Monday, April 19, 2010

Just Silly About Them: A Contest

 Hold your guesses!  Someone has guessed correctly.  Tomorrow I will reveal who and tell you what we are doing with our yard.  Very nice guessing by all, by the way:-).

A friend asked for it, so here it is.  Our blog is on Facebook.  Search for 'Thy Hand Hath Provided' and become a fan if you'd like (there is also a little link in the sidebar).  I'll be announcing giveaways ahead of time there and posting pictures and other tidbits that aren't included here.  Thanks, Tim, for getting my rear in gear.

I'm silly about quizzes, contests and giveaways (can you tell?) probably because I think they're fun.  Years ago I used to enter online sweepstakes.  Yep, I did.  Now that cat's out of the bag.  I actually won stuff- good stuff.  But, do you know what I've realized I like more than winning stuff?  Helping other people win stuff!  No joke. There is a rush involved.  And helping artisans get their crafts out for more folks to see is a huge portion of that rush.  So, stay tuned for more giveaways.  I hope to squeeze a few more in before the garden starts hopping.  If you're a reader who has an Etsy store and would like to do a giveaway here sometime, just let me know (thyhand123@gmail.com) and I'll add you to the list.

To the point!

Last week I showed you a picture of our side yard and told you that something was going to happen there over the next few weeks.  Some of you started guessing.  Well, I decided to turn this into a contest. 

The previous guesses of pool, greenhouse, addition, herb garden, sun porch, patio, duck pond, and wheat patch were all excellent guesses (I would love to have them all- you know me pretty well), but they were all WRONG! 

Here are the rules:

1) The FIRST person who guesses correctly wins a year's subscription to Mother Earth News magazine (in the spirit of the season)!

2) You each have TWO guesses (guesses before today do not count) and the guesses must be left in the comments section of THIS post.  As always, if you comment anonymously, leave an initial or two for me to identify you.

3) Your guess needs to be specific.  

4) I will add additional photos as clues (in addition to the ones below) until someone guesses correctly.  Additional clues will be posted here, but I will announce and provide a link to this post when I add a new clue.

5)  If you know me personally and I've told you what we are doing, you are NOT eligible to play.  I apologize for me and my big mouth.

6) If you kind-of know me personally and you've heard through the grapevine as to what we are doing, you are NOT eligible to play.

7)  If you know me personally and we see each other or talk to each other and you want to play, tell me you are playing, otherwise I may tell you. 

8) If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.  But seriously.  With all of these rules, I'm guessing no one will have any questions.

Here is the before photograph (Clue #1)...


Here is what our yard looks like now (Clue #2)...


Let the guessing begin!

Hold your guesses!  Someone has guessed correctly.  Tomorrow I will reveal who and tell you what we are doing with our yard.  Very nice guessing by all, by the way:-). 

Mother Earth News has nothing to do with this contest.  The subscription will be paid for out of a special blog-related fund.  My children will not go hungry this month because of this prize (in case you were worried).
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28 comments:

  1. Is it going to be a strawberry patch?

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  2. you're going to grow a whole bunch of dry beans (I'd be super excited about that, anyway!)

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  3. A pick-your-own sweet corn patch.
    A HUGE Mud Arena for your children.

    Wish I could just drive out and ask ya. :)

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  4. What fun! Well, how about a playground? Or a garage?

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  5. Oh darn. NOW I know and I cannot say anything. Therefore, you owe me a coffee.

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  6. I'm guessing melons--watermelons, honeydew, and cantelope. Sounds mouth watering, doesn't it?!
    Cindy G.

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  7. I'm only guessing one of my guesses now, and I'm thinking blacktop area for kids sports. I'll use my second guess after I see more pics:)

    BTW, your property is beautiful!

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  8. Mrs. H thinks it will be a basketball court and place to ride bikes, trikes, and play hopscotch.

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  9. A fruit orchard would be nice!

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  10. Something to do with getting goats? Perhaps a small pen and shed? I can't stand not knowing! And I'd LOVE a subscription to Mother Earth News.

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  11. hmmm...Alpacas? no, too impractical. Fruit trees??

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  12. A hoop house or green house!! You know, to grow veggies year round!

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  13. Since someone already said greenhouse, I'm going to say cold frames. : )

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  14. hmmm. First guess - some kind of game court. Second guess hedge maze for the kids?

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  15. Guess #1 Sunflower garden
    Guess #2 Alligator wrestling ring.

    ....also... is that a REAL root cellar door (under the 1st floor window)like in the Walton's? Whats down there? Is that where you are hiding the alligators?

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  16. Sand Volleyball? Or, a tennis court?

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  17. Either a pool or a sport court... either would be awesome!

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  18. I'm thinkg an amazing swing set or play structure for the kiddos...

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  19. are you guys building a big swing set for the kids? or is this the new area for catching a ton of water for irrigation?

    I love seeing big changes happening around the homefront. so exciting!

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  20. I think a larger garden? It's just to much soil to be a foundation??? stumped... :)

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  21. Hhhhhmmmmm. Not knowing you or your family's likes/ dislikes; I am going to say a sand filled playground with a playset, swingset, slide thingamagig.

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  22. Hog races? Hehe. Just had to use up my second guess;)

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  23. I know you personally but you have not told me what you are doing there, so I'm going to guess (and I can't wait to hear your explanation of WHY you haven't told me yet! :)) Sunflower patch!? MAM

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  24. From my husband....A "man room" for YOUR husband!? I think he just wants one of his own! MAM

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