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 Ruthmarie at Bead Soup and More. Visit her 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 (April 27). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (April 28). Return to this post to see if you won. (Don’t make me hunt you down–I have a cow to milk!)

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

UPDATE 04/28/10: The winning comment number by random draw is #184, BethAnn. Please email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED TO ENTRY. See you next BBB day! Thank you to our sponsors!


  1. connie says:

    Please enter me in your drawing..Thank-you Connie

  2. Julie says:

    I’m determined I’m going to can one day ~ BBB please!! Thanks!

  3. Kim says:

    I love to can and love growing my own food! I also LOVE your site! Please enter me in your drawing! Thank you! – Kim

  4. blossom says:

    I have just put in 40 tomato plants, so many tomatoes to preserve, i hope, please enter me in the BBB draw!

  5. AndreaB says:

    Please enter me as well in the BBB give away. I will be a first time garden grower this year so I need some help on what to do with all my harvest this year.

  6. Connie of Ohio says:

    Please enter me in the BBB drawing. Thanks.

    Connie, OH

  7. Sharon D says:

    I need an updated BBB

  8. lauren says:

    Count me in!! BBB please πŸ™‚

  9. Laura B. in Greenwood, IN says:

    I want to win the BBB! Please pick me, please, please, please! :woof:

  10. Lisa M says:

    You don’t know how many friends have told me I NEED that book! Perhaps they tire of all my canning questions….

  11. Connie Trippett says:

    Please enter me for the blue book. Thanks

  12. Erin says:

    One day, I shall win! We are so looking forward to canning this year, just as soon as we get the garden going… BBB!

  13. Judy Wolf says:

    I love canning and hope I’ll win a Ball Blue Book.

    Judy in MO

  14. Jill B says:

    Please enter me in for the BBB.


  15. Carolyn says:

    I so enjoy your writing,I read your post everyday. Pretty impressed that you got a cow, they are so much work. She sure is a pretty thing. I would like to be entered in the contest for the Ball Blue Book. Thanks

  16. Roz says:

    yes, please enter me in the BBB! I want to can lots of things this year!

  17. Kathy in KY says:

    Hi Suzanne:

    Please enter me in the drawing for the BBB. Hope you have a great Tuesday. :sheep:

  18. Jennifer Gregg says:

    :moo: I’m really enjoying your cow adventures.

  19. Glimmer says:

    BBB! I have a friend who’s just learning to can and I love to give it to her! I have one for myself from a couple years ago πŸ™‚

  20. Ruthdigs - Exeter, UK says:

    I’d love to learn – BBB entry please! :happyflower:

  21. Vera says:

    Oooh, please enter me in the BBB giveaway!

  22. anne says:

    Please enter me in the Blue Ball Book giveaway.
    I love to make jelly’s, put up tomatoes and more


  23. Anke says:

    Please enter me into the BBB drawing.

  24. Laurie Emde says:

    I’d love a BBB – Thanks, Laurie

  25. Ashley says:

    I read your blog everyday before I start work, to remind me of what I’ll someday have…you are truly an inspiration!! (I’m just a tad jealous of ya too!)

    Please enter me thanks!


  26. Connie says:

    I’d love to win it. Thanks so much to you and Ruthmarie!

  27. Kelly Jo Kirby says:

    Please include me in your BB drawing. Love your blog…Kelly Jo

  28. Connie says:

    Please enter me in the draw – I’d love to win it! BBB

  29. northcountrygirl says:

    Thanks to all who contribute to the Ball book giveaway. Please enter me BBB.

  30. elizared says:

    yes, please for BBB.

  31. Glenie says:

    Looking forward to canning season. BBB

  32. Joy says:

    :snoopy: BBB please! :snoopy:

  33. debbie says:

    Please enter me in the BBB giveaway πŸ™‚

  34. CindyP says:

    BBB please!

    Thank you Ruthmarie and Edward for sponsoring. Such a sweet little bead shop….I love beads!

  35. Sunday Rain says:

    BBB please.

