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Posted - Aug 15 2018 :  10:10:57 AM  Show Profile
Sherrilyn Carroll (Sherri, #1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a
Beginner Level Carpe Cocoa Merit Badge!

“I read "The True History of Chocolate" by Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe. I have also sampled a number of chocolates from local chocolate makers and learned the difference between dark, milk, and white chocolate (quite a big difference actually).

The book was eye opening to say the least. It was so packed with information that I had to read it in short bursts just to be able to take it all in. I am working to make sure I buy Mexican, or at least Central American, chocolate so as to support the region from whence it comes. Mexican vanilla is harder to find unless you live in a border state.

We have a number of local chocolate artisans, so that part was easy. Learning the difference between the different types of chocolate was very affirming. Since dark, almost bitter chocolate has always been my favorite, it was gratifying to learn the my taste buds do know what is best (most of the time anyway).”

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Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 15 2018 :  10:11:53 AM  Show Profile
Sherrilyn Carroll (Sherri, #1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning an Intermediate Level Carpe Cocoa Merit Badge!

“Cocoa beans grow on the trunk rather than the branches (very interesting) and originally came from a relatively small region of Central America. You have to be quick getting to the pods though, as the animals like them as much as humans do.
I learned how to temper chocolate (easier done in the spring than in the summer).

I made two different chocolate recipes that I've never tried before. I made a Mexican mole sauce and used it in homemade enchiladas (very interesting), and I made a chocolate log from my favorite French chocolate cookbook.

Making the chocolate log was a pain in the neck, but it tasted great. It wasn't very pretty to look at though. After you get the cake out of the pan and rolled to cool, you have to unroll it to spread the ganache. It was more like reassembling a jigsaw puzzle.”



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Posted - Aug 15 2018 :  10:12:58 AM  Show Profile
Sherrilyn Carroll (Sherri, #1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning an Expert Level Carpe Cocoa Merit Badge!

“I learned how to make ganache.

I tried an authentic hot-chocolate drink. It lit my mouth on fire. They used a lot of pepper. My French recipe made a more rich drink, but not an overly sweet one.

I hosted a Truffle Party. I made and served dark chocolate & cinnamon, raspberry & white chocolate, peanut butter, salted caramel, and candied ginger & orange truffles.

Chocolate with vanilla is delicious, chocolate with hot pepper is way too spicy for my tender tongue.

The truffle party was fabulous! I also do Girl Scouts and hosted this party at the end of cookie sales as we wrapped up all the paperwork and balanced the sales books. All those truffles and some homemade blackberry rum too... Let's just say it was a good time among friends.”



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Posted - Aug 15 2018 :  10:33:32 AM  Show Profile
Sherrilyn Carroll (Sherri, #1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Outpost for earning an Intermediate Level Farmgirl's Best Friend Merit Badge!

“My daughter and I offer pet-sitting services to friends and family. We have taken care of the neighbors hamster and dog, and watched my brother's dogs when they went away for the weekend.

I am mostly a fur-wearing critter person, no reptiles or spiders please.

Pets are good for your well-being, but they are not without cost. I don't travel a lot, and when I do, I have a sitter who visits with my girls three times a days (she visits with all our furry and feathered friends). My dogs are high maintenance, especially our Casey, as many dogs don't do well alone.

We have a regular menagerie at our place. When the neighbor kids got done raising chickens for a school project, they came to live in our coop. When one of my daughters friends no longer had time to take care of her rabbit, it too moved in with us. When my daughter wanted to prove she was responsible and could take care of a pet, she saved and got a hamster. Add all these critters to the two rescue dogs and flock of chickens we already had and you have a small animal farm (or at least an animal house). We wouldn't trade our critters for anything, but we don't leave home very often or for very long either.”



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MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 15 2018 :  10:36:48 AM  Show Profile
Sherrilyn Carroll (Sherri, #1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Outpost for earning an Expert Level Farmgirl's Best Friend Merit Badge!

