Saturday, December 17, 2011

Liebster Award!

A few days ago, my blog friend Dan RM gave me a Liebster award and some wonderful PR on his blog, Circle of the Sun. I was very happy!
If you don't know what a Liebster award is (I know I didn't until a few days ago), here is a little copy-paste from a past recipient:

The Liebster is awarded to spotlight up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers. ‘Liebster’ is a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. What a gift to be awarded with such kindness! Now for the rules:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all – have fun!

So I want to say a big "Thank you!" to Dan, and nominate my five picks. (I really wanted to nominate Walden Effect, but I am sure that any blog that well written will have way more than 200 subscribers.) In no particular order:

1. El Diario de Kurikindi. A Japanese woman living with her family in Ecuador- The permaculture-natural agriculture learning center Kurikindi. The blog is in Japanese, but recently online translators are getting better and better. From Solar dryers to humanure toilets (Ah, a fellow humanure composter!)

2. Woodhenge Self Reliance Campus. If you ever need to build something from scrap- or make a working submersible pump out of two boxes of spaghetti, an altoids tin, and four pieces of juicy-fruit gum (just kidding, you need a bit more than that) this is the place to come. This guy can do anything.

3. Keith C. Blackmore. A good friend and great indie writer. Kids books, fantasy, and what can I say- Zombie horror stories- I love them! The character he introduced in his short story collection "Cauldron Gristle" is now the feature of a new book- "Mountain Man." I love indie authors and their affordable books.

4. Baba Capra. Lots of humor and recipes from an opinionated but obviously wonderful person.

5. The Year Of Mud. Ziggy built a house out of dirt on an ecovillage in Missouri. Tons of information about building with cob, reciprocal roofs, and general natural building of all kinds. I love this place. Especially the step by step building of the cob house- with all the learning curve mistakes documented as well. If you ever dreamed of living in a hobbit house- this blog can help you build it.

There you have it- my five picks. Check them out.


  1. I want to know more about the humanure composting, because . . . all that free poop? Score!

    Thank you for the award and the kind things you said about me. I am trying to figure out some good ones to nominate, because I am sort of a blog hermit.

  2. Humanure composting- Woodhenge has has good info on that too!

    I look forward to seeing your picks!

  3. All the blogs that you have nominated are so wonderful and encouraging for a person like me trying to do something earth friendly!
    Thank you for the lovely award for us too!