  36. Sarah says:

    I hope this is my time to win! I would sure love the chance at making some new things from the BBB! Thanks for the giveaway… πŸ™‚

  37. marymac says:

    love reading your blog everyday, you are the best Suzanne, please enter me in the drawing for the BBB

  38. PHYLLIS says:


  39. Lisa D says:

    OH me me me!! πŸ™‚ :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:

  40. Mary from Baton Rouge says:

    Consider me for the BBB!!!!!

  41. N@n says:

    My current BBB is very old, well loved, and muchly used. Sure could use a new one. Being 62 and of sound mind and pretty sound body I intend to keep canning for at least another thirty years. Please enter me in the BBB contest.

  42. ivy says:

    Love teh blog. Love canning. Enter me in the BBB! please.

  43. ~ Jackie says:


  44. Connie Jo says:

    Me Me Me! B B B!!

  45. Tammy says:

    Thank you sponsor! Please enter me for the BBB drawing. psmflowerlady

  46. boydsandthebees says:

    I would love to have a new BBB — I’m determined to can everything I “can” this season!!

  47. Joanna Jorgensen says:

    Yes please, enter me for a blue book!

  48. Mary Ellen says:

    Love your blog, BBB please.

  49. Lisa Cummings says:

    Please enter my name in the BBB drawing. I LOVE your blog and read it every day! Thanks for sharing your life with us.

  50. britt says:

    I may break down and buy one of these this year, but if I win it, even better!

  51. Palma Jardin says:

    Please pick me its been years since I canned and get back into it.

  52. Amy Hill says:

    BBB Please need more stuff to can now!

  53. Amy I says:

    BBB please…now go milk that cow!

  54. Rhonda says:

    Still checking out our library’s copy over and over again…. so would love to own my own copy of the BBB.

  55. nikki says:

    I would love a book Please!! BBB

  56. Teri says:

    Enter me please – BBB

  57. Linda says:

    Thanks to those who sponsor these draws. Please put my name in the hat!

  58. ShanD. says:

    Please enter me for the BBB, I plan to start canning this year and could use all the help I can get.

    Shannan :happypuppy:

  59. Brenda says:

    Please enter me for the BBB- running through my head is the song “Suuumertiiiime, and the canning is eeeasy…” I hope!

  60. cyndi says:

    Oh, yes please, I’d like to have the Blue Book…

  61. theo says:

    I love the BeadSoup site! Interestingly enough, we’ve been having bead soup parties for a long time to help raise money for mission trips for our women’s group at church. Very cool! BBB

  62. 4jsMOM says:

    I’m hoping I’ll soon be the winner of the BBB.

  63. Dorothy says:

    BBB me please! And, I totally agree with the teat recall. Where’s the petition, and where do we send it? :cowsleep:

  64. Stephanie says:

    Just learning to can and would LOVE to have a BBB!!!!

  65. Michelle says:

    Woo hoo! BBB

  66. Cyndi B says:

    Me…me…pick me!!!
    I’d like to be in the drawing…thank you!!

  67. Gena Denham says:

    WooHoo! It’s Ball Blue Book Day! One of these days, this city girl WILL learn to can!!

  68. Suzanne says:

    hey need the book blooms on the tomato plants!!!!!

  69. Jessica says:

    Please enter me in the BBB giveaway! Thanks!

  70. Cynthia Stinson says:

    I made strawberry jam here in lovely South Korea! Does that show how devoted I am? I even wrote a post about how good the berries are here. It is under the food catagory, called “Sign of Spring”. I buy berries off little roadside trucks and at our outdoor market. The jam is really good,but the pictures of it did not come out so hot. So no pictures of jam on my blog. Oh well. I read you every day to remind me of my love of rural America. Thanks from This expat Army wife.

  71. Nancy says:

    My neice visits every summer from Georgia and this is going to be our project this year…canning! That book would come in handy so I’ll keep trying! I think what I like most about BBB days is the links to other awesome blogs! BBB

  72. Nancy says:

    Enter me – BBB

  73. Gini says:

    BBB for me, pretty please!

