The Mystery Blogger Award

mystery.blogger.award.logoWow!  Okay!

I was just nominated by rugby843 of The Bag Lady for a Mystery Blogger Award.  Thank you!

I have to admit, I didn’t understand how I got nominated, since I don’t write a mystery blog, but it turns out that’s not the kind of mystery it is about. 😀

Here is what the award, created by Okoto Enigma, is about.


Hmm…  The first 4 rules are easy.  The rest, not so much!

Three things about myself?

Of course, I’m drawing a blank, now.  LOL

Let’s see.

1. I’m reaching the half century mark, and quite content about the whole aging thing.

2. I used to be a shy wallflower who never spoke out of turn, but after life threw some major challenges our way, I now speak up and speak out whenever I encounter bullying and BS.  Lots of people don’t like that.  Especially when they discover they can’t intimidate me with threats and bluster.

3. I accept people as they are, warts and all.  After all, I have plenty of my own.  It is our flaws and imperfections that make us grow into the people we are.  The one thing will drive me away from someone, however, is dishonesty and deception.  How can you ever trust someone who stabs you in the back?

Next on the list: nominate 5 people.  It is hard to choose, but here are my nominees.

Random Thoughts

Dad Photographer

What’s for Dinner Moms?

Dining with Donald

Renegade Expressions


Before I ask my own 5 questions, here are the ones from The Bag Lady’s nomination post.

1. What made you start a blog in the first place and has it morphed into something else?

When the move back to my family farm was confirmed – and the timeline shorted by several months – I thought our experiences my be useful and helpful to others.  The blog is only 6 months old, so it’s still what is started out as.

2. What is your favorite thing to read–book, magazine, dictionary, society column, newspaper obituaries, the Enquirer, bathroom wall? ( This is the funny question)🙄

I like to do research.  When I was a kid, I started out with human pre-history, with a focus on things like what people ate, the sorts of things they did for leisure, and what what skills were needed.  This tangentially led to studying herbs and food history, which lead to geography, geology, climate history and trade, and the roles they played in forming regional cultures, and how those cultures spread around the world.  When I started having kids, my research went into child psychology, neurology and brain development, and as we home schooled, it expanded into etymology, genetics, etc.

Does that actually answer the question?  I’m not sure. 😀

3. Who was your mentor growing up?

My dad and my late brother.

4. What do you enjoy writing most, fact based, prose, poetry, flash fiction?

I used to write only fiction, and sometimes still do, but these days, I mostly write either how-to posts on my crafting blog, or editorial style articles for various sites.  And this blog, of course.

5. If you could have only one photograph ever, who or what would it picture?

Honestly, I don’t think I’d choose anything.  If I could only have one photograph, I’d probably prefer none at all.


Okay, so here are my five questions:

1. Scenerio: you have 1 year and unlimited resources (time, money, access to locations, etc).  What is the one thing you would do before the end of that year?

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

3. Who is your favorite fictional character and why?

4. What is most dangerous thing that ever happened to you?

5. What is the object nearest to your left foot, right now?


The Re-Farmer

2 thoughts on “The Mystery Blogger Award

  1. I knew you were an excellent choice for the award! I love your answers and your blog in general. I think you have a great adventure in returning to the farm, and look forward to reading more.👍🏻

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