My dear blogging friend David P. Offutt, from Adventures in Foodland and A Midwest Garden, has been so kind as to award me with The Versatile Blogger award. Thank you, David. I love getting awards, and will proudly display it in my sidebar.
According to "Versy" tradition, I have to give thanks and a link back to the person who gave me this award. Thanks again, David!
Next I am supposed to divulge seven (7) obscure facts about me.
1. I've exposed myself way too much on previous awards, and there's nothing worse than an old granny exposing herself, LOL!
2. David said "I smoked for more than 20 years. Glad I quit, but there are times....nah... not worth it." Well, I have him beat. I smoked for 42 years, and quit 11 years ago. Yes, there are times.....but no, never again.
3. I started improving my eating habits on September 5, and I've already lost enough weight that I got out my size 12 jeans that haven't been worn in probably two years. They not only fit again, they fit comfortably loose.
4. If I didn't have Mr. Granny to gripe at all the time, life would get very boring.
5. I once stood still (as bait) when a huge black bear came lumbering toward me, while my husband got our two small children back to our vehicle to safety. The bear approached me, brushed up against my side, stopped and looked into my eyes, then passed on by and went on his way.
6. I also jumped over the side of our boat when a large Kamloops trout broke my husband's line, and I grabbed the fish and the line and held them until he got the fish in a net.
7. My husband took me elk hunting once. We were hot on the trail of a herd, when we had to cross a stream by walking across on a log. Mr. Granny went first, and I followed. as I reached the center of the log, the bark split and I went down...straddling the log. OUCH! I let out such a yell, any animals within ten miles would have run off in fear. He never took me elk hunting again. But the man never killed an elk in his life, with or without me, so no loss.
Now I am supposed to nominate 15 other bloggers. Like that's going to happen! You know I love you all, and there's no way I could pick. I will, however chose a couple or six of my newest favorites.
I love Prairie Cat and her significant other, Tad, at Back to Basics. They have just moved into their new home, and her "farm" will probably show us all up next gardening season. Right now they're in the middle of wallpaper removal in their house, and I'm looking forward to seeing the improvements on their new property.
I don't know how Tosh, over at Charm City Balcony Garden, manages to get such lovely, large harvests from a bunch of pots! I was never a good container gardener, and I really admire those who are.
Have I ever told you how much I love Ed at Tales From the Mountainside? Well, I do....love, love, love him. Don't tell Mr. Granny!
OK, so I have a little Jody love, too. OK, maybe a lot of Jody love. Jody and his Belle work really hard at Spring Garden Acre.
I can't leave out Mrs. Pickles from Mrs. Pickles Garden. Not only does she excel at pickles, she thinks she can beat me out on lettuce production, but she doesn't have a chance. She grows a great big garden in a very short growing season.
Roberta (Robbie) Palm's potager garden is a sight to behold, as are her photos of flowers and butterflies. Do visit her Palm Rae Potager, where she does "intensive succession planting in the city for food, herbs, flowers + beauty".
OK, I could go on all night naming favorites, because you're all my favorites, but it's past my bedtime. That's my story, and I'm stickin' with it ;-)