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mayamade
Farmgirl in Training

30 Posts

maya
minneapolis minnesota
30 Posts

Posted - Jul 11 2010 :  09:20:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ohhh those sound good. i am working on a mocha soap, tincturing echinacea, black walnut and yarrow. your sigline makes me laugh!
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Sheep Mom 2
True Blue Farmgirl

1534 Posts

Sheri
Elk WA
USA
1534 Posts

Posted - Jul 11 2010 :  09:51:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Morning all. Everyone geared up for the energy effects of the solar eclipse? Been making jam and working in the garden. Also picking fleeces and washing now that the weather is finally cooperating. Dogs got skunked full on so have been dealing with that as well. Ick. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Blessings, Sheri

"Work is Love made visible" -Kahlil Gibran
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Tn.Earthmama
True Blue Farmgirl

451 Posts

Phyllis
Englewood Tennessee
451 Posts

Posted - Jul 11 2010 :  1:09:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all, just a quick hello. sounds like everyone has been busy. we have been doing some canning around here. my daughter has been really sick, so I haven't been on too often. gosh, I didn't even know there was a solar eclipse???!!! guess I do need to pay more attention. Sheri, good luck with the skunk gunk, have you tried tomato juice?? blessings y'all. Phyllis
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barefootmama
True Blue Farmgirl

133 Posts

Jennifer
Orangeville PA
USA
133 Posts

Posted - Jul 11 2010 :  2:03:20 PM  Show Profile  Send barefootmama a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I to did not realize about the eclipse between work,canning,the garden and the kids Im worn out I def need to recharge!!!!!Phyllis is your daughter ok?? I hope so, Blessings to you and yours

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves,for they shall never cease to be amused:)
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Tn.Earthmama
True Blue Farmgirl

451 Posts

Phyllis
Englewood Tennessee
451 Posts

Posted - Jul 11 2010 :  3:50:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jennifer, thanks for asking about Deidre, she is hanging in there. She and I have M.E(myalgic encephalomylitis(can't spell today) or known in this country as Chronic Fatigue syndrome, a bit like calling diabetes chronic thirst syndrome. LOL. Deidre has severe stomach pain, and myoclonus ( which causes muscle twitching and jerking, almost gave herself whiplash yesterday, ;-/. it's very difficult watching your child suffer and not be able to do anything to help. still, we have been dealing with this for 16 yrs so we are kinda used to it.

there is a couple of new studies that have found a possible cause, a retrovirus. I have made up some antiviral herbal tablets and we are starting them to see if it helps. I do prefer natural treatments when possible, and conventional medicine has little to offer.

hope that wasn't too much information. we with M.E. are often not taken seriously, treated like it's "all in our heads" and I tend to try and explain when given a chance.

rest up and recharge my friend, hope all is well with your family. blessings Phyllis
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Candy C.
True Blue Farmgirl

823 Posts

Candy
Mescal AZ
USA
823 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2010 :  8:57:19 PM  Show Profile  Send Candy C. a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Phyllis,

Hope your herbal remedies help. I am with you, I always prefer herbal to conventional medicine. Blessings to you and your daughter.

Candy C.
Farmgirl Sister #977

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
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Tn.Earthmama
True Blue Farmgirl

451 Posts

Phyllis
Englewood Tennessee
451 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2010 :  07:08:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Candy, thanks, I'm hopeful. I was just reading that histamine intolerance can cause a lot of her symptoms. need to avoid foods like tomatoes, peppers and tons of other things. now that's just not nice right in the middle of harvesting tons of lovely tomatoes from my garden. LOL.

Hope all is well with you on this lovely summer day. Phyllis
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Turtlemoon
Farmgirl Legend Schoolmarm

378 Posts

Tanya
Port Orchard Washington
USA
378 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2010 :  6:54:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
here here!!

Raggedy Ann stuck in a Barbie Doll World

FarmGirl#1737

http://www.etsy.com/shop/moonhonu
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Tn.Earthmama
True Blue Farmgirl

451 Posts

Phyllis
Englewood Tennessee
451 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2010 :  6:27:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Tanya, good to see you. Hope today is a great day, from one Raggedy Ann to another. LOL. Phyllis
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soleil
True Blue Farmgirl

68 Posts

Linda
Butternut WI
USA
68 Posts

Posted - Aug 17 2010 :  10:05:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I need some suggestions... I transplanted an anise hyssop last fall and it's done really well. Anyone have any good suggestions on using it. It smalls and tastes divine and has prettiest purple flowers on top. So far, I've only made tea. I'm wondering about soap and could I keep the smell without bumping it up with oil? I'm thinking it should be dried first?

I'd appreciate any help. Thanks....

Blessed be,*´¨)
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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ * soleil

Even as we dream, we begin to succeed...even as we succeed, we begin to dream again.
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Motholelis Mom
Farmgirl in Training

37 Posts

Deborah
Louisville CO
USA
37 Posts

Posted - Aug 24 2010 :  1:04:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Merry Meet! So nice to have found all you beautiful goddesses on this thread. I drew a card from my Druid Plant Oracle this afternoon, and thought I would share it with you.

Borage: To be courageous and daring you must also be able to forget. If you hold every eventuality in mind, you will never act, and being courageous often requires a magnanimity that forgets personal slights or errors of judgement. Going beyond judgement or recrimination, true courage is a brave open-heartedness that restores our confidence in human nature, bringing with it joy and happiness.

Blessed Full Moon.
Deborah



Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
-- Margaret B. Runbeck
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mtngirljon
True Blue Farmgirl

539 Posts

Jonnie
Webster Texas
USA
539 Posts

Posted - Aug 24 2010 :  1:14:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Blessings, Deborah! Thank you for sharing those beautiful words of wisdom.

I put out my crystals and cauldron this morning and asked Sister Moon for her cleansing and blessings.

Happy day to you all!

Jonnie
Farmgirl #648

"Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you" - Maori Proverb

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4HMom
True Blue Farmgirl

720 Posts

Kelly
Montana
720 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2010 :  09:06:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Deborah,
Thank you for sharing from your Druid plant oracle. The timeliness of the wisdom is uncanny for where I'm at right now....
Blessed Be

"Be the change you want to see in the world" -Gandhi
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MamaRhi
Farmgirl in Training

22 Posts

Rhiannon
Livermore CA
USA
22 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2010 :  7:44:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh wow I am so glad to find this thread!! I am new to MaryJanesFarm and I was beginning to wonder if everyone here was Christian!

I have to admit, I did not read all 56 pages, just skimmed a few. But you have my attention now! Let me introduce myself...

My name is Rhiannon. I am a newly single mom of two kids, ages 11 and 8. I homeschool. I also have 4 cats and 8 chickens. We all live in a 5th wheel trailer on my friends' land just south of Livermore, CA in the mountains. The land I live on just happens to be a dedicated Pagan retreat and ritual center that has several shrines and a real live stone circle. I live smack in the middle of the campground here. We're also entirely off the grid with solar power & propane. We try to live by the permaