Welcome All! I'm a dreamer, I hope you are too! A Posse ad Esse, or From possibility to reality, is a general state of mind. I hope you'll share your possibilities with me as I will with you. Namaste~

March 3, 2010

A new Food Dehydrator...FREE for you!!

Last week I mentioned what happens when opportunity knocks.

Today I'd like to help it knock on your door.

Part of what I told the representative from CSN stores was that I was not willing to endorse a company to the people that trust me enough to take the time to invest in what I have to say, without having any experience with their company. Well, I did. I ordered the Dehydrator you see on the right from their housewares store and have actually been amazed with the service. After the order was placed, I received quick confirmation. Then, shortly after, I was informed of the shipping schedule; order would ship in 3-5 days... I figured I'd have it this week some time. What surprised me was the notification that I got the next day that my order had been bumped up (free of charge) and was on it's way. The next day it was on my doorstep! I would never have thought it would come so fast.

So then, the next part of what I arranged to do was to pass on the giving to you! If was happy with the service, then I was willing to share that with you in the form of another FREE food dehydrator. It's my first give away, and I can't think of a better item. With the upcoming season upon us I just know there has to be someone out there that could use one of these babies. After all, it may only come with 4 trays but it's expandable to 12!

So here's what I'm asking for from you. Don't just leave a comment on the post, share a little something with me please. If you've been a reader for some time, let me know what you enjoy about my blog. If you're a new reader, I'd love to know what led you here or what you're looking for. Help me be a better blogger and get a chance at a FREE FOOD DEHYDRATOR!

I'm Looking forward to it. Share with your friends or link to this post if you like, but either way one entry per person please. I'll announce a winner in one week, so that's March 11th.
Good luck!


Sparrow said...

wow, this is a REALLY awesome giveaway!!

I found your blog via simple frugal green co-op. I'm so interested in urban homesteading, and I love that you raise chickens! That is my goal for next spring. I have lots of learning to do on it, and I so appreciate the advice and wisdom so freely given via these blogs.

Speaking of chickens, I need to read your blog about how you do it. We live on about 1/3 of an acre.

Thanks, again!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Paul! I'm actually a pretty new reader to your blog. I've enjoyed catching up, and hope that your wife is recovering well! could you guys share the cheesy bun recipe you posted a few days ago? My little guy would love it! Thanks!

And thanks for the chance at the dehydrator!

Darcy said...

Well, that was me..posting w/o verifying my ID LOL

Andrew said...

I was guided here so long ago by a greeting you sent me on Freedom Gardens. Thanks! You have kept me captivated and inspired to grow and grow better. This year I am taking out two large flower beds and a third off my already tiny back lawn to add more food production. Chickens are coming this year too.


Heather said...

I have been reading you for over a year now - in fact, I don't remember how I found your blog at this point. I enjoy most seeing you take make tangible progress towards a sustainable lifestyle. I'm on a 1/8 acre urban lot and I have been figuring out how some of your projects could be incorporated into our lot.

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Unknown said...

I discovered your blog by way of Grit a couple of months ago. I've been reading through your older posts and have really enjoyed it thus far. I too am thirsty for land but have to make due with my quarter acre. You've given me some great ideas, and I can't wait to get planting this spring. Now, if I could only convince my wife to let me have chickens I'd be set.

Affi'enia said...

I discovered your blog a few months back (could be ages now, I've kinda lost track of time recently) via SFG. I've laughed and cried at your stories and have felt privileged to have a look into your life.

You and your family are one of those inspirations in that you are a few steps along the path I'm just starting to tread and it's great to see that people really do manage to live the way we want to live.

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I too found your blog through Simple Frugal Green Co-op. My favorite posts are about your chickens. I am usually dreaming about the day when we buy a house where I can keep chickens. I would LOVE to win the food dehydrator and be able to use it this summer.

Balani said...

I watched a video about a couple in California who grow 80% of their food in the summer and 60% in the winter. I'd love to be able to do that, but I don't live in that California climate (I'm in northern Utah). I found your blog when I was searching for homesteading information closer to home. Thanks!

CandaceZ said...

Just found your blog recently and have started my own urban homestead, a little at a time, chickens last year, and bees this year. I love finding blogs I can learn from and also reading about homesteading in other areas of the country, so your blog hits the spot.

ChicagoMike said...

Hey P~,

As you know I have been on your blog for quit some time.

The thing I would like to share is that this winter my interest in gardening has been flagging, but lately, trolling the blogs, with yours right up at the top of the list, has brought me around enough to get my seed orders, and some surprise orders in so I can have a better year than ever.

Thanks for everything.

Anne said...

I have become totally inspired by your blog. I recently got into a house with a garden and said... ewwe thats coming out!

I got over the initial intimidation of gardening by reading your blog and have decided not to tear out the garden but to cultivate it.

With the help of your blog I will be successful!

Marilyn said...

