Monday, July 23, 2012

Free Entry To Contest For Homesteaders

This contest is free, but you have to meet certain conditions to enter it:
"Participants must be legal residents of the United States (excluding Hawaii, Alaska, Florida, New York, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico, where the Promotion is void), and at least 18 years of age or older by February 20. 2012. Also, participants must have the following facilities in order to be eligible:
1. A minimum of two (2) acres of fenced land
2. Access to a weather shelter
3. Access to a water source
Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Ogden Publications, Inc., their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, members of theAmerican Highland Cattle Association, and any other entities and consultants directly associated with this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Released Parties”), are also not eligible to participate. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. "

The grand prize winner gets over $11,000. worth of prizes that would make most homesteaders drool.
The biggie among these is a highland cattle heifer.

I am busy eating my heart out because I am not eligible in several ways, not least of which is living in Alaska. Sigh. I guess they don't want to ship a nice cow up here. Spoil sports! We do have ferries.

You only get one entry before this coming December 17. 

I met some Highland cattle in Scotland and thought they were very cute. I did not know how tough they are supposed to be. Some online sources say that they handle cold weather very well. They are supposed to be extra healthy, calve well without assistance and are not picky eaters. All of this seemed to make them possible good choices for Alaska.

The worst downside to them is probably not their fault. That would be grizzly bears. I somehow think a Highland cattle heifer could become a health food snack for a grizzly bear. I would not like that.

If you see homesteading as a preparedness solution, or you just like homesteading, you should take a look at the link to the contest. If you don't feel like typing it into your browser, you can just go to the Mother Earth site. I expect it will be easy to spot there.

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