It is November 1st! Our family has spent the day harvesting, spending time with family, eating too much candy and treats from trick-or-treating, and hopefully going through the last 24 hours of pink-eye (I guess this is what happens when you start having kids in school...). To tell you the truth, I'm ready to go to bed, but I have some blogging that needs to get done! Before I share the link-up for the new Country Fair Blog Party, I'm going to share my three Blue Ribbon winners from October's Country Fair Blog Party:
Chasing Saturdays's Payday Chex Mix. This reminds me of my Sweet & Salty Corn Chip snack I like to make for the tractor, but different. If you like scotcheroos then you'll like this recipe combination of peanut butter and the classic corn syrup/sugar coating!
Oak Hill Homestead's Canning Tips blog post. For me when it comes to my garden, I think I probably enjoy canning my harvest more than eating it fresh, so Kathi's canning tips caught my eye! I've been canning since I was a 4-Her, but even I learned some new tips to think about and remind myself.
Nebraska Wheatie's Love in the Shape of a Red Balloon post, Tracy talks about finding a set of balloons in a field while harvesting. She said how she normally ignores balloons in fields because she actually sees quite a few, but for some reason this time she decided to stop and check them out. The balloons were memorial balloons of a young man close the age of one of her children. Through social media she learned more about this man's life but it also made her stop, pray and think of the loved ones who let those balloons go. I think this post really hit me because my family releases balloons annually for a cousin who passed away from cancer 10 years ago. We don't put notes on our balloons, but I hope someone stops, thinks and prays for whoever let that balloon away and for whatever reason when they find them.
Jan of Tip Garden
Laurie of Country LINKed and
Nicole of Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom
We're excited to see everything you share this month! What is your favorite link from this month's Country Fair Blog Party? Whichever post is mentioned the most in the comments will receive my "Readers Choice" Blue Ribbon next month! Remember to Comment for a Cause!