Sunday, June 26, 2011

book swap!

Hey folks, I have an idea. I want to do a community book swap. The theme is how-to-farm. All the books shared in this swap should be useful information on how to grow food: be it animal or vegetable. It'll go like this. The first person to comment (with their email address) will be emailed by me tonight and I'll get their address. This week, I will mail a book from my library and it is theirs to keep. I'll include a letter about me and my farm, telling them about my own dreams and goals. They will in turn contact the second person to comment in this post and do the same for them. And so on.

Everyone who comments on this post with an email address, saying they are in on the gift-giving will receive a book and a letter from the commenter above them. It is your responsibility to email the person after you to collect their mailing information, and perhaps ask what they need information on? But all of us will take part in sharing information and our dreams. It's an exercise in hope, faith, and goodwill. The last person to comment, I hope, will send me a book. This way the circle is complete and all of us can look forward to a happy package in the coming days, a letter from a fellow sufferer of Barnheart, a friend. It's what the mail is supposed to be used for.

103 Comments:

Blogger Courtney said...

Great idea! I'm in!

June 26, 2011 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

Brilliant as ever, Jenna!

Medusa8979@gmail.com

June 26, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger DaShannon said...

I already have one in mind! Lovin@cinci.rr.com

June 26, 2011 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Great idea!

jenstclair @ gmail.com

June 26, 2011 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger mandy_farmer said...

Count me in! Great idea!
mandyfarmer@frontier.com

June 26, 2011 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger becky3086 said...

Yup, I have a good book in mind too.
becky3086@yahoo.com

June 26, 2011 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Me too! :) aSheepAtTheWheel@gmail.com

June 26, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger karental said...

Me, too!

Karen

gandk262@verizon.net

June 26, 2011 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Of course I'm in. :)

tara@ghostdoghollow.com

June 26, 2011 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Me too! demoted_goddess@yahoo.com

June 26, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Aila said...

Heck, why not. (^: I'm in. Oh, and I just wanted to make sure everyone knows about "media mail" through the regular post office... if you're mailing a book/CD/DVD etc tell them to send it media mail and its WAY cheaper!

aila.bordelon@gmail.com

June 26, 2011 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Wonderful idea! I already have a book ready to go.

thedawnharris@hotmail.com

June 26, 2011 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Andi and Kurt said...

Great idea. I'd like to participate!

thedales@unitedwireless.com

June 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

guess I shoulda given an email! court719@hotmail.com

June 26, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger unhappybirthday said...

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June 26, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Fawn said...

Love this idea! fmviator@gmail.com

June 26, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger unhappybirthday said...

I'm in! unhappybirthday@ymail.com

June 26, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Ivanhoe said...

I just wish Canada's postal workers weren't indefinitely on strike. lolz.

June 26, 2011 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Drummond Farms Alpacas and Woolens said...

What a great idea and a great way to start the week. Count me in!
drummondfarms@yahoo.com

June 26, 2011 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger NorthcountrygrlNY said...

Cool...I'm in!

v.dumont@hotmail.com

June 26, 2011 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger imforpeace said...

Count me in!

Imforpeace@yahoo.com

June 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Little Seed Farm said...

I love this idea! I'm in :) -Sweetbreads
farmer@littleseedfarm.com

June 26, 2011 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger quiltaholic said...

Great idea Jenna!
pearson.family.95@gmail.com

June 26, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Count me in too! Christine email: groovyacres@gmail.com

June 26, 2011 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

Count me in! Awesome!!
leeannstart@yahoo.com

June 26, 2011 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

I'm in!

missy(at)sent(dot)com

This sounds fun.:)

June 26, 2011 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I'm in as well!

mrswje4@yahoo.com

June 26, 2011 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Tiffrz-N-Kidz said...

Sounds great!

SHJeffers (at) gmail (dot) com

June 26, 2011 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger redbird said...

Awesome-

lara-55@live.com

June 27, 2011 at 12:24 AM  
Blogger Christee said...

