Thursday, February 9, 2012

Someone Thinks We're Versatile!

Wow!  We've been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award!  Canning Granny, a blog and Facebook page we enjoy very much, nominated us and it means so much coming from someone we admire!  Check out her fabulous blog for some great pieces on canning, DIY and more!  The blog is new, so there aren't a lot of posts yet but we look forward to every new one!

So, to conform to the rules of the award I must next mention seven random things about us!  Hmmmm.

Here's seven things you may not know about Jes and Norah of Aagaard Farms:
1.  We both have extensive backgrounds in the restaurant business.
2.  We changed careers in the '90's, I (Norah) went back to school for horticulture and we ran our own landscape design/build business.
3.  We inherited Jes' family farm, a little thirty acre market garden.  We didn't really know much about growing vegetables when we moved here.
4.  We have toooo many dogs and cats!
5.  I had never canned anything until we moved onto the farm.
6.  Jes put himself through university painting and we have some fabulous painted finishes in our little farmhouse!
7.  We really wish a Thai restaurant would open in Brandon, Manitoba!

The Rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:
1. Add the award to your blog. 
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention seven random things about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.

I'm really happy to share 15 blogs we read with you!  Hope you'll go to them and check them out!

1. Prairie Girl
2. Domestic Diva
3.  Uncanny Preserves - Thinking Outside The Jar
4.  A Prairie Journal in Saskatchewan
5.  Word...From Willow Gardens
6.  Naosap Harvest - Organic Wild Rice
7.  Canoe Corner
8.  Green Frieda
9.  Manitoba Harvest
10. Cold Climate Gardening
11. Cubits Organic Living
12. Garden Coach, Winnipeg
13. Bumble Bee Blog
14. The Original Henry Milker
15. Garden Therapy

So, there's my linky-love.  Hope you'll follow the links and check out some of these great blogs.  It's a diverse list with everything from gardening and canning to goat-raising and sheep-raising to healthy hemp!  A lot of my selections are from Manitoba and Canada - but not all!  Hope you enjoy!  And thanks again to Canning Granny!


  1. Congrats on the award!


  2. Congratulations on the award. It was really interesting to hear some of your background. I always wondered how you ended up in Brandon.