Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blogiversary Week WINNER!

Ok, first of all thank you all for stopping by my Blogiversary Week and entering!  It was a lot of fun to come up with the giveaway ideas every day and I really enjoyed looking back through photos of my gardens from the last few years. 

So with my great idea of daily posts... and adding all my followers I really didn't think about how to actually do the drawing.  So to keep all of this on the up and up, what I did was paste each days entries into an Excel spreadsheet, then added all my followers names manually at the "end" of the list. 

This gave me a total of 285 entries (I had to subtract one for my reply to someone in the comment section). I used the random number generator (I need to learn how to paste THAT into my blog) to select the winning number between 1 and 285, went to that number on my Excel spreadsheet and the winning entry came on Day 4 of blogiversary week...  The comment left was .... I’m loving it Chris--can’t wait to see who wins :) 

That winning comment was left by, Amy of Verde Farm!  If you haven't stopped by Verde Farm your are in for real treat.  Amy has a beautiful blog, full of charming animals - don't miss out on the budding romance that's going on, a cottage, home and farm that is all breathtakingly beautiful!

Congratulations Amy, an email from me is on it's way!
Chris at Red Gate Farm


  1. Congrats to Amy for the win, and to you for the anniversary!

  2. Congrats Amy!!! Chris is right, Verde Farm is beautiful and breathtaking!

    Thanks again Chris for hosting this giveaway week. It was so much fun just to see all of your pictures and discovering what creative ideas you had up your sleeve each day. : )


  3. YAY for Amy..she does have a beautiful blog...It was fun, Chris..thanks for letting us share your anniversary

  4. Hurray for Amy!!!! I LOVE her blog! Couldn't happen to a nicer gal!!!
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    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* Lori Lynn *

  5. Hooray for Amy!! I love her blog. Happy Anniversary Red Gate Farm!

  6. Congrats to Amy....from Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

  7. Congratulations Amy! So many lovely things for you to enjoy, have fun!

    Thanks Chris, for putting on such a fun and thoughtful giveaway and Happy Anniversary.

  8. Congratulations Amy!

    Chis, this really was a fun and thoughtful giveaway. Thanks so much!

  9. Amy will be thrilled. Congrats to her!

    And your Hydrangea's are georgeous. Wish we could grow them here at 8,000'.


  10. Congratulations Amy! I really enjoyed seeing your garden photos, especially since we are about to get hit with that major snow storm.

  11. Ok--can I just tell you I am on a long road trip for work this week, away from home, my hubby and my animals and I was feeling really sorry for myself as I laid down in the hotel bed a few minutes ago. I checked my e-mail to see if any of my wonderful blog friends had left any messages and I got the e-mail from Chris saying I won. I jumped up, squealed told my work friend in the next room and did the Charlie Brown dance --and I am not kidding. I am so excited I can't even tell you. I've loved every single item you put into this giveaway and I knew each day it was so heartfelt. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Chris. You've made my week friend and my spring too with all these goodies!!
    Hugs, Amy

  12. Congratulations Amy, you are one lucky gal..;j And thank you Chris...it was a lovely giveaway!

  13. Yeah for Amy and yeah for us too! It was so fun to see you put together this giveaway! You are a clever one Chris! Can't wait to find out about Amy!

  14. This was such a FUN giveaway! Congratulations Amy and I'm now going to have to visit Verde Farm to learn about this 'budding' romance! After all, it's almost Valentine's Day!

  15. YAY for AMY she has awesome donkeys!!!!!!!!!

  16. Hi Chris Sweetie...
    A wonderful time was had by all. Congratulations to Ms Amy. She is getting one heck of a great prize. Fun giveaway and thanks for the fun time I had participating.

    Hope you are staying warm and have a great Thursday sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  17. YAYAYAYAYAY Amy!!! I cant think of anyone better then Amy who is going to have fun with these and be creative in sharing that fun with us readers due to Chris's generosity!!!

    YAY Amy & Chris!!!!!


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