Monday, June 2, 2014

A Magazine Feature and A Give Away!


A super exciting thing happened to me and that was that I got to work with my daughter on a segment  for the magazine, New American Homesteader.  She was asked to contribute in the Canning and Preserving section and it ended up being a package deal, which was really fun for me.  


It was sort of a dreamlike experience.  I couldn't believe it when we were saying things like, "The magazine gave us a deadline for the photos" or "We need to sit down together and proof everything we've written before submitting it to the magazine"!  



As usual, there are some really great articles in this magazine.  It doesn't hit news-stands until tomorrow but I've had the privilege of having my copy for a couple weeks now.  I've read it from cover to cover and loved all of it.  You will too.  

My daughter, Andrea, and I.

So, how about a give-away?  I've got magazines to give to two lucky winners.  

 In order to be entered to win, just answer this question in the comment section below:  Do you call it "canning", "preserving", or "putting up"?  (Here in the South the old timers refer to it as puttin' up!  I always have to think a second when they ask me "Did you get any tomaters put up yet"? )

I'll do a random drawing on Friday of this week!  (Be sure an email address is attached to your name so I have a way to notify you if you win!)

If you don't win,  I hope you will purchase the magazine!

P.S.  One of the most fun things about working with my daughter on this project was watching her at work with her camera.   She is such an inspiration for me in her photography.  Notice the cover photo on the magazine... that is hers!  (The very last page in the magazine is one of my photos!)  

47 comments:

  1. I am so excited about your magazine! I will buy one for sure but I would rather win a signed copy! (my published friend!) I must say that I usually CAN my veggies but sometimes I do PUT UP.. I guess I don't PRESERVE.
    I love the picture of you and Andrea!

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  2. That is exciting news!!! I don't think I've ever seen that magazine out this way. I still call it "canning", but not sure why, because I use mason jars or ziplock bags. Hope to win a magazine but will definitely try to find it this way.

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  3. Canning! It is such a wonderful thing for you and your daughter to live close and do things like this together - awesome!

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  4. Wow! So exciting for you both. We call it canning in WV.

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  5. Born and raised in Minnesota, we call it canning. I haven't seen this magazine before, but would love to get my hands on a copy! I'm such a fan of Andrea's blog, and now yours. You are one lucky lady to have your adorable granddaughters near by! Mine are spread across the country.

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  6. Whoops, forgot my email! Djgrish@yahoo.com
    Thanks! Dawn

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  7. I call it "canning" too. I'm so excited for you! In a magazine, no less!
    clairejolson@hotmail.com

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  8. We call it "canning". What a great opportunity to work together on a magazine project! Great picture of you two. Interesting magazine, too! And Andrea does a wonderful job with pictures.

    Take care,
    Emily
    eppie.doodle@yahoo.com

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  9. How exciting for you both! And while I call it "canning", I'm from the south and have heard all 3 terms used. And yes, Andrea always a great job with her photos!!! b78ayers@comcast.net

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  10. Growing up we did lot's of "canning". There was always a big garden and some of my best memories are of my whole family on the porch shelling peas, breaking beans, husking corn, etc...

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  11. My e-mail is: mfcass@gmail.com Thanks!

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  12. I call it canning.We use mason jars and I also freeze using zip lock bags.Love both your daughter and your blogs.
    It is a real joy each time I see a new post.
    bbathurst@cogeco.ca

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  13. Congratulations on the articles Dori!! You must be SO excited about this and to have worked on this with your daughter must make you so proud! I bet you can't quit smiling!! Great job!
    Patty

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  14. Wow! How great is that, getting to write and work with your daughter! I know that both of you had a blast! I am from Georgia and grew up calling it puttin' up or cannin'. No g on the end of either word! anncstephens@hotmail.com

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  15. "Canning" How exciting for the both of you. Congrats! simplyfarmhouse@gmail.com

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  16. Dori, what a wonderful thing to be able to do with your daughter... A Magazine... Wow... This Ky country girl, calls it "Puttin" up for winter... I am the only one in my family besides my dad that enjoys all of this... I am always on the hunt for fresh veggies and fruit to "put" up , then I call my dad to see if he wants some goodness as well.. He is so funny, he is 73 and once he sees the finished product, he rubs his hands together and makes the same comment over and over... "This will sure be good when the Snow is flyin" I smile everytime... Such great memories being made.... One question where can you purchase this magazine? Thanks for a giveaway... csteel001@yahoo.com

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  17. Hi Dori you are such an inspiration and always have been I have always enjoyed you news be it a yearly letter or this blog. I am so glad you are living your dreams. As far as the terms we always put up veggies and canned the fruit haha does that count? LittleHutch62@msn.com Cheryl

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  18. Congratulations to both of you! What a wonderful adventure to be featured in print, and her photo made the cover! I would love to see a copy. I call it canning up here in Michigan :>)

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  19. From Ohio, we call it canning, also. melissabrock208@gmail.com What an exciting memory for you and your daughter!

