Home Farming Celebration! Please Vote!

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This is it! The end is here and yet I have so much still growing.  I learned very valuable lessons I will be implementing next year but most importantly, I discovered a love for growing my own food. I never thought I would enjoy this, but the more I learned and the the more sweat equity I put into my plants, the bigger thrill I felt when I picked my fruits and veggies.

As you can see, my tomato plants just took over! They are by far my biggest success. We are eating BLTs, making fresh salsa, and giving away buckets of them.  It is super cute to watch 2 year-old David pick up cherry “may-tohs” and stuff them in his mouth.

I was surprised that our watermelon plants took off this week!  Soon we will enjoy sweet and juicy melons fresh from our own home farm!

Next year we will keep the electric fence up for the deer, and pick the ears of corn earlier. Turns out, raccoons are hungry littler fellers and annoying thieves!  The heat killed some plants, and you just can’t control the weather.  Josh wants to get a greenhouse and I want to grow more herbs closer to my house. Home farming is quite addicting once you start!  Every year you try and change a few things to grow better or more veggies. It’s so much fun though!

I hope your home farms are giving you some delicious produce too.  Did the heat wave affect your output? 


If you enjoyed reading my posts, I encourage you to vote for my in-plot home farm.  I hope my struggles and joys were relatable and you enjoyed taking the journey with me.  Thank you so much to Better Homes and Gardens and Triscuit for including my neck of the woods in this educational (and enjoyable) challenge!

Click the button below to vote for me! You can vote once every day and voting ends August 30th.

I am competing against 2 other bloggers – Cat from 3 Kids and Us and Peabody Rudd of Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. One of us will win the grand prize, I hope it is me! Here is the prize structure:

First place: $1,000 and a Better Homes and Garden’s Tool set valued at $50
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250

I’d love to win, so please vote every day!

To vote, you click the button below, then register your email with Better Homes & Gardens. Then you click vote, fill out the captcha code and you are done! I know this is not the easiest way to vote, so every time you vote I will appreciate it 100x!! Thank you!! 

 This post sponsored by Triscuit. All thoughts, ideas and opinions are my own. 

Written by:: Annie

Annie Shultz has written 2054 post in this blog.

She is THE Mama Dweeb 🙂 She created this blog back in 2009 and loves to inspire and connect with others through her writing. She also loves talking, dreaming, 90s pop and country music.


  1. mom says

    i want some…. i want some…. mmmmmmmmmmm save some for me…. i love home grown maers. mmmmmmm … yummmmm yyyyy ….. as soon as my car is fixed i will be over to get some. …..

    • Annie @ Mama Dweeb says

      Thank you Jandee! Apparently, Better Homes and Gardens is having technical difficulties or something. They told me voting began today but the voting posts are not up yet. I’ll email you and post on Facebook when the voting official begins.

  2. says

    YAY!! I voted! I am so jealous of your tomatoes and yet another reason I wished I lived closer – I LOVE tomatoes and would eat them just like Baby David!!

    Great job on your farm! I can’t wait to see what you do next year!!

  3. says

    Look at you with your beautiful garden. That watermelon looks delicious. We definitely have the room for a garden and I have been debating one in the fall, but I have no made up my mind yet. Great job!

  4. says

    goodness sakes I just went to vote and it sure puts you through a rigamarole to be able to vote! But I stuck it out and figured out how to register and login and find teh right place to vote and all that… hope you win!!!

  5. Rachel N says

    That all looks so yummy! I plan to get more involved in growing a garden next year. My son will be 2.5 then and I think he would have fun helping mommy. Also, maybe he would be more inclined to eat his veggies if he helped to grow them.


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