Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fair Dinkum!

We interrupt normal postings for this very important and delightful announcement:

Grandpa has been awarded the Fair Dinkum Award by teacher,blogger and award-winning writer L'Aussie. Read all about the award and other recipients here. Thanks Denise :)))!

This will be proudly displayed on Life on The Farm sidebar from now on. This is the second award I received from L'Aussie. The first was when I was into my second month of blogging - this award

passed on to me by blogger Pamela Jo of Theres Just Life.

My understanding of Fair Dinkum is that it's about truth, honesty, and fairness. It is a way of life in Australia.

One way of illustrating fair dinkum, the way I look at it is this: if you take a big stick and hit a dog and it bites you, that's fair dinkum.

On The Farm, the closest I can think about fair dinkum is: you reap what you sow. The quality of what you reap is also dependent on how well you take care of what you had planted. Fair? Occasionally you get lucky and you get volunteers

Now it's my pleasure to pass this award to other bloggers who had been constant companions on The Farm and/or are regular visitors here:

Ohio Farm Girl who left corporate life to enjoy life on the farm with her hubby The Big Man. I agree with her that farming is a great way of life but not a great way of making a living. Join her for exciting adventures in the good land. At the moment she's under three feet of snow!

All Fellow Crusaders led by head honcho Rachael Harrie. Regulars to my blog are: Patricia A. Timms, Kristie Howard, Marieke, Joanna St. James, Maria Zannini, Rachel Morgan and many others;

Uncle Lee - The ultimate gentleman and courteous blogger - he is sure to response to your every comment, no matter how long it takes him! Visit him for some fun with Malaysian flavor, even though he now lives in Canada, at the Moonlight Rendezvous.

I want to take this opportunity to welcome to The Farm  new followers (in order of appearance):

The Blogger Fomerly Known as a.k.a The Enigmatic Masked Blogger
Klahanie a.k.a Gary
The Wanderer
Dominic de Mattos
John Saunders
Cheryl - (sorry Cheryl, I know I've been to you blog before, but Blogger is not giving me your link, so when you drop by again please leave your link, okay. Thanks)

You have all been wonderful. It is the beginning of new friendships and endless possibilities...

That's all folks. Thanks again Denise for the awesome award!


Joanna St. James said...

ha! so that is what fair dinkum means, L'aussie is trying to turn me Australian and i'm not complaining its on the hubs wanderlust list

Rachael Harrie said...

Hey Grandpa, thanks so much for the shout-out and the award :) Loved reading your take on "fair dinkum", and really enjoy my visits to your farm ;)



L'Aussie said...

Hey Grandpa, who's talking about sweet here? What a lovely post re the awards and you so got 'fair dinkum' right.

Lovely to see you passing it on. Here is Cheryl's link in case she doesn't come by:


Faith said...

Congratulations! Aussie speak has such a draw. It's kind of melodious for some reason. :o)


Grandpa said...

Hi Joanna, well done to you too! Now that your brain is ok we look forward to your write up on this...

Hi Rach, thanks for being here

L'Aussie, thanks, I've put the link in my latest post

Hi Faith, good to see you. Thanks, it does sound melodious, doesn't it?

The Blogger Formerly Known As said...

Thanks for the welcome, and congratulations on the award :)
The enigmatic, masked blogger

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Grandpa, 'fair dinkum', I like that, ha ha.
Thank you for the kind mention. I really appreciate your kind gesture, Grandpa.
Always a pleasure reading your life on the farm postings...as one my dreams was to own a farm and horses.

Once again, terima kaseh seribu, Grandpa.
You keep well and stay young, Lee.

Grandpa said...

The Enigmatic Masked Blogger: You are welcome, and thanks. If you happen to be holding a glass of scotch I'll say cheers!

Uncle Lee, Sama-sama Lee. Good to see your blog up and running again, otherwise you'll leave many broken-hearted followers around...