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Dreamer42 Posted - May 03 2019 : 1:08:46 PM
Hello Farmgirls!!




Dreamer42 -- sends to -- Ginghamgirl
Gingham Girl -- sends to -- Suny58
Suny58 -- sends to --Edlund33
Edlund33 -- sends to -- Marlee
Marlee -- sends to -- Marcy
Marcy -- sends to -- Joey
Joey -- sends to -- strength.dignity
Strength.Dignity -- sends to -- Oneredzinnia
Oneredzinnia -- sends to -- Debi Carr
Debi Carr -- sends to -- Rachelleigh
Rachelleigh -- sends to -- Laurzgot
Laurzgot -- sends to -- Killarney
Killarney -- sends to -- Levisgrammy
Levisgrammy -- sends to -- Audrarose
Audrarose -- sends to -- Mburns
Mburns -- sends to -- Bluedog355
Bluedog355 -- sends to -- Redtractorgirl
Redtractorgirl -- sends to -- JudyT
Judy T -- sends to -- Dreamer42

Please reach out to your partner(s) for mailing addresses and be sure to post pictures of your received staycation package so we can all enjoy a little bit of each others corner of the world!! ENJOY your staycation and please be sure to mail your packages no later than June 15th!!

P.S. Mail time to and from Canada may take a couple weeks!


With the early summer months upon us, some of us may not be able to get away for a mini vacation for one reason or another. I thought it may be fun to have a "staycation" swap. You would create a small package for your partner with 3-5 local little gifts from your home town to send and share. This could be a local magazine, local post cards that shares the beautiful scenery or historical landmarks of your area, soaps, foods, coffees, honey, t-shirt, or any local little gift items you think your partner may enjoy if she was to visit you in your home town and purchase to take home with her!

Also, local hotels and/or a visitor center will offer free brochures on local attractions and visitor guides which are fun to read and provide photos, articles about the local area.

This is not meant to be expensive, just a fun swap to experience a mini trip to another farmgirls corner of the world with out going anywhere!

Also, please consider the flat rate boxes at the Post Office to save in shipping costs should any of your items be a little heavy to send.

Sign ups through May 24th.

Mail out by June 15th.

If you're unable to follow through for any reason, please let me know as soon as possible prior to the mail out date.


Farmgirl Sister #7038
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OneRedZinnia Posted - Jan 12 2020 : 4:37:42 PM
And Jaime!! I so enjoyed my staycation from Wisconsin and love my mug!! Use it everyday!! The syrup is wonderful along with all the other goodies!! Thank you so much! ...apologies for the late reply!

~ Deb aka OneRedZinnia ~
Farmgirl Sister #5585
June 2018 Farmgirl of the Month

“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8
OneRedZinnia Posted - Jan 12 2020 : 4:35:52 PM
I am so late replying!! Ive been out of touch for a while! Lol! I am so glad you enjoyed your staycation from Texas!!

Originally posted by Debi Carr

I received my staycation package from Debbie today ! Wow , this is as big as Texas , lol . Thanks a bunch .

Farmgirl Hugs,
Debi #1983

~ Deb aka OneRedZinnia ~
Farmgirl Sister #5585
June 2018 Farmgirl of the Month

“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8
Dreamer42 Posted - Jul 18 2019 : 2:40:12 PM
Awesome package Debi and Debbie! Looks like a long, relaxing staycation to me!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Farmgirl Sister #7038
Debi Carr Posted - Jul 18 2019 : 2:39:07 PM

I received my staycation package from Debbie today ! Wow , this is as big as Texas , lol . Thanks a bunch .

Farmgirl Hugs,
Debi #1983
Dreamer42 Posted - Jul 13 2019 : 10:04:48 AM
Hi Ladies,

It sounds like there are a couple of you who have not yet received your staycation packages and I'm so sorry for any delay - I sent a couple emails out requesting to touch base about sending to your swap partner... if you received an email from me, will you please be so kind as to respond back as soon as possible and let me know if you are able to fullfill your swap? Thank you so much!!! ~ April ( your staycation swap host! )

Farmgirl Sister #7038
Dreamer42 Posted - Jul 03 2019 : 10:17:11 AM
Hi Joey, Just wanted to check back with you to see if you received the email I sent to your hubs and daughters email with Jamies address? I also have Jamies email if that helps with any communication issues! Please let me know if I can help further, I know you both have had a hard time reaching each other. Thanks!

