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So much to celebrate - let's give away stuff!

As you know from my last post, this month I am celebrating the one year anniversary of this blog, 10 years of hunting with my Dad and a milestone birthday. In honor of all three, I want to give away some great Maine stuff to all of you!

Rules:
1. Leave a comment
2. On Oct 28 (my big bday), Dad will pick a number and the corresponding post will win.

What will you win? A big basket of great Maine and outdoor things! Such as: fly fishing flies, blueberry something, Maine maple syrup, apple butter (to be made by me on Tuesday), something related to deer hunting and a couple of great books signed by local authors. (Pictures will be posted when I am back at a computer).

So thank you for your support and for helping my celebrate such a great month!!

Comments

  1. You are an October baby too? Mine is this month also. The big 40. I'm excited. I hope your hunting season has more promise than ours. Blue tounge has hit South Dakota and we aren't seeing anything on our hunting grounds.

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    1. We have seen a few does and there is a report of a buck in the area. I cant wait to get into the woods. I'm saying goodbye to my 20's and coming to grips with it =)

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  2. October is good! I am Winterborn myself (January) but I think having a birthday two months from Christmas, and so close to Halloween is much better! Happy birthday!

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  3. Happy early birthday to you! I bet the fall foliage in Maine is so pretty now!

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    1. It has been beautiful! We have had rain and wind which kills the foliage but helps out hunters who can see better into the woods.

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  4. A "milestone birthday"? That's clever way to word it. That makes me "a milestone birthday plus two".

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    1. No, it really is a milestone. Although I can see why people sit at 29... its been a great year!

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  5. hopefully I win! LOL. My grandfathers side of the family is all from Maine and I've loved my visits up there, heckuva place Maine is.

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    1. You need to come visit!!! Where in Maine are they from?

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    2. millinocket, among other places!

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  6. I think October must be the best month to have a birthday. It's my favorite month of all. I love your stories, especially the ones about hunting with your dad.

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  7. OH WOW! Where to start?

    Happy Bloggiversary! I can't believe it's been a year already! Time sure flies when you're having fun ;)... Congrats on the 10 years of with hunting Dad! That's super awesome. I hunted many years with my Dad when I was younger but now he can't get out in the woods so he "hunts" vicariously thru my pictures and texts, haha....Happy early Birthday!! Age is nothing but a number, it's all about how we act ;)

    Your Maine basket sounds great. I hope I win since I've never been to Maine and can sample some of the local things ya got!!

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    1. Thank you LB! A year has flown by and I am so excited about all of the things coming up in the next year.

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  8. Happy Birthday! I enjoyed my stay in your fine state and can't wait to get back!

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  9. I asked Dad to pick a number 1-8 and he picked: 5 - TOM YOU WIN!!!!! Email me you address and I will get the goodie basket to you =)

    Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes!

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