Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #215

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Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

It feels like spring! Warmer temps, rain and mud! I bet many of you can relate to the new mani and the jean look. 🙂 I am in seventh heaven to be honest!

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Gratefulness was the them of Ginger’s post last week on Five Random Things that Make Me Happy. I really love the card her hubby made her! Beautiful!

And the Cute Repurposed Denim Fabric Baskets from Taylor Made were adorable! Maybe my jeans above need repurposing!

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I am certain that ya’ll are busy, busy, busy! Anyone as dirty as me? 🙂

Let’s get hopping so we can share!

Brag a bit on yourself and on your great farmgirl skills and passions! With spring around the corner I know you are up to lots of fun and creative things.

Please share what you are up to! I have much to learn from you!

Here’s some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop

Thank you for joining and sharing!


Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #214

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We are at the Indiana Small Farm Conference and are so excited to be here. Ever since we bought our property we have dreamed of what we could do with our land. We have more ideas than we know what to do with! This conference will assist us in clarifying some of our dreams and in providing some concrete ideas for how to get there!

Many wonderful link ups from last week. My favorite (gosh it is always hard to choose!), is 10 Garden Chores I Should Have Done Last FallIt is a great list to save for this fall. AND let’s just say misery loves company LOL! I was much better at clean up this past fall than I was Fall 2014, but there were plenty of items remaining. Thank you Kim for sharing!

Spring is around the corner and there are so many things to do before planting the garden. What is on your list? DaytoDayAdventures.com

Let’s get to the hop!

Brag a bit on yourself and on your great farmgirl skills and passions! With spring around the corner you must be busy, busy, busy! Please share what you are up to!

Here’s some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop

Thank you for joining and sharing!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters

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Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #213

FGF LogoWelcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

I am so excited!! I am starting seeds this weekend on my new grow shelves that hubby is putting together for me.

IMG_20160213_154306747Lights are being added as I type here and by the end of the weekend I will have some lovely little green babies just waiting to pop! Do you have spring fever too?

Last week I loved reading (and dreaming while reading) A Miniature Orchard, by Dogwood Lane Rambles. We have no fruit trees and we fantasize about having them. I loved seeing the photos in this blog and the terrific looking soil they have!

Did you have a favorite?

Let’s get to the hop!

Brag a bit on yourself and on your great farmgirl skills and passions!

Here’s some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop

Thank you for joining and sharing!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters

 



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #211

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Deb has graciously allowed me to continue on as the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop hostess! We have had so much fun sharing in the previous 210 blog hops, let’s keep it going shall we? Do you like the new logo? I think she is darn cute!

A little update on my end— last week when Deb was posting that I would be hosting this moving forward, hubby and I were in a medical facility waiting for a CT Scan. 🙁

He had doubled over in pain that morning at the gym and the scan revealed he had a KIDNEY STONE! YIKES! For those of you that have experienced this my sympathy is with you. I have never seen such pain in a man; and to see it in a man that never even takes a Tylenol was a little disconcerting for me to say the least.

Good news is that he passed it on Monday night. The little sucker looked like a dry black bean. My hubby loves Mexican food so we have had some laughs over the fact that only he would have a kidney stone that looked like this. We are very grateful that this was short lived and over!

So I have been dreaming of gardening. We have our cold frames that have kept us in greens all winter so far. BUT spring is around the corner and lots to be done. We got some shelving for our little green babies and oh the catalogs… who can resist??? I love saving seeds but the downside is that I don’t need to order seeds! What’s a farmgirl to do? Order more seeds of course!

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What’s your favorite thing to grow? I am asked this and I say tomatoes! And then I say green beans! And then I say peppers! And then I say squash! And then I say lettuce, beets, carrots, radishes, peas, pumpkins, kale…. well you get the idea. How can you say what is your favorite? That is like saying who your favorite child is or chicken or goat is… really???? Who can do that?

I am looking for a CO-HOST! Who would love to do this with me? Please leave a comment or PM me on FB. I am wanting desperately to partner with 1 or 2 or 3 other farmgirls to host this. It is fun and easy. Please consider and let me know if you might like to do this. I want to highlight favorites again on a weekly basis. It would be fun to have a couple of us doing that. And giveaways are a part of 2016! I love a giveaway don’t you?

So let’s get hopping!

To refresh, this is easy! Here are some simple guidelines!

  1. Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
  2. Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
  3. Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
  4. Enter up to three entries per hop!

Don’t be shy! This newbie farmgirl learns soooo much from all of you! Please round up your best of the week and share it here!

Thank you for your support!



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #210

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Welcome to Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop and welcome to December! Can you believe that it is December? Are you crafting, baking and fitting in some relax and enjoy time as well???

Deb is crafting! She is sharing such cute Canning Jar Lid ornaments with us today! You MUST head over and check them out!

AND congrats to Daisy of  Maple Hill Farm Blogspot! She won the note card giveaway! Way to go Daisy!

