Tuesday, April 29, 2008



Welcome to Week 4 of the Farm Girl Blog A Thon!(4/23/08 to 4/27/06)

Since this is a first attempt of having a Garden this year, I have no pics of my Gardens, We did go to TS for seeds this past Sat. We grabbed up some Carrots, Pumpkins (Abby wants to grow some), squash and we are going to buy some Tomatoes later. We have plotted out the Garden and will borrow a tiller from our neighbor. This is where we will be this weekend! I really want to grow Sunflowers and was given some seeds from a Swap and have bought Merigolds to add to the borders of our Garden.

I'm looking for ways to keep the Deer and Bunnies out of our Garden, Please pass me your ideas for this?

To share with other farm girls and to learn about the Farm Girl way of life visit: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/

Friday, April 25, 2008

Mother's Day Garden Verse Pillow--ofgchallenge

I just finished this Mother's Day pillow up and have posted it in my Etsy.com shop. Please check "ofgchallenge" and browse many other original Mother's day crafts made by the members of Old Farmhouse Gatherings! Great group of Primitives/Country Crafts!

Week 3/ Domestic Bliss/In The Kitchen (Farm Girl Blog-A-Thon)

Some Random Pics of my New farmgirl Kitchen. We have had our first Thanksgiving and Christmas here and it's so large Everyone was hanging around the Island/Bar and chatting and helping me cook. This is where I hope to have heart-to-Heart talks with my kids and all of their friends. One day I hope to have someone over for Coffee and share recipes, Still haven't met very many people. I have started to collect Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks and have started to try one recipe a week from there. We have had the Meatloaf made with crushed up Pretzels last week and it was really good, so that has become a keeper! This summer we will make use of the Island by making tons of Apple Pies, We have 4 trees that are now in bloom, Hopefully we will have some Apples to share! My Farmgirl Kitchen means to me Family, Friends and Food..A Peaceful combo.

"To share with other farm girls and to learn about the Farm Girl way of life visit: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/ ")

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bloom Swap--Pics

This is a Beautiful Swap that I have received from Crystal over at http://livingonmanna.blogspot.com/
I Love Sunflowers, have Sunflowers and Roosters in my Kitchen, She was so thoughtful in picking everything out, Thanks so Much! The kids were so excited to help me pot the Sunflower!
I am late in sending hers out to her, With DH being gone for a week out of state I've had poor time management. I'll be sending it off to her on Sat. and will post a Pic of what I sent her then.
This was a fun swap, picking out everything with my oldest DD!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

~~Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival is Here~~

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I have joined the Giveaway, I'm #723, First time ever doing something like this but OH It sounds like so much fun! I will be sending on to a lucky someone One of my Hand-Stitched Pillows! Design of my choice and I will be shipping it in a Recycled Box. Please leave a comment here until Sat. 26th, I will have one of my little kiddos pull one name from a bowl...How Exciting!


Visit and see others that are having Fab. Givaways !!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Caught our Kitty Wheeler sleeping in my Boy's room, He tucked Wheeler in for Naptime! Wheeler is actually sleeping, I snuck in and grabbed a pic...LOL...

Happy Earth Day!

Are you Celebrating Earth Day Today?

I think we will go outside and pick up more sticks and Plant some seeds today in honor of Earth Day. We will drop off all of our recycling and visit the Library for some Green books.

Whatever you do today to celebrate, Make it a Good Day!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

~Bookshelf Sunday~

Organizing Magic by Sandra Felton~ $6.00 Plus Traveling Fee
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (July 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800730992
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800730994
Every busy, harried woman wants to be more organized. But actually satisfying that desire is another story. Why does organization have to be so difficult? It doesn't! Not according to The Organizer Lady. She's back with an all new, forty day plan that will help women achieve a well-ordered home and life. Practical and easy to apply, Organizing Magic shows women how to get control of the clutter, chaos, and disorganization of their homes. Each day they'll learn tried and tested organizing tips such as how to - recognize the time realities of modern life - simplify your solutions - wrestle that e-mail to the ground - handle paperwork - zap hidden hindrances - and more Readers no longer have to settle for mess! With a fun, two-color interior, reader-friendly design, and Sandra's own signature warmth and compassion, Organizing Magic will show women how to create an organizational system to manage their space and time. Organizing doesn't have to be difficult, says Felton. Because an orderly home is never more than forty days away!

A Woman's Guide to a Simpler Life by Andrea Van Steenhouse~ $10.50 Plus Traveling Fee (You can see a little Rolling on the top of the Dust Jacket, It is a First Edition)

  • Hardcover: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1st edition (September 17, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517706989
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517706985
Inside Flap Copy
Considering job, housework, and child care, women work roughly fifteen hours more each week than men. A Woman's Guide to a Simpler Life is a thoughtful and eloquently written primer that shows women how to set limits and clear their minds and closets to create space for what is truly valuable: work, home, family, friendships, and traditions.

Dr. Van Steenhouse identifies three key obstacles to simplification: the fear of appearing selfish, the tug of internal resistance, and the trap of perfectionism. Pointing out the perils of modern living, she shows us that we don't have to be slaves to technology; we can pull the plug sometimes to give ourselves space.

