    Orange salad with cottage cheese, orange pieces, Cool Whip and orange jello.



Stuffing from inside the bird.  Don't know how to make it any other way!



Squash fresh from SIL's garden this fall!






I have decided to share the fun and good fortune of winning an autographed Pioneer Woman Cookbook from Donna in Missouri by giving away the copy that I bought before I won the one from her.  This copy is not autographed but you can send it to PW and she will autograph it and send it back to you. (Forgot to say that you don't have to have a blog to enter but leave me an addy where I can reach you!)




We are going to be away next week so I will do the drawing on January 10th.  Just leave me a comment and get one point also mention it in your blog and get two more points.  I don't have a button but I think you can copy one of these pictures and put it in your blog.  Good luck and I hope you all win!!!  Thank you Donna for making this give away possible!!

Speaking of being away, we are still planning on taking Nick down for his surgery on Monday if the weather allows.  I have purchased  an ultra heavy duty blanket for him to wear on the way down and leg wraps to keep his legs warm.  The bale of hay is in the trailer,  the bag of grain is in the garage waiting to be put in, an extra blanket is packed in case he needs it, I don't think he will but I like to cover all bases, I'm going to put shavings on the floor of the trailer to help keep that warmer, I have bought a new light weight blanket for the barn at the surgical center as they keep the heat on 50* and I don't want him to over heat and we have a big thing to take water in the truck so that it won't freeze. 

 Whew!  It's like taking ones child to the hospital and packing their favorite blankie and stuffed toy.  Also a bucket, brushes and a shot of banemine just in case.  Can you think of anything else I might need?  Oh, my camera, I hope to get some good pictures of the procedure.  I took my Tahoe in yesterday as the engine light was on and had that fixed, it was something to do with the fumes from the gasoline.  Soooooo I think I'm ready.  Now let's pray that the three snowstorms we are supposed to have get cleared out!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!

60 comments:

suburban prep said...

I caught her on tv on QVC and the spread that was there was mouth watering.

Dawn said...

I would enjoy another cookbook! Count me in.

I hope the snow stops for your trip - and for Kev's sake!

Sis and I are starting Prism tomorrow at church, hopefully with enough others to actually have the program. It's a Biblical healthy program, so should be interesting. Very challenging, though. Hope I can do it. I'm desperate to feel better and look better!

Have a safe trip!

Needled Mom said...

As I watched Times Square last night, I was wondering what sort of weather you folks were getting. It certainly looks pretty. I can't imagine there isn't enough snow for snowmobiling yet.

Wishing you a very safe journey next week. It sounds as though you are well prepared for the adventure. I'm sure you will be glad to have it behind you.

Please toss my name in the hat as well even though I decided that I can't eat another bite in my life!!!!

Wishing you and yours a blessed 2010. xoxox

Linds said...

I want to know what the food is in the photos! I am drooling here in a totally unbecoming fashion.I love the snowy photos - it is bitterly cold here, but the snow has gone. For now. Up north they have plenty though!
Happy New Year!

Susan said...

Please put my name in the mix for the cookbook. Great pictures...but I'm glad all that snow is there. We still have ours on the ground too which is unusual for it to stay around this long in our area.
Susan

mindy said...

this looks fabulous thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com Love this, I read cookbooks like they're novels. Thanks for the chance to win, and have a great new year.

cstironkat said...

Plesae enter me in your cookbook giveaway. I like to look at the great photos in these books.

Rising Rainbow said...

I'd sure love the PW cookbook but I'd probably have to buy bigger clothes if I won. LOL

Are you planning on wrapping all four legs for the trip? If so, is he used to wraps on his hind legs? If not you might want to get him used to them before you leave. Horses not used to hind wraps can do a lot of kicking during their trip which sure isn't anything you want.

Other than that, sounds like you've thought of everything.

Hope you have a happy and prosperous New Year!!

Hollie said...

I came over by way of Donna from Just ME. I would like to be entered in the contest. I have added a little entry at my blog, "Life in a Small Town" about the contest. Here's my addy: http://hollie-lifeinasmalltown.blogspot.com/

I pray everything goes well with Nick. I also enjoyed all your photos. I love the snow as we seldom get any here. It's beautiful, but I know you probably get tired of it. Everything looked delicious at your house!

Happy New Year!

sue said...

remember I still hope to share a cup of coffee with you while you're in the area!!!!!

Patti said...

What a beautiful snow!!

I would love, love,love to have her cookbook. She is a favorite of mine!

Hope things go well for Nick! Keep us posted please!!

Happy New Year from Texas!!

Diana said...

Count me in on your great giveaway.

Happy New Year!!!!

kathy55439 said...

I am always looking for new things to cook for the family I work for.....

Molly C. said...

I would love to have her cookbook for my collection!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

Pony Girl said...

Oh, I would LOVE to be entered in the giveaway, I don't have her book yet!!
I just looked at your snow pics two times...I'm SO envious of everyone's snow pictures out there in blogland. I think I need to move, LOL!
A blessed and wonderful 2010 to you and yours!!

LittleEagle said...

I always enjoy a new cookbook. While I like looking at pictures of the snow I wouldn't want to live in it.

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to win a copy of the PW cookbook. Your snow pictures are beautiful. Vicki ICKIVIC@aol.com

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Oh! Enter me! I am going to post this on my blog too!

PEA said...

