Thanks for Nominating Me!

I am happy to announce that people actually read my blog! How do I know this? Because Megan from Living Life and Lovin’ It generously nominated me for the versatile blogger award. Megan’s blog is about her struggles and victory over ulcerative colitis.

The general premise and rules of the award are as follows:

The award is nominated to a blog which a person really likes or is inspired by.
In order to accept a Versatile Blogger Award, the following rules must be followed:

  • Display the award certificate on your website.
  • Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented you with the award.
  • Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.
  • Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post.
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself

Versatile Blogger

Here are the 15 blogs that have inspired me the most so far. I would like to nominate them for the versatile blogger award!

This is my mother’s blog, which started off as beekeeping and gardening, but eventually honed in on just the beekeeping aspect. It shows the learning process involved with beekeeping.

Nightmare Logic
Combining interesting musings on society with posts on gardening and nature.

A Separate Path
Following the story of a wonderful woman starting up her own small farm. It discusses livestock and land management.

Adventures in Beeland
A blog by a British beekeeper, chronicling the high and low points in the process of keeping bees. I read this blog in the hopes of someday having a hive of my own.

Down to Earth Digs
A gardening blog filled with a variety of topics, from long project descriptions to short thoughts and pictures.

A farming blog documenting the creation of a Virginia Ranch with horses, chickens, dogs, and other animal friends.

Growing up in the Garden
This blog discusses gardens as a way of eating sustainably and ethically. There are some very detailed posts in here to help a novice gardener.

A homesteading/prepping blog, which touches on a wide variety of topics.

A blog on prepping and survivalism from a left-wing perspective. Very interesting, focusing on gradual economic collapse rather than the zombie apocalypse.

Girl Gone Farming
The story of a girl headed for law school who decided to change the direction of her life. Drastically. By farming. This is an awesome blog.

Gardening Without
How to garden successfully on a budget by reducing the tools and chemicals used. There are some great tips in here, and an interesting story to boot.

Kate’s Apartmentsteading
A mother of two trying to simplify her life. This blog talks about minimalism, education, and cooking.

Girly Camping
A girl who’s boyfriend took up panning for gold, and she had to come along with him. How does a girl make the most of this?

Kitchen Garden Path
A sustainable garden, from planting to harvest and over again. They started with an empty yard, and ended up with beautiful veggies.

The Veg Patch
This blog combines gardening with hunting, foraging, and raising animals for food. It also includes recipes and preparation. I love the scope of this blog!

As far as seven facts about me:

  1. When I was little, I would pick out college textbooks on marine biology from library book sales, even before I could read them myself easily, and have people read them to me. I ended up majoring in Marine Biology in college.
  2. Both of my parents are Dutch, and I speak Dutch fluently, albeit with a strong accent.
  3. My views on life were heavily influenced by “Dune”, by Frank Herbert, and “The Silmarillion”, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  4. Other books I like include “A Wizard of Earthsea” by Ursula Le Guinn and the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.
  5. I love to cook, which is nothing new for readers of my blog, but my specialty is Thai food. I’ve never been to Thailand, unfortunately.
  6. On the other hand, there are many places that I have been to: Indonesia, Ecuador (and the Galapagos Islands), several Caribbean Islands, Turkey, Kenya, and a large number of western European countries.
  7. I am terrified of bees and wasps, but enjoy beekeeping.

Thank you all for reading my blog, and thanks especially to Megan for nominating me!

~The Homesteading Hippy

6 thoughts on “Thanks for Nominating Me!

  1. Emily Heath

    Thanks so much for including my blog in your list. I enjoyed reading the facts about you. I think if you had a hive of your own you would overcome your fear of bees 🙂

    1. The Homesteading Hippy Post author

      I have definitely noticed that I’m getting better at staying calm now. I simply enter the same mindset that I adopt for scuba diving and martial arts, my breathing slows, and the fear fades away. I still feel a pang of panic when the bees fist start flying, though.

  2. Mrs. T @ A Separate Path

    Thank you so much for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award! Unfortunately, I don’t accept awards, but I appreciate your kind words 🙂 . I will take a look at some of the interesting blogs that you have listed, especially your mother’s blog about beekeeping. We would love to have our own honey and beeswax supply one day. Thank you again for reading my blog and I’m glad that it has been a blessing to you ~smile~.

  3. Nightmare Logic

    Thank you very much for nominating me, I’m really chuffed! I really look forward to visiting the other blogs – great to have the wee description of each one…


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