“I have spent several afternoons volunteering at my local animal shelter and have come to understand why it is important for people to adopt rather than buy a pet (or at least get from a reputable breeder). Paying for a specific breed often encourages "puppy mills" or businesses that only breed animals and do not provide proper care to the animals. Taking a shelter animal helps get an existing animal off the streets and prevents euthanasia of these abandoned animals. Also, most shelter animals are mixed breeds and often do not carry the genetic issues common to any specific breed. They are looking for a forever home too and are usually happy to see you.

My family and I have spent our lifetime committed to the care of various animals, mostly pets, and regularly adopt new members of our family whenever space allows (all common sense aside). My daughter's latest adoption, Sir Hopsalot, caused a rabbit hutch to be built right outside the sliding glass door. My husband feeds him greens from the garden regularly. Do you know I have yet to be able to gather enough lettuce to make salads for the family?

There is always something going on at our house. I don't even need an alarm clock to get up any more. Sweet Casey dog gets me up with her cold nose at about 4:30 every morning. She wants to be let out so she can catch rats and chase the wild bunnies out of the garden. Life is never dull with pets and children.

P. S. The photo is of the Belgian bunny the lady at the grocery store owns. He is nearly as big as my pre-teen daughter.”



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MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 15 2018 :  10:39:50 AM  Show Profile
Sherrilyn Carroll (Sherri, #1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Make It Easy for earning a Beginner Level Jewelry Making Merit Badge!

“My jewelry style is pretty eclectic and very much about one-of-a-kind pieces. I think I could replicate the wire wrap ones though.

I have a collection of tools and supplies for making all kinds of jewelry as I am often called on to repair pieces and have done a fair amount of beading since I was young.

I keep my supplies in one of those wall mounted nuts and bolts organizers, and a leather tool roll-up for my tools. I have a small set of tools and a baggie of parts (clasps, jump rings, crimps) that I keep in my portable sewing kit for field repairs (restaurant catastrophes, etc.)

My mom helped me go through the accumulation of craft room stuff, and I finally got all my beading/jewelry making supplies in one spot. Then I sat down and made all the repairs that had been piling up. Brackets are mended, charms are reinstalled, earrings have new wires. It took a while, but it was good to be caught up.”

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MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 15 2018 :  10:42:30 AM  Show Profile
Sherrilyn Carroll (Sherri, #1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Make It Easy for earning an Intermediate Level Jewelry Making Merit Badge!

“I took a wire wrapped pendant jewelry making class at our local art store.

I made a wired wrapped pendant and spiraled some of the wires for added interest, and I made a pair of beaded earrings.

The wire wrapped pendant was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be and I love how it turned out. Spiraling, or twisting, the wire made it a lot more interesting looking and is not difficult to do.

Making the beaded earrings was a bit more challenging. I strung my beads on a pin and had to make a loop at the top. Getting the loop close to the beads, but not so close as to cause the beads to shatter took a few tries.”



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MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 15 2018 :  10:43:32 AM  Show Profile
Sherrilyn Carroll (Sherri, #1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Make It Easy for earning an Intermediate Level Mindfulness Meditation Merit Badge!

“I have meditated for an additional 21 days, for at least 10 minutes each time. Mostly I sit on my meditation cushion, close my eyes, and count breaths in and out until my mind quiets down. I focus on each muscle until they relax and I can feel the stress melt away. I continue to breathe deeply and keep my mind quiet for about 20 minutes or so.

Coming back into the daily world can be difficult after a lovely session of meditation.”

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Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 15 2018 :  10:47:00 AM  Show Profile
Sherrilyn Carroll (Sherri, #1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Outpost for earning a Beginner Level Geography Merit Badge!

“My geography is pretty good, and I own several maps, both at work and at home, including a small globe. Spinning this is wonderful.

Some basics include:

Continents: Asia, Africa, Europe, Antactica, N. America, S. America, Australia

Oceans/Seas: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Artic, Antartic, Mediteranean Sea, Carribean Sea, Gulf of Mexico.