    My last project ended poorly. πŸ™ I was getting impatient with how long my Meyer lemon marmalade was taking to set up, so I walked away for a good ten minutes (um…or maybe 15), and when I came back, it had caramelized to the point of being BROWN! I ladled it into jars anyway, but now I think I’ll scrape them out and do it again. All that effort! All those Meyers! ::sob::

  74. rain says:

    :snoopy: BBB :sheepjump: BBB :sheep: BBB :happyfeet: :happyfeet: BBB :heart: BBB :happyflower: BBB :wave: please!!!

  75. Jane says:

    I really like to can and a BBB would be handy.

  76. EightPondFarm says:

    We had 13 lambs born this weekend — took care of any thoughts I had of planting anything! But it WILL happen. Please enter me in the drawing for the BBB. Thank you :sheepjump:

  77. Melissa says:

    Me too!! I want to try canning soon! BBB! Thanks!

  78. katie frances says:

    Suzanne, My family and I have been reading your wonderful blog for over a year now…ever since we landed here during a google search on homemade bread. πŸ™‚

    Please enter me in your drawing for the BBB.

  79. Carol Campbell says:

    I am trying again..would love a Blue Ball book…so BBB!

  80. Mary says:

    I sure would like to win the BBB because I have beans, tomatoes, okra, squash, zuchinni and figs to put up this year and I need all the help I can get. Happy Springtime.

  81. Patty says:

    BBB ..PLEASE!!!! :snoopy:

  82. claudia w says:

    I still want this book! I’m all ready to go berry picking and canning!

  83. twoturkey says:

    I’m determined to make more pickles this coming summer & fall, so I’ll need a new BBB to read recipes. If it’s like the book I have…I’ll give my daughter the old one and keep the new copy. He he he! :moo:
    Love your site….just love it.

    Celia~ Maine

  84. bellcarol says:

    Please enter me in the BBB.



    Please enter me in the BBB.

    Please enter me in the BBB.



  85. WHATUPDUCK says:

    Have dreams of making lots of pickles this summer. Dill is just peeking thru the ground, woo hoo!! BBB

  86. Heather says:

    Thank you for entering my name in the BBB giveaway. :turtle:

  87. Miss Becky says:

    Thank you Ruthmarie for sponsoring this Blue Book giveaway. Your beads are lovely. I had never before heard of bead soup parties! :bugeyed:

    BBB please!

  88. anne says:

    Thanks for this BBB giveaway.

  89. HickChickBritt says:

    Please enter me in the BBB! Thanks

  90. Heather in KY says:

    I want it! BBB please and thank you!

  91. Maureen says:

    Please enter me for the BBB!

  92. Sandi says:

    I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a Ball Blue Book!

  93. pdelainey says:

    BBB please. I love gardening and home perserving. :happyfeet:

  94. Gen says:

    Yea, more BBB giveaways!

  95. Lindsey Taylor says:

    This is year 2 of my Garden and will be year 1 of canning. I am desperate for knowledge on the subject and would LOVE to win the Giveaway- please enter me in the drawing


  96. Donna Riddle says:

    BBB please.

  97. Shirley Corwin says:

    Hi, sign me up for another try for the BBB!

  98. CrystalGB says:

    I definitely want the BBB.

  99. pattyb says:

    Could I be entered in the BBB, please?
    Thank you,

  100. Trina says:

    BBB please oh please!

  101. Marianne G says:

    BBB please and thank you Ruthmarie for sponsoring!

  102. Ulrike says:

    I’d love to win a BBB!

  103. Kristen says:

    Oh, a triple B day. Please toss me into it.

  104. Anna says:

    I love your website! Please enter me in the BBB drawing.


  105. Wendy says:

    Feeling lucky today…BBB, please? :fairy:

  106. BrendaE says:

    Enter me in please – thanks Suzanne and thanks to the sponsor also. Mooooo to Beaulah Petunia

  107. P.J. says:

    Suzanne, please include me in your drawing. I look forward to your blog every day. I love your way of thinking and the photos you take are: beautiful, funny, enlightening, and always thought-provoking. BBB – PJ

  108. mommafox says:

    I would love to win the BBB.

