Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #129

treesHappy Fall (again!).  I just love fall so much!!!!!

Are you feeling crafty?  I am  I have been making stuffed pumpkins for decoration, fall bandannas for the pups and some bird feeders from our sunflowers.  What have you been doing to “get your craft on???”  I would love to see what you are doing .

 

Speaking of Crafts, my favorite from last week (or the one that really inspired action on my part) was the burlap wreath from Blueberry CottageOh check out this pretty fall craft if you did not see it last week.  She inspired me to give it a try…

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What have you been doing to “get your craft on???”  I would love to see what you are doing to celebrate fall– whether that is in your craft room, in your kitchen, in the outdoors or just in your living room by the fireplace!  Share with all of us today on the HOP!

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FARMGIRL SISTERHOOD to join the FARMGIRL/BOY FRIDAY BLOG HOP although I highly recommend you check it out if you like the idea of earning badges for all the fun farmgirl activities you already do, and the new ones you will try your hand at in the future!  I love being a part of the Farmgirl Sisterhood and finding MJs Farm helped me and is helping me discover and embrace all the things I love!  

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Everyone that plays in the dirt, craft room, kitchen, farmyard (and pole barn) are welcome– whether you have seen frost this year or not! So get ready to hop and link up!

So, who are your hostesses? Be sure to visit them and say “hello!”

Here are some rules:
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~

Be sure to leave a note if you’re new to the hop! If you haven’t clicked that follow button yet, please join us and be sure to stop by our FACEBOOK page and like us there too!

As always, thank you for your continued participation and welcome to our new friends and followers! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! See you on the hop!

PS. This is a blog hop, so please share it with your friends by copying the code at the bottom of this post and including it into your weekly entry! 

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Fall Images

DSCN3520We had such an amazing weather weekend.  I continue to say that we are in transition between summer and fall here in southern Indiana and that was never more true than this weekend!

Friday was a sunny day that hit the mid 80’s.  I was in the garden and after a few hours I had to come inside to do some inside farmgirlin’!  I was just hot and sweaty and it was simply wearing me out after a few hours out there!  Not at all like a few days prior when it was in the 60’s and I went 10+ hours outside piddling in the dirt.

Saturday brought clouds and rain.  AND lots of it.  We went to an art fair and when we left we were soaked!  We ended up stomping in puddles and totally enjoying the sloppiness of the situation.  The ride home was drippy!!!!  Sunday we had 5 inches of rain.  Pools of water everywhere and cool temps. A little thunder arrived with it.  I must admit I totally love storms and rain so Sunday felt like a cozy fall day to me and I really enjoyed the restful feeling  that it  brought.

Sunday evening the clouds and rain moved out and we got views of a spectacular sunset and leaves beginning to turn.  I love that we have such a great view.  We have dubbed our home “Big Sky Acres” because we have tremendous views of the sky all around us.  It lends itself to beautiful sunrises, sunsets, seeing storms moving in, clouds rolling across it and endless stars on a clear evening.

Here are some pictures from Sunday night.  I just could not get enough of the view and I hope the view makes you smile and feel like fall is a coming too!

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We thought we had seen it all, and then a double rainbow appeared in the sky.

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 The weekend was such a symphony of colors, temperatures and weather fronts! What is happening your way? Full fall? Snow?  Warm temps?

Happy unleashing today as you enjoy whatever the season is bringing to you!

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #128

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Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

We are very much in between seasons here in southern Indiana.  One evening I will be cuddled up in flannels and blankets and the next day I am in sunshine and 85 degrees.  I am getting food from both summer gardens and fall gardens, so one day it is soup with squash and potatoes and the next day it is Tomato Pie!   I love, love, love this time of year.  It keeps me guessing, but one thing I know for sure is that cool temps, colorful leaves and eventually snow (yeah!) will arrive.  I am enjoying the warm air, sunshine, tomatoes and cucumbers while I still can and savoring the fall temps and flavors when they manifest!  How about you?  Living in 100% fall weather yet?  What do you love, love, love about this time of year?

So much to enjoy on last week’s blog hop.  Since I am looking forward to one day being a chicken mom myself, I loved 5 Common Mistakes First’Time Chicken Keepers Make on Fresh Eggs Daily.  I have a feeling that I will make more than 5 mistakes when that time arrives, but knowing the top ones may help me steer clear of one or two.  In the meantime, I have Gus the Rooster sitting on top of my weather vane on my now COMPLETED Pole Barn, for chicken inspiration!  Thanks Fresh Eggs Daily and Lisa for a great blog that you shared here.

So whether you are sitting in warm or cool weather today, it is time to blog hop!  Are you ready?

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FARMGIRL SISTERHOOD to join the FARMGIRL/BOY FRIDAY BLOG HOP although I highly recommend you check it out if you like the idea of earning badges for all the fun farmgirl activities you already do, and the new ones you will try your hand at in the future!  I love being a part of the Farmgirl Sisterhood and finding MJs Farm helped me and is helping me discover and embrace all the things I love!  I am going to venture into the badge earning process; it looks like lots of fun!

 

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Everyone that plays in the dirt, craft room, kitchen, farmyard (and pole barn) are welcome– whether you have seen frost this year or not!  So get ready to hop and link up!

So, who are your hostesses? Be sure to visit them and say “hello!”

Here are some rules:
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~

Be sure to leave a note if you’re new to the hop! If you haven’t clicked that follow button yet, please join us and be sure to stop by our FACEBOOK page and like us there too!

As always, thank you for your continued participation and welcome to our new friends and followers! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! See you on the hop!

PS. This is a blog hop, so please share it with your friends by copying the code at the bottom of this post and including it into your weekly entry! 

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Fall Intentions

I am participating in an online coaching session with Homespun Living (Katie).  Today was the first in the series.  The objective is to set seasonal homespun intentions for the upcoming season.  I am typically a really, really good list maker, project participant and human”doing”.  BUT I struggle with more intrinsic  and relational goals and intentions;  and when I set them they have a tendency to take the back burner.

So with heartfelt sincerity, I decided to really focus on the “feeling” of fall, the feeling I wanted to have during fall and although I still have my post notes, flip charts and to do list, I want this to be more of a touchy/feely kind of intention board.  I decided to use collage to help my right brain out and this is what I have come up with :

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First you may notice all the white space—intentional intention :).  I typically do not leave enough white space or openness in my life or schedule, so NOT filling the collage up with stuff represents me not filling up every space of my life with something.

The red barn at the top represents everything “Farmgirl-Unleashed” related.  My blog and what I learn from her everyday. 

The “Love” banner over the couch with blankets and pillows = hubby and me time, coziness, and just being. 

Johnny’s and the garden type pics = taking time to read, plan, do and dream about my gardens and providing more of our own food.

Pumpkins, rakes, boots, fall festival = harvest to me and fun stuff that goes with fall and cooler weather

Kitchen = new kitchen in the works

Tea = relax, enjoy, pause

Yoga girl = relax and think; feel centered in my values

Smiling girl = enjoyment

Dracula = go to this!  We never have and are going to go this fall!

Cheese and Table = friends over for sharing and talking and toasting

Sewing girl = time in my craft room to craft and journal

Big dinner table = family time; all my girls are visiting in November 🙂

Two girls = girl friend time

Leaves/Bikes/Picnic/Walking = time with hubby watching and enjoying the leaves change colors, enjoy living in a place with true 4 seasons and biking and hiking in the midst of it.

Do you set intentions for the season or have a bucket list of seasonal events?  How do you insure that you include fun and stillness and being present in the moment in the midst of all you do?