We are slimming down the Christmas decorating since we are kitchen remodeling- there are only so many hours in the day, right? We did get our tree however this week and I have a couple of Christmas favs around the house.

This weekend I am tiling in prep for the stove and that will be all the decoration I need if I am cooking up a storm on Christmas eve! Send good vibes out this way for that. 🙂

Deb did mention that we are still eating fresh tomatoes here! Can you believe it? She hinted about wanting a quiche recipe that I made this week. Well, I must confess that it is not my own, but it is AMAZING and you can get it here!  I did sub out the arugula for mizuna. I have them both growing in my cold frame and picked the wrong one so I used what I had. It was sooooo good!

Take a break from your holiday prep and share what you are up to!

Thanks, as always for joining in!

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #209 (and a giveaway!)

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Welcome to Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop! Deb has a great giveaway. Adorable Note cards!

Are they not the cutest? Head over, say Hi to Deb and see how to win. It is easy, peasy!

Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? Does your kitchen smell of freshly baked pumpkin pie? Are you planning wonderful side dishes? Do you raise your own turkey or do you get it from a farmer nearby?

Our kitchen is in prep mode, but not for Thanksgiving cooking…Do you see a fridge or stove?

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We are smack dab in the middle of our kitchen remodel and there are no appliances in sight. But sanding is going on tonight on our wood floors. They will be beautiful by the end of the weekend. IMG_20151120_173613272

Then we must leave for 7 days so they will cure. So we will head to my mom’s and dad’s for a lower key celebration and hopefully cook up a storm for Christmas!

Whatever you are doing have a blessed Thanksgiving. I hope you spend it with people you love and I hope you have much gratitude in your heart.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Now, go visit Deb, enter to win and join in the blog hop!

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #205

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Welcome to Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #205

Fall is in the air here – 57 degrees this morning! I loved it, but I really need more hot days to turn my tomatoes from green to red! This time of year has me dreaming of fall- cooler temperatures, time in my craft room, fall gardening… BUT it is still August and I have green beans, basil, peppers and tomatoes in full swing. And grass still to cut. Fall is approaching but my world is still full of summertime.

Deb is in the same mode— she is dreaming of painting and crafting but still has gorgeous blooms and Farmer’s Markets to come.

How about you? Fall or Summer or somewhere in between?

Stop by and visit Deb to say hello. We hope you join in and share your antics. Let’s get hopping!

Have a great weekend regardless of the season you are feeling!

 

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #202

Welcome to Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #202 AND Happy 4th of July!

This photograph from Deb’s blog today was so beautiful that I just had to “steal” it and share it.  It really screams out celebration doesn’t it?

We are visiting our youngest for the holiday. We will be swimming, eating, watching fireworks and probably competing in a mean game of putt putt. What are your plans?

If you love flowers Deb has some great information on American Flower Week and how you can participate. I wish I had a green thumb in that regard, but maybe that is something in my future!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend with your family and a chance to reflect on the freedoms we have in our great country. I also hope you have a little bit of time to blog hop with us!

Brag a bit on what’s happening your way. I learn so much every week just reading these. I have so much yet to experience!!! Thanks for joining in and be sure to stop by Deb’s and Dandelion House!

Let’s get hopping!!

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200th Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop Anniversary AND Giveaway!

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WOW! 200th Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop! Some of you have been here since hop #1 and some (like me) joined in sometime between then and now. Whenever you started hopping with us, we are just glad you did!

Every week we have such an array of great blogs, tips, fun and creativity. Deb and I love reading them and feeling connected to you all.

Hop over to Deb’s to see where her inspiration came from for our blog hop (I am sure many of you can guess it is MaryJane Butters). She inspired Deb to start our blog hop.

A little known fact is that when we decided to move to the country the very first magazine I bought was a MaryJanesFarm Magazine. I had never heard of this magazine in the “city” but I ate it up–every page and have been a loyal reader and part of the Farmgirl Sisterhood ever since.

So it only makes sense that on this, our 200th Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop that Deb and I are giving away TWO 1 year subscriptions to MaryJanesFarm Magazine!

Do I hear a YIPEE??

We know ya’ll are busy, busy, busy!  It is summer time right??? So, simply leave a comment on my blog and Deb’s and finish the statement

“You might be a farmgirl if…..”

I can’t wait to see how ya’ll finish that one. For me it would be “You might be a farmgirl if you have more dirt under your nails than polish on top.”

What about you? Visit Deb and I and leave your antic! Good Luck!

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #199

apronWelcome to the 199th Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop! Can you believe that we are about to hit 200????

Deb and I have a surprise for you on #200!

Deb has been harvesting rhubarb and she has a fabulous pie recipe (and beautiful picture) that she is sharing. Stop over and say hi and take a peak!

We have been playing in the bee yard and have added some more bees. 🙂

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What have you been up to this week?  Come on and share your doin’s!

Let’s hop!