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  20. In middle Tennessee I have always called it canning. Congratulations on the magazine articles. teresagann@hotmail.com

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  21. Here in southern Iowa, it's canning.

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  22. Canning! I was inspired by your and Andrea's blog to start canning! I just went strawberry picking this past weekend and canned "Strawberry Jam with Balsamic Vinegar and Black Pepper !" You must tell Andrea what a delightful taste it has and best of all I love how little sugar it needs. Why ruin perfectly delicious strawberries with all that sugar! I hope to one day have a beautiful canned goods pantry like the one Eldon built for you in the laundry room! I absolutely love the screen door that showcases all your canned treasures!
    lisa

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  23. Forgot this bit of info: Lisa Kennedy : LMKsails@gmail.com Figure you will need that when I win!! Hopefully :)

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  24. It's canning! It's not preserved until you can it, and you can't put it by in the pantry until you can it either! I can be reached at bows9665@gmail.com

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  25. It's canning to me. Looks like a good magazine, hope I can find one to buy if I don't win.
    Diane
    mdghall@clearwire.net

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  26. Its canning with me. Can't wait to get started this year. Strawberries are just starting in Ohio. Jackie. jmiller532002@yahoo.com

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  27. I call it canning and my mother-in-law taught me how to do it. While I don't can much any more, I still love to freeze lots of fresh Michigan produce, especially strawberries, rhubarb and blueberries. I wonder if Tractor Supply has this magazine? It looks "delicious"! I'm so excited for both of you!

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  28. Oops! Forgot my email addy - mransom@gmail.com

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  29. Canning here, also. What an exciting project! (and I'm sure lots of work) Love the picture, and the magazine looks like such an interesting one! I don't believe I've seen it before, but will definitely look for it (if I don't win!) :) maxinejelinek@yahoo.com

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  30. Canning for sure. My mom and sister canned. Still have their jars. I would share the magazine with them. Thank you. Kathleen in Az sgeorge45@cox.net

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  31. Just saw your daughter's post with the picture of your "canning" pantry...would love to see where it is located at your farm. Thank you.

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  32. Congratulations! How exciting for you and your daughter. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. For me, "canning" is what I'm going to do or presently doing. "Putting up" is what I've done. L4Lorri (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. Hi there...I grew up with "canning"....gardenkatt@live.com

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  34. A friend passed along a link to your blog saying "I think you'd enjoy this" and I have really enjoyed following along your blog!! Your tacos have become one of our favorites and the almond braid is amazing!! I enjoy "putting up" and this magazine looks fabulous. I have never seen it before, but am definitely interested now! How fun for you and your daughter to work on it together! mowiss (at) hotmail.com

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  35. I have always called it canning :) I love "both" of yours photos, they are beautiful. Those little girls help too! They are so cute. You both have gorgeous blogs.
    Claudette
    choyt4@aol.com

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  36. Congratulations! I call it canning. There is nothing better than opening a jar of canned tomatoes--they smell just like summer
    abradley56@bellsouth.net!

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  37. I find myself saying both canning and preserving. I have to say that it is so special to read the posts about the closeness you share with your daughter. What a blessing to see the love and respect you share for one another.

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  38. I mostly call it canning, but also putting up... it sometimes sounds better... more accurate. I'm from Nebraska, but have lived in Colorado all my life.... My favorite? pulling out a jar of home canned tomatoes during the depths of a Colorado winter and tasting the summertime taste captured there.

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  39. I call it canning, but I know many here in Colorado call it "putting up". Thanks for the giveaway!
    mikeandkathy58@yahoo.com

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  40. I usually say canning, but sometimes I will say "puttin' up" because it reminds me of my grandmothers.
    killianc@hot mail.com

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  41. I saw this on Andrea's blog and I'm so glad you posted about it too. Congrats to you both! I looked at my grocery for the magazine and it wasn't there so I'm going to look at Walmart. Hope I can get a copy! Have a good weekend Dori!

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  42. From Queensland, Australia it is 'preserving' if it goes in a jar, 'freezing' it is goes in the deep freezer. karraschfarm(at)bigpond(dot)com

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  43. 'Up north we call it canning'. Love the pic of you and Andrea! I can just hear the giggles! (hugs)

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  44. It's canning up in Michigan:) What a beautiful picture of you and your daughter! How blessed you are to share these days together:)

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