Two giveaways by fellow bloggers that I'm interested in and want to share:
Bittofraw is giving away a Zuvo water filter! Deadline: Friday, August 27th Noon PDT. That's going to be an amazing score for somebody!
Loveveggiesandyoga is giving away a care package of Tempt hemp products! Deadline: Tuesday, Ausut 24th. Sounds great to me also.
Awesome bloggies both, and I love that one of the (?side)-effects of all the communications and social networking that happens nowadays is that people share the love and share the goodies. I'm looking forward to hosting my own giveaway here someday soon, and have gradually been teaching myself that this is something that you need to really put yourself out there in order to get to do. I'm not ever going to be the person who spends her whole time blogging and networking back and forth, but I do want to support sustainable living, healthy products, beautiful people and participate in that whole exchange.
Speaking of giveaways, I just wanted to give a shootout to WILD FOODS! Anyone who even glances at this blog will know that I love my little garden, love growing veggies, miss living in a place with a year-round growing climate but grew sprouts through the winter here… But I probably love wild food even more. These watermelon berries are growing right on the edge of the bluff outside our cabin, erosive soil, high wind exposure, and they're just gorgeous and come back up year after year. In the spring time, their stalks and young leaves are delicious - a light, cucumber-ish taste.
Another favorite is chickweed. Anathema to my husband because it gets everywhere and goes to seed so quickly, but it's so full of good minerals, is a natural skin healer, and many other good things besides. I put some in my salads but am looking forward to that vita-mix arriving so that I can blend up bunches. Again, even in this harsh climate, it grows early, late and everything in between, in any medium in can get into. Wouldn't you like to have some of that vitality?
These were planted by humans, but our raspberries really get little extra care besides the nitrogenous benefit of our 'household liquid' (i.e. pee)! It's continually amazing to me to have delicious, sweet, antioxidant rich fruit ripening up here in this climate! It seems like the best kind of free gift.
Wishing you all a fruitful and relaxing weekend!