Monday, November 14, 2011

Resilience for the Gardening Soul

The 4 Amigos (Peppers) riding out a Western New York Winter.

I received this book from Cornelia over @  around this time last year in a giveaway. After having enjoyed and learned from the author's practical (we all know how much I adore practical) gardening wisdom I am passing this on to another gardener who will enjoy this book as much as I did. I'm not very good on writing book reports lets just say that this book touched my soul.

So yes, it is used (in mint condition) and if this offends you what can I say, this isn't the blog for you because the majority of my giveaways are regifts or items that I bought @ tag sales. So if your of the mind set of "well I never" I'd lay my last nickel that you have been the recipient of a regift.
Now more than ever but I digress.

If you'd like to learn more click on the title The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times (how appropriate ) and use Amazon's search inside this book feature. There are also much better reviews than I am able to give.

Here's the rules for one entry each (please leave a separate comment for each method you use to enter) -

  • Become a follower of my blog, leave a shout out (comment) with your 411 google id & email addy, along with what type of gardener you are; cheaper than dirt green thumb, or embracing the concept of growing your own dinner.
  • Like me on facebook (pelenaka lopez) & post a link to Thirtyfivebyninety on your wall, then leave a shout out here on the blog with your 411 that you did.
  • Stumble my blog (35x90), give me a shout out that you did here on the blog. 
Giveaway dates are today Monday November 14, 2011 to December 11, 2011 2300 (11 p.m.). That will leave me enough time to wander down to the post office the next day and slip the package in the mail. 
In the meantime I'll see what I can come up with to sweeten the deal maybe some seed packets either commercial or from hubby's stash

~~ pelenaka ~~


  1. I subscribe to your blog via RSS. The book sounds like a good one. Throw my name into the hat!
    I am an overenthusiastic, stubborn gardener who is having to learn (the hard way!) the fine art of self control. I want to grow a significant portion of our food, but it would be smarter of me to wait the year and a half until we actually move to our farm before I try to grow all. Tending a huge garden 2.5 hours away just doesn't work. Don't ask me how I know that.
    graces nature at yahoo dot com

  2. Here's to Stubborn Gardeners! BTW when I co- chaired my church's garden I use to bike 3 miles each way almost daily. Got so it was easier to hide a cache of snacks, clothes, soap & h2o, & a blanket for napping there. More than once some came with a van/truck to fetch me @ dusk.

  3. The book sounds great. I am far too interested in following folks anonymously and not adding link bars to do much here aside from thanks for the referral.

    Hope I don't offend, it is just driving me crazy how so many in the simple movement do this.


  4. Humble wife, no offense taken. Am enjoying your blog.

  5. I LOVE this book. I bought it right before we hit a horrible drought. It was a good thing because by the time we left our farm to move west our garden was going crazy producing while no one else's was. I love that you're giving this away. What a wonderful way to regift! :)

  6. Thank you Andi.Great to know that you were able to put theory into practice. That can be so difficult when your talking about gardening.

  7. I follow you on Google Reader! (Pam6 from HT) Type of gardner...I would like to eventually grow ALL of my own food but I am just not there yet. I have a decent size garden...smaller than I want it to be but bigger than most. Next year I plan on expanding it again.

  8. Done liking and posting your blog link!
    Thanks... I am Nataliatwodoes on the homesteading today forum

  9. I've been working on a container garden, and lucky for me found a kiddie pool that someone was throwing it away. Going to use it for spinach.

  10. Hey Pam6, your in!

    Nataliatwodoes, tanks for teh shout out on fb!

    Love that idea dranger1108, there's a pastor down south who started a community garden with kiddie pools.

  11. GFC follower as Lillea

    contactlillea at gmail dot com

    I'm new to gardening, so new I haven't even started to grow anything yet, but my ideal is to grow some of the food I eat.

    contactlillea at gmail dot com


Thanks, good to know there are other's with this interest