I’ve known Mary pretty much forever, and I wrote a guest post for her around Christmastime last year. I read her blog every day. She writes honestly about her life and the things she loves. I particularly enjoy reading about the work she and her husband do on their 1952 bungalow, and I loved her Week of Fancy!
Rules of the Liebster Blog Award are that you pass it along to five other blogs with followers under 200. Finding blogs with followers under 200 is actually pretty hard. I found it to be pretty much impossible, and actually decided to just ignore that rule altogether. I don’t think The Academy will mind.
1. Bee Haven Acres
This is my favorite blog at the moment. Beverly grew up in the suburbs and made her way to the country, just like me. I love reading about her farm adventures, and seeing pictures of her many animals. She makes my dream seem possible.
2. Farm Folly
This blog is by a young couple who bought a farm house in Oregon and have spent the past couple years working on it. Another inspiring farm blog for newbies like me.
3. 1888 Diary of Minnie LeCraw
For genealogists, it’s very frustrating that some of the most interesting primary sources are locked up in people’s attics, rotting away. That’s why I love the 1888 Diary of Minnie LeCraw. Minnie was a school teacher born in 1866. The blogger is not ready to party with the diary of her ancestor, but she’s aware that it is a valuable resource not just for her family, but for many families like hers. This is a great way to share your family’s history and help others understand their own.
From the blog: “The diary has been passed down through the generations, giving many people a glimpse into small Midwest town life in the late 19th Century.”
4. Forgotten Old Photos
This blogger buys old photos at antique shops and garage sales, researches them, and is sometimes able to re-unite them with their families. If any of my family’s photos from long ago end up for sale, I hope they find their way to this blogger.
5. Forgotten Faces and Long Ago Places
“A collection of vintage photography and “orphan” photographs showcasing the past.” I can’t get enough of old photos – especially cabinet cards! Teresa has a beautiful collection.
By the way, I’m struggling with my blog’s theme right now. I’m trying this one out, but I’m not sure I can handle all this pink.