Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Give-Away If You Can Guess It!

 
Today it has been one year since my first post on this blog.  I had such a hard time getting started - I had actually thought about it for a very long time but getting started and putting yourself out there for the world to see is kind of hard to do.  I've sure come a long ways...  I'm even posting a picture of myself in muddy/poopy/huge Carhartt Overalls! 
 
(Somehow my husband looks much better in his Carhartts than I do!)
 
We have a Momma cow that is just not producing much milk.  Her poor little baby girl, Mercedes, just wasn't getting enough milk to do much more than just exist.  So she now gets supplimented with that awful smelling stuff from the Co-Op!  The Momma is fairly tolerant of us as long as we keep Belle out of the pen... 
 
 
And poor Belle.  It is really, really hard on her.  She whimpers, cries, shakes, and quivers she wants in the pen with us so badly. 
 
 
So, for fun I thought I would celebrate my one year of blogging by having a little give-away this week!  (No, the prize is not this hugely pregnant Momma Cow!)
 
However, she plays a big part in who wins the give-away.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment guessing her delivery date!  The person closest to the day she delivers is the winner!  (Hint:  she's past due.)  If I have more than one guess of the correct day I'll draw names.  Please make sure your email address is attached to your comment so I can notify you if you win!
 
Now for the prize.....
 
 
I will make you a custom wooden sign!  Your choice of words and colors.  Size will be 12 inches high by 18 inches wide.  I'll even work with you to choose the font style you like.  A country farmhouse sign made just for you!
 
Get guessing....  She may have her baby today!
 
 
 


59 comments:

  1. I love your blog. My guess is 3/17...St. Patrick's Day...and you can name the calf Paddy.

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    1. Thats a darling name! We may name the calf that regardless of the day its born!!! :-)

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  2. What a fun giveaway... I know just the spot for a sign like that!
    My guess is 3/8.
    Lynisha.Weeda at gmail.com

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  3. What a fun giveaway... I know just the spot for a sign like that!
    My guess is 3/8.
    Lynisha.Weeda at gmail.com

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  4. Oh I hope she's okay... We had a mamma, here, due...then overdue...as in days overdue... and then things didn't go so well. Not good.

    March 7th! (sometime during the night)

    What is the Mamma's name? Do you name calves names with the same initial as the mamma? If not... I like "paddy", too.

    Cute sign. Thanks for the chance. Can't wait to hear...how it all turns out.

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  5. Yeah for one year of blogging! I love your blog I really need to get motivated to start one! The 7th!

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  6. My favorite day of the week...Sunday. That's my guess. Sunday the 10th. Love the blog Dori. It's so neat to share in your life.

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  7. hmmmm.......I'm going to guess March 7th @ 4am. Recently found your blog - congratulations on 1 year!
    ps....love the coverall :-)

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  8. congrats on 1 yr....March 8th is my guess

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  9. Guess I shouldve read everyone's comments first, looks like the 7th is a popular date! I'm changing mine to march 6th!!

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  10. Tonight, march 5th after everything settles down for the day. She looks so uncomfortable!

    I don't know, Dori, you look pretty cute in your Carhartt;-)

    Lots of love, Becky Anderson

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  11. What a fun idea Dori! I know nothing!! About cows & calving, etc....so I will just have to wing a guess :)
    I say 3/5, in hopes that she gets some relief by midnight tonite! & we are first time country home owners now so I would so love the sign! Thanks email is dancyndiegray@gmail.com

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  12. Marci Lindsey
    3/8!!!! Because babies are usually late!

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  13. I guess 3/9. I would love to have a sign like that. Thanks for the chance. teresagann@hotmail.com

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  14. I say 3/7. Hope she has a speedy delivery. Blessings, Becky

    beckyp47@roadrunner.com

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  15. March 10, same birthday of my friend! I've enjoyed your blog a lot. Great job on the house, love the idea of a custom made sign. amygoet at yahoo dot com

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  17. Let's try that again;) Wow, she looks like she is going to pop! I say 3/6/13. Hope everything goes as planned. kpeerboom@gmail.com

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  18. 3/7/13 - Ginny (if I win, guess I'll have to make another road trip out your way to pick up my sign!) Miss you!

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  19. Poor momma cow!! She is huge! BTW, I love your red muddy/poopy/huge Carhart Overalls! xoxo

    MY VOTE IS MARCH 12 - GIRLS SCOUT FOUNDED IN 1912. Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid. THIS WAY YOU CAN CALL HER/HIM EITHER: Daisy, Savannah or Scout.

