Some fun on The Blog today. I was nominated TWICE for the Liebster Award. Being married to a German man, (I can’t say I am German because I am indeed half British) and our last name being Kautz (pronounced cowts) I looked up the meaning of Liebster….it means boyfriend or beloved…In the case of the Liebster Award it is an award given to either a new blogger or a blogger with fewer than 200 followers.
I am NOT a new blogger. I have been blogging 8 years this coming July, BUT I don’t have a huge following.
As in my subscribers are few and Facebook totally doesn’t count because my reach, on any given post, is less than 25.

Liebster Award

So I would like to thank The Busy Homemaker and, my fellow oiler, Frontier Blessings

Because I was nominated twice I will you get 2 sets of answers from me.

Busy Homemaker asks:

What got you started blogging?: My cousin had a baby and was blogging about her…To comment I had to have a Blogger account. Blogging looked fun so I started one myself
What is your favorite time of year? Spring!
What is your favorite hobby? Hmm does reading count?
Do you have any pets? If so, what are their names? Ruger (dog), Samantha(dog), Tiger(cat) Claire(goat) Jazz(goat) and 6 chickens, 2 roosters, and 6 baby chicks
Name your favorite vacation spot? Someplace off the beaten path and no cell service
Favorite TV show or movie? Sound of Music
Was there a subject in school that you were interested in, but never got around to taking? What was it? I didn’t like any subjects. No I lied I loved English class.
Who is your favorite Superhero? Least favorite? The Principal because he is my Superman
If you could take one person to dinner, living or dead, who would it be? Why? Only 1? My parents=2 so I would say my Grandma Jerome because I only met once when I was 8 and she was ill. I think we would have gotten along swimmingly.
What do you enjoy most about blogging? writing!
What would you do if you won the lottery today? get a landscaper and build a red barn

Frontier Blessings ask:

What is your favorite healthy food? Is Sushi healthy? How about carrots and hummus?
If you could tell the world one thing, what would you say? Love one another!
What is your favorite hobby? um… reading
If you could give advice to yourself as a child, what would it be? It’s okay to be a nerd
Who or What inspires you? Single moms
What is your goal for this year? To live life each day to the fullest
What is your middle name? Mary
What is your favorite kind of chocolate? kind or brand…Cadbury followed by mint Aero bars
Who is your favorite historical figure? Why? Jesus!
What is your favorite animal? baby goats!
Why do you blog? To educate and empower my readers. To encourage them to think outside the box.

My Nominees, in no particular order:

Hopkins Homeschool
Bowmania
The Little Things
Homesteading Wife
My Own Green Grass
Homestead Revival
Survival at Home
Prepared for That
Honest Mom
Spring Mountain Living
And Then there were More

My questions for them:

1. How long have you been a blogger?
2. Why/How did you start?
3. Night-owl or Early riser?
4. City or country?
5. What was your clique growing up?
6. What is the story behind your blog name?
7. What is your favorite holiday?
8. What is your favorite season?
9. What is your favorite restaraunt?
10. How many kids do you have?
11. What is the worst advice ever offered to you?

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, here are the rules.
Write a blog post about the award in which you:

Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
Display the award on your blog (by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.)
Answer 11 questions about yourself, (which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.)
Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
Nominate 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 200 followers.
Create a new list of questions for your nominees to answer.