March Country Fair Blog Party

Country Fair Blog Party by Country LINKed

Welcome to the March edition of the Country Fair Blog Party! Please take a minute to look over some of the blog posts linked up in February. You will find more recipes, art, book reviews and great photography! You CAN find it all at the Country Fair!

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The basics of egg nutrition | via MyOtherMoreExcitingSelf.com #incredibleeggs #womeninag

My Other More Exciting Self – The Basics of Egg Nutrition
I’m here to tell you that whatever eggs you pick, you’re getting an excellent source of protein and other nutrients. You really can’t go wrong and a simple comparison of two egg brands will show you that an egg really is an egg.” – Lara

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Green Grass Girl – Confessions of a Rookie Farm Wife
They say confession is good for the soul. I’m a rookie farm wife, and I need to do some confessing:” – Rachel

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The Stories I MeetSpring in Huasna Valley
And I’ll never believe that heaven could be anything other than this: sleek cattle on rolling hills blanketed by new grass, the murmur of water bubbling over rocks in the river, and a meal under the oak trees after a hard day’s work.” – Katie

Just like a local Country Fair, we have friends, food, family, farming, animals, crafts, cooking and comedy!

Be sure and check the link to this month’s blog party to see what great blogs link up. If you are a blogger, then please link up to three of your posts. It does not have to be new, just one you love or one that you want to share.

Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

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Be sure and check out my lovely co-hosts blogs!

Jan of Tip Garden  Nicole of Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom  Val of Corn, Beans, Kids and Pigs

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COUNTRY FAIR BLOG PARTY #25

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Fall is fast approaching and it is my favorite time of year!  I love all of the sights, sounds and smells of fall.  Seeing the baby calves playing in the pasture, hearing the rustling of the leaves and smelling the crisp fall air are some of my favorite things about fall.  What are some of yours?  Have a blog post dedicated to fall?  Come join us for this week’s Country Fair Blog Party!!  With so much happening this time of year, (harvest, football, bonfires, calving, and festivals), we want to see what fall means to you!  Come share your blog posts with us or suggest your favorite bloggers joins the party.

Last week was again a great week full of FANTASTIC posts!  Thank you to everyone who joined the blog party!

Week #24 Grand Champions:  (Click on the champions picture and it will take you to the post.)

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Dirt Under My Fingernails: The Once and Future Fair

AGRICULTURE:  Dirt Under My Fingernails

“Farmers not only grown our food; they grow our future.” – Julie

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So Much at Home:  Faux Carmel Apples and Dreams of Fall

CRAFTS/DIY:  So Much At Home

“Popcorn, coffee beans, and a mulled cider candle make my kitchen look and smell as if Fall is in the air.” – Chris

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FOOD:  2 Kids and Tired Cooks

“I’ve been searching for a homemade vanilla cake recipe that isn’t overly sweet and this one just about fits the bill.” – Holly

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Kim's County Line:  A Symphony  for the Eyes

TRAVEL:  Kim’s Country Line

“She saw the camera in my hand, another appendage, it seems at times.” – Kim

Be sure and grab the URL for the button and logo that Kelly from Old Blue Silo designed for us.

Now, time to join week #25.  Here is how you link up to the Country Fair Blog Party:

Click on the little blue frog at the bottom.

Add the specific post URL from one of your blog posts, not just our blog address.

Add your email address. (No worries!  No spam!)

Select a picture for your thumbnail.  (It helps if you already have your picture cropped with your blog name and post title.)

Click on Done and then share with your friends!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me

THE LOVELY COUNTRY FAIR CO-HOSTS:

Blessings to you,

Laurie – Country Link

COUNTRY FAIR BLOG PARTY #24

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With school back in swing, things have began to settle down here in the Country.  We have gotten some rain, some heat and our first baby calf of the calving season!  The calves are coming and with it comes hide and seek.

This week’s Country Fair Blog Party is going to be fun!  We are looking for your posts about anything COUNTRY!  Country kids, country crafts, country recipes or country living.  Do you wish for the country life?  Find great ideas and new blogs here at our link-up.  Come to the fair and bring your friends!

Now, on to last week’s winners!

*This week was full of great posts!  We had a hard time picking champions because they were all excellent!  If you have a chance go back and look at all of the posts that linked-up and you will see why we had such a hard time.

Winners from week #23:  (Click on the champions picture and it will take you to the post.)