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    1. Oh.... I love it. This is so sweet. GREAT names!!! :-)

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  20. My guess would be March 10th just 'cuz on my calendar it says March 10th is "Mothering Sunday" in the UK and also "Daylight Savings Time" begins here in CA...so more daylight to be able to see what color eyes that new baby will have !! :) :)

    Your blog was just introduced to me by my daughter (Renee' Pontious) who knew you when you lived in AZ...so now we are both enjoying your blog!! I grew up in a place called Dairyland and watched many calves being born!!
    elcajonclark@sbcglobal.net

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  21. Wednesday is my guess....March 6th

    Melissa

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  22. Aww. Poor Mama! I say the 8th.. I enjoy uour blog!
    tvoyles67@gmail.com

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  23. Hi Dori...I really enjoy following your blog. I say March 10th! It's my first wedding anniversary. This suburban girl married a country boy who had been stuck in the city. We bought 10 acres in the country last August and we have been busy clearing and getting the land ready for our new home. I never thought I'd be doing this as I approach retirement but we are having the time of our life as we take on this new adventure together. Reading your blog shows me there are other 50 somethings out there doing the same thing! Keep those posts coming! Margie...eclectic@att.net

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  24. Hi Dori, Congratulations on your 1st year Blogging Anniversary and for the opportunity to win one of your darling signs! I'm going to guess that your very pregnant momma cow is going to have her calf on March 7th!

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  25. Love your farm blogs!March 12.

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  26. I will pick 3 /11 my youngest son's Birthday!

    Happy Anniversary! :)

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  27. I'll go with 3/7 - seven is the perfect number for having a baby isn't it?!!

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  28. March 8th would be my guess. I really enjoy you and your daughters blogs. I was a city girl when I married my dairy farmer. A wonderful life and a great place to raise a family.

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  29. Happy Anniversary! I really enjoy your blog and am I happy that I recently started following you. What a fun give away. Poor Mama. I'm guessing 3/7.

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  30. I guess March 7th although I'm hoping for the cow's sake it is today!

    Mary Kate

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  31. Congrats on your one year anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog. My guess is 3/10 and I love the name "Paddy" too! My email is cballieu2002@yahoo.com

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  32. Today -- March 6!

    pharris7@comporium.net

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  33. OK...I so want one of those signs! Here's my guess. Tomorrow is my birthday, March 7th. I would love to share the day with your new baby calf. Wish me luck. :o)

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  34. 13 is our lucky number so I'll go way out there and I say she will be waaaaaaay over due 3/13.

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  35. Monday very early in the morning.
    elizkttlr@aol.com
    Thank you
    Elizabeth

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  36. Love your blog and your daughter's! I'm guessing it'll be 3-8 really early. Kathy kmarlowfam@yahoo.com

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  37. Ooooo I would love to have a sign!! I'm going with the middle of the night on the 9th.

    thecozyoldfarmhouse(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. My guess is March 11, 2013. My email is cassandjo@gmail.com. I really want a sign. Thank you.

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  39. Love, love your blog!!! And, you look darling in your Carhartts!! As far as my guess...I'm saying 3/13 and the little one will be born on my grand daughter's birthday. But, for the momma cows sake, I hope I'm wrong.

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  40. Love the blog, love your Carhardtts and love seeing the baby calves. My guess is this Momma will pop on St. Paddy's day, March 17th. Maybe she is carrying twins, too, is why she is so big.
    Best wishes with Mercedes. I have been there and done that many times in another life. Farm animals are such fun; I am wishing for chickens myself.
    Hope the sun is shining for you today! North Mississippi is beautiful today.
    Susan

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  41. Dori, love how you look in your Cathcarts! And you have come a long way. Congratulations on your year of blogging. I enjoy reading about what you are doing. I love your sign and would love to have one. If I had to guess about sweet momma's delivery date, it would certainly be a guess. So my guess would be today, March 9th.

    Take care,
    Emily

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  42. So, how could I not try for this giveaway after just seeing your wonderful sign!? I'm going to guess 3/9 for the delivery date. andersonclan(at)mac(dot)com

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  43. I am guessing today, March 8th for the delivery date. The sign looks great!

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  44. My guess is Sunday, march 10th for the delivery date.
    I hope she delivers soon. Poor thing.
    Love your sign.

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  45. I'm guessing March 10th in the evening. Hope she has it soon. Love your blog Dori. It's coming out beautiful. Love the wood you all picked out also.

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  46. I'm the anonymous.
    Brenda Adams

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  47. Hi Dori! I love seeing the progress on your house! Am I too late to make a guess for mama cow? I'm going to guess Monday, March 11th at 3:53 a.m. The poor lady is HUGE!

    Bonnie (tbsperl@molalla.net)

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  48. Dori, so glad to find you via "All Things Home". I do not know if it is to late but since she is still pregnant I am going to take a guess...how about March 15th. That is the day we close on our new "old" Farmhouse of which we will be redoing.. so I am going with that date.. Love your blog..I am going to follow along. Stop by and visit with me and maybe follow along too. Blessings!

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  49. I am going with March 14 (it's my daughters b'day).

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  50. I'm guessing March 15th.

    I love your farmhouse. Such great work that you're doing.

    Raphaële

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  51. I choose March 17th...good luck!

    kathy@premierpyro.com

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  52. Hello! I just found your blog via On Sutton Place, and am throwing my hat in the ring for your contest. I think your mama cow will have her calf on March 15. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. A Saint Patrick's Day Baby! March 17th

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