Monday, January 7, 2013

The Leibster Goes On

The Leibster goes on, the Leibster goes on
La de da de de, la de da de da

As it turns out our reports here have won an award, which should prove to all the doubters that hard work eventually pays off. The most gracious FarmNWife has given us the Leibster Award which is for:
...a way to help bloggers interact and increase their networks, readership and just have fun. The point of the Leibster Award is to encourage fellow bloggers and build a larger social community. It is awarded to bloggers by bloggers with a following of fewer than 200 people."
I hope the award looks like a tiara!
But nothing, not even milk, is free in life. Part of claiming this award is to list eleven random facts and answer eleven questions.  How to get The Farmer to fill out this paperwork without really knowing what he's doing? I copied the questions down on a form saying he'd been chosen as the farmer of the year for World Food & Dairy International Magazine and mailed in to him. He's a sucker for stuff like that.This was how he filled it out.


11 Random Facts About Farmer Bright

  1. While they are wonderful on their own, I don't think nuts should be put into brownies or cookies.
  2. The smell of cow manure does not bother me at all.
  3. I love movies and home theater gear.
  4. It is hard to play Monopoly when you grow up as an only child.
  5. I wrote and recorded a five song story concept album.
  6. I've always lived on our dairy farm.
  7. One summer I only listened to Merle Haggard and Exile On Main Street.
  8. I still don't have a smart phone, but hopefully the new cellphone tower coming nearby may change that.
  9. I have three kids (because you're not really parenting until you're outnumbered).
  10. I almost always lie when filling out anonymous surveys.
  11. I'm probably only two steps away from being on one of those hoarders tv shows (according to my wife!).

Judi's 11 Questions

1. Why did you start blogging? To tell my farm story.
2. What do you want to be remembered for at the end of your life? That I was awesome. Is that too much to ask for?
3. What is the geekiest thing you have ever done? Set up a movie media server.
4. Who is your role model/idol? Obviously Superman. Truth, Justice, the American Way, and he grew up on a farm.
5. Do you have any pet peeves? Not being punctual.
6. Have you ever been rendered speechless? Do tell! I've got two girls. I'm speechless all the time, but only because I can't get a word in.
7. Do you prefer the blue Tweetdeck or the yellow Tweetdeck? Blue, my favorite color.
8. Dream vacation spot? I want to go back to St. Augustine.
9. What is your good luck charm? I have not found one that works good enough to win the lotto yet. Still looking.
10. What is your favorite Christmas song? This year it was the Beach Boys Little St. Nick.
11. Do you have a celebrity doppelganger? Lots of people say I look like Woody on Cheers.

I award the Leibster to...

These are blogs that I learn from, laugh with, am inspired by, and let me know I am not alone in my successes and failures on the farm.

Orange Patch Dairy
My Barnyard View

After reading the list of farm blogs The Farmer made I'm going to make sure we get agents on all of them very soon!

And now for my eleven questions:

  1. If you were stranded on a desert island with only a solar powered refrigerator and you could choose an endless supply of only one dairy product, which one would it be?
  2. If you were a farm animal you would want the farmer to...?
  3. What's your favorite app on your smartphone/tablet?
  4. After blowing your first two wishes on a bowl of hot wings and something cold to wash it down with, what would you ask the genie for you third and final wish?
  5. Because you're such an informed and influential blogger your Senator just called and asked if there were any laws you thought should be either repealed or amended. What do you tell them?
  6. After being hired as a consultant on a new online reality blogger show your first task is to come up with a name for it and you tell them what?
  7. Where do you come up with your best blog ideas?
  8. Your favorite fictional or historical character is going to guest post on your blog. Who are they and what are they going to write about?
  9. What's your favorite hobby?
  10. If you didn't have (fill in the blank) you'd be lost.
  11. What is your most useless talent?

This Leibster business is hard work. To make it a little easier for those that only want to answer the questions I'm willing to give them a Half-Leib Award. That's sort of like a half-wit award except....well, it must be better than a Witless Award. So, claim whatever works for you. And good luck!

The Leibster goes on, the Leibster goes on
Bloggers keep pounding keys for their page
La de da de de, la de da de da

Agent 101, gloating over our new award, on the Udder Side.


  1. I enjoyed reading your blog Ryan. You are very creative and entertaining. Keep it going!

    1. Thanks! I do love the way you present dairy info on your blog so well!

  2. all right Im in to answer questions but will have to come back to it. My day job at the after school program beckons!

    1. I hope you have fun with your answers!

  3. Thanks for this prestigious honor. I am humbled. I only hope the award does not overshadow my Oscar and Emmy that already adorn my mantel. I'm excited to begin the random facts and questions. Stay tuned...

  4. BWAAAHAAAAHAAAAA! You crack me up! Sending you and Margaret and kids the best wishes for 2013.

    1. Thanks, Cindy! :) Who knew there was so much material in dairy farming!

  5. I want to know what your theater gear is/are? I might need some.

    1. Of course you need some! I'll send you a list.