May 21, 2012

GRIT Magazine Subscription Giveaway!! ends 5/25/12

5/21/12-5/25/12
GRIT MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY!

I am so excited to have Grit Magazine as one of my sponsors and want to share the excitement with you!
My peeps at Grit have offered me a subscription to their magazine TO GIVE TO ONE OF YOU! Already subscribe to Grit? Smart, they'll add on a year's subscription to your account!

To Enter:
1. Must be a subscriber to my blog & Facebook page; (easy!)

2. Visit the Grit Magazine website & comment on my blog, telling me what you found!  (fun!)

(for example: I just learned that the Rhode Island White is on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's "watch" list, which means that there are fewer than 5,000 breeding birds in the United States, with ten or fewer breeding flocks, and estimated global population of less than 10,000.)

3. Must be a US resident. Winner chosen by random drawing from eligible entries on 5/25/12. Winner notified in reply to their comment on 5/25/12 by 9:30 pm EST.


 Love to win free stuff? Visit the GRIT GIVEAWAYS page for TONS of contests and giveaways, including an $11,000 prize package in the "Holy Cow! Homesteading Sweepstakes" and a Chicken Coop plus a one year's supply of Purina® Layena® Omega-3 Poultry Feed in the "Chick 'n Coop Giveaway"!

59 comments :

  1. I just visited grit Magazine and found some awesome new chicken recipes! Shhhh, don't tell the chickens :)

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  2. I love the animal stories! The encounters with the skunk and deer and other wildlife! TOO FUNNY!

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    1. Hi Bluegrassmama and thanks for blogging with me!

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  3. I found a DIY Chicken Coop on a Tight Budget. Article shows it used for broilers. Good for anyone on budget.

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  5. I visited Grit too and found a way to get rid of the squash bugs I always seem to have...Nasturtiums! They attract the bugs that eat the squash beetle larvae! (The flowers are edible too!)

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    1. More good news: if your chickens are anything like mine, they'll want nothing to do with nasturtiums!

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  6. Mary Chilcoat5/21/12, 3:51 PM

    I just browsed Grit online and found a list of herbs I can use in my laying boxes AND in my brooder. I just bought some new herb plants and I'm going to try it out right away!!!
    Mary Chilcoat

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    1. I read that article too, Mary. Martha Stewart also has some great tips on uses for herbs.

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  7. I visited Grit and found out that winter squash is easy to grow and is actually a fruit.

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  8. GRIT is great, info on squash,bugs,livestock, simple life the best.

    joann mcgregor

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  9. I looked over the chicken coop on a tight budget as well, since my girls are getting too large for their current pen.

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  10. Sigh - I visited Grit and found that if I had a spare $3,500,000
    there is Acres: 931 acres on Crystal Mountain Rd in beautiful Colorado that I could buy. And since I don't have a spare $3,500,000...I will be staying in Florida for a while longer LOL!

    I have always LOVED Grit!!

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    1. LOL Melinda! Plenty of folks work their whole lives to be able to live in Florida one day. Funny thing about other people's backyards, isn't it. ;)

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  11. looks like a good magazine, for everything, not just chickens

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    1. You're absolutely right, Dawn. It's about rural life in America.

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  12. I visited the magazine site for the first time and loved many of the articles. I went ahead and subscribed to the magazine using the 'pay now' button and only paid $14.95 for a years subscription! I am looking forward to receiving my first issue. I also entered their many sweepstakes - so fun!

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    1. Atta girl, Tracey! Good for you. :) And good luck with the sweepstakes, let me know if you hit it big!

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  13. I visited the Grit site and learned why I never see asparagus starts here in MS is because they aren't heat tolerant and grow better in more hardy climates.

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  14. I found an article about putting together a coop on a shoestring budget. I'm passing it along bc so many friend want chickens and think it's hard! They love my girls and want a brood of their own:)

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  15. Love the idea for the flower ice bowl! Would be amazing at a party.

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  16. love the idea for a flower ice bowl! How great would that be for a party?

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  17. I visited and found out I can plant my garden and get better results planting stuff that helps each other

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  18. I just read the article "Danger in the sky" We have lots of hawks in our area and this worries me. (I can't have a rooster to warn the hens so I'm stilled worried) I don't let the chickens free range unless I can be out there with them, they do get at least 1/2 hour every day and a few hours on my days off from work

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  19. I wasn't aware of the different flowers that are edible. Marigolds, roses, and daylilies to name a few that I didn't know of. I have heard abut some of the others. I also wouldn't think about cooking them. I have seen orchid flowers on some cake before. I too will definately try the ice bowl. Too pretty and different.
    Sheila Bandy
    sheeka9552@hotmail.com

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  20. i just learned you can add garlic powder to the chicks and chickens feed as well. I already to this for my dogs and it really does help with fleas. I am going to start doing this tomorrow with my own flock and will finely chop up some to feed to my chicks as well. I need to find Braggs Vineger in my area having a hard time finding it. I have been using the wal mart version to add just a splash to their waterers everynow and then. And before I dump that water out to give them fresh water I will use it to clean out the container with the vinegar already in it. I need to get me some DE to add to the food though.

