Giveaway: Ashley English’s Homemade Living Series

November 26, 2013(updated on October 3, 2018)

Homemade Living with Ashley English

I am sure that most of you are knee-deep in Thanksgiving lists and travel coordination this week, so I’m going to keep this giveaway post short and sweet. Thanks to Ashley English and the kind folks at Lark Crafts, I have one set of Ashley’s Homemade Living books to give away. This series includes Canning & Preserving, Home Dairy, Keeping Bees, Keeping Chickens.

These books are the perfect resource for those folks who want to delve deeper into an array of homestead-y arts. If you’re limited by space (like me) and can only dream about having property enough for a flock of chickens or a personal beehive, they also make excellent aspirational reading.

Homemade Living with Ashley English

Because Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, let’s focus on gratitude in the comments. I’ll go first. This year, I am exceedingly grateful for my family. I am deeply grateful for the amount of love in my life. And I am outrageously grateful for all of you who take the time to read these blog posts and make my recipes. Giant thanks to you all.

And now, in more organized fashion, the giveaway instructions.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share something for which you are grateful.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents (apologies to my more far-flung readers).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I do not accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: The nice people at Lark Crafts are providing the books for this giveaway. My opinions remain my own and I received no compensation for this post. It’s here because I like Ashley and her work. 

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499 thoughts on "Giveaway: Ashley English’s Homemade Living Series"

  • I’m very grateful for my adult children who have demonstrated time and time again their patience, understanding, persistence and generosity. They are more the person that I could have ever been and I thank the universe every day for bestowing them in my life.

  • I was in a very bad car crash 6 weeks ago. I am grateful I survived, and I am grateful my husband took such good care of me.

  • I am thankful for the love of God, my husband, children, extended family and good friends! My life is full of blessings!

  • I am grateful for my loving and wonderful family, and that I get to have a meal with all of them together using my newly renovated kitchen! Truly blessed.

  • I am grateful for a great many things, but today, I am grateful that my post-partum fog is lifting as my 14 month old is weened and mostly sleeping at night. It is incredible what a difference it makes in my energy and my mood to be rested and to keep all my calories.

  • Hard to narrow it down to just one, but I am going to have to say grace. Without it we would all be in a lot of trouble 😉

  • I’m grateful for family…and especially for the fact that my three-month-old gets to meet his great-great-grandmother this Thanksgiving!

  • Since I moved back to my hometown a little over a year ago, I’ve been thankful to have this time to spend with my family and just exist in the same space together.

  • I am thankful for life, breath, and health. Also for family and a warm home and enough to eat. Thinking of those in the Philippines who have lost so much, and those with no home, family, or who are struggling with illness. Life is a gift and God is good! Thanksgiving indeed:o)

  • This year, as always, I am most grateful for our wonderful neighbors. They keep a close eye on us and provide whatever assistance we need. In exchange, we get to be an extra set of grandparents for their children, something for which I am also grateful.

    We get to have chickens and dogs and cats! No bees, but perhaps this book would inspire us to get some?

  • I’m thankful that my SIL’s family is moving back to southern California. (They only lasted 7 months in Maine and none of them Winter months!)

  • This year, being fraught with emotional turbulence from all ends of the spectrum, I am most thankful for a loving and supportive man who has served as my rock throughout every thrilling up and every soul wrenching down. Mostly, I am thankful that he is so committed that he was kind enough to ask me to marry him last week in the US Virgin Islands. The way that I feel, I think we may need a new term for thankful.

  • I’m thankful for my husband of fifty years and that our daughter and her family will be here to share Thanksgiving with us.

  • I am thankful this year that my brother is healthy. He went through a health scare earlier this year and is still working through some of the medical stuff but he will be ok. The doctor have cleared him of the scary stuff. For his health I am the most thankful.

  • I’m thankful that my husband has outlived the doctors’ predictions, despite his heart condition. I’m also thankful for our two-year-old son.

  • I’m grateful to be living in a home where I have a little front yard where I can watch the birds peck around. And that I get to share it with my husband. Also, coffee!

  • I am thankful for my sister and her baby who had a big health scare earlier this year but are both with us for this thanksgiving!!

  • I’m thankful for my cat Lance, who is just one big, soft ball of purring snuggles! (and doesn’t pee on the rug or stink like the dog, whom I guess I’m also thankful for.)

  • I am grateful for all of the abundance in my life. Blessed with much love, family, food, heat (it’s been chilly, yes?!), home, clothes, books, and opportunities.

  • I am grateful for a bountiful crop from our organic garden this year. I was able to can and freeze lots of produce. Thanks so much for all of your recipes and tips. I am blessed to have found your blog.

  • I am thankful for family and friends, near and far, and especially for the fact that my daughter lives close enough to come home for the holidays. Love, love, love.

  • I’m thankful for the life that I have: amazing friends, so much laughter, a job that I enjoy with smart and invested coworkers, a partner that loves me deeply, the freedom and space to do crafts and projects galore, and a dear trouble making cat.

  • I am thankful for my family, for colder weather, for a wonderful warm house to get in out of the cold, for yummy things from the oven, and for my friends.

  • I am so thankful that my family is happy and healthy. This is my son’s first Thanksgiving and I’m so grateful to have my precious boy in our lives!

  • I am thankful for my children. I am also thankful for my small flock of chickens – I have had chickens for a year now. I am also thankful for the canning help I have received this year – I am new and have just been canning for the past 2 years. Thankful for the opportunity to live a more homestead lifestyle in the last few years.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  • I am thankful for the privilege of enough time and resources to allow me to can, preserve, pickle, and bake to my heart’s delight, and to produce my own vegetables and eggs (with the help of my lovely chickens)

  • I am thankful for a loving and caring family as well as friends. I am thankful for waking up each day and able to enjoy such wonderful beauty all around me!

  • I am so thankful for both mine and my husbands family. We had a crazy whirlwind year and it was so much better because of the support and love we got from everyone.

  • I am most thankful for the love of family and friends. What has been poured out over the years has come back, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing in good measure!

  • I am grateful for so many things in my life! I am blessed with two kids and three grandkids–two of which will help Grandma pick fruit. : ) I am blessed with a great job. I wish I had more time to do the things I want to do but grateful for the time I do have.

  • I am thankful for my husband who puts up with me and that I will be retiring in 3 years and 6 months after my 5th daughter goes to college so I can live in the mountains and learn to make my own food.

  • These books look like a lovely collections…I have them wishlisted on
    I am grateful for and love having my boyfriend and my furry babies (our 3 cats) this Thanksgiving, living with me in my new house! 🙂

  • As a federal employee, I am thankful I survived the year without any financial catastrophe’s as Congress has booby trapped the playing field for folks like me. That being said, I am also thankful I started canning when I did this year, or no one would be getting a thing from me for Xmas. Am pairing up my many jars with chips and cheeses, sausages, hot cocoa and on and on and I have had a lot of fun doing all this too.

  • I am thankful for my 3 wonderful kids and my amazing husband who encourage me and support me in my homesteading adventures.

  • The fact that I have enough space for chickens, and bee’s ( tho the box is not populated yet), and a large enough garden to feed my family.

  • This year I am thankful for the health of my family, the health of my marriage, and the relative stability of our finances. We feel so blessed every day.
    Thank you for the giveaway, and happy holidays!

  • I’m grateful for all the wonderful recipes out there on the web! It’s so delightful to see what’s cookin’ around the blog world and to try new things with such ease.

  • I am for the opportunity to return to school for a career that I am passionate about even though it took me a while.