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AGRICULTURE:  Stray Kernels

“Thankfully, I find corn to be an endlessly fascinating topic.” – Rhodora

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CANNING: Belong With Wildflowers

“Feast your eyes on these simple pickles that taste heavenly and take about five minutes to make.” – Caitlin

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Country Fair Blog Party Link-up:  Mystery Loaf unveiled

FOOD:  Midwestern at Heart

“I thought I’d share how I made tonight’s meatloaf which was a bit different because I had to substitute ingredients I didn’t have for ingredients I did. Let me just say… YUM!” – Nicole

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TRAVEL:  Nebraska Wheatie

“As the afternoon turned to early evening, I decided to venture out into the wide open spaces again. (It had been pretty darn hot!) So, I took a short walk just to see what I could see.” – Tracy

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INDUSTRY: My Other More Exciting Self

“I write about some of the issues I work on in the office on a daily basis and hope that I also give you a better sense of what raising poultry means for the farmers I work for.” – Lara

Be sure and grab the URL for the button and logo that Kelly from Old Blue Silo designed for us.

Now, time to join week #24.  Here is how you link up to the Country Fair Blog Party:

Click on the little blue frog at the bottom.

Add the specific post URL from one of your blog posts, not just our blog address.

Add your email address. (No worries!  No spam!)

Select a picture for your thumbnail.  (It helps if you already have your picture cropped with your blog name and post title.)

Click on Done and then share with your friends!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me

THE LOVELY COUNTRY FAIR CO-HOSTS:

Blessings to you,

Laurie – Country Link

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COUNTRY FAIR BLOG PARTY #23

Co-Hosts of the Country Fair Blog Parties; Nicole, Laurie, Tysha, Danielle

Welcome to the first BLOG PARTY from Austin, TX!!!  Here are all of your lovely co-hosts!  That is right, I finally got to meet all of the ladies at the 2014 AgChat Conference – Cultivate and Connect.  Nicole, Taysha and Danielle had all ready met, so I was a little behind on getting to know them better, but we made up for lost time and it felt like I have known them for years.  Thank you ladies for playing a big part in making my time at the conference so much fun!  (Stay tuned for future posts about what I learned at AgChat.)

Since we were all together at AgChat, we are extending a special invitation to those who attended to also participate in this week’s Blog Party.  We want your posts!  They can be about AgChat or anything else.  New to a Linkup?  Read to the end of the post and it will tell you how to join in on the FUN!

Now, on to last week’s winners!  Each co-host chose their own Grand Champions this week.

Winners from week #22:  (Click on the champions picture and it will take you to the post.)

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Kim's Country Line:  Snapshot Kansas:  Sandy Kansas

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Kim’s Country Line

“The three-week Kansas Cattle Drive was in honor of Kansas’ 150th birthday.”

I have been waiting to award a PHOTOGRAPHY ribbon and this post is very much a Grand Champion!

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2 Kids and Tired Cooks: Brown Sugar Muffins

BAKING:  2 Kids and Tired Cooks

  “This is our favorite Sunday morning muffin recipe.”

Kendall will be a 4-H member this year and plans on taking cooking as one of her projects.  This recipe will be perfect for a young baker!

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Kim's County Line: Kentucky Hot Brown Bake: The Brown HotelFOOD:  Kim’s County Line

“They don’t meet Funeral Sandwiches in our rating system, but I’m sure I’ll make them again.”

I have heard of the The Hot Brown, but have never had one.  Now I can try it!

(Be sure and grab the URL for the button and logo that Kelly from Old Blue Silo designed for us.)

Now, time to join week #23.  Here is how you link up to the Country Fair Blog Party:

Click on the little blue frog at the bottom.

Add the specific post URL from one of your blog posts, not just our blog address.

Add your email address. (No worries!  No spam!)

Select a picture for your thumbnail.  (It helps if you already have your picture cropped with your blog name and post title.)

Click on Done and then share with your friends!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me

THE LOVELY COUNTRY FAIR CO-HOSTS:

Blessings to you,

Laurie – Country Link

COUNTRY FAIR BLOG PARTY #21

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Welcome back to the Country Fair Blog Party!  We have had some very busy weeks here lately, but I am happy to report that the hay is done, the wheat is harvested, the 4-H County Fair is over and school starts in 12 days.  WHAT!!!  School starts in 12 days!  Guess the summer has flown by.  With summer break coming to a close, now is a great time to get back to the Country Fair Blog Parties.

I know many of you have been to the parties and have seen some wonderful posts.  This week, I was given the chance to name my own champions!  I was very excited to read all of the great entries and hope you like the ones that I chose.  Thank you again for coming to the Country Fair!