  109. Megan says:

    Enter me in the BBB draw please!

  110. jan~n~tn says:

    BBB – If you don’t post……you can’t win.
    Still lovin’ your blog everyday!

  111. Terri Draeger says:

    Please enter me in the BBB! and thank you! i look forward to reading your blog everyday!

  112. denise moats says:

    Please enter me in the BBB

    Thank you

  113. Deanna says:

    I’m due to update my BBB, so why not?

  114. Abiga/Karen says:

    Thanks for another chance to win! BBB Blessings.

  115. Megan says:

    I want to can like Beulah wants to be milked! :cowsleep: BBB

  116. Lavon says:

    How wonderful!!! Another BBB contest! Please enter me…Thank you!

  117. Jolene H says:

    BBB please thank you :snoopy:

  118. Just Kris says:

    I need a new BBB – pretty please!!! With candy sprinkles on top!!!! :happyflower:

  119. Rachael says:

    Oooh, oooh, pick me, please, pick me – or at least enter me into the drawing!! Fingers crossed! Thanks!

  120. Judy says:

    Love your blogs and admire your energy!! BBB

  121. Erin Weller says:

    Love your site and have turned on 5 friends to it also! Sign me up for your cool contest!
    Thanks, BBB

  122. Beth Brown says:

    Love reading about your cow! Please include me in the BBB giveaway!


  123. Jeannie says:

    I would love to win the BBB. Thanks!

  124. Susan W. says:

    Yours is the first on my blog list, ever since you listed those homemade hamburger helper meals. Have you got any menu’s for dried food? In the mean time, I’ll can.

    Sign me up BBB,

  125. HokieArtist says:

    Your posts have inspired me to do so much more with my land and time… contemplating even getting a cow. LOL. Please enter me in the BBB drawing πŸ™‚

  126. Rebecca Smith says:

    Love, love, love your blog. I, too, have a chicken addiction and do NOT want help. I <3 to see their little fluffy rumps as they peck around in the yard.
    Please enter me in the BBB drawing.

  127. Liz Curtis Robinson says:

    BBB oh please oh please

  128. Kelley says:

    Love your site. Hope to win a Blue Ball Book.

  129. CindyH. says:

    I want a Ball Blue Book!

  130. J. Taylor says:

    Would love to win a BBB and get ready for the season. Your blog is very encourging.

  131. Susan says:

    Please, please, please. Thank you πŸ™‚

  132. Katie H says:

    :dancingmonster: BBB please

  133. Amanda says:

    Oh, please let me have a BBB!

  134. Pat says:

    maybe I get lucky today πŸ™‚

  135. Melanie B says:

    If you could see me I’m jump up & down , Pick me, BBB. Luv it! Thanks fot the chance!

  136. Lisa says:

    BBB. Of course I want it :))

  137. Shannon says:

    I just love your site! I’ve making your Grandmother Bread for a couple of weeks now. It has become our family’s sandwich bread. I make about 3 loaves a week and no longer buy the incredibly overpriced, preservative laden bread at the grocery store.

    Oh, yes, Please enter me in the BBB contest! I want to start canning very much!

  138. Denise Kidd says:

    BBB please! πŸ™‚

  139. natalie says:

    please enter me! BBB!!

  140. dibear says:

    Ihave a large veggie garden this year and plan on doing lots of canning. πŸ™‚ BBB please!

  141. Carol says:

    Would love a BBB.!


  142. Farm Dreamer says:

    I think I just figured this out! I should post here if I want enter the BBB contest! Count me in!

  143. Annette Yu says:

    I adore your stories & admire your whit. You inspire me to do better for my corner of the world, and you brighten my day with your pictures & humor. Please continue to allow us a glimpse of your life, I know you touch more hearts than you could imagine.
    Thanks, Annette

  144. Rose H says:

    I’m facinated by the BBB, please add me to the draw – if I’m in time! Thank you.

