It’s a Ball Blue Book Day!


This post is all Ball Blue Book giveaway! See my other, regular, post today in Country Living!


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Don and Shelley Hutcheson at Twiggity Rusticks–Twig and Split Wood Furniture and Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats. Visit them here.

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a Ball Blue Book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (May 13). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (May 14). Return to this post to see if you won.

Find out more about the Ball Blue Book Project and become a sponsor.

Don’t miss today’s post on Farm Bell Recipes: An Antique Kitchen Gadget!

UPDATE 05/14/10: The winning comment number, drawn by, is #53, Mary Ellen. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!


  1. SkippyMom says:

    Thanks so much for sponsoring the give away Don and Shelley. i would very much like a copy of BBB.

  2. Richelle says:

    Yes, I would love to be able to read a copy of the BBB!

  3. Diana says:

    Please put me in ๐Ÿ™‚


    thanks for providing such a neat opportunity

  4. Nancy says:

    I’d love a copy! Thanks.

  5. katie frances says:

    Hoping to win the BBB! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. northcountrygirl says:

    Thank you sponsors for your generosity. Please enter me for BBB.

  7. Maureen says:

    I would love to win the BBB!

  8. Laura B. in Greenwood, IN says:

    B-B-B! B-B-B! B-B-B! B-B-B!

  9. CindyP says:


    Wow, Don & Shelly are very artistic! I absolutely love those bar stools and the chairs, the chairs would look fabulous on a porch that looks into the woods!

  10. Rose in Vermont says:

    Just starting the growing season here in Vermont, and would love the BBB!!

  11. Jill says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! BBB

  12. Kelly Walker says:

    I’d love a copy. Also, check out my blog to see my newest farm animal painting, Beulah Petunia! BBB

  13. Vera McPike says:

    I have been trying to find the BBB here locally and am having no luck. Please put me in the drawing! Love your blog! I am learning so much here.

  14. Anke says:

    I’d love to win a copy of the book. BBB please.

  15. Celia Allen says:

    I would like to win the BBB as I went to get mine out last night to look soemthing up and I can’t find it, so a new one would be nice.


  16. debbie says:

    Thanks! BBB!

  17. Teri says:

    Would love one – BBB Thanks!

  18. Mike davis says:

    You know….. This would be the last thing I needed before the mattress mate harvests her garden! BBB

  19. Roz says:

    Suzanne, thank you so much for the recipe on homemade Velveet cheese a few days ago – you are awesome! I’m so glad I found this blog! BBB, please!

  20. Nikki says:

    BBB please. Thank you!

  21. Lisa Cummings says:

    Please enter my name! BBB

  22. Melinda says:

    BBB pretty please with a automatic milker on top!

  23. Celeste says:

    I’d love this book, BBB please!

  24. Bellcarol says:

    I would love BBB.


  25. Connie says:

    I’d love to win it! Thanks for the opportunity.

  26. Nikki says:

    BBB Please!! Time for the garden : )

  27. Patty says:

    BBB please :snoopy:

  28. Sally says:

    BBB please. Blessings to you all.

  29. sam says:

    I really like your blog Suzanne. I would also like to be entered in the BBB give away.

  30. Karen Green says:

    BBB please. I would love to have a BBB book.

  31. Amy says:

    BBB please!!! Just in time for harvest season.

  32. emhavens says:

    Me, me, me!
    B B B!
    Please, please, please!

  33. Cyndi B says:

    Love one!! :snoopy:

  34. Connie of Ohio says:

    Jam and jelly season is very close. June strawberries are my favorite. BBB please.

  35. Stephanie in Indiana says:

    Just planted our garden this week and would LOVE to have BBB for some tips/receipes when the harvest comes in!!!! :fairy:

  36. mikedee1986 says:

    I look forward to your posts every morning. Thanks for a great site. BBB me PLEASE!

  37. patrice says:

    BBB please! :shimmy:

  38. donna boyce says:

    would love win a “bbb”. have a great day!!
    donna b.

  39. bryan says:

    would love a chance at the BBB. thanks

  40. I Wanna Farm says:

    That’s farm name is too cute! I love the chairs, but I have a weakness for wooden spoons, I don’t know why. Enter me in the drawing, too, please!

  41. donna boyce says:

    I would love to win a “bbb”!! have a good day!

  42. CrystalGB says:

    I definitely want the BBB. Growing my garden now and looking forward to canning.

  43. Gena says:

    Oh Oh Oh!!! It would be sooo much fun to learn to can!


  44. Sue says:

    Your canned good photos always look so nice!

  45. Amanda says:

    I’d love one!

  46. Amanda says:

    A BBB, that is…

  47. Anna says:

    please enter me in the BBB contest :duck:

  48. Mary Ellen says:

    I’m on vacation, took my computer so I wouldn’t have to miss your blog and regular morning reading material. BBB please

  49. Dorothy says:

    :sheep: BBB please and Thank You!

  50. sueallie says:

    need it please BBB

  51. Gini says:

    I’d love a BBB please and thanks!

  52. Cyndi Avery says:

    Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you. BBB

  53. Rys says:

    Please ad my name to the BBB list!

  54. Jeannette A says:

    I would love this book – I’m new to canning and I’ve learned this is the book to have!

  55. Brittin says:

    Sign me up for the BBB gieaway please! :cowsleep:

  56. Bonnie says:

    Please enter me in the BBB giveaway! I need some tips for strawberry jam!

