Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Give-Away

Today, in the US, is Memorial Day, a day to remember those soldiers who have fought and died for the freedoms we enjoy today.  As a veteran, I fully appreciate the sacrifice they have given.  Personally, I also like to also honor our ancestors, who have gone before us, gathering knowledge and skills, embedding wisdom and instinct in our DNA.  It is important for all of us to REMEMBER.

We have been very fortunate here at the Wyvern Heath.  Wendy and I lead such an incredibly full, wonderful life and are thrilled to be able to share it with so many amazing people.  We help when we can, share our stories, and encourage people to think and act for themselves.

To that end, I am offering this give-away. 
  1. Autographed copy of "Browsing Nature's Aisles"
  2. Autographed copy of "Surviving The Apocalypse In The Suburbs"
  3. Gently used, well loved copy of "Botany In A Day, 5th Edition" by our Thomas Elpel.


To enter, leave a comment here.  While we appreciate comments our Facebook pages, they do not count for this give-away.  Even better, comment and "follow" my blog by clicking the "Join This Site" button on the left.  Make sure to share this with all of your friends and family.

We will choose three winners on July 4th, to celebrate your budding independence from the fear and greed that control our world.  Winners will be allowed to select their preferences in the order drawn.  If you are not selected, or simply can not wait that long, feel free to purchase any of the books from the links provided.

Be sure to like our Facebook pages, Browsing Nature's Aisles and Surviving the Suburbs, too.  Better yet, be an active participant by sharing your stories, asking your questions, or commenting on the things others have shared.

NOTE:  We are happy to schedule walks and talks for your group, or on your property, if you are interested.  We will only guarantee pleasant conversation and eager sharing of our experiences.  The rest is gravy.  Contact us through either of the Facebook pages links above).

56 comments:

  1. What a wonderful givaway! My copy of Surviving the Suburbs was loaned out and never returned...and I never have had a copy of the other two. Count me in!

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    1. Consider yourself counted ... or, in ....

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  2. I love my copy of Surviving the Suburbs & would love to have the Browsing Nature's Isles ... you two are just so inspiring!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. We do the best we can to share what we learn.

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    1. David, I am fairly certain that I am not your father, but I am happy to enter you in the running. :)

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  4. So happy to have found you on one of the Pages I belong to on FB. I give all kinds of Workshops on survival and eating the wild things. I was fortunate to have a Mummy that taught us well. My grandchildren are now learning from their parents. I can always learn more. You can teach an old dog new tricks. :) <3
    Peace Grammy

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    1. Grammy, welcome. Wendy and I are still learning. We were not fortunate enough to have been born into this knowledge, so we pick our way through the best we can.

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    1. Thank you. Be sure to help spread the word.

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  6. Any of these would be awesome to have !!!

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    1. Thanks, we like all of them ,too. Of course, we might have a bias toward two of them anyway.

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  7. All great books! Thanks for having a give away :)

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    1. You are quite welcome. Thank you for helping us spread the word.

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  8. What a wonderful giveaway! I've been following Wendy's blog for a number of years, and have kept peeking over here at yours. :) I would love t o read your newest book. I read surviving the suburbs, and then ordered it for our library so others could have access to it too.

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    1. Thanks, Marygee. I hope you enjoy what you've found here. And, thank you for ordering the book for the library. We still struggle with getting the word out and people like you make it so much easier. Have a fantastic day!

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  10. Oh! Thanks for the giveaway. Nice to see you writing again. Put my name in the hat please, I find there are a lot of similarities between northern Iowa (where I am) and Maine.

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    1. Thanks for reading along! Your name is in the hat!

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  11. What a nice choice of books!
    I try to make where I am productive, happy and sustainable, rather than wait to find the "perfect" place. You and Wendy both are inspirations in this endeavor, and I learn so much!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win a book, and all you teach me.

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    1. Well, thank you. We are a bit biased on two of them. The third is so full of information that we are still gleaning little gems - I bought the newest edition so I don't need this one.