I am in! Fantastic idea!
azgrneyz@hotmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Sign me up! What a great way for all of us to interconnect. CostaHomestead@yahoo.com

June 27, 2011 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Love this idea. Thank you.
ccellar@comcast.net

June 27, 2011 at 2:30 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Courtney, you have left me with no contact information to start with?!

June 27, 2011 at 3:56 AM  
Blogger Percheronrider said...

Interesting, I"ll have to see what I have that would be useful to somebody. starpersonjones at yahoo dot com

June 27, 2011 at 6:10 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

It's Monday in the AM. If I'm not too late I would like to join. Could not get out last night, internet does not work at home when it storms.

June 27, 2011 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

if I'm not too lat I guess you'll need this email :)
hovnhnd@yahoo.com

June 27, 2011 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger Nutmeg Knoll said...

oh yeah im in if its not too late!
Lisa
Nutmegknoll@yahoo.com

June 27, 2011 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

I'm in...I have a book to send, also!

mcbailey22@hotmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Alissa said...

I'm in!

alissasanderson@newwavecomm.net

June 27, 2011 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Cool idea! Count me in.

margretraines@yahoo.com

June 27, 2011 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger treehuggers kitchen said...

I REALLY wish I could stand to part with one of my books to participate in this, but I just can't. Have fun with it fellow barnheart-ers! :)

June 27, 2011 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

Love this idea!
hglaski@comcast.net

June 27, 2011 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

Such a fun idea. I love the surprise of it all!

gretchenobyrne@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I'm in too!
kathleen_derrah@hotmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger misskp said...

Love this idea! I'm in, too!

gardnergirl58@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Oooh...I want to play too! Sounds like we all might find pen pals in the process! :)
lexirain2001@yahoo.com

June 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger John Taylor said...

I'm in!

jrtaylor155@gmail.com

Grace and Peace,

John

June 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Toby said...

Happy!!!! Wombatwoodworks@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Tigersmom said...

Im in :)
lcristofaro@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Kelsey Jones-Casey said...

sounds great!
kelseyvictoriajones@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Great Idea I'm in
Wendykrier@midvalleypub.com

June 27, 2011 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger whitnjoey said...

What a great way to share!

whitgould@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 12:36 PM  
OpenID myyearoffood.net said...

i'm in! stephanie.ricketts@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Jamie Elfrank said...

Fabulous idea! Count me in!

jamie.elfrank@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Tamara said...

Cool idea! I'm in and I have the perfect book ready to go.
3kids1dog@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger jen said...

I'm in!
jenedinger at comcast dot net

June 27, 2011 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Wonderful way to build a community!

susanb_a@hotmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger WadeSolutions said...

I'll play! Sounds great -
Crosstownfarms@yahoo.com
Celeste

June 27, 2011 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Carpe Diem said...

I would love to take part!
carpediemacreage@yahoo.ca

June 27, 2011 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Gelfling said...

I'm in! ichvorstelle@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger jlr said...

Dude, I am so in on this! What a great idea!

jlriordan at gmail dot com

Johanna

June 27, 2011 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger farmer at heart said...

Sounds great-would love to be in on it if I'm not too late!

itsshel7@hotmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Lemon Lover said...

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June 27, 2011 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Kayla said...

I love it!
muddyponies@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Love the idea!!!

Alicia
red.oak.cottage@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Sylvia said...

I am in!
Sylvia.mcadam@yahoo.com

June 27, 2011 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I'm game. Count me in.
Katchkajr@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger sgtgriffsgirl said...

what a great idea! Jessica.r.griffith@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Can I still get in on this?

klpreuss@yahoo.com

June 27, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Misha said...

Is there still room in the sandbox??

walkercolorado@live.com

June 27, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger JLP said...

I would love to participate if there is still time and room.

Lundgren79@yahoo.com

June 27, 2011 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Tarheelbilly said...

I'm in! This sound cool.

benc0012@yahoo.com

June 27, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger ZoĆ« said...

Sounds like fun!

zeeohee @ gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Me to!

barrera.heather@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger dilidust said...