  57. Lindsey says:

    BBB!!! Would Love to win a copy of this book!

  58. geena22 says:

    Gotta have BBB for all my canning

  59. Chic says:

    Good Morning! Mmmm those jars of preserves look delicious Suzanne…please put my name in for the BBB….thank you! Maura

  60. Terri Draeger says:

    Canning season is upon us! Please enter me for the BBB!
    PS – LOVE your new cooking forum! :snoopy:

  61. kersky22 says:

    Putting my name in the hat for the BBB. Thank you for the opportunity.

  62. BrendaE says:

    Oh yes please enter me in the BBB. Thanks and happy milking.

  63. Linda T. says:

    Would love a chance to win the BBB

  64. Jessica says:

    I would love to have a copy of the BBB!

  65. marymac says:

    I made those rustic apples this past winter, and they are fantastic, i love them. Please put me in for the BBB

  66. Carol Campbell says:

    BBB please me!

  67. IowaCowgirl says:

    I think I need to win this BBB.

  68. Valerie says:

    Please add me to the BBB giveaway! We’re hoping to can this summer IF the rain ever stops so we can get our plants in!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. Banana says:

    BBB! Yes please!

  70. BethAnn says:

    Would LOVE it!!!

  71. AA says:

    Please enter me in the BBB giveaway.

  72. vachickenfarmer says:

    My garden is coming along and I’m getting excited and ready for canning season! I could use the canning bible…BBB! Thanks! :snuggle:

  73. Jill B says:

    Please put me in for the BBB.

  74. Lisa Schmitt says:

    I sure could use a Ball Blue Book with summer around the corner!

  75. Nancy says:

    Like I’ve said before…I never win anything but I LOVE give away days for the links to awesome sites! BBB

  76. Miss Becky says:

    your jars of preserves always look so beautiful. I’m gonna win one of these book one of these days :yes: BBB

  77. Sharilyn says:

    Pick me :snoopy: BBB!

  78. Cheryl S. says:

    I want in! BBB.

  79. Jennifer says:

    BBB Please!

  80. pdelainey says:

    Please enter me :clover:

  81. Patsy Melton says:

    Always look forward to reading your blog…Your homemade jellies and jams look delectable. I really want the BBB, so pick me, pick me!

  82. Pam Glidden says:

    Please pick me for the BBB :moo:

  83. pattyb says:

    Hi. Could I be entered into the BBB give away please?
    Thank you,

  84. Mariah says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…please enter me! Thanks!

  85. phyllis says:

    pick me, pick me :moo: canning season will be here before you know it and i’m sooooo ready!!!

  86. Debbie in PA says:

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity!


  87. Heather in KY says:

    BBB for me, for me!

  88. Debbie in Memphis says:

    Thanks Suzanne and Don and Shelley Hutcheson!! I would love to win! (BBB)

  89. lavenderblue says:

    My canner is still sitting in the box, I really need a BBB! Thanks to the sponsors!

  90. oddgirl says:

    BBB – I just bought my farm and need to learn how to can, before the orchard ripens. Sigh. So many apples.

  91. Michelle GR says:

    Oh please, please, please, pick me!BBB

  92. Susan says:

    I’d love to win!

  93. rainss61 says:

    :snoopy: please put my name in for a chance at the BBB !!! :duck:

  94. Marianne says:

    BBB please…

    Thanks Suzanne and sponsors!

  95. Christa H. says:

    Meee!!!!!! Please!

  96. Wendy says:

    Hope I haven’t missed today’s drawing. Canning season is just around the corner for me, and I would :heart: love to win today’s BBB.

  97. Shannon J says:

    I’d love a BBB of my own.

  98. Alison says:

    BBB! Thanks for the chance to win!

  99. HokieArtist says:

    I would love that book – enter me please. BBB

  100. Kathleen H in Indiana says:

    Would love the BBB. Hope to can tomatoes and green beans.

  101. Trina says:

    Put me in BBB

  102. mommafox says:

    Thank you Don and Shelley and Suzanne for the BBB giveaway. Please enter me in the drawing.

  103. Lanita Canup says:

    I would love to have a blue book to start my canning this season. BBB!!!! I love your blog and the Farm Bell recipes!

  104. MarieKay says:

    Love your blog, just found it tonight and am having a great time reading about your adventures.
    Enter me please….BBB

  105. tjmac says:

    Yep, this would sure help with canning season also!!


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  108. Erin Gebhardt says:

    Put me in coach. I really need the BB book. I have big plans for this summer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  109. kathyinozarks says:

    I would love to win a copy please enter me BBB

  110. scorwin says:

    OK, so my first freezer jam didn’t set up! I’m not giving up and am going to keep trying and this summer I WILL can from my garden!!! I need a book!!! BBB

  111. Linda Goble says:

    I need a new one mine is old and falling apart. Please send me a new one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure they have new recipes in it.

  112. juliebug says:

    I’d love to be in the running for a Ball Blue Book! I can’t think of canning jelly without remembering my first time making grape jelly: the jelly bag fell off the stand into the bowl of juice with a resounding >splat<!! just as I tried to grab it. My husband had to leave the kitchen so he wouldn't laugh at me. I looked like something straight out of "I Love Lucy". The moral of the story? Be SURE the jelly bag is tied on TIGHT! BBB

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