This goal may not seem like a big deal. I read lots of blogs, and I comment pretty regularly on many of them. I didn’t think about this one too much when I wrote it, but the criteria for 101 in 1001 specify that the tasks must be specific. This task was to comment on a different blog every day for a month. So, I started with old favorites and then branched out. I found some pretty great blogs along the way.
If you’re interested, these are the different places I visited:
~ http://laurasrecipecollection.com/ I met Laura at a Michigan Lady Food Bloggers get-together hosted by Maggie of Dog Hill Kitchen. She has lots of great recipes on her site. Check out some of her ice cream recipes!!
~http://tcbokbok.blogspot.com/ Tony found me through my blog. We worked together with some other local chicken lovers to organize the first annual Traverse City Coop Loop last June. Our chicks are “sisters”; they all came from the same order in the same little cardboard box.
~http://motherskitchen.blogspot.com/ Mom is the hostess of the 2011 Spice Rack Challenge. I’m excited to be playing along this year.
~http://www.sustainableeats.com/ I don’t think I’ll ever reach the level of sustainability that Annette has achieved, but I look to her often for inspiration.
~http://whoneedsgauge.com/ Stephanie at Who Needs Gauge was my inspiration for starting this 101 in 1001 list. She’s starting a new list of her own if you need more inspiration for a list of your own.
~http://urbanhennery.com/ Laura at the (not so) Urban Hennery is the hostess of the Dark Days challenge. She keeps many types of animals and shares her cooking adventures but had some household excitement to finish out last year.
~http://mywheelsareturning.com/ Gary Howe. Blogger, journalist, complete streets proponent, photographer, educator, chicken-enthusiast, friend. Gary does good work over at MyWhAT.
~http://fruitcakeornuts.blogspot.com/ Shayne from Fruitcake or Nuts was also at the Michigan Lady Food Bloggers get-together hosted by Maggie of Dog Hill Kitchen. Shayne blogs mostly about food but you’ll find crafts and whatever else strikes her fancy there too.
~http://paysumattn2.wordpress.com/ This is a brand new blog! Stephanie and I have been friends for years. She used to watch Bubba for me after school when he was in kindergarten. Her kids are about the same age as mine and she is expanding her family by adopting foster children. She’s very energetic and creative, and I can’t wait to see what great things she has to share with the world.
~http://lifefullofwhimsy.wordpress.com/ My friend Lindsey was inspired to create her own 101 in 1001 after she read mine. Now that hers is up I’ve thought of new things to add to my own. Next time. She does lots of cool crafty things and outdoor activities with her kids. Plus she makes these sandwich bags that I love!
~http://fastgrowtheweeds.com/ El at fast grow the weeds keeps bunnies, chickens and goats. She plans to get some sheep this year and runs a winter CSA from her hoophouse. She’s also planning on starting with bees this year; I can’t wait to follow her journey into beekeeping.
~http://alexandernieto.blogspot.com/ Wow. I didn’t realize I had so many blogger friends. Maybe we need a get together this summer! Krista and I met working on the Family Wisdom Conference last year. Her blog is mostly family photos, but she has some interesting knitting/crafty posts too.
~http://doghillkitchen.blogspot.com/ Finally got to Maggie at Dog Hill Kitchen. Right now she’s got some beautiful winter photos but shares amazing recipes. She cooks around all sorts of food sensitivities but the food is so good you’d never guess it was anything-“free”.
~http://putyourshovel.blogspot.com/ I don’t remember what I commented on! I was so sick this day that I could hardly remember to get up and comment so that I wouldn’t ruin my streak. However, this is a great site and I check it regularly; so should you.
~http://homesteadrevival.blogspot.com/ I found this blog through a Simple Lives Thursday link up and have been back many times. Every time I visit I find something useful like the seed starting chart I commented on today.
~ http://katehofmann.blogspot.com/ Kate is my neighbor and the hostess of many fabulous Stone Soup and other social gatherings. She has a cute dog, an amazing garden and takes beautiful photographs.
~http://mrsstrickersclass.wordpress.com/ Last year I started a blog for my class at school. We haven’t been posting much this year but the kids have recently discovered the joy of blogging so I stopped by and commented on a short piece one of my younger students wrote.
~http://besquirrely.com/ Ashlea lives in my neighborhood. Her site is beautiful and she blogs about all sorts of things including her garden, being greener, and her daughter, Wren.
~ http://threeandathirdhomestead.blogspot.com/ Have a blog? Ever check the stats? Sometimes you get traffic from a site you don’t recognize. That’s how I found Three and a Third Homestead. They’re trying to get chickens in their town but have been unsuccessful so far.
~ http://put-a-lid-on-it.blogspot.com/ Elle at Put a Lid On It shares lots of canning recipes but has committed to the Spice Rack Challenge and wants to bake bread every month. Her focaccia looks delicious!
~ http://the-wynk.net/ Wynk at My Own Little Dust Pile knits and cooks and gardens; all things I love. Check out her beautiful cinnamon rolls. Or her perfectly turned socks.
~ http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/ Green cleaning recipes, vegan cooking, chickens, general craziness. Bonzai Aphrodite has a beautiful site.
~ http://www.mrswheelbarrow.com/ Guess what? I signed up for another blog challenge! This one is going to rock. Charcutepalooza is all about the preserving of meats. Check back on the 15th of every month for a post.
~http://growandresist.com/ LOVE this blog. Always. Great posts about food, gardening, chickens, life. Go now.
~ http://arcticgardenstudio.blogspot.com/ Nicole from Arctic Garden Studio lives in Alaska and blogs mostly about food; check out her exhaustive collection of delicious-sounding recipes. I plan on trying many of them out this year.
~ http://blue-dirt.blogspot.com/ Anna at Blue Dirt blogs about food, farming, crafts and more. She made an adorable backpack for her son. Since I’m working on two at the moment, it was nice to see somebody else’s success!
~ http://sauvageblue.blogspot.com/ Cindy at Sauvage Blue writes about food and knitting. She also has some completely random posts about dogs, or photos or her day. Fun place to visit.
~ http://tigressinapickle.blogspot.com/ Homemade mustard?!? I must try this! Tigress was the gracious host of last year’s Can Jam Challenge. Check out her site for lots of excellent canning recipes.
~http://rawkinraw.wordpress.com/ Celeste @ RAWkin RAW Vegan made an impressive purple kraut but blogs about raw food and improving your overall health.
~ http://hauteapplepie.com/ How can you not love a blog with pie in its name?? Anne, Katie and Stef share recipes, party ideas and much more. Plus, they look good in aprons!
~ http://grownaway.blogspot.com/ Fred at Grown Away is participating in the Dark Days Challenge and gardens. He had ripe tomatoes last July?!? Wish I did!
~http://www.bloombakecreate.com/ Lynda at Bloom, Bake Create crafts, cooks and gardens. I look to her for soap inspiration and all kinds of recipes. She’s also a very supportive “blog friend”. She comments regularly on my posts which has lifted my spirits more than once.
~http://littlehouseinthesuburbs.com/ Ivory Soap and Tomato Lady have lots of great gardening, cooking and crafting ideas. Where do you think I learned to make soap out of bacon fat?? They also have lots of cool garden planning tools and printables.
~ http://anaustinhomestead.blogspot.com Miranda blogs about, “One woman’s sustainable, yummy, and experimental adventures. . . in suburban Texas, including urban chickens, vegetable gardens, canning, cheesemaking, cold process soap, handmade clothes, crafts and recipes.” Hmm. I wonder why I like this blog?