  145. Lynne says:

    I would love the BBB!!!!! Have fun milking! I hope to have a cow soon!

  146. Debbie in Memphis says:

    I’d love to win!! Thanks to Ruthmarie at Bead Soup and More for the chance!!! :snoopy: (BBB)

  147. jane says:

    Count me in for the giveaway. thanks

  148. Lois says:

    A book would be so helpful, as I keep coming to the web to look things up. BBB!

  149. Kris says:

    NEED BBB BOOK! Plums are growing on the tree and wish to be jam some day.


  150. TXLady says:

    wow what a long list but I’m joining in…I want that book…

  151. Melissa says:


  152. Judy22 says:

    I would love to win a BBB–DD2 needs one!

  153. MMT says:

    Give er another try. BBB please.

  154. Rhonda says:

    I have been reading everything I can on canning but haven’t bought the book yet…don’t know what I’m waiting for. I have jars and new lids and ideas just need to get to it. I so want to send stuff to my sister in MA that I’ve made and thought canning is the way to go. Thank you for your help.

  155. Courtney says:


    I’ve become quite addicted to your blog!! I’m having my grandmother teach me how to can this summer and would like to have the Ball Blue Book!!!

    Enter me in the drawing please!!

    Thanks! Courtney

  156. Barbara W says:

    Beautiful day. Spring is my favorite. BBB

  157. 5kathleen2 says:

    Hi Suzanne! BBB – I am in the process of planning and planting our garden. I am going to try my hand at canning loads of tomatoes and green beans. I am so excited. Love Spring with all the blooms and the anticipation of a wonderful harvest.
    Kathleen H of Indiana

  158. Betty Moore says:

    I love your blog and I read it daily. Would love a BBB.

  159. Ann says:

    :heart: count me BBB in I would Love BBB yes I would BBB :fairy:
    Have a good one :wave:

  160. Barbara Wilson says:

    :yes: please enter me for the BBB

  161. ssuther27 says:

    BBB please :clover:

  162. Beverly says:

    Please enter me in the drawing. BBB

  163. Tracy says:

    I think this is super! BBB

  164. Darlene says:

    A big thank you to Ruthmarie for this chance to win the BBB!

  165. Courtney B says:

    I am canning this summer and I can’t wait. I have been reading up on it so that I will be prepared.

    I have enjoyed your blog and love your daily pictures.

  166. Lisa says:

    We can thousands (yes, thousands of jars of pickles) and sell them. I’ve always wanted this book, but put all of our pennies into the process and never any to spare. We may have the pickles down to a science, but there’s always room for more knowledge. I would love to learn some more from the Ball Blue Book. Thanks! BBB

  167. Jeanne Lewis says:

    I just found your blog, love it!!! I learned to can from my mother in law a long time ago. I have slacked off some years going for the freezer instead.

  168. Patrice says:

    Please enter me in the Ball Blue Book drawing.My OLD BBB is so pathetic that someone is going to force their way into my kitchen and take it to a rescue for BBB’s. They will point fingers at me and talk about how I have overused it. They will shake their heads with disapproval when they see that it is stained, with dog earred pages.Help, help! I need a new one. πŸ˜•

  169. Cassondra says:

    I would be eternally grateful if I won!


  170. Sally says:

    please enter me for the BBB. Thanks!

  171. BethAnn says:

    BBB Please!! :yes:

  172. Mafong says:

    I look forward to reading you daily. Would love to have a BBB.

  173. Amy Cook in WI says:

    I want the book…thanks for the BBB!

  174. Diana H says:

    No idea what time it is but I’d like to be in the drawing πŸ™‚



  175. Mommaofmany says:

    I’d love a copy of the book! I would give it to a dear friend who is wanting one of her own. BBB

  176. Christy @ says:

    Ok I want a BBB! I gave up playing farm town on Facebook to become a regular fan of your blog! It’s much more realistic! I love reading it every night! Thanks for the awesome work!

  177. Wilma Simons says:

    :woof: Whata great idea of crockpot bread. I will have to try it, Thanks for all of your good ideas.

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