Book at the Door with Melissa at Ever Growing Farm

I’ve got a brand new book, signed by the author, would you like it?

I love books but even more, I love sharing books I have loved. And so, I’m going to take this brand new, shiny book and pack it up, put it in the mail and send to to the actual house of the winner. Then, because reading the first page of a book is my favorite way to decide if it’s a book I want to read, I’m also going to include a nice print with the first line of this book.

Here it is:

“Magic coated the fabric of the newly delivered blessing dress, the colors dancing through a rainbow of shades.”

Melissa at Ever Growing Farm( put this month’s image together. Ever Growing Farm is a blog full of beautiful stories of the daily life of a couple and their toddler, who took the leap from urban farming to rural homesteading. Now with goats and chickens and ducks and dogs and cats and occasionally turkeys, I’d say they are well into the homesteading scene!  Melissa tells her stories as if you were sitting at the table next to her and photographs the ups and downs of homesteading. And photographs… and photographs…  If you like pictures of baby ducks you need to go find her on Facebook ( right away. If you also like pictures of cute goats and dogs and chickens and all things farm life, you should really keep track of her on Instagram ( And if you are in the market for a new print for your home or greeting cards or postcards or even handmade pendants, you should see what she has for sale on Etsy (!

But, before you run off and get lost in her gorgeous photography leave a comment here. Tell me what book this line is from (I’ll give you another hint, it’s just been awarded a bronze in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards!) or tell me what your favorite farm animal to see photographed is and you’ll be entered into the giveaway!

An award-winning book signed by the author and a print by Melissa? It’ll be worth the time to leave a comment!

Giveaway is open worldwide through April 25th.

The winner will have the honor of receiving Melissa’s print in the mail as well as the signed book.

Artists of all kinds (Yes, you photographers and you who says you can’t draw and you who just wants to practice hand lettering and you who is selling paintings online and…all of you!) if you are interested in providing a small piece of work that includes a first sentence, I would love to hear from you!  

Authors, have I read your book and tagged it as a recommended read? Would you like to donate a hard copy? Let me know! 

8 comments on “Book at the Door with Melissa at Ever Growing Farm

  1. Georgia Rose says:

    Unblessed by Crystin Goodwin 🙂 and it’s a pig, my favourite farm animal to be photographed that is. And of course I’ll donate a hard copy of mine any time you like Jessie 😀

    • Jessie says:

      It sure is! And thanks for the book offer, you are on my list now! 🙂 If you know anyone who might want to do the first line art for your book or any others send them my way!

  2. Don’t know the line from the book, but my favorite farm animal to be photographed is, of course, CHICKENS!

    • Jessie says:

      I like pictures of chickens too. But they are tricky to photograph, they are always blinking their third eyelid and making all their portraits look crazy! 😀

  3. […] for fans of my books: this month’s giveaway features a signed copy from yours truly … but you still have to guess which of the three it […]

  4. Kari says:

    Favorite farm animal to be photographed is Calves! (there are three at my parents now… my mom has named them.. I’ll have to tell you their ridiculous names later!)

  5. Jessie says:

    This giveaway is close and the winner will be announced shortly- thank you!

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