Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #229

FGF LogoV2Here we are again at the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop! So glad you stopped by.

I love this time of year – mostly because I am obsessed with my veggie gardens. The potatoes blossomed this week—

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The beans are about ready to pop on our first planting of them—

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And the Malabar Spinach is about big enough to toss in a salad!

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I cannot wait to head out every day to see what is happening. And I love to head here also to see what ya’ll are doing.

Last week Ginger Dawn shared a poem titled “She Let Go“.  I have read this numerous times in the last week. I think we are all so busy and that makes this such a great message. If you did not read it, take a few moments by yourself and read it and let it resonate with you. I love it and we all need to stop, breath and let go over and over and over again in our lives. Enjoy reading it and thank you Ginger for sharing. Please note also that the artwork is by Ginger herself and it is beautiful.

So like I said we all are busy. So take a moment and brag on what you are doing this week.

Visit some other posts while you are at it. Thank you for joining. It is not a hop without you. Let’s get hopping!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters

 



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #226

Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

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Today this is short but ever so sweet. We are heading on a little bit of a drive to go pick up our bee nucs. We have three coming and are very excited. We did get honey last year but sadly our 2 queens were weak and the hives did not survive the winter. We again have positive expectations and are starting over. The hives are set up in the back, sugar water is in jars and waiting and now we need to head to the car for our journey north about 2 1/2 hours to get them.

I love spring and gardening. Kathy from Oak Hill Homestead shared on her blog about her garden expansion and beds. Love the pictures and her budget conscience, beautiful build out.

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I am going to hit the road and ya’ll can get hopping. I will check in later! Happy Friday.

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 and visiting each other!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #224

FGF LogoV2Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

Well we are back from Georgia. We had so much fun visiting our family, building a raised bed, cleaning out some other areas around the house and planting in them and of course spending time with our rockstar of a grandson!

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A blog will be forthcoming on our outside fun!

All our entries on our little blog hop here as so awesome on a weekly basis. One of the blogs I love to read are the ones titled “Homestead Hack” and then it can be on a variety of topics. We all love hacks so I always check those out. Last week, a simple yet effective way to dice tomatoes and not have juice dripping down your cabinets was great! And the best thing about it was, as all hacks, you probably have what you need laying around your house. Thank you Taylor for sharing! (I am going to make you head over there for the hack instead of spoiling it for you).

Let’s get going on this week’s shall we? Brag on what you are up to this week. Here are some guidelines if you are new here.

Welcome to all and thank you for joining!

It would not be a hop if you did not join in. 🙂

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 and visiting each other!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #222

FGF LogoV2Welcome to Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

It has been a fun week here since it is Derby week. I will posting a blog later on some Derby Week Fun that we have had. In between it has been rainy but today is gorgeous so I am looking forward to heading outside later and playing in the dirt!

Have you ever made seed bombs? If not Maple Hill Farm shared a great tutorial on making these. They look like so much fun!

Thanks for sharing every week.  I continue to learn and learn and be inspired.

So let’s getting hopping!

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 and visiting each other!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart – MaryJaneButters



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #220

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Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

What are you up to? I finally got to start planting outside. I added the broccoli green babies to our garden this week. They are so cute!

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Thanks to each of you for participating every week. Last week Farmgirl Freckles shared her recipe for Rosemary Gardeners Scrub! Oh wow does this look fantastic. I love making scrubs and with gardening season in full swing, this is something I must make! Is looks like it feels wonderful and it is so pretty!

Let’s get hopping!

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 #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 #213

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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 #212

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Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

We have went from snow and ice to 60 degrees this week. I love having a week where I am sandwiched between snow (which I really love) and the 60’s which I love because that tells me spring gardening is almost upon us! For those of you that don’t get to enjoy snow, I post some pictures earlier this week.

Last week was a myriad of blog posts. A couple favorites for me were Beekeeping and Neighbors from Eight AcresWe are beekeepers so a bee blog will always get my attention. We are also fairly new beekeepers and there is much to learn. This blog post is excellent for those considering bees. It has some good tips in it. Thank you Eight Acres for sharing!

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Another fav was I Feel Spaetzle from Ginger Dawn. Being from German heritage it was fun to read her blog, see the pics and totally relate to not only the process of making spaetzle, but remembering the yumminess of it! Thank for sharing Ginger!

And so many more. If you haven’t had a chance to read them, do! Lots of good nuggets in there.

What are you doing this week? You may be crafting, cooking, baking, gardening, caring for your flock or a hundred other things we farmgirls do. Whether you live on a huge working farm or live in the city or suburbs or an apartment–share what the farmgirl in you is doing this week!

Let’s get to the hop!

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! Enjoy reading what your farmgirl friends are up to also! Have a great week.



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!



Brunch Inspiration- MJFarm Magazine

IMG_20160123_123049121The latest edition of MaryJanesFarm Magazine has some FANTABULOUS brunch recipes. We tried one this past weekend with a little twist due to stuff we had on hand.

This recipe is for Baked Egg Gallettes and they were fantastic!

The crust is wonderfully soft. It is not like a pie crust; the texture is softer (more like a bread). It uses whole wheat flour and was yummy!

The spread inside is a mixture of cream cheese, herbs and spinach. I was out of spinach but had just picked some swiss chard from our cold frame so I substituted that.

IMG_20160123_112929018_HDRThe recipe calls for the inside to be stuffed with roasted veggies. That would be fantastic! I happen to have ratatouille leftovers on hand so I used those. Be creative is my motto while in the kitchen. Fold up the crust and crack an egg!

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It all worked beautifully together and was a supreme brunch dish!IMG_20160123_120341150

 

 

I have tried to find the recipe online or on MaryJanesFarm pinterest board but it is not yet posted that I can find. Go out and get the magazine for this and other delicious brunch recipes!IMG_20160123_120705713

I love breakfast. How about you? Do you have a favorite?

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