Thursday, April 14, 2011

Free for You from Farm Tails!


 WHO IS BUTTERCUP? SOLVE THE MYSTERY TO WIN!

Last week while in Florida, I saw one of Buttercup's sisters and fell instantly in love.  Oh my heavens, I had to have her but she belonged to someone else who loved her very much.  Besides, we flew down, so it was impossible to bring her back to the farm.  I asked the two ladies who were chatting nearby about her owner and they had no clue whom she belonged to but did know where I could find one of her sisters which really surprised me`. I left the parking lot while she just stood there tied to a post.  I had to find her other family members and did later on in the day..  They are truly all beautiful, but her coloring was sheer perfection.  I only wanted her twin.

Kritter Keeper loves mysteries so here is one for you to unravel if you want to win this $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE from WHITE FLOWER FARM. ...Most of my readers love flowers and vegetables, so I thought you all would enjoy this gift...especially since you can customize it yourself and get what you want.  My hints are described below as are the details of how to win this freebie!  Yay!  Have fun!

Buttercup can be fast like Blue but only if you tell her as she is very obedient.  She is like Bridget who is a calico and she has several colors. If you run your hand over one part of her, you will feel some bumps. They are pretty to look at too.  You can dress part of her with something floral and nice.  She doesn't mind being prissy!  After a lot of research, I finally found Buttercup for sale in Lexington, Kentucky of all places. She was the only one left with her coloring.  I was so happy and felt very lucky!


She is three gaited, like Blue, with a walk, trot and a canter though I wouldn't describe her way of going like that at all. Nugget being such a good boy just laid down beside her and smiled.  Limp (little button buck) circled her and looked a little apprehensive but the two geese didn't seem afraid at all.  I was told to monitor her air capacity each week which was news for me. She is quite the hog, and needs more than most.  Oh, and they also told me she really should not be outside when it is rainingCan you guess yet?  
  
White Flower Farm

The first reader who solves this cute little mystery will receive a gift certificate from the well known White Flower Farm. The following are the rules....

1.  This freebie is for identified followers only that link back to their blog.
2.  To be eligible, a comment with your guess must be submitted however, if you think you erred, then feel free to leave another guess before Sunday at 5 pm. 
3.  If you are a new follower, i would love for you to identify your follower name in your comment  Kritter Keeper likes to meet all of her followers and most likely will follow you back.
4.  The answer will be posted after 5 pm on Sunday with a photo along with the name of the winner and a link to their blog.
5.  There will be only one winner.
6.  All comments regarding a guess will be hidden until Sunday at 5 pm then published in order they were received.
7. The winner must check back on Sunday and then provide Farm Tails thru an email his/her mailing address.  If no address is given within 24 hours, the second person who correctly commented will be awarded the gift certificate.

Kritter Keeper will blog about Buttercup Sunday evening so everyone can see how cute she is.  Thanks for playing this new little game with me...I thought it would be fun to celebrate our warmer weather with this fun freebie. Happy Spring!

(LINKING TO FARM GIRL FRIDAY AND FARM FRIEND FRIDAY #3)

43 comments:

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Goodness...I'm thinking maybe a yellow scooter? Call me crazy but that's just what I'm thinking. I hope you have a wonderful Friday!
Maura :)

Theanne and Baron said...

Came over to repay your visit to me...thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

oh ur welcome theanne, just be sure to tell me if he walks on you...i went back and read your response to my comment...too funny!

The Barn Door said...

Oh my goodness....you should be a mystery writer!!! My best guess is some sort of daylilly!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

She's cute, pretty bumps, tied to a post when you saw her, likes to be prissy with floral somewhere on her to wear...oh, this is so hard. I'm just going to say a miniature cow. I am SOOO sorry if it is really a horse of some kind. :S I don't think a horse would want to be called a cow.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh, what a tough challenge. First I thought a cat. Then I thought a horse. But the comment about air capacity is what gets me. So I'm thinking she is some type of bird. How about a cockatoo?

Country Gal said...

Love the photo with all the mixed Dafs I am waiting for mine to bloom , I dont have quite as many as the photos but each year I will be working on that lol. Have a great day !

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

the daff photo is white flower farm...it is a gorgeous place!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That sounds very interesting and beautiful but I have no idea what it is!! Love the pictures at your farm though...gorgeous!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Nancy said...

Gorgeous photo. Glad to see you blogging -- missed you! :)

Kim said...

Hmm... tied to a post in a parking lot and three gaited...I'm going to say miniture horse. Don't know why.

Naturegirl said...

Without a doubt after reading your profile Buttercup is a horse!!!Yes you want another horse to call your own!
Oh my you are certainly living your dream on your farm.
I truly can understand that you are "one w/ farm"
You know I relocated to my dream location in Oct./10 just prior to leaving for Arizona so I too am living my dream to be among the woodlands and beach..I know that I've complained about the winter freeze but Spring is on it's way.
So Pleased to meet you!

BTW did you see my post where I featured a foul just days old!!I have another little one I'll post about this week!I'll pop back again!Waving hello!!

Naturegirl said...

After reading your sidebar on left about your love of animals and how you acquired your fur babies all of them I knew that we are kindred spirts..so I am now your follower! LOve my fur babies too! in fact all of the four legged friends :)

Teresa said...

