Thursday, April 18, 2013

Liebster Blog Award

Woah, how fun! Jamie from This Uncharted Rhoade, nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award! Never been nominated for an award before, so Thank You Jamie! Make sure to check out her blog! 

This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers...the award is then passed along to other bloggers in the same category to help spread the word and support one another.

What to do: 1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves. 2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to. 3. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post. 4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award. 5. No tag backs.
Random Facts

1. Thanks in large part to my son, I now HAVE to have a cup of coffee to get my morning going.
2. I hate pickles, tomatoes, mushrooms and white chocolate.
3. We don't watch TV. We have a TV, but no regular service. Movies and Netflix for us. 
4. I REALLY miss riding. I was a very dedicated Hunter/Jumper rider until my horse had a "mental breakdown" and refused to trailer anymore. Now I just have pasture pets.
5. It's farm fresh eggs for me from now on, I won't ever go back to store bought eggs! 
6. I love to read! Totally enjoy getting lost in the pages of another world!
7. We have the best dog ever, he's a boxer named Brody. 
8. I faint when things get's really an issue being a farm girl, and irritates me that I can't control it. It seems to be getting worse as I get older too! 
9. My name starts with a D because my parents and older brother are A, B and C. 
10. I thought I had a large extended family growing up, then I married my husband; now I really know what a large extended family is. 
11. I'm afraid of moths, yes I said moths and no I'm not proud of it. 

Questions from Jamie

1. Why did you start blogging? 
 I came across a "animal rights" video that was taken undercover on a dairy farm. It enraged me! Not just for the fact that things were totally taken out of context, but also because these clips were taken over a long period of time that this abuse was happening on this one farm. These "animals rights" people did nothing to stop the abuse so they could get their video of bad dairy farming. I am here blogging to tell the truth about diary farming.

2. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Without a doubt my Mom's spaghetti carbonara! Now if only I could figure out how to make it just right, I can't seem to get it just right, it has to be made by Mom! 

3. If you could have the perfect day, doing anything at all, what would you do?
 Honestly, exactly what I am doing right now! Everyday doesn't go as planned and it's definitely hard more then sometimes. But I get to work with my family, be home to raise my son, enjoy working outside and with animals. For me, it doesn't get any better then that! But for a one day thing, I could definitely go for a nice warm, perfect day maybe by a mountain lake. All the people I love, some good food and drinks and good times relaxing. It's good for the soul to recharge sometimes! 

4. What would your dream car (or truck) be? 
Oh this a tough one, I am secretly a muscle car admirer and one day will own a late 1960's Ford Mustang! Modern day I would love to get my hands on my own Dodge Ram 2500, I'm a truck girl at heart! Although a Jeep Rubicon would be fun for off road......did I mention I kind of have a things for vehicles!!

5. What's your favorite type of music? 
 I love music and am totally one of those preset jumpers. Everyday listening is usually country, but I really do enjoy classic rock, oldies, alternative and some of the modern mixes.
6. What is one things you would be completely lost without?
 My husband! He's my best friend, my rock, my home, my hero, my inspiration, really my everything! We've been a part of each others lives for so long that I really don't know what I would do without him. Maybe a little cheesy, but it really is the truth for me! 

7. What's your biggest pet peeve?
When I'm cruising down the road and somebody pulls out in front of me when the coast behind me is completely clear. And then doesn't bother to speed up quickly. Really you couldn't wait the few seconds for me to go by and then pull out?!? No you had to pull out in front of me and make me slam on my breaks! If I get that dream truck, it will have a big brush guard bumper and I will refuse to slow down, get outta my way inconsiderate person!

8. Are you an early bird or night owl?
 Ha! You'd think being a dairy farmer I would totally be an early bird? Not true in the least bit, I HATE getting up early! Always have! I'm totally a night owl and it makes for a bad habit when I am getting up early to do the milking! 

9. What was your favorite gift you received last Christmas?
The commercialization of Christmas drives me crazy, so this might sound a little cheesy, but honestly just getting all our family together. We don't often get free time to get everyone together so it's special to have that day with everyone! 

10. Mayo or Miracle Whip?
Hands down Mayo! I want to try my hand at making homemade Mayo! 

11. If you had to live out the rest of your life as a animal, what would you be?
Ooh another good one, I'm a total animal lover of all kinds. almost tempted to go with something totally wild and exotic like a Jaguar just for a change of scenery. I also think our lovely Ladies lead a pretty awesome and pampered life. But I will have to go with a horse. They are my favorite animal and I've always felt a special bond with them. There's something so beautiful, mysterious and powerful about horses!

My Nominees
Diane from A Farm Wife
Erin from E. Davis Photography
Elise from The Frugal Farm Wife
Suzi from Chores and Chandeliers
Kim from Kim's Country Line
Krista from A Day in the Life of a Farmer's Wife
The Hahn-Way Holsteins crew from For the Love of Dairy
The Dairy Guy from Dairy Moos
Sarah from This Farm Families Life
Robin from Farm Folly
Jen from Ramblings from a Ranch Wife

Questions for my Nominees
1. What is your favorite post you've written so far on your blog?
2. Any travel plans in the near future? If not where would you love to go?
3. What inspired you to start blogging?
4. Your all time favorite childhood memory?
5. How would you describe your personality?
6. One food that you couldn't live without? What do you indulge in?
7. What's your favorite time of the year and why?
8. How do you make a bad day good? What cheers you up?
9. Who are the other important players in your life right now?
10. Your favorite fun activity? 
11. If you had to do one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Thanks for reading and make sure to check out the other blogs that I nominated. There really are so many great small blogs out there. And we all love to hear from you and see that people visited! So thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll come back soon!!! 


  1. This is great Darleen! I too have a not-so-secret spot in my heart for late 1960's mustangs! As far as your moth thing, don't feel bad - I have a phobia of maggots, sometimes it's the little weird things that get ya! I'm looking forward to checking out some of the new blogs you posted!

    1. Yay fellow muscles car girl! Love it!

      And THANKS again for nominating me Jamie! This was a lot of fun!! :-)