Today there are roughly 195 countries in the world, not including Protectorates or Dependencies. In 1965 (the year I was born), there were roughly 116, not including Protectorates or Dependencies.

One place to learn about the history of cartography is this website. They of course have multiple volumes to explore.

If you live long enough, you see the world change in ways that become memorable. My daughter only knows of the country Germany, but I remember when it was East Germany and West Germany. I was an adult when the Berlin Wall came down the Germany was reunited. Parts of geography are tied to politics and war in some very strange ways, like when Czechoslovakia became the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) dissolved. We live in a strange and dynamic world.”

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Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  2:30:07 PM  Show Profile
Teresa Roberson (carolinacateyes, #7386) has received a certificate of achievement in Make It Easy for earning a
Beginner Level Let's Get Physical Merit Badge!

“I set my goal for more physical activity for the five weeks in Idaho! I knew I would be up and down the staircase at my daughter’s home, and she even has a treadmill. I also knew I would be very active outside with the grand-kids. I began my mornings on the treadmill. I started out for 3 minutes and began slowly increasing my time. I have arthritis in my right knee so my doctor advised a slow increase.

By the end of July, I was walking 15 minutes each day on the treadmill alone. I lost count of the number of times I climbed those stairs! My legs are stronger now, and I’m able to get up and down easier.”

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Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  2:53:53 PM  Show Profile
Christy Harrill (MerryHeartSister, #1951) has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a
Beginner Level Farmgirl Jubilee Merit Badge!

“Jubilee is a special anniversary of an event, especially one celebrating twenty-five or fifty years of a reign or activity.

Pope Francis announced a jubilee year in 2016 called the Holy Year of Mercy. One special part was the special doors that had been closed or even bricked up were opened as a special sign that the church is a house that welcomes all and refuses no one.

The British Diamond Jubilee was a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.

People from all over the Commonwealth lit and carried torches. Many gifts, tributes, parties and parades were given to honor the Queen.

More than 3 million trees were planted. There was a National competition to design the emblem. People contributed more than 80,000 items for a special time capsule.

For Jubilee, I will find materials for native bee houses, bat houses, frog and lizard habitats and butterfly/bee watering stations. I will get at least two things constructed for my garden.”

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Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  2:54:31 PM  Show Profile
Christy Harrill (MerryHeartSister, #1951) has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a
Beginner Level Recycling Merit Badge!

“We have an awesome recycling center with collection spots in numerous locations. We can recycle steel cans, aluminum cans, paper, cardboard, plastics (#1 and #2), magazines, newspapers and all kinds of glass. I live too far out for curbside recycling but a collection spot is right next to our satellite library branch. Kudos when we can combine errands!

I have lived in a more rural location. I appreciate this community's ease of recycling.”

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Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  2:55:01 PM  Show Profile
Christy Harrill (MerryHeartSister, #1951) has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an Intermediate Level Recycling Merit Badge!

“We've recycled weekly now for years.

We are a family of 7. Because we recycle, we only use about half a garbage bin each week. Other families in the neighborhood are smaller and need two bins. It saves us money and the planet.”

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Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  2:55:41 PM  Show Profile
Christy Harrill (MerryHeartSister, #1951) has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an Expert Level Recycling Merit Badge!

“We have recycled for many years now. We keep a corner of the kitchen with a box where recyclables can be placed. When one family member goes to feed the cat, they take recycling to the shed to sort among bins to make the loading and taking the recycling an easy task.”

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Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  2:56:52 PM  Show Profile
Christy Harrill (MerryHeartSister, #1951) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Nellie Make-do Merit Badge!

“I used a garage sale tablecloth, old quilt top and old sheets to make futons that can be stuffed with pillows and quilts for a movable, washable, and personalizable sleeping area. We have eliminated mattresses that harbor dust mites for beds that can be thrown on the clothes lines for solar disinfecting.”



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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  2:58:13 PM  Show Profile
Christy Harrill (MerryHeartSister, #1951) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning a Beginner Level UFOs Merit Badge!