If it's not too late.. I would love to join in :)
dilidust@iinet.net.au

June 27, 2011 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger April said...

Fun! :)

april.clyburne.sherin AT gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Joleen said...

Sounds fun - count me in.
jyjkittycat@gmail.com

June 27, 2011 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I am going to toss my hat into the ring..
wildcatnicole@gmail.com

I love that we are sending stuff through the mail. I love getting mail!

June 27, 2011 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger helen said...

I'd like to be in on this! danielshelen0020@gmail.com

June 28, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

Sounds like a lot of fun to me. :)
I wonder if I should send a really old book about gardening or something newer.. Looking forward to it!
Arbutus224@gmail.com

June 29, 2011 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Tess said...

Hoping I'm not too late.
wendyjcurtis@yahoo.com

June 29, 2011 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Charlene said...

brilliant! lene.oden@hotmail.com

June 29, 2011 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger unhappybirthday said...

I've yet to hear from my swapping partner. Anyone else having troubles with this?

June 29, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger VTGIRL said...

If I'm not too late I'm in! I've got plenty to share.. Great idea

jfrederick71@gmail.com

June 29, 2011 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger VTGIRL said...

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June 29, 2011 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I haven't heard from mine either!?

June 29, 2011 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Nutmeg Knoll said...

Havent heard from mine. But I have made my contact under me and am very pleased to have met a wonderdul woman.

June 29, 2011 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger CorinneLouise said...

I would like to play along.
corinnelouise (at) yahoo (dot) com

June 30, 2011 at 1:44 AM  
Blogger Nutmeg Knoll said...

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June 30, 2011 at 5:50 AM  
Blogger VTGIRL said...

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June 30, 2011 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Count me in too!
dadrpark at yahoo dot com

June 30, 2011 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger unhappybirthday said...

I still haven't heard from mine and I gotta say I am disappointed so far. I've contacted who I will be sending a book to and I am happy to get at least that much out of this. But still sorely disappointed. I like stuff like this and really never get a change to participate. Perhaps I've not been missing anything.

June 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

Hey-
no worries, I know it will all work out... :-) Just wanted to clarify -for myself and probably for others...

courtney posted first, so technically should get swap from Jenna. But she didn't post an email... Then down the list she did post an email. Then later Jenna wanted to know what her email is... so if she's keeping her first spot, then andi and kurt should contact fawn, but if she's keeping her second spot, andi and kurt should contact courtney and courtney should contact fawn. In which case I'd get a book from Jenna!

I was just wondering how we want this to work out, since it impacts a few folks, and might be contributing to why unhappybirthday hasn't heard back yet.
@ unhappybirthday - hang in there, your swap buddy will contact you... maybe they're just on 'farm time' :-)

June 30, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Jasmine, I sent my book to courtney, since she was the post just below me. it is the person right below you.

June 30, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

OK Jenna, does this mean I will be sending you the book I picked out? How long will you leave this post open in other words?

July 1, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger redbird said...

Christee,
If you're out there your email keeps coming back undelivered when I try to request your address. Did you type your email correctly?

azgrneyz@hotmail.com

Hope to hear from you!

July 1, 2011 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Cottage Times said...

Am I too late? I'm in. I have a couple I could send. fscantunes@gamil.com

You are absolutely right on with your ideas.

Peace and Blessings!

July 2, 2011 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger peggy said...

I'M also in
mythcastle@gmail.com

July 5, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Rachael said...

I love the idea! Count me in if it's not too late!

rachael.e.leonard@gmail.com

July 6, 2011 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Colorado Girl said...

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July 6, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Percheronrider said...

I have not heard from Lisa, yet. hovnhnd@yahoo.com. If I don't hear from her, who do I send my book to?

July 11, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Sarah Rachelle said...

Oh geez, I'm really late for catching up on this! But I hope I can be counted in. aelfswythe[at]gmail[dot]com

July 14, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Percheronrider said...

Book sent to "Unhappybirthday" media mail. Ought to be arriving on 28 July. I put tracking on it.

July 23, 2011 at 6:05 AM  

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