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Fleece Blanket Giveaway 1

Fleece blankets (also called fleece throws) are made from Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or other synthetic fibers and can also be made out of recycled PET bottles or recycled fleece. They are lightweight, warm, soft, and hydrophobic; holding less than 1% of their weight in water which allows them to retain much of their insulating powers even when wet.

Fleece blankets are machine washable, dry quickly, are very breathable and will not lose their thickness when compressed; it does not matter if you crush, pull, twist or wad up the blanket it will come back to its original shape and thickness.

It is these properties that make fleece blankets ideal around your household or farm and The Mohawk Valley Trading Co. has teamed up with Crooked Brook to sponsor some fleece blanket giveaways.

These are blank, wholesale fleece blankets with a slight imperfection or personalized fleece blankets with an embroidery mistake cut off.

There are many things you could do with these second quality fleece throws. First, if it is a smudge that can be washed out, you may be able to use the blankets as they are. If not, you could decorate it with a crocheted edge.

 Fleece Blanket with Crocheted Edge

Or make fleece pullovers, scarves, booties, hats, vests, or lots of other items.

Fleece Hat

These fleece blankets are great keep to in your vehicle, for your cat, dog or a baby animal that needs to be kept warm.

Cat Lying on Fleece Blanket


Actually, you could do whatever you want with it.

The prize for this Fleece Blanket Giveaway is a 50” x 60”, 100% polyester fleece blanket with a slight imperfection or the embroidery mistake cut off. The color of the fleece blanket will be determined by what Crooked Brook has at the time the winner is announced, and they will try their best to send the winner’s blanket in the color they would like to win.

To enter, leave a comment here about the color of fleece blanket you would like to win and what you would do with it.

The winner will be randomly chosen.

Terms & Conditions:

You must be 18 years or older to win.
Contest ends midnight (Eastern Standard Time) 04/01/12.
Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email.
Winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen.  
Crooked Brook will ship the prize to the winner within 30 days of contest end.
Physical address required for shipping; no PO boxes, US recipients only residing in one of the 48 contiguous states.

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Wildflower Honey For Cooking and Baking

Many chefs, cooks and bakers are now learning the wonderful benefits of cooking and baking with wildflower honey. Not only does it add complexity to the flavor of your dish, but your family and guests will absolutely enjoy the delicious mouth-watering taste.

If you are planning to buy wildflower honey for its health-benefits, raw wildflower honey is what you need. Really raw honey is strained, not filtered and  is processed without using any heat at all and is in the same condition as when it left the hive. Heating honey (pasteurization) destroys the all of the pollen, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Almost all of the commercial honey sold is in the super markets is heated. Really raw honeys will come from lesser known, artisanal producers. Honey that has been heated is called liquid honey.

For cooking, you can use liquid or raw wildflower honey.

Another thing that chefs, cooks and bakers love about wildflower honey is that because of its floral flavor, your baked goods will taste like you have the goodness of wildflowers in every bite. So is not only a wonderful antioxidant, but it adds another layer of flavor to your baked goods as well.


Wildflower honey is sweeter than sugar. This is only normal as its basic components naturally make it sweeter. To offset this, you should use about ¾ the amount of wildflower honey relative to the amount of sugar required in your recipe. Make sure you use only the right amount as you do not want your delicious creations to be too sweet.

Wildflower honey is more beneficial than regular processed sugar and when you use wildflower honey for baking, it makes your cake or pastry moister. It also extends the life of your baked goods as the moisture allows them to not become stale easily.

When using wildflower honey as a baking ingredient, make sure to oil the measuring cup you used so that it will easily slide out of it. This is frequently the hassle of many cooks and bakers because they feel like they just make more mess with honey than with sugar. But with a little skill and knowledge, clean-up will be easier for you. Plus, the praises and affirmation you get after you serve your mouth-watering baked goods will make your efforts worth it.


Cave paintings supposed to have been done in or around 7000 BC shows that people were harvesting honey even then. Honey bees date back even further than that record by centuries. Fossils show proof that bees were pollinating and producing wildflower honey over 150 million years ago, which leads us to believe that the first people may have made use of honey.

Wildflower is one of the most popular varieties of raw honey. You can order wildflower honey online so you can start using this wonderful ingredient for your salad dressings, meat marinades and other home-produced sauces. Get your raw honey from your trusted source and remember that wildflower honey can be used for almost every recipe which has sugar in it.

 
 

“Department of Labor, Keep Off My Farm!” T-Shirt Giveaway

 

Under new legislation being advocated by the Department of Labor, kids under 18 would not be allowed to do many of the chores on their own family’s farm or a neighbor’s.

Under the proposed regulations:

  • Anyone under age 16 could not operate any power-driven machines unless the child was under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Kids would be prohibited from handling non-castrated livestock older than 6 months, sows with suckling pigs or cows with a newborn calf. They also could not be in situations where an animal’s behavior might be "unpredictable", such as giving shots, dehorning or breeding.
  • Prohibit young workers from “working from a ladder or scaffold at a height of over 20 feet”.
  • Limit the exposure of young farm workers to “extreme temperatures and/or arduous conditions” (like snow, sleet, hail and rain, the hot sun, high humidity).

The list goes on.

Oh, and by the way, the proposal also calls for new penalties and fines as a means of enforcing the new regulations.

In response to this, The Mohawk Valley Trading Co. has partnered with custom t-shirt printer Crooked Brook to sponsor a ““Department of Labor, Keep Off My Farm!” T-Shirt Giveaway.

This white, 6.1 oz., 100% cotton t-shirt is printed using Direct to Garment Printing (DTG) technology which uses eco-friendly water soluble inks.

The winner will be chosen randomly, from those who post a comment with the correct answer to this question;

What are domestic pigs that have escaped and gone feral called?

Terms & Conditions:

You must be 18 years or older to win.
Contest ends midnight (Eastern Standard Time) 03/22/12.
Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email.
Winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen.  
Crooked Brook will ship the prize to the winner within 30 days of contest end.
Physical address required for shipping; no PO boxes, US recipients only residing in one of the 48 contiguous states.

 
 

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