With sensible, soulful advice and real-life anecdotes, A Woman's Guide to a Simpler Life helps women minimize intrusions upon their spirits that take up time and energy without providing a sense of renewal and enrichment. It encourages women to listen to their hearts, absolve themselves of guilt and unrealistic expectations, have the courage to say no, and pare away nonessentials to live a saner, more fulfilling life. Dr. Van Steenhouse's invaluable lesson: A simpler life is one in which the knowledge of what matters dictates all that surrounds us, giving us the courage to let go of what our hearts know does not belong.
Pillow is not for sale!
Every Week I'll be offering Good Used Books. I'll see how books sell here to my Blogging Friends first before putting them on Half.com. Enjoy!

Friday, April 18, 2008


My Little Garden Patch Blooming in the warm sunshine this afternoon, slight breeze and birds singing, Peaceful!
My roses coming back to life after a long sleep, I worked hard last year when we first moved in trimming them up, I hope to see the results soon.
HOSS saying a "HELLO" to all of my new Friends in BlogLand! He is our gentle giant during the day but at dusk he turns into a big baby because of his poor eyesight.
My new Clothes Line, I need a pretty Clothes Pin Holder this summer, First time ever enjoying Sun Dryed Clothes on the line! right next to it is my Cherry Tree, Hope to get a good produce this year...Again my first ever~ So Excited!
My Lavender, not sure what kind and I need to clean the leaves out and I THINK trim...Not sure...Something else to read up on and learn.

Welcome to the "FARM GIRL BLOG-A-THON WEEK- 2"

( 4-12/08-4-16/08)

Being a Farmgirl means Living Simply to me. After living in town with a house on both sides of us, close enough to see into our neighbors livingroom, We were ready for a change and fell in love with our first house! I can have a Garden and our kids can run freely in our back 5 acres and I don't have to ALWAYS be on the lookout. We have the ability to fulfill our dream of owning our Horse and have as many dogs as we wish!

Growing up I have lived in many Apartments and subdivisions and never really had a yard. My parents were not one to worry about recycling or reusing. We bought TONS of stuff. I'm not sure what the defining moment was for me to see how I could change how much stuff we bought or to see how much stuff we could recycle. I know that I want my kids to grow up to appreciate the Earth and each other.

Living Simply and Enjoying the moments~ This is what being a Farmgirl means to me!

To share with other Farm girls and learn about the Farm Girl's way of Life Visit: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/

Thursday, April 17, 2008

My Achy Back

Somehow while feeding Hoss and filling his water buckets I have pulled a muscle in my back, of course this has to happen while DH is away helping his sister for the week and Isn't expected home till Monday. So I'll be laying on the couch with Advil and catching up on some movies and all of my Tivo shows.

Any ideas on how to feel better FAST so that I can last another couple of days?...LOL

Monday, April 14, 2008

What's This?

I have these planted along the backwall of our house in the backyard, I went out there tonight and was so excited! The previous owners planted them and I had no idea they were there, Can anyone tell me what they are? They a tall with a Purple/Blue Flower.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Newest Stitchery

Here are pics of my newest Stitchery that I have finished tonight, it's a dresser scarf or tablecloth which is about the width of my Queen size bed, Stitched in dark Tan, Wouldn't it look grand with a Swan on top?

~Tie One On- Apron that Is~

Welcome to the "Farm Girl Blog-A-Thon! I joined this great blog-a-thon over at Tina's Blog http://www.gardengoose.blogspot.com/ , great Farmgirl! This week's Blog is about Aprons!

Sadly, Since this is coming up on my first year as being a farmgirl on this lovely 6 acre little farm, I have no Aprons! One would be good to have for my morning chores of running out to feed our Horse Hoss. I always get hay on my shirts/sweaters and today I found birdseed in my pockets..LOL. I have started to notice my new Farmgirl friends all have such lovely Aprons, half Aprons, printed Aprons, Frilly Aprons and Lacey Aprons..OH My! Yes, I haven't always been a Farmgirl, raised in FL where as a kid/teenager we spent our time in the Mall...which would be why my family is laughing at me when I where my stinky, muddy boots most of the time! Helping out my DH with the chores, mucking stalls, stacking Hay and riding the 4-wheeler everywhere...We will be here for 1 year in May and I'm happy, stronger than in the past and falling in love with the way things where done back then, but I do Love my washing machine and Dishwasher...LOL. I'm glad I found the Farmgirl Connection and stumbled upon a great group of Gals, I'm learning and laughing alot with them! Now I just have to find a cute Apron...LOL!

"To share with other farm girls and to learn about the Farm Girl way of life visit: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/ ")

Thursday, April 3, 2008

~Never Give Up!~

Just when I was going to give up on Etsy, I got my first Sell tonight!! I sat down to check my mail before heading to read and someone bought my Little Green Stitched Pillow!! I'm so HAPPY!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


I have flowers a plenty popping up here! The kiddos and I walked the property today in the sunshine and played down by the creek. It was warm with a little breeze. It was good to air out the house today, smells fresh now! I'm working on a few new stitcheries and starting on a quilt for my SIL who has stage 3 overian cancer and is in the Hospital. Please pray for Wendy, She is a darling, upbeat, kind hearted soul. I'm blessed to have her in my life. Since this is my first ever quilt I'm full of nerves, I want it to be just right to keep her warm in the Hospital for almost 3 months! I'm off to work on some more of my project and trying to fit Spring Cleaning in somewhere.