Dateline: 29 July 2008
In a previous blog essay titled, Room & Board For The Birds I told you about how I provide nesting boxes for bluebirds and swallows around my garden, and how they return the favor by eating insects.
That story got me to thinking that I have a brand new copper-top Peterson bluebird box that I made a few years ago and never put outside. I thought it might be neat to have a contest and give the nesting box away to someone. So that’s what I’m going to do.
It so happens that my Whizbang book sales are typically slow in July so I’m launching this little contest as a fun way to maybe boost the number of books I sell.
This is how it’s going to work: Buy a Whizbang book (titles and links are below) direct from me during the month of July and your name will be entered into the contest, which will be a drawing. Your name will be put on a slip of paper and into a hat. At the end of the month we will draw a winner out of the hat.
You will be entered in the drawing once for every book you buy. So if you buy ten books (or 100) your name will be put on that many slips of paper and put in the hat. On August 2, 2008, we will have an official drawing here at the international headquarters of Whizbang Books. I’ll post the winner’s name and the state they live in. Then I’ll mail you (if you are the winner) a copper-top Peterson, which you will love and cherish for many years to come.
The picture above is of the exact birdhouse I will send to the winner of this contest. I just hung it on a post in my garden for the picture. Here’s another picture:
By the way, that copper top is heavy gauge copper. So this is an “investment grade” birdhouse. With the way copper prices are going up, that roof alone could be worth a hundred bucks in another year or so.
In the event that you are among the
Links to all my Whizbang books are below. If you click on a link, you will learn about the book, how much it costs (remember that all prices include first class shipping), and be directed to information about how to purchase it.
Anyone Can Build a Tub-Style Mechanical Chicken Plucker
Anyone Can Build a Whizbang Chicken Scalder
Anyone Can Build a Whizbang Garden Cart
The Complete Guide to Making Great Garlic Powder
The Herrick's Homegrown Story: A Garlic Powder Profits Report
Writings of a Deliberate Agrarian
P.S. The birdhouse is fairly heavy and I don't want to pay any more for shipping than I have to so this contest is only for folks living in the lower 48 states of the U.S.A.