I can't remember how I found your blog, it's been such a long time. I've been a lurker for a VERY long time. I like your blog because you live in Utah, (my family lives there) and I especially love looking at your gardens. It's very inspiring to see what you are doing in an ordinary suburban lot. I desperately need a food dehydrator for my own garden produce! I live in AZ and we garden year-round-well-except in July & Aug. I can't take the heat!

Sue said...

I've been reading your blog for a while. I am also an urban homesteader and I love to see how things are going with your homestead. I am putting in a plug for our youtube videos about the chickens. Our older video is called city chickens


and our newer one is called city chickens (now with eggs!)


eastwestdawn said...

Clicked over from Grit in search of help on canning meat and saw your offer to win a dehydrator, now that I have commented I can go back and read the blog.

SAC said...

Hi Paul! I have been a lurker here for several months. I do not recall how I found your blog. Having lived in the Layton area three years, I was fascinated to read about gardening there. (I had just started to garden before I moved away.)

Thanks for sharing your gardening experiences and a chance for the dehydrator.


Paige said...

Way to go Paul... What a great giveaway! I've followed your blog for some time, last year you great advice on my blog about "Helga" the tomato plant! She eventually recovered from the sunscald.

Helga was not the best producing tomato last year in my container garden, but they were Huge tomatoes. I am now thinking of all the cherry tomatoes I could dehydrate ... mmm.

A good dehydrator is something we have had our eyes on for some time. It seems like it has taken a back seat on the shopping list several times.

Thanks for posting a review on this one, it helps to know what models are worth the money.

Brenda said...

I found your blog from cityfarmin a blog a friend of mine has that inspires me. You do many of the things she does - gardening, chickens, etc. and our bunch of 5 want to increase our self sufficency. Thanks for all the great posts!

Brenda said...

I found your blog from cityfarmin a blog a friend of mine has that inspires me. You do many of the things she does - gardening, chickens, etc. and our bunch of 5 want to increase our self sufficency. Thanks for all the great posts!

Pamela said...

Hi Paul,

I was first drawn to your blog from one of my others I read, and it was about chickens and gardening simply. And about doing it sortof in town thing.

I read your notes and always come away with something I have learned. I guess that and your OH SO COOL gardening ways, have kept me coming back every day. Even if you don’t write something I still dash over.

I am jealous of your garden and now your oh so cool green house. The potato bed out front and your raised beds in back. And I am waiting to hear how your lone tomato seedling/cutting fairs.

I love that you do things so that your own private eco system thrives without damage to all.

I am a magazine editor from home, and a former 23 year semi trucker, and in between all that an artist and gardener. (I was lusting over the bench you made)

I love your harvest reports and how much you gain from your gardening and how you life.

To be honest I have looked at dehydrators for a long time. I have started a herb garden because of you. And I have also dove into tomato because of you as well, but my herbs fair better than the maters`!
I have tried to harvest my herbs and store and use them as I cook A LOT, but have not done well at that. So I had wanted a dehydrator to try and do that.

I am hoping you give us lots of reports on how yours is doing. Sure I would LOVE to win one, but I am sure you will find the best person for it. Way cool!

Just keep on posting so I can keep on learning from you and your family! I enjoy it so much. (I have strawberry sets in my car, I got yesterday, to start some proper berrys, not just random wild things, so cross your fingers I do it right!)

Thanks for the opportunity to share ideas with you!
Take care,
p.s. I moved to where I am now, to live with my mother in her single wide trailer. She has since passed and have stayed here. Last year, your raised beds inspired me to ad one, then a second. I am adding 3 more this spring. On my own. My Mom would have loved your blog.

Pamela said...

Ooops me too, forgot to sign in so my profile pic and stuff showed.

(well some days I am a dork)

Aussiemade said...

Hi I really enjoy your blog. It is great to read what is happening in the northern hemisphere, and I get the idea of what I should be doing re: preparation, in advance from your blog at times. I have enjoyed sharing your family journey. So if one from down under can enter add me if not accept my compliments on how much I enjoy reading your blog.

Kate said...

Hi Paul, I mostly lurk on your blog. I think I found you through SGF. I don't need a chance at the dehydrator; I've already got a beauty of an Excalibur and am very happy with it. I just thought I'd say hi. I love keeping up with homesteader types on small parcels, and you fit the bill.

Wendy said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now, and I have to say that I was a bit jealous when you were able to visit with the Dervaes ;).

Hmm ... what do I like? There are so many things, of course, but I have to say that I really like following the progress of your expanding gardens. Like you, I live in a colder climate, and so it's interesting to me to see how you manage your growing space when inclement weather is a reality for a good portion of the year.

In particular, I was very appreciative of the information you provided about how you grow your tomatoes, and I had no idea one could plant so many peas in such a small space (which I will be doing this year myself ;).

Anonymous said...

I read your blog as I'm always interested in how others deal with trying to create their own niche in our world of standardized corporate living. Plus, you have chickens...but luckily, you have yet to live your life under the feathered foot of a Mille Fleur. Hey, at least the little harpy chooses to lay eggs! :)

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