“I crocheted this purse several years ago. It was gorgeous but it needed a lining. I was nervous about not cutting the fabric right or not making it sturdy enough. I thought I might have cut it too small but by gathering the outside a bit, I put the weight on the sturdier nylon than the satiny lining. I stitched three lines so that it was sturdy for every day use.

It is a wonderfully gorgeous purse that I am thrilled to use daily.”



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Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  2:59:39 PM  Show Profile
Christy Harrill (MerryHeartSister, #1951) has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Unprocessed Kitchen Merit Badge!

“I have completely banned boxed cereals. I have taught my teenage boys to fix eggs. I also make granola with almonds, oats, peanut butter and honey. Granola is so much better than cereal. Especially warm from the oven with chocolate chips, sliced strawberries and a splash of cold milk.”



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Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  3:06:02 PM  Show Profile
Christy Harrill (MerryHeartSister, #1951) has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a
Beginner Level Civics Challenge Merit Badge!

“I knew some answers but it was a challenge to double check and clarify my knowledge. I feel much more prepared in teaching my children about our government system.”



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Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  3:06:46 PM  Show Profile
Christy Harrill (MerryHeartSister, #1951) has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an
Intermediate Level Civics Challenge Merit Badge!

“I tried to recall from memory but then double checked my answers. I feel much more prepared to teach my children about government.”



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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  3:07:26 PM  Show Profile
Christy Harrill (MerryHeartSister, #1951) has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an
Expert Level Civics Challenge Merit Badge!

“I recalled what answers I could and searched for ones I was unsure of. I feel like a very informed citizen.”



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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  3:16:01 PM  Show Profile
Teresa Roberson (carolinacateyes, #7386) has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a
Beginner Level Families Forever Merit Badge!

“On my annual trip to Idaho to visit my grands this summer, I decided to work on this badge in all levels: the beginner level, the intermediate level, and the Expert level. For the beginning level: The first few days after my arrival, I noticed my two grandchildren watching television a lot. So, one of the first things I did was organize a game night. We pulled out all the board and card games, then we pulled numbers to see who chose the first night and so on.

The first night was Monopoly (the kids version). The television was turned off and the game night play ran over two hours! We also popped popcorn and drank homemade lemonade! The next night I decided we should play Yahtzee. I had not played this game in over twenty years, but it was just as fun as I remembered. During my five week stay, their mother joined us almost every night we played. Game night consisted of 2-3 times a week, averaging 1-2 hours. Sometimes we played card games like Go Fish and Old Maid. I bought a Sorry board game at a thrift store during my third week, and the kids loved it.

One night I declared a late movie night for all of us. Within 30 minutes, we had all dozed off to sleep; at some point someone turned the television off! So much for late nights! At the end of the five weeks, Jessip and Laura were watching far less television at night and almost none during the day! Jessip and I also took turns reading “The Hatchet” on my Kindle. As I read, he followed along. Then, he would read to me. We didn’t finish the book but he promised he would get his Mom to finish it with him.

Note: I use Dyslexia font on our Kindles to make reading easier for him! He reads faster with fewer errors!

There are also simple things that make us family forever. The breakfast ritual at the table began our mornings each day. I smile when I think of Laura’s toothless smile as she ate her cereal and milk dripped down her chin. Jessip prepared the best scrambled eggs I’ve ever eaten! It’s good to be back home, but I will always remember the wonderful memories made during the summer of 2018 with my Idaho family!”

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Moscow Idaho
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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  3:17:13 PM  Show Profile
Teresa Roberson (carolinacateyes, #7386) has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an
Intermediate Level Families Forever Merit Badge!

“Within the first few days in Idaho, I began my journal record of the television time in my daughter’s home. The television never shut off during the day while I worked in the house with laundry, cleaning and cooking. The kids were watching children’s movies most of this time. Occasionally, they would play with toys in the playroom or go outside to ramble the yard. In three days, I logged 6-9 hours the television was on during their awake time. On the fourth day, we made a list of things we wanted to do (rather than watch television).