Happy New Year my very dear friend!! Finally have all the Christmas decorations put away and the house back to normal so now I have time to "play":-) We have about the same amount of snow, it really hasn't snowed much more in a couple of weeks. Right now we're experiencing frigid temps so it's too darn cold to snow! lol

The food looks so delicious! When I make stuffing, I put some inside the turkey and the rest I wrap up in foil and put it in the oven to cook. When the turkey is ready, I scoop out the stuffing and mix it up with the one I cooked in the foil:-)

Ooooh, how I would love to win that cookbook! I've heard so much about The Pioneer Woman, really must go check out her blog. I will announce your giveaway on my sidebar and in my next post:-)

All the very best of luck to Nick on his upcoming surgery...wow, you're right, it really is like taking a child and having to pack all his favourite stuff!

Wanted to let you know that mama kitty and 9 of her brood are all at the shelter now, only 2 more to trap, one from last year and one from last Spring. It broke my heart to see mama go (had to put her in the cage myself...sigh) but I know it was for the best.

All the very best in 2010, my friend, and looking forward to our continuing friendship! Love you to bits. xoxoxoxo

hippo chick said...

I have been so impressed with all my blogging friends who received Pioneer Woman cookbook for Christmas. I would love a copy for my cookbook rack.

I'm praying for you and your hubby as you take Nick for his surgery. Hope all goes well.

We have snow too. Not quite as much as you, but enough that Jim has had to use the snow blower several times. Like you, we are looking at snow for the next few days. I'm a little concerned about Monday, which is supposed to be the worst. Jim has his colonoscopy that day which means I have to drive.

Monday also starts my plan to eat sensibly and exercise every day. I do Curves and plan to try something called Zumba with some girlfriends. I'll be taking pictures and posting about it.

Take care and drive carefully.

~hippo hugs~

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

would love thisw

DMarti2620 said...

I love cookbooks and this one looks wonderful. I would love to win the cookbook! Happy New Year!
DMarti2620(at)gmail.com

Ellie said...

I would love it if you could enter me in your draw! I just came across your blog and will have to share it with my 17 year old daughter, who loves horses!

susan said...

Please enter me. I love to cook and try new things.

kakihara said...

Love the photos, hope all went well--Happy Holidays and thanks for the chance to win.
kakihararocks@gmail.com

paula michele said...

That orange salad looks so good. My Mother-in-law makes it for me when we visit.

hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

palmtreefanatic said...

oh wow! 1st of All HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!
Your food looks wonderfully divine! you are quite the chef!!! I can almost taste it through the photos! mmmmmmmmm
I would love to be entered in to this amazing drawing! I would so be honored to have one of her cookbooks! I will be posting about this now!
Thanks for a chance! enjoy your time away!

Alicia said...

I would love this cookbook!

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Cheryl said...

Much pray and hugs to you because I am a HUGE animal lover, and my fur babies are just like my children, so I totally understand your worry.

I would love to win this cookbook as PDub is one of my very favorites. Thanks for the chance to enter my name in your giveaway.

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

She is fabulous, count me in!
Have a great week
Diane

Debbie said...

You will have my prayers! And I would love to be entered for this cookbook.

bison61 said...

I do love cookbooks - please sign me up

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Rhonda in OK said...

Hello
I would love to enter :)

thanks
stwoliver3 @ yahoo . com

your snow is beautiful

Jessica said...
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Valerie said...

I would love to be in your give away. I will add it to my sidebar! Have a great trip!

Patty said...

Please enter me in your drawing.
My Family are Pats fans too. I have cousins who live in the Bangor area. My cousin mike took S.King on a ride in a Hummer. He's in the Guard up there.

Robin Hill Quilts said...

Just found your blog today and i see we are New England neighbors! Looks like you were hit harder than we were in Ma. Oh well it's winter, so be it!
Your blog is terrific and I will visit soon!
I would love a chance to win the cookbook~thanks for the opportunity!

grammy said...

I would love her cook book. I read her blog (o:

salemslot9 said...

count me in
salemslot9@aol.com

The Purple Foodie said...

I would love to win this cookbook! Have heard such good things bout it..

Alice Grace said...

I pray that Nick will be fine after surgery. Please take care on the trip.
I would love to enter your giveaway, and will post it on my blog! Thanks so much!
Snow looks wonderful to me!

Deborah said...

There's little that's as pretty as Maine in winter. Good luck with Nick's surgery.

Rosa said...

Would LOVE to win the cookbook! Throw my name into the hat, please!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love PW. It was because of Ree that I started a blog. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway :-)

Heidi said...

I would love the book. I wish I had known she was on QVC.

Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

Glenda said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to have PW's cookbook!
Loved seeing all your snow, too!

sharon said...

Love the PW's blog and salivate over her recipies all the time. Like your snow photos, all we have is lots of rain. Thanks for the giveaway.

Dot said...

I would love to win this cookbook. You have a very interesting blog, especially to this southern girl.
Dot in beautiful NE Georgia where it is very, very cold today.

Cynthia K. said...

Would love to be entered in this giveaway for the cookbook. Thanks for offering it.

Have a Blessed 2010...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Mary said...

A very generous giveaway. I would love to win.

I am trying to adjust my food intake for my diabetes, so a diet is in the works here too. Good luck with yours. The food looks delicious.

Enjoy your trip.

Blessings,
Mary

ellie said...

I love to read cookbooks and this sounds like a great one. Please enter me. Thanks!
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Marianna said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win1 I love your photographs - I wish we would get snow down here in the deep South just once! :)
mannasweeps (at)))) gmaildotcom

quilts said...

Whew I am so glad I am not too late to enter! Love your blog! Quilts@color-country.net

Sherri I said...

It would be neat to win the cookbook. Thanks for the giveaway!

Francy said...

I have heard a lot about this cook book but have not seen one in real life.

Glad everything went well for Nick.

Sheri said...

Just discovered your blog. I would love to win the cookbook. I'm a Pioneer Woman fan.

Hillary said...

I would LOVE to win this. I love looking at her blog and drooling over the recipes!
Thanks!

hillary1128@yahoo.com

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