Monday, August 1, 2016

Country Fair Blog Party: August 2016

I know I say this pretty much every month, but how is it August 1st!  July was a busy month for my family; between 4th of July, family vacation, county fair and my annual girl's weekend - the time flew by.  August doesn't look like it's going to slow down either.  We have VBS, State Fair, a family wedding and school starts.  With so many things going on during the summer, the Country Fair Blog Party is a great way to share what you've experienced and how you like to enjoy your summertime.

Before I share the link-up for this moth's Country Fair Blog Party, here are the Blue Ribbon Winners from the July Blog Hop:

Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon Winner: Best of Long Island and Central Florida's New York Push Cart Onion Sauce
During last month's Blog Party, Best of Long Island and Central Florida's New York Push Cart Onion Sauce, was the most viewed post from the link-up!  Congrats to Linda on getting the most clicks and receiving a Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon!  I have to admit, when I saw this post linked-up I clicked on it right away because I thought it'd be perfect to put on some of my homemade brat burgers.  I love how the "sauce" has both onion and red pepper in it.  This recipe is easy to whip up and a great topper to use this grilling season.

Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon Winner: Cooking with Carlee's Ultimate BLT Pasta Salad
The next Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon goes to another recipe that'd be great for your next BBQ - Cooking with Carlee's Ultimate BLT Pasta Salad.  My family and I are huge pasta salad fans.  I bet I make a pasta salad each week during the summer.  So when I saw Carlee's spin on Pasta Salad, I knew I had to make it.  The recipe has the typical BLT ingredients in it, plus two ultimate ingredients, that make this a perfect summertime side dish.

Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon Winner: Farming Grace Daily's "But what if I don't want to farm, Mom?"
My final Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon goes to Julie at Farming Grace Daily.  Her post, "But what if I don't want to farm, Mom?" is a great parenting post for ALL Moms and Dads.  My Farmer and I work hard so our kids have the opportunity to carry on our family's farming legacy, but at the same time - we aren't going to force it onto anyone.  We will work hard to give them resources to succeed no matter what path they choose to go down.  There is a reason why I tell everyone that I farm "corn, 'beans, pigs and KIDS" - because the most important "crop" I'm raising is our kids.

Join the Country Fair Blog Party by linking up to 3 of your favorite food, family, farming, crafts, canning, etc. posts!
Thanks to everyone that joined our blog hop last month, and I can't wait to see what great posts get linked up to this month's Country Fair Blog Party.  Country Fairs are all about food, family, friends, farming, animals, arts and crafts, canning, baking and more.  And that is what our our blog hop is all about too.  Feel free to join our Country Fair by linking up to 3 of your posts.  This blog hop is a great opportunity to check out new blogs, and if you blog yourself, have your posts reach a new audience.  Be sure to visit some other party goers and let them know you are stopping by through the Country Fair Blog Party.

Country Fair Blog Party Co-Hosts

Also, be sure to visit my fellow co-hosts:
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 Comments for a Cause!


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my pasta salad! I enjoy your fair every month, though picking what to share is really hard! I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

    1. I love your recipes and am so glad we "met" each other through the Blog Party.

  2. Loving all the links! Thanks for hosting again!

    1. It is a fun party to be apart of each month!

  3. Thank you so very much for featuring the NY Push Cart Onion sauce! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

    I have such a hard time deciding which links to post and end up doing a "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe"- LOL

    Have a wonderful month. September will be here in a blink of an eye and the kids will be back in school and the weather will start to change.

    Thanks again,


    1. No problem and thanks once again. You did a good just choosing eeny, meeny, miny moe ;)

  4. Pineapple-Mango Chile Jam, yes please!

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