Farmgirl Sister #7038
Dreamer42 Posted - Jun 29 2019 : 5:44:11 PM
GREAT staycation packages ladies!! I sure hope you all had fun experiencing a little corner of another farmgirls neck of the woods! Happy Summer to all!!

Farmgirl Sister #7038
RachelLeigh Posted - Jun 28 2019 : 4:31:00 PM
Debi Carr, my package came! Thank you! I'm going to sit down with the magazine this weekend and take a "trip" to Michigan!

And can I just tell you how very apt the Road Trip Fund jar you sent me is? I just bought a truck last week for towing so that we can take a lot of camping trips, so now I'm in road trip planning phase. That jar will come in SOOOO handy - I'm going to use it to specifically fund my planned trip to British Columbia and Alaska.

Again, thank you so much!

Farmgirl Sister #127
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suny58 Posted - Jun 27 2019 : 08:28:02 AM

Joyce Hein sent me the COOLEST staycation package!! I got a sweet pen and pad, a pictoral booklet of Prince Edward Island, some edible Beaver droppings, lol, lupine flower seeds, Island Potato soap that smells so good and a SPECIAL poem book by Lucy Maud Montgomery, whose prose latter later became Anne of Greene Gables! I'm in awe of her beautiful poetry of nature and God! Thank you SO MUCH Joyce! It's a wonderful blessing to receive this from you and your area!! Thank you again Missy April for being the hostess with the mostest! :) a fun swap for sure

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
edlund33 Posted - Jun 22 2019 : 09:16:06 AM
I'm glad you are enjoying it Marlee!

Cheers! ~ Marilyn

Farm Girl No. 1100

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dreamer42 Posted - Jun 21 2019 : 10:35:36 AM
I just love seeing everyones staycation packages! Thanks to everyone for posting pictures to share!!

Farmgirl Sister #7038
marlee Posted - Jun 21 2019 : 06:46:28 AM
Oh Marilyn Thank you for the box of it and the postcards,the change purse, the magazine of the area. You made my stay cation an adventure. Thank you my friend.

Hugs Marlee

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Red Tractor Girl Posted - Jun 20 2019 : 3:08:44 PM
I am taking a "trip to visit Diana in Alstead, New Hampshire" this afternoon!! Thank-you Diana for so many interesting cards, magazines, and little bits of your home. It sounds like a lovely place and beautiful too!!

Local goodies included some Maple Syrup, Blueberry lip balm, Beeswax candles, a few local rocks, and lots of brochures, vintage postcards, and a fun newsletter!! I have more to look at and read tonight but it was wonderful to visit you and learn more about your home and specialties! Thank-you again, Diana for such a fun swap box today! Now I would love to come there for a real visit!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
Dreamer42 Posted - Jun 20 2019 : 12:11:09 PM
Hi Joey!!

I heard back from Jamie!!!! I have sent you an email to both your husbands and your daughters email address you provided above!!! Please let me know you received it!! Thanks! April

Farmgirl Sister #7038
Dreamer42 Posted - Jun 18 2019 : 9:56:03 PM
My pleasure! It was fun! I hope everyone had a great time!

Farmgirl Sister #7038
Bluedog355 Posted - Jun 18 2019 : 8:02:04 PM
April what a fun swap this has been! Thank you for the great idea & hosting :)

Winnie, Sorry I goofed and yours went out today, you should see it Thursday according to my postal lady. My in-laws are in Florida, but I have not been since college! A bunch of us stayed overnight at the Alpha Gamma Rho house in Gainesville back in the day.

Marlene, your package came today, will try to post a picture tomorrow. Thank you, it looks beautiful there & some interesting reading! I have an Aunt who is a professor at Iowa State, but have more info from you! I did drive thru Iowa once on I 80 , but it was a blur. We stopped at a nice diner right near the Mississippi River and at that huge truck stop. Love the key chain & postcards and I am going to cozy up with a cuppa tea and read more closely, so interesting :)

farmgirl sister #6578
Joey Posted - Jun 16 2019 : 11:28:52 PM
Thank you April for following up on this. I hate that this is so late getting out to Jamie. Hopefully, soon.