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  21. I found great info on how to improve my compost pile...it sounds like I need more brown (carbon) material. There is also a ton of great gardening info. Looks like a great magazine! :)
    brit868@yahoo.com

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  22. I loved the checklist for happy hens.....it was very informative and a checklist will make my chickens and me much happier because I want to do the best by them...

    Denise Barry Santiago on FACEBOOK

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  23. I found an article about backyard chickens having an unfair reputation. Very interesting to me being a newbie to backyard chickens (let the coop building begin!).

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  24. I love GRIT! We get the magazine and the last article I read today was about edible flowers. I am really wanting to make the frozen herb and flower bowl

    It is one of our favorite Mags!

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  25. I found an article about heritage breed chickens--which I am very interested in. I have Faverolles and am interested in acquiring more old breeds. I liked the write-up they did on the Campine--although they're covered in beautiful feathers, they're also great layers and would make a great addition to a backyard flock. Hmmm....I may have to add some Campines to my next chick order! Pretty sure I'm a chicken addict now! Would love to have access to great articles like this through GRIT magazine. rlb118@hotmail.com

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  26. "A Rabbit Nest Box" was the article I read. Who new that a rabbit would need a nesting box as a primary resource. I didn't, but in the fact of that matter I don't have bunnies:) I really want to get one, and when I do I am definitley putting a nesng bor in with them!
    -Jared
    rhodeislandredchickens@gmail.com

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  27. I read about the Heritage Breed Chickens. It is interesting to me to learn what Heritage Breeds are since I"m just learning all of this.Some of them I've been wanting to learn about so this gave a good start. I'm also thinking of getting some Leghorns so this gave me some good information. totribet@comcast.net

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    1. Congratulations Terri! You won the Grit Magazine subscription! I'll contact you for your mailing address.

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  28. Esther Widgren5/24/12, 11:44 PM

    I just started getting GRIT magazine and I've found SOOO much wonderful and useful information. It's amazing that you and GRIT have a mutually beneficial partnership! Congratulations.

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  29. I visited the Grit site and found an artile on how to build a natural swimming hole.. There are so many interesting and informative articles to read in Grit magazine.

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  30. Martha Waugh5/24/12, 11:53 PM

    So many great topics on Grit that I don't know where to start. Really like the article on home canning. I think I'm going to give it a try this year instead of giving away so many veggies. And the compost article is going to help me with checking another "to do" off my bucket list. I wasn't sure how to approach composting. And then there was the happy hens checklist. So much great info. Definitely bookmarking Grit Magazine's website.

    Martha
    tommygrl1972@yahoo.com

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  31. Wow, I learned that you can breed a goat out of season almost the same as you can a rabbit! :)

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  32. I just found a great article on Composting, I can now make more of my chickens! I have enjoyed looking through Grit's website for a few weeks now and I love their giveaway page.

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  33. Read about how to grow asparagus. Not sure if I really want to wait that long to get a harvest, although I'm sure it would be worth it. I'm more afraid someone would think their doing us a favor, and end up spraying the tall "weeds".

    Shellie
    smw4211966@sbcglobal.net

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    1. LOL. Asparagus is apparently not the vegetable for the impatient like me!

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  34. Wowza...this magazine covers sooooo many different subjects. I found the article about rhubarb to be especially interesting. Can't believe all the different things rhubarb has been used for ... wine, liquor, a strong laxative, for treating burns, dysentery, appendicitis, toothache, various skin maladies and more.

    Was especially shocked to read that the leaves of all rhubarb plants are toxic and should never be eaten; they have caused many fatalities around the globe. The leaves contain calcium oxalates and anthrone glycosides that are deadly to humans.

    Who knew ? :)

    JMStein64@aol.com

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  35. makenna vanegas5/25/12, 10:20 AM

    I found out about companion planting! Very interesting article... I must try it in my garden! Thanks GRIT for teaching me a new thing! You learn something new everyday.

    vanegas_massie@hotmail.com.

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  36. I was just reading about how to treat spraddle leg in newly hatched chicks - something I am having to deal with for the first time ever. What I thought was a fatal condition is really quite easy to fix. Thanks for the great link! If I don't win the contest, I'm definitely getting a subscription anyway!

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    1. Vanessa, you're going to love this magazine! Glad you got a subscription!

      I have a blog post all about spraddle leg causes and treatment, which includes info on a similar condition: curled toes: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/spraddle-leg-in-baby-chicks-what-is-it.html

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  37. I discovered a new magazine!

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  38. visited their page. I am going to go read the How TO Grow Asparagus article. I think growing that will be a must this year. just in time for my garden this weekend. Thank you.

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  39. I found out about alpacas. I already knew just how beautiful they are but what I didn't know is there are two breeds of them. They live about 20 years and the digestive tract has three chambers. I wish I could talk my husband into letting me get a couple. So very pretty.

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  40. Breeds I am used to hearing about, such as the Campine, are in danger of no longer existing.

    http://www.grit.com/animals/chickens/best-egg-laying-chickens-zm0z12mjzreg.aspx

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  41. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I
    clicked submit my comment didn't show up. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say superb blog!
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