You have me completely stumped on this one! I can hardly wait to hear the answer.

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

ooops accidently published a guess...it is not a horse but i love everyone's thoughtful guesses so far. this is soo fun! i am in blog heaven!

goatmilker said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! My guess is a potbellied pig. By the way I love your blog such great pictures. Rebekah

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

Hmmmm...could it be an Alpaca?

Or perhaps a little donkey or burro?

Am I cheating to have more than one guess in the same post? Heehee!

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

darn, there i go publishing another guess. so very sorry!!! no it isn't either of those....it is ok to keep on guessing! :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I'm a new follower and am not very familiar with many farm animals although I love them. I'm taking a wild guess that Buttercup is a pig? I'll be interested to hear what the answer is.

*The Old Geezer said...

I don't have a clue???

Teri said...

Okay ... First thanks for stopping by my blog ... Fannie Mae is doing great. I am clueless on this so ... this is just a guess ... I think it is a MULE ...Only other animal that I know to be gaited.
Thanks again!
Teri♥♥♥

Jill said...

I am thinking that Buttercup is a cow.

Razzberry Corner said...

A goat!!!????? A baby goat!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I have found a new love!! You are my kind a girl!! I love love love animals all of them!!! I would have loved to live on a farm when I was a young woman. I love plants too!! In the 80's we had a big big garden!! We didn't have much money so we grew our food and also sold vegs to restaurants. Three years ago we started gardening again. Again no money!!! This year we are going to have a very big garden. Go back and read some of my old posts and see pictures of our plants.
Is Buttercup a goat? Wouldn't that be great to have fresh goats milk even cheese!!! I love goat cheese!!
I am so happy to meet you!!!
I have a book to talk about but no time so I'll be thinking and you come and look over my blog some. I loved your deer. When one comes around here I never get a picture of it and when the fox comes no picture either.
Possums probably did not do that to your pet. I know them real well. Maybe a coon did that.
xx, Fern

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I checked back to see if you'd spilled the beans yet. Hate having to wait until tomorrow! ;-)

Bumble Lush (A Garden Blog) said...

so glad you stopped by my site, because it led me to your blog. Love the pictures of all your animals! Can't wait to go through the rest of your posts.:)

Anne Marie... said...

all I have to say is thank you so much for your comment you left for me....you are so nice...

a big xo
+blessings,
Anne Marie

Leontien said...

hmmmm i think it is an Alpaca! haha

and thank you for your sweet comment! We went to several hospitals besides the one in fort wayne. i even applied for the Mayo clinic but my insurance woudn't cover it so we stayed here.

Thanks!
Leontien

"GB" said...

How exciting... an alpaca? Oh, I want one, well I want one of everything! Hope you are well.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

Ok this is a stretch.. I think Buttercup is some kind of plant...

Jan from Jan's Place!

owly2 said...

how about St. John's wort? i do have some in MY garden that has lasted 10 years! needing lots of air was a clue! LISA M

Dreaming said...

Thanks for following me... I don't know how you slipped by - usually I welcome new followers and follow their blogs. So, I'm a follower now :-)
Love your mystery! There are so many clues that are really throwing me off - like the bumps!
My guess is a pot-bellied pig. I think Buttercup would be a great name for a pig and I believe they can be found in calico colors - but would be somewhat rare. I think breathing capacity can be an issue for pot bellied pigs... and I read they like to wallow in mud but don't like rain on their backs. The only thing that is still bugging me is the bumps.... hmmm!
I'm "Dreaming" from http://livingadream2.blogspot.com/

Rural Rambler said...

Kritter Keeper, some kind of lawn ornament like the goose that you can change outfits on? Bumps? Got me stumped! Oooo, that email! How could I not click over here? Gotta keep thinking. Topiary kind of thing?

Edward said...

Hi thanks for checking out my blog, is it a cow?
Regards
Edward

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Another guess...a peacock?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It also occured to me that it could be a little pot bellied pig - although that doesn't fit with the air capacity that I know of.

My Spotty Pony said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog and I am so glad to have found yours too. Beautiful photos of all your wonderful animals and I am fascinated to find out who Buttercup is.... I shall return to find out :) Abby

Woodswoman Extraordinaire said...

I am at absolute loss. A cow? What would be tied in a parking lot, and needs its air capacity checked? I'm not even 100% convinced it's a critter (or kritter, as the case may be)! Looking forward to the answer!

The Village Queen said...

I think Buttercup is a little goat. Love the pic of Blue all dusty, my horses used to do that but I never got a picture of it. Youre lucky to still have them all. Thanks!

Rural Rambler said...

An Emu!!!!!!!!!!!????????
Buttercup the Emu????????????????

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

oh there are so many good guesses!
...only a half an hour left. Meet Buttercup will be published at 5 pm...

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

ready set go!! here comes all of the comments...it is 5 eastern standard time...beginning with the first blogger that ventured a guess!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Jill I'm so excited to have won your guessing contest! I'm usually not very good at things like this but I did ok for myself this time. I'm going to check out White Flower Farm's website ...this is perfect timing because I'm filling a new flower bed at the moment so this will come in VERY handy. Thank you for the opportunity for a chance to win. Have a wonderful week.
Maura :)