Greetings from Minnesota on this drizzly morning.
Today is September 20th. Anybody know what that means?
Well, exactly one year ago today I started blogging here at Cow Spots and Tales. Check out the inaugural post if you like.
Speaking of which, do any of you like to go back and read the first post on blogs you’ve recently started following? Maybe this is a weird quirk unique to me, but I like to do this sometimes. It’s always interesting to read the “why” and “how” of someone’s entry into blogging.
So for my blog-iversary, I was trying to dream up something cool to do. I thought I could go back through the archives and write a “best-of” or favorites post, but I sort of did that recently when I posted Seven Things.
Then I though perhaps I should do a fresh new update to my blog design and format. The problem with that idea is right now I know I don’t have the time to do it justice.
What a blog really needs to do to celebrate is have a giveaway, right? 🙂
So, I will be doing just that. In honor of my first year blogging, I’m giving away a dairy-themed gift pack to one lucky winner! I’m still working out all the goodies it will contain, but you’ll get some fun kitchen gadgets, dairy recipes, and more.
I think my favorite item may be this awesome cooler bag pictured below. It’s great for keeping dairy and meats cool as you transport them home from your latest shopping trip.
How do you enter? 2 ways.
1) Leave a comment on this post giving me some feedback. Want to see more or less of something on my blog? Have a favorite post or a topic you wish I would cover? Let me know.
2) Help spread the word about my giveaway. This can be done via your own blog, as well as twitter, facebook, or anywhere else on the web. Just leave me a comment telling me where you shared my giveaway.
I’ll choose a winner next Monday, so you’ve got until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 25th to leave your comments and get entered.
And here’s the other cool part of today. I’ve decided it would be a fitting birthday for the baby calf we’re going to follow along with. So, the first heifer (female) calf born today will be our girl. I’ll post an update as soon as she arrives.
If we don’t have a baby girl today then we’ll just have to be patient and wait for the first heifer to arrive when she does.
Thanks to all of you for reading along during year one here on my blog. I have appreciated your comments and feedback so much as I continue sharing the stories of our farm and my running journey. Hopefully I’ll keep up this blogging thing for many more years to come!