Saturday, March 08, 2008

Gracious Thank You!

I was nominated for something very nice.  By a very nice person I met through blogging.  And it may look to her like I've ignored the nod, but really I haven't. It's just I am struggling to try and figure out this new technology...
It means that Kathy reads the blog, and finds it inspiring and thoughtful and positive and she's ready to say so!
What a compliment!  I started blogging out of curiosity with the medium, and stuck with it because of the connections I made around the world, and I feel dedicated to it as a way of sharing important ideas and events.  So part of this nomination is to share with you other blogs I feel are inspiring and thoughtful and positive.  That would be a constantly growing list, as I love to link and read and follow all sorts of cybertrails...but kudos (to start) to these:
A Shepherd's Voice: this was my first "blog" I followed, and I continue to be impressed and heartened by Nancy's frank sharing of her ups and downs, and also treated to some of the best farm photography I have ever seen.  The fact that many of her photos feature Shetland Sheep, is well, a bonus.
Pretending to Farm: What fun to follow the life of another woman who loves this lifestyle as much as I do, and is determined to cram it into her little acreage and chaotic family no matter what.  (A kindred spirit...)  And a damn good writer, too...did I mention?
Sheep Thrills Farm:  Just when you (ignorantly) thought that the whole world was doing it just like discover someone who shakes up that notion every day.  She lives in Arizona (cacti, sand, heat and lizards, right???) and raises (what else?) Shetlands.  Nope.  She's got everything Upstate NY, except the maple syrup.
Boulderneigh: More than once Michelle and I have noticed the parallels in our lives, but let me tell you, she is the good twin.  She takes life with more grace and faith than I ever could.  And she can spin...wish she were East Coast so she could teach me!
Knitting &: I met Karin when she had a LYS in Albany, and her creativity and energy always inspire me.  Visit her blog and follow her soapbox moments, too, they're just as good as her knitting!

Now that's only 5; there's more, but I don't dare try too big a post with this new computer....yet.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Why, thank-you, my twin! And I KNOW I'm not the good twin -- maybe I just put rose-colored glasses on my blog. :-) It's always nice to be appreciated, and I appreciate you and your blog as well!

Kathy said...

Thank you for the gracious comments, Mel! You deserve the award - you make US think too, ya know! :)
I envy that you found a job making cheese - the Wisconsin cheese-head genetics from my mother's side of the family are always stimulated by your blogs about your work experiences.
I can hardly wait to

Karin said...

Melanie!!! I had no idea you listed me.
Thank you so much.

I love love love my socks from your sock yarn, BTW. They are by far surpassing Lorna's Laces in softness and durability!

Shanda said...

I'm gonna try to make it to all the blogs you listed. I like your also. Thank you for sharing

Karin said...

Just writing to see if everything's OK with you and the brood. Bet it's springtime busyness.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

We'd love to hear more from you, Melanie, even if you aren't lambing! How did the sugaring go this year?