March 6, 2011

Green Living Give Away

Well, it is March!!
I'm thinking leprechauns, shamrocks and pots of gold! Something green seems appropriate for a give away this month! I am also working on my "Laundry Room Savings" series so this fits right in!

If I pick YOU, you get your choice of one of these books (also available in Kindle edition).

Click on each book cover to see the details.


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All you have to do is follow me and tell me one thing you and your family have done (or are planning to do) to "go green".

I have also added a Green Living Tips button to my left sidebar. It's a great little site where you can get green living tips and add your own! I spent an hour looking through tips last night. There are so many things that are so simple to do that I never even thought of.

Green Living is taking one step at a time to make a better place for us and our future generations to live a happy, healthy life!

Give away will close on Saturday, March 12 at 9:00 a.m. Central time with winner announced shortly thereafter! Now, I'm heading over there to order both of these books for myself!

37 comments:

LindaG said...

Well, I don't know if it would be considered green living, but I am making a raised bed this year to see if I can get my black thumb to go a little greener. ;)
Going to try my hand with some veggies, and maybe some tomatoes, if I'm lucky. :)

Teresa said...

I love this green-themed giveaway. I do try to unplug things at night (much to my son's annoyance), eat vegetarian, grow a garden, milk my goats. So many wonderful things about going green. (Millie follows for me.)

Spudknit said...

This last week I bought 6 chicks and am finally going to have my own eggs! They will eat the bugs and spiders and give me beautiful eggs and compost for my garden. :)

Dawn said...

Oh neat!
Well...I made a compost bin out of 4 old tires. We throw all our scraps and paper in there....works beautifully!

goatmilker said...

Well I guess we have been practicing green living for a while. We raise a garden, have no garbage service what we do is recycle and feed scraps to chickens. Milk animals for our milk, chikens for our eggs, raise all our meat, make our soap, make everything we can from scratch so we are not buying alot and wasting money. Reuse and recycle. Thanks for the giveaway! Rebekah

All American x5 said...

I have been "Going Green" for quite sometime...I raise my own chickens(for meat and eggs), garden, Can my produce and other things, use a clothes line as much as I can, compost, buy local when it is available, we will start raising our own pigs and sheep in a few months, we are researching bees and plan for those next year, and the list could go on!

I checked that book "Back To Basics" out at my local library and it is wonderful!!! I highly recommend that even if people do not win the contest. It is worth owning!

Oh Yeah, I also follow you :)

cottageprims said...

I plan to plant a bigger garden this year and can/jar most of it.(new for me)..I also plan to cut back on driving by making one trip a week instead of running errands 4-5 times.We are in a rural area so we have to drive to the next town over for most of our needs.Neat books I'm sure they'll have tons of inspiration.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Jennifer said...

Cool post... we grow a garden, raise free range chickens for eggs/meat, compost, rain barrels to water stuff, hang out the laundry on nice days, try to recycle stuff when we can.

Megan said...

What a fun giveaway!
Our family's goal this year is to grow enough from our garden to provide all of our fresh produce for our family of 7 plus be able to share generously with all of our 7 neighbors. {So far our citrus looks like it will be the big winner, but onions and corn are coming on strong too.}
I am going over to your sidebar right now to check out some green tips. Thanks!!

Julia said...

What a great idea for a give away. Our family grows a garden including 10 fruit trees, use CFLs, turns off lights when we leave a room, have chickens for eggs, use wood for heat, wash clothes in cold water, recycle and reuse things. Much more but hopefully this will give you an idea. Thanks,

mountain mama said...

yay...i love a good giveaway! thanks!

we are gardening, planting trees and teaching the kids to respect nature~

pictureperfectcooking said...

I collect rain water during the growing season for my garden and flowers. I wash as much of my laundry in cold water as possible and turn off as many electrical items as I can.

Cher' Shots said...

Would love to be a winner! We've built raised garden boxes along with our in-ground garden all surrounded by a 6 foot fence. We maintain a mulch pile and have 5 rain barrels set up for watering. Eating fresh produce and canning and freezing our own harvest. Recycling etc.
'hugs from afar'

Mike said...

We raise our own vegetables, eggs, and meat. We also compost like none other.

Anonymous said...

Two great books to have in one's library!
Any information that can help us live our
lives less dependent on the system is very
welcome! We grow some of our own food, put
up what we can, make our own soap and laundry
detergent, hang clothes out to dry and give
away items that we no longer want or use.
Thanks for sharing your life!
Vi

Rick Kratzke said...

well, just have we done at work we have done at home. We are using all green products from cleanser spray to towletts.

Whitetail Woods™
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Anonymous said...

Last year was the first year I canned. Plan on doing some more of it this year. I just started composting. I am planning a small container garden this year (if I can keep the dogs out of it). Our city has a recycling program. I use eco-friendly cleaning products. We try to keep light off. We keep our A/C turned up a little bit during the summer (we generally use our A/C from April until October here in Arizona). I am trying to get hubby to put up a clothes line, but again the dogs may be a problem. I have nightmares about the dogs dragging my clean laundry across the yard! I use reuseable grocery bags. The plastic grocery bags that I do get go to the recycling bin at my store. I am going to check out some more tips. Thanks!

tsmith

langela said...

We raise chickens, compost, grow our own veggies and fruit, make our own soaps and other products, grind our own wheat, and unplug electronics when not in use.

Patrice said...

I already follow you. We recycle like crazy. I have also started picking up plastic buckets(5 gal) from the local grocery store's bakery department. They just throw them in the dumpster when they are done. I picked up about 16 the other day(some smaller). I will use the big ones for veggie picking. The medium for feeding animals. The small ones for storing household grains, nuts, etc. When I get to the point where I cannot use anymore, I will pick them up and deliver them to farmer friends. :)
patrice@everydayruralty.com

Linda said...

