Saturday, June 30, 2012

Maple Branch Blocks and a Giveaway

Our family has added a new product to our shop - bark free maple branch blocks. 


Right about this time of the year in northern Vermont - mid June to the beginning of July - the bark just peels off.  So our family spent an evening outside in the shade peeling.


Mike then cuts the pieces and then we hand sand each piece lightly and the rub each with a light layer of our homemade beeswax finish.
Safe for teething babies!


We are offering one of our sets today in a giveaway.  Just leave a comment and you will be entered.  The winner will be chosen Monday morning 7:00 am est.

Using a random number generator, the eighth entry wins!  Ginger, please email me at naturalearthfarm@netzero.net so I can get the set off to you.
Thanks so much.

Thanks and warm wishes,
Tonya

66 comments:

  1. I love that your entire family is involved in your shop. As much as I adore your blocks, don't add me into the drawing (we have a gazillion blocks already!) - I just wanted to stop by and show my support for your amazing work. (:

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  2. Thank you Tonya for a very thoughtful giveaway, I would love to be entered.

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  3. These are just so beautiful and they look so soft, a great addition to your shop!!
    I would love to enter in your giveaway and possibly be the lucky winner...thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!!

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  4. That is a great new product!! :)
    How fun of you to give a set away!
    Thank you for the chance!

    Warmly,
    Katy :)

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  5. We don't get maple in Alaska and have wanted wooden blocks since spring!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  6. We don't get maple in Alaska and have been wanting wooden blocks since spring, thanks for the opportunity!!

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  7. Never heard of this before....would LOVE to win to give to the sweet little gal I babysit for.....

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  8. Always wanted some natural teething things for my littles and expecting #4 in the spring!

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  9. I would love to win these...I am glad you are staying cool..we are having record heat today 110 in the shade. There will be lots of time to knit...I really need to add a few things to my shop...I guess I am on summer break too!

    Blessings to you and your family

    ~~Renee

    A Knitters Notebook

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  10. Wow!! Thanks to give us the chance to win your products!

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  11. Thanks to give us the chance to win one of your wonderful products!!

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  12. Beautiful! We would love this for our sweet baby #7 that is on the way.

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  13. We have a little one on the way, these would be so fun.

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  14. I love peeling bark. I don't know what it is. This would be wonderful for our little one on it's way. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  15. Thank you for offering a chance to win these wonderful blocks. If i might be the luxky one, I'd keep them for my grandchildren to play with, when they come over to Oma :>)

    Blessings,

    Jeanneke.

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  16. these would be a lovely addition to our block collection! I just finished waxing our tree blocks this afternoon with my children - what a relaxing way to spend a warm day.

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  17. THis is an entry for Deborah of central Vermont.

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  18. These would make a beautiful gift to one of my many friends expecting babies!

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  19. Beautiful blocks! I enjoy reading your blog.

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  20. Beautiful work.
    It is inspiring to me to hear how your whole family gets together to make things for your shop.
    Have a great weekend.
    Karen

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  21. Tonya, the blocks are just beautiful- I love the thought of you working together as a family to create these blocks- they are literally filled with love! Love, Melanie

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  22. Wooden blocks are one of those toys that you hold onto long after your children are gone. Pure Classics.

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  23. Wonderful...I love that they're safe for teething!!

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  24. My granddaughter would love these, and I'd love for her to own blocks this beautiful! Thanks! cokelush at gmail

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  25. Count me in!

    Coleen

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  26. I love your blog! I used to spend a lot of time reading blogs every day. After much thought and prayer I decided that this was not a good use of my time. I rarely read more than 2 or 3 each day now and yours is always the first one I check.
    I love the look of these blocks. They'd be perfect for my first grandchild!!

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  27. What a generous giveaway!!

    I love your blog. If I only have time to check one blog, it's always your's I go to.

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  28. This is a wonderful giveaway! I would love these for my little one. She is just a few weeks older than your new baby and she is teething like crazy! I would be so much happier if she chewed on these instead of her books.

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  29. Such a lovely set of blocks--made even better by the fact that your family crafted them together. Thank you for the opportunity, Tonya.

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  30. What a lovely set of blocks; I love the image of your family crafting them together.

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  31. Oh how BEAUTIFUL! And what a wonderful family activity to do together!

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  32. these look wonderful. our son has teethed on blocks here a lot, and would love to add this to his collection (no doubt to build with later on).

    thank you for a generous giveaway!

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  33. hi tonya
    not sure if my previous comment was entered (my computer had a hiccup) so i'm commenting once again.

    thank you for this wonderful chance!
    your blocks are beautiful.

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  34. These are lovely, Tanya, and I know the babies would love them! Thank you for the chance.
    Annette
    frontzfamily (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. Those are so great! I've been wanting to make natural wooden blocks for a while, but so far no luck. Thank you for sharing!

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  36. Oh how great! I've been wanting to make some natural wooden blocks, but so far things have been too busy, we would love to play with these!
    Thank you

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  37. Ooh, fun! It's my little ones Bday today. he would love them.

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  38. Those are some amazing blocks!

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  39. Those blocks are beautiful! I would love to win them!

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  40. That looks like a great addition to a little one's basket of goodies. (faithomas(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  41. My children would absolutely love a beautiful set of natural blocks. Thank you for offering this fantastic giveaway.

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  42. Those are so pretty!!
    -Amanda F

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  43. They look beautiful, I am sure our granddaughter will love to play with these...

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  44. I so love these. Thank you for sharing!

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  45. these are gorgeous. What all do you put in your beeswax rub for the blocks?

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  46. Lovely! My girls were just asking for blocks :)

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  47. so lovely! Would love these for my little ones:)

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  48. Oh, Tonya, I've always loved your handmade creations and it would be so wonderful to have something out of your hands and into my children's! I'm crossing my fingers.
    xo Jules

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  49. Oh, those are wonderful! We would love them!!

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  50. Nice! Would love theses for my little guy. He's at the age he actually makes things with the blocks, fun! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

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  51. Ooh, the look so smooth and delightful. They are lovely!

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  52. What a beautiful addition to your shop! My four kids would love them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. What a beautiful addition to your shop! Thanks for the chance to win - my kids would love them!

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  54. When I first saw them in your store I smiled. My boys got their first set with barks at 2yrs old now 10 and 12 they still use them for everything including sharing with their little sister and hopefully our new addition will enjoy them too. Thanks for creating these wonderful blocks.
    tmj777@earthlink.net

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  55. Fantastic! I would love to give them to my little nephew.

    Whoever gets it will have a lot of fun! :-)

    So kind of you!

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  56. Those blocks are lovely. My daughter is newly obsessed with building and would love those...and the baby we're expecting in October would no doubt love to chew on them eventually too! :)

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  57. The blocks are so nice. I would love to have a business as a family. Also, curious about the beeswax rub.

    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  58. Beautiful! We are living in sparse-tree-Nevada right now, we'd love these!

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  59. Lovely blocks! We have a little teether here who would put them to good use :)

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  60. Thanks again Tonya! And congratulations to the "winner"! :-)

    This blog is so inspiring, I like it so much!!

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