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  12. Thanks for doing this! I'd love a copy of Browsing Nature's Aisles! I've been wanting to start foraging, and this would be a great way to get started! I'd like to teach my adult kids this skill as well... Thanks, Nancy

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    1. Nancy, there is so much to learn. We are just happy to share our experiences.

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  13. I have been considering purchasing copies of two of the three books above, and thanks to Erica at NWELife I stumbled over to here! This is a great give away, and whether I end up with one of the books or not, I will definitely purchase one of the others. Thank you for your generosity. :)

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    1. Welcome. Feel free to look around and check things out here at MooseBoots.

      I am not going to ask which two you were considering, because they are all fantastic. You are quite welcome. Good luck!

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  14. Which book would be the best for someone living just outside Los Angeles ? Thanks to Northwest Edibles for getting info out there for this clueless person :)

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    1. Sharon, it really depends on your particular focus. If you are truly "clueless"" (which I don't believe), Wendy covers a lot of ground in Surviving The Apocalypse, in terms of general survivability and an overall picture of things to consider. If you are interested in learning plants (edible or not), Botany In A Day is a good choice. Of course, just getting started might be fun hearing some of our experiences (good and bad) in Browsing Nature's Aisles. This probably does not help much ... I guess, you could always read the descriptions and reviews on Amazon.

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    2. Everything helps. A little here a little there & eventually I might know something when it matters most :) Thanks

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  15. Here from a Northwest Edible Life referral. Great blog, great giveaway, great job!

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  16. I love reading Wendy's blog, would love to read the books.

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    1. All of the books (biased point of view) are outstanding. I hope you will get to read them, even if you are not drawn.

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  17. I'm here from Northwest Edible Life as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Northwest Edible Life guided me here too, and I am so glad. I am adding 'browsing nature's aisles' to my winter reading list!

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    1. Thanks for coming by. I am glad you are here, too.

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  19. Thanks to Northwest Edible Life who gave me the head's up about these great books!

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  20. I also found this through a NW Edible Facebook post. The suburb book looks interesting.

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    1. They are all very interesting. Wendy did a great job on Surviving The Apocalypse.

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  21. What a kind gesture! I recently bought Surviving the Apocalypse by Wendy. Love it. Would love winning one of the other two. Really enjoy your wife's blog. See she recently became a follower of mine - how about that- and hope it is of interest for her. Admire your survival methods employed daily. Don't use Facebook. Sorry.

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    1. Don't apologize for not being on Facebook. It does tend to take up a lot more time than you would expect. Regardless, thanks for stopping by. I'll put your name in the hat.

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  22. Sounds like a fun raffle! Steve here, up in Brunswick, former blogger, Facebook friends with Wendy. I'd be intrigued to host you guys for a community walk about our property -- we've had a few tours with the local mushroom group, and apparently our 60 acres of woods are full of delicious mushrooms!

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    1. Steve, you are in the running. Contact Wendy through Facebook and let's see if we can get anything put together for the end of July. We'd love to come walk around and see what we can see.

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  23. Been reading Wendy's Blog for a few years now. Cant afford to buy books, and the wait list on inter-lib loan is long (lots of interest, or limited copies... don't know which.) Love to win, but mostly want you to know there are folks here in Appalachia reading you.

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    1. Alan, thanks for dropping by. We are thrilled to share what we learn, even more so knowing that there are people out there interested in reading about it.

      We are happy to enter you into the running.

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  24. Very cool Giveaway! I would be ecstatic to win any one of these 3 books! This is my first time visiting your page, but not last! I identify the urgency to retain the skills and wisdom of past ancestors before they are gone, forever! I have created my own FB page called Back to Basics facebook.com/goodplanetsarehardtofind. I might be contacting you soon to pick your brain / brianstorm! Thanks again!

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    1. Unknown, you are in the running. I will have to stop by and check out your page. Feel free to contact me when you are ready.

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    1. This topic fascinates me! I've recently found Browsing Nature's Aisles at Scarborough PT and I'd love to own a copy!

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    2. We are so glad you found it. You are entered into the give-away.

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  26. Love the blog (both of them!) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Mike, you are welcome. Thanks for reading along.

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  27. What a great giveaway! I would love a copy of Browsing Nature's Aisles.

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