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1st Birthday! {Giveaway & Q/A}


This is our blog, White Gunpowder’s 1st birthday … Yay!
We filled this post with too many things but I hope it will be fun, insightful and encouraging.  First, dive right in and enter the giveaway for your choice of
ONE, $100 gift card to one lucky winner.


Easy to enter, pick one or all the options in the entry below and that’s it.  The more you enter the better your chances of winning will be.  Come back everyday and enter in the giveaway until it ends at 12:00AM on August 2nd 2013.
Contact us
if you have any questions.

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Bill and I also answered a few questions that we’ve been asked and thought others might want to know or are curious about too.


 Little more about us, chickens, dog, blogging and White Gunpowder.

Bill hunting in Montana

Yellowston National Parkwhite serving trays

Q:  How did you came up with the name “White Gunpowder”?

The name came together while on vacation in Wyoming (amazing view at 13,000 feet above sea level) and Montana last year.  We wanted the website to be a reflection of the two of us, our personality and interests.   I came up with the first word “White” and Bill likes the word “Gunpowder”.  White in general for me describes clean, fresh, new and things like crisp white shirts, kitchen cabinets, plates, serving pieces,  linens and towels.  For Bill, Gunpowder represents the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and hiking.  

Q:  What breed of chickens do you have?

A:  We started with 12 chickens and 11 different breeds.  Last year we lost 4  due injuries and unknown sicknesses and gave one rooster away to a friend. Currently we have 7 breeds:  Speckled Sussex, Americana, Delaware, Dominique, Barred Rock, Golden Sex Links, and Austra White chickens.  They are very much a part of our family and we enjoy their fresh eggs everyday.


pile of recipes

Blogs .

Q:  Why did you decide to put together the website and what will it be all about?

{reason one} For many years I’ve tried to compile my recipes into a cookbook-like manner to someday give my children but with very little success.  They have said to me often “I want this recipe or that recipe or can you write this recipe down for me…” The website brought discipline and structure for me and it has been helpful so far to record {with pictures too} these recipes that have been stacking up on shelves, bookmarked, and filed in my notebooks.

{reason two}  The curiosity of what is blogging and wanting to know more about it.  This is a fairly new concept for me even though it has been around for awhile.  Other than using it as an archive for my recipes Bill and I didn’t have any particular reasons or ideas of what will be the focus of the website.  The answer to the question was often, “I’m not sure yet.”  It’s been a year now and we should have a pretty good idea. Right?  We might not have narrowed it down to a category but we know it will be what interests us and we hope you will enjoy it too.

Please meet these wonderful Bloggers that we have come to know and are sharing their interests and talents.
{click on the names/websites below to continue…}
A Bright and Beautiful Life ⎜
All This Crazy Grace ⎜Jayme Designs
Jenny Ikari DesignKains On The Creek
My Sophia Ryan ⎜Pretty Wrapped
Simply Domestic ⎜Wool and Flax



Blogging 101.

do what you love


Q:  Did you know how to put together a website when you decided to do this?

The Answer is a big NO!
We knew the basic computer stuff, but not the inner workings of the computer, software, or how to take something from point A to make it work at point B.  We had doubts, but in the end our decision was to “Jump In” with a lot of help from Ryan and Emily at Jones Design Company.  I have been following her blog and enjoyed reading it and be inspired by what she was posting. In June 2012, Emily featured on her blog “ your blog is waiting“, perfect timing.  I knew she would give the step by step instructions without all the “Techi” confusing terminologies.  In addition to the The Blog Class, Ryan and Emily also provided a support group for the Members where we can continue to help each other and to keep up with the news and updates. The step-by-step instructions and the support have been great!

We hope our little story inspired you to take a leap and try something new or start what you’ve been thinking about but were a little unsure.  We can’t say that it will be a smooth ride, but if you are doing what you love the obstacles will become a little easier with each step you take.  Through the many challenges of putting the website together, I{Kay} feel it was worth it.  I’m still amazed at all the things I learned and ‘Can Do’ now.  I’m enjoying it.





Would like to see more pictures of your dog, Glory.

⟵ Glory as a puppy at the beach.

Glory {French Brittany} turned 2 years old in May, she’s a happy dog, great with the family and always wants to please.
After two years she is NOT out of her “puppy chewing stage” yet!




⟵ Glory, naturally on a hunt for a bird and loves the water.

After researching and narrowing down the different breeds of bird hunting dogs our decision took us to Arizona to Sun Country Breton.  Don and Linda Rice were great to work with and they kept us up to date about how the puppies were doing and had lots of photos to share.  The next litter of puppies will be available early 2014.



Interested in a French Brittany
{Epagneul Breton}?
{continue to Sun Country Breton
for more info …
{Sun Country Breton on Facebook …}




I think that’s it for us on this 1st Birthday of White Gunpowder!
It’s always wonderful to hear from friends and new friends, contact us or make a comment on one {or more} of our blog posts.



posted by: Bill & Kay

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