Well behaved women rarely make history.
Farmgirl #5554
Dreamer42 Posted - Jun 16 2019 : 1:44:14 PM
Hi Ladies, Just a reminder that mailout deadline was yesterday, Saturday, June 15th.

Dear Strength.Dignity - Jamie!!
Joey is having a difficult time reaching you for your mailing address - I sent you an email, but unfortunately, I don't have your address yet to share with her.
Please email or call her or myself with your mailing address so she can mail off your wonderful staycation as well!! Please let me know if I can help in anyway!! If anyone else happens to have her current mailing address, please reach out to Joey with it! Thanks so much ~ April

Farmgirl Sister #7038
Dreamer42 Posted - Jun 16 2019 : 1:41:24 PM
My pleasure, Dianna - I had a great time and I hope everyone else did too!
I have loved seeing each of the staycation packages posted, and the generosity and creativity in each one!
Wishing you all a most lovely summer!

Farmgirl Sister #7038
edlund33 Posted - Jun 16 2019 : 08:42:07 AM

Thank you Dianna for the fun package of goodies from Alabama! I have never seen cotton twigs before so this will be a fun addition to my decor. I also had I idea the peanuts were a major industry in Alabama.

I read up on boll weevils.....what ugly little dudes and they remind me of the strawberry root weevils that are such a problem here in the Northwest. Since I have a pesticide license for my business and have to deal with insects on occasion I got curious and did some research on the bill weevils and how they are they are managed. I'm happy to report they are no longer using DDT, Malathion, Diazinon and a slew of other nasty things and have shifted to more sustainable means such as beneficial insects, resistant cultivars of cotton. The best news is that they have not found genetic modifications the help with the problem. What refreshing news that was!

Well anyway thanks for the "visit" to Alabama! Maybe someday I will actually be able to set foot in your state!

This was a really fun swap. Thanks for hosting April!

Cheers! ~ Marilyn

Farm Girl No. 1100

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
edlund33 Posted - Jun 15 2019 : 2:26:38 PM
Hi Marlee, your package will go out in Monday. I apologized for the delay. I didn't have your address until a few days ago when April gave it to me. My only employee quit without notice this week so I had to work today to get some mowing and cleanup done at a school I maintain so it's ready for their graduation celebration tonight. By the time I got home the mailman had aalready been by. So I will pack it up and send it on Monday. Have a great weekend!

Cheers! ~ Marilyn

Farm Girl No. 1100

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Marcy Posted - Jun 15 2019 : 12:48:31 PM

The postamn just delivered the greatest surprise! I love the magazine, the tour pamplets and the guide. I can't wait to try the gumbo mix that you sent, it smelled heavenly the second I opened the box. I've been planning on going to Louisiana for a while now. We were going to go there a few years ago, but I decided to got to Arizona instead. Next time it will be Louisiana! Not only do I want to see New Orleans, but I also want to go to St. Francisville, and a few other places as well. Thank you for such a nice package!

Farmgirl #170

FGOTM August 2012

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give...Eleanor Roosevelt

Dreamer42 Posted - Jun 13 2019 : 5:40:56 PM
Hi Ladies, Just a reminder: mail out date is tomorrow!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their staycations!!

Farmgirl Sister #7038
Joey Posted - Jun 11 2019 : 5:31:31 PM
Marcy, my package arrived safely. Unfortunately we are away so I haven’t gotten it yet. I will post when we get home. It will be a wonderful surprise waiting for me and I am looking forward to it. Jaime, I am so sorry. I have checked all emails and haven’t gotten anything from you. Very frustrating for you too. Your package is ready to mail. Please send me a message or leave a voice mail at my cell phone number which is...
267-250-5925. Thank you for all of your efforts. I would not ordinarily put my cell phone number on a public line, but honestly, I think Jamie has tried to reach me thru numerous emails and nothing has worked, so my cell phone is the only other thing I can think of. Thanks again, Jamie. Joey

Well behaved women rarely make history.
Farmgirl #5554
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Jun 11 2019 : 2:45:37 PM
Judy, I am so glad you enjoyed your staycation box and can use what I sent. How perfect for you to get my Florida stuff right when you are coming to Florida. I think driving along and enjoying Florida Salt water Taffy is a really good idea!! LOL!! Be sure you pick up a box to take back home!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018

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