Kelly from Old Blue Silo designed our button and champions ribbon. Be sure to visit her blog or FaceBook page and let her know you love her work as much as we do!  Thank you Kelly!

At the Country Fair we award champions and here they are from week #20:

(Click on the picture and it will take you to the Grand Champions Blog Post.) 

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FOOD:  Jay Tried and True

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AGRICULTURE:  Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom

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DIY/UNIQUE:  The Stories I Meet

This week I also want to give a championship ribbon to the blog In Between the Sunsets of Life.  If I remember right, Julie has not missed posting to a single blog party since we started this.  She is an inspiration to me as a blogger, mother and farm wife.  Thank you Julie for your blog and encouragement!  You are a champion to me!

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DEDICATION:  In Between the Sunsets of Life

(Champions grab the ribbon URL and add it to your championship post!)

Now, time to join week #21.  Here is how you link up to the Country Fair Blog Party:

Click on the little blue frog at the bottom.

Add the specific post URL, not just our blog address.

Add your email address. (No worries!  No spam!)

Select a picture for your thumbnail.

Click on Done and then share with your friends!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me

THE LOVELY COUNTRY FAIR CO-HOSTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessings to you,

Laurie – Country Link

COUNTRY FAIR BLOG PARTY #18

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Happy National Dairy Month!  Dairy is a big part of the daily food intake of the Country Link’s, so we LOVE Dairy Month!  With it being the final week, the co-hosts thought it would be great to highlight Dairy for week #18 of the COUNTRY FAIR.  All posts are welcome here at the COUNTRY FAIR, but this week we will be awarding Champion to posts featuring dairy.  Link up your favorite recipe that uses a dairy product.  Have a fun DIY dairy inspired project, we want to see it!  Like showing off your dairy cows or goats?  Come to the COUNTRY FAIR!

Want to know more about dairies and cows in general?  Check out Diary Carrie from the blog, The Adventures of Dairy Carrie…I Think I Need a Drink.  All this month she has had a daily fact about dairy on her FaceBook page.   Carrie’s Blog, FaceBook page and Twitter feed are all great places to start.

Kelly from Old Blue Silo designed our button and champions ribbon. Be sure to visit her blog or FaceBook page and let her know you love her work as much as we do!  Thank you Kelly!

At the Country Fair we award champions and here they are from week #17:

Week #17 (Click on the picture and it will take you to the Grand Champions Blog Post.) 

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 FOOD:  IN BETWEEN THE SUNSETS OF LIFE

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AGRICULTURE:  CHASING SATURDAYS

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DIY:  OLD BLUE SILO

(Champions grab the ribbon URL and add it to your championship post!)

Now, time to join week #18.  Here is how you link up to the Country Fair Blog Party:

Click on the little blue frog at the bottom.

Add the specific post URL, not just our blog address.

Add your email address. (No worries!  No spam!)

Select a picture for your thumbnail.

Click on Done and then share with your friends!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me

THE LOVELY COUNTRY FAIR CO-HOSTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessings to you and to all Diary Farmers, (for with them we have ice cream)

Laurie – Country Link

COUNTRY FAIR BLOG PARTY #17

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Welcome to week #17 of the Country Fair Blog Party!  We are very excited to be in week #17 and to have had so many wonderful bloggers link up a posts with us.  If you have linked up before, please let us know what you think we are doing good and if you see any improvements that we need to make.  This blog party was started  as, “a place for bloggers to share their finest each week whether they live in the city, country, or somewhere in between.  It’s a place to brag a little about what you have been doing.  And if you aren’t a blogger, it’s a great place to find new blogs to follow”.  Leave a comment here or at one of the other co-hosts blogs.

Kelly from Old Blue Silo designed our button and champions ribbon. She is a great graphic designer!  Be sure to visit her blog or FaceBook page and let her know you love her work as much as we do!  Thank you Kelly! At the Country Fair we award champions and here they are from week #16:

WEEK #16  (Click on the picture and it will take you to the Grand Champions Blog Post.) 

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 FOOD:  THREE GENERATIONS LIVING OUT LOUD!

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AGRICULTURE:  ENOUGHSTUFF RANCH

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DIY:  THE BACKROAD LIFE

(Champions grab the ribbon URL and add it to your championship post!)

Now, time to join week #17.  Here is how you link up to the Country Fair Blog Party:

Click on the little blue frog at the bottom.

Add the specific post URL, not just our blog address.

Add your email address. (No worries!  No spam!)

Select a picture for your thumbnail.

Click on Done and then share with your friends!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me

THE LOVELY COUNTRY FAIR CO-HOSTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessings to you,

Laurie – Country Link