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Friday, July 9, 2010

Learning about Gardening & a Giveaway!


Homestead Blessings: The Art of Gardening
This contest is closed.  Congrats to Kathy in IN for winning this fabulous prize!

 As you know, I love to garden to help stretch our food budget.  However, there are people who have never gardened before and don't know where to start.  Here's a great tool to help you learn about gardening!  Franklin Springs Family Media sent me The Art of Gardening from the Homestead Series to review.  This is such a great DVD!  It is a great help to someone who has never gardened before in their life, but it was still very informative for someone like myself who has been gardening for several years.

I learned more information about composting and container gardening.  I've dabbled a little in each of these areas, but not much!  They taught how to lasagna gardening, which would be a great way to start a garden your first year or even if you have a spot you've been wanting to add a flower bed!  They also showed an easy way to keep your early (or late fall) plants from frost!  This DVD inspired me to get out and do more gardening!


Franklin Hills has also generously supplied a Homestead Blessing 10 pack DVDs for one lucky reader!  There are all sorts of frugal crafts taught in these films!  The Art of Gardening is of course included, but also, The Art of: Canning, Quilting, Sewing, Dairy Delights, Herbs, Cooking, Soap Making, Candle Making, and Bread Making!  Those are all valuable tools to learn to help you save money and this would be an excellent way to teach your children some of these wonderful skills!  Imagine the great homeschool curriculum this would make!  I'm drooling!  (Too bad I can't enter!)

To enter visit Franklin Hills and tell me which DVD you think will benefit you the most.

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This contest is open to those in the US only and will end on  July 31 at 9 pm.  I will use random.org to choose the winner.


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    37 comments:

    Jessica said...

    I follow via RSS feed

    Jessica said...

    So many good DVD's - but I have been wanting to start Soap Making....so I was excited to see that one! :)

    Coupon Teacher said...

    I need the art of sewing. I can hardly sew on a button, and then it usually pops off!

    Kathy in IN said...

    I think the Dairy one looks interesting and the one on Herbs! Maybe I could use more of my herbs in my herb garden.

    Kathy in IN said...

    I am a Facebook fan and I changed my status to your blog thing. :)

    Kathy in IN said...

    I follow you, Lori!!!!!!!!

    juliecache said...

    i need a dvd to help me master dairy. i choose dairy delights!

    Amanda said...

    I think I would like the sewing dvd. I would really like to learn to make dresses for my daughter.

    amanda.corley@ymail.com

    Amanda said...

    I follow on twitter and tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/frugalmomto4/status/18196199675

    amanda.corley@ymail.com

    Amanda said...

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

    amanda.corley@ymail.com

    Christy said...

    Gardening, soapmaking and canning - all tied for first!

    Christy said...

    I'm an email subscriber!

    Mozi Esme said...

    We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/07/homestead-blessings-10-pack-dvd.html

    And I'd say it's a toss-up between Gardening and Cooking - I think Gardening would be best because I know so little about it and really want a decent one next year.

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

    bluerose_shelnut said...

    I'm a follower.
    bluerose_shelnut(at)yahoo(dot)com

    bluerose_shelnut said...

    I want to learn to sew and quilt so bad!!! I've tried teaching myself to sew and it was not pretty, so I'd probably benefit from the sewing one the most.
    bluerose_shelnut(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Melissa M. said...

    I think I'd benefit most by Homestead Blessings: The Art of Dairy Delights, or at least at the present time, since we've been trying to make cheese and the last time we tried we failed.

    Bakersdozen said...

    I would love to view Homestead Blessings: The Art of Bread Making. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Bakersdozen said...

    I subscribed to your email list. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Benita said...

    I think the Art of Gardening would benefit me most. I've wanted to start up my own garden for some time now.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Benita said...

    GFC Follower.

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    Jules@OneBookShy said...

    I think the canning and soapmaking are my top 2. They all sound great.

    Thanks so much!

    Jules@OneBookShy said...

    Sorry about that, I'm getting the emails thru Feedburner.

    wmmahaney said...

    I have wanted to watch these for a really long time. I think I would benefit most from the Art of Breadmaking.
    wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

    wmmahaney said...

    I subscribe in Google REader.
    wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

    Mama Hen said...

    I want to see them all! I would really like to watch the breadmaking one and the soap-making one.
    clarksrfun@gmail.com

    Mama Hen said...

    I signed up to follow you.
    clarksrfun@gmail.com

    sandra said...

    I've been wanting to learn to garden, so I would choose that one!
    sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

    sandra said...

    I'm an email subscriber!
    sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

    ElaineDavis said...

    I would love to try making my own soap. Thanks for the giveaway!

    gwensjunk71@yahoo.com

    apple blossom said...

    Art of quilting looks like fun

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    apple blossom said...

    google reader subscriber
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    Jay said...

    I would benefit from the Art of Cooking!
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

    Brandi said...

    They all sound wonderful...I have been wanting to get the series for quite some time. I think the ones that would help me the most right now are the gardening and canning ones. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Moderate Means said...

    What an amazing series! I can't decide...soap and sewing would be helpful for my hobbies, but I hope to start gardening and canning next year, but cooking and bread making would be useful now. Ack - the indecision!!! I apparently just need the whole set :)

    Stacy

    Moderate Means said...

    Subscriber :)

    ♥Heαther♥ said...

    I think I would really like Soap making!
    mommys3lilbirds at gmail dot com

    ♥Heαther♥ said...

    I follow you!
    http://twitter.com/hell_0kitty/status/20032316370
    mommys3lilbirds at gmail dot com

     
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