Tuesday, January 20

2008 Food Blog Awards: It's Time To Vote!

The judges have made their decisions, and we're thrilled that Farmgirl Fare has been chosen as a finalist for Best Food Blog—Rural in the 2008 Food Blog Awards. Many thanks to those of you who nominated us.

And now it's time for you to vote! If you aren't familiar with the four other finalists in the Rural category—Chez Lou Lou, Whiteley Creek, (not so) Urban Hennery, and Lucullian Delights—be sure to check them out before casting your vote.

The Food Blog Awards are a wonderful way to discover dozens of the best food blogs around. There are 13 other categories you can vote on here. The voting polls close on Saturday January 24th at 8pm EST. Have fun!

© Copyright 2009 FarmgirlFare.com, the foodie farm blog where nearly everything we do—whether it's starting seeds or battling blister beetles in the kitchen garden, collecting eggs from the chickens (or watching them hatch), tending to new mothers (with your mother) and their twin lambs, putting up hay for the winter, hauling water to the sheep (and livestock guard dogs), or even mucking out the sheep barn—somehow revolves around bringing really good food to the table. And we love every minute. Okay, maybe not all the putting up hay minutes, but definitely the rest of them.


  1. I voted for you because every bread recipe I have made from your site WORKS and is delicious! And because everytime I come here for a visit I get to see the beauty that lives with you on your farm and they makes me smile. Oh, the baby lamp...so sweet.

  2. you got my vote. Let's get out the wordl

  3. My vote has been cast too! Best wishes to one of my very most favorite sites - LOVE IT!!!!!

  4. You got my vote! It looks like your winning when I voted, best of luck to you.

  5. Congratulations! You know you get my vote. :-)

  6. I happily voted yes for you. I have been enjoying your blog for a couple of years now and look forward to visiting each day. I stumbled upon your site while looking for a recipe for beer bread - which was delicious BTW. I was raised in Missouri but haven't been back for 10 yrs. I love living vicariously through your blog. From most of your wonderful pictures I can "feel" the weather and hear the sounds that accompany them. Thanks for the lovely pause in my day. PS: Rainbow Chard Rocks!

  7. I love how you've connected so many different (and seemingly unconnected) parts of life to a single thread. That interconnectedness is hard to see sometimes, and wonderful to get that glimpse of.

  8. you got my vote too. i love this site.

    and a question: have you ever considered having an "Ask the Farmgirl" post where people can ask questions that have been plaguing them about the farm and your interesting life?

    for example, i've always been intrigued about how you keep yourself stocked with groceries and other necessities (i.e. milk, paper towels, and t.p.) while living so far off the beaten path. i assume there are no "quick" runs to the grocery store for a missing recipe ingredient.

  9. Hi Everybody,
    Thanks so much for your votes!

    Hi Jen,
    Well, I just wrote about 7 paragraphs in response to your questions, and blogger decided to have an 'error.' I always copy my comments before hitting preview, but this time it unfortunately didn't work.

    Since it's getting late and my computer keeps acting up, I'm going to be brief this time:

    1. I've been wanting to put up a page of Frequently Asked Farmgirl Questions for a couple of years now. Since I'll probably never get around to tackling the whole big project at once, I'm thinking I might set up the page and open the comments so people can ask questions and I can peck away at them one at a time when I get the chance.

    2. With the closest grocery store (which sometimes doesn't feel like much more than a 7-11) 17 miles away, there are definitely no quick trips to the store for a missing recipe ingredient! : )


December 2015 update: Hi! For some reason I can't figure out, Blogger hasn't been letting me leave comments on my own blog (!) for the last several months, so I've been unable to respond to your comments and questions. My apologies for any inconvenience! You're always welcome to email me: farmgirlfare AT gmail DOT com.

Hi! Thanks for visiting Farmgirl Fare and taking the time to write. While I'm not always able to reply to every comment, I receive and enjoy reading them all.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and I especially love hearing about your experiences with my recipes. Comments on older posts are always welcome!

Please note that I moderate comments, so if I'm away from the computer it may be a while before yours appears.

I try my best to answer all questions, though sometimes it takes me a few days. And sometimes, I'm sorry to say, they fall through the cracks, and for that I sincerely apologize.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy your e-visits to our farm!