Hi. Glad to be here! I raise goats use their droppings in my compost bin. I am also a weaver and I use recycled materials to make rugs. We grow our own veggies, too.

vickie said...

We recycle, we compost, and have our own garden in the city. I would love these books.

lilraggedyangie said...

o I so definately follow you , such a great blog. We recycle , have a small city garden ,we repurpose as many items as possible each and every time we craft from tin cans to plastic grocery sacks for stuffing toys , dolls , etc. Have a great week. hugs
lil raggedy angie

Phiddy said...

Green stuff we do....recycle, only set out a garbage bag for landfill once every 3 weeks, instead of weekly, turn off power strips at night, vegetable and fruit garden, can, and dehydrate extras, got rid of old freezer for freezing and the storing garden extras (why pay $$ to store excesses when I can either dehydrate or can? which costs nothing to store), buy locally, cook from scratch (decreases amount of consumer packaging) compost like crazy, have (15) 60 gallon drums set up for rain water for the raised beds square foot gardens with soaker hoses, wash only in cold water, dry on clothesline, seed save, buy at the thrift stores and recycling centers (I am not a fashion plate but, hardly care) use home made cleaners and soaps. We live where we have time of service rates with the power company so I do all of my heavy power consumption tasks late night when rates are 70% discounted. Combine all car trips into town so we only drive once a week. Whew... I bet I forgot some things. But, you see I have been working my life towards this goal for quite some time.
Would love to have one of the books.... they sound awesome.
http://anamericanyankeeincanada.blogspot.com/

Sherri said...

I love this give away.  Our family grows a garden including fruit trees.  I dehydrate any extra fruit.  We raise chickens for the eggs.  I sell any extra eggs to others.  We compost waste from the chickens in the garden. We recycle down trees to use for firewood for heat.  We barter fire wood for piano lessons. I wash clothes in cold water, make our cleaning products. We use CFLs, turns off lights when we leave a room. We try to keep light off. We keep our A/C turned 80 to 82 during the summer.  We try not to use our A/C until June.  I hang clothes out during the warmer months. During the colder months we vent our dryer to the inside to provide warm moist air.  During the colder months, we relocate to the loft (high rises).  When I finish oven cooking, I leave the door open to warm the kitchen.  I unplug electronics when not in use.  Combine all car trips into town so we only drive once a week.  I cook meals from scratch bread, and bagels.  I make our own lotion, toothpaste, Bisqick mix, and deodorant.  

Stephanie said...

I fell upon your blog a few months ago and now am so excited to see what's new durring my lunch breaks! I was born in the heart of Detroit and have spent the past three years as the happiest country girl - your blogs are inspiring! This give-away has me on pins-and-needles!! I first heard about the "Back to Basics" books in Mother Earth News Magazine and have dreamt about it ever since - so I have to throw my hat in to the March GIve-Away ring! My fiance and I use "gray water" (from our dishes and showers) to water the flowers. We have been researching solar powered hotwater heaters for the, hopefully, near future! From our small piece of country to yours - Happy March!!

Stephanie said...

Also, just wanted to add real quick, my fiance and I were saying how sweet it is of you to do give-away contests...and just because you want to share with your readers! This is yet another inspiring thing - we say "Thanks!" :)

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Thanks for the compliments! I love doing give aways and I am also loving some of these ideas!!!!

Anonymous said...

We are going to grow our vey first family vegetable garden this year. Also we are going to start composting too. We can't wait to get the ball rollingon these projects especially since we are at the very begining of going green!

mosquints@yahoo.com

pabrady said...

After I empty our k-cups of coffee grounds for the garden, I save the cups to start seedlings in. We are in the process of setting up rain barrels for the garden I make soap. I grate the ones that have lost their scent for laundry powder. I also recycle our plastic, tin cans, and glass. Now if I can just convince my family that all these things go in the appropriate containers in the garage and not on the counter for the recycling fairy that they think takes them away! lol

Becky said...

We recycle almost everything. Changed out all of our light bulbs to the energy savers. Growing our own herbs and only buying local. Plans to start making my own soap. Going to try out the edible landscape this year.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

We already do what I have listed over in my left sidebar but I am adding so many of things you all have listed to start doing right now. I have the stuff to start my worm/compost bin as soon as it stops raining, I put out a barrel for rain water yesterday (raining does have it's pluses). I set up recycling bins for our trash and I am planning to cancel the weekly "garbage truck run"! That's just a few of them! Keep 'em coming and don't forget to invite your friends to join.

neenermt said...

We compost and plan to make some raised beds this year and can our produce. I would like to set up a couple of rain barrels to water the garden beds. We recycle paper, plastic and cans. There is no recycle for glass in our area, so I try to reuse as many jars as I can. I have a clothes line and use it anytime I can. I make my own soap and laundry soap and use them and vinager to do most of my cleaning. We heat our home with a woodstove and only use the AC on the hottest days. I much prefer having the windows open anyway. I would love to get a solar and/or wind generator system in the future. We are trying to add new green methods anytime we can.

dlynthomas said...

I live in a subdivision in a county that allows backyard chickens. So we recently bought eight chicks so we can have our own organic eggs. We have built several raise garden beds and are looking forward to cutting our grocery bill with our own organically raised vegetables.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Our garden space is being increased this year. Also, increasing the heritage fruit orchard and planting nut trees as well.

Long Ridge Deer Camp said...

Your farm reminds me so much of ours! Nice post and blog! Jack

Linda said...

Love Green! March is a great month...gets me revived after the winter months and It is the month of our wedding anniversary.
Linda

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

And the winner is Linda from Pineridge Handwovens!! Please email me with your address using the Contact Me link in the right sidebar with your pick of the above books!!! Congratulations!!!

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