The following week the children had swimming lessons every day, then regular chores, game nights and reading “The Hatchet” every night; the television barely turned on that week, mainly at night after the parents arrived home. By the third and fourth week, we traveled to nearby pools to swim, played at the town park, rode the horse, bicycled, went on a picnic, camped out in a tent on the deck, watched the beautiful night sky, worked on a puzzle, toured the prairie for birds and wildlife, and planted an herb garden! We played hopscotch in the hard dirt, ran through the sprinklers with the dogs after they were washed and visited the other grandparents and friends. We also kayaked a nearby reservoir and collected rocks to paint. We cleared a space for the pool to go and assembled it with their Mom’s help. During the hottest part of the day (yes, there were HOT days on the prairie this year), I watched the kids skinny dip in their pool as I sat and read in the rocker in the cool of the porch!

We also spent a day in Twin Falls touring the Herrett Center where we watched two educational movies, visited the Visitor’s Center on the Snake River, saw the beautiful Shoshone Falls, and finally the Fish Hatchery in Buhl. We stopped by a pig farm to pet the piglets and to watch our pig feed being made and bagged. 4-H projects culminated with an almost full day of horse trials and another full day of showing animals, selling them and the clean up afterwards. The annual fair, the rodeo and the bull riding event finished out my last days in Idaho.

By the end of my stay, I logged only 2-3 hours per 24 hour period of watching television! There were a total of six days the tv was never turned on at all. I actually heard Jessip reading The Hatchet aloud to Laura on a hot afternoon. Hooray, kids! I hope they keep it up! I have also been dubbed “the fun grandma” who is always reading late at night when all “older” people they know are in bed asleep!”

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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  3:17:46 PM  Show Profile
Teresa Roberson (carolinacateyes, #7386) has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an
Expert Level Families Forever Merit Badge!

“Get your family outside and moving! Yes, we did! On a recent weekend during my time in Idaho, my daughter and I took the kids up to a small cabin in the mountains for a Saturday night adventure. We arrived in early afternoon, plenty of time to watch the many hummingbirds (3 types) and a family of chipmunks. We gathered firewood to enjoy a small outside fire in the pit; we sat outside to listen to the wind rustling through the trees; we scanned the night sky for stars and planets; we read by firelight, talked, and told stories. On Sunday, we fished and waded in the stream and found a few leeches! Yuck! We hiked and picnicked among the trees; and we filled our water jugs with fresh mountain water from a nearby pipe to take home.

We arrived back home exhausted but refreshed. We had experienced two days without cell phone or television. None of us seemed to notice we had gone without modern day conveniences. Just a note about Monday: the kids pretended they were settlers, washed their clothes in a bucket, hung them to dry on the porch railing as they bathed (skinny-dipped) in the pool (river). They loaded sleeping bags, water, and food in the kayak and shoved off to explore their world! Don't you love children with imaginations!”

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Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  3:25:30 PM  Show Profile
Teresa Roberson (carolinacateyes, #7386) has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a
Beginner Level Heirlooms Forever! Merit Badge!

“While I was visiting my daughter in Missouri I was able to visit Baker Creek Heirlooms Seed Co. (Farmgirl Emilee Gettle) I was able to purchase and see all the varieties of heirloom seeds.

I borrowed the book "Gardening With Heirloom Seeds" from the our MaryJane Farmgirl library. While I was reading the book I learned that Heirlooms plants are resistant to pests and diseases.

25% of my garden was planted with seeds I purchased at Baker Creek and my vegetables are doing great. I have not seem any pests.”



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Posted - Sep 11 2018 :  1:09:01 PM  Show Profile
Heather Majernik (FarmMom, #5518) has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Get It Together Merit Badge!

“I was glad to not only organize my storage containers (picture below), but also my pantry. It took a little time to sort through, get rid of extra or unneeded stuff and put it all back but it was worth it. It turned out wonderful. My storage cabinet is now organized and easy to use. The pantry is more streamlined. It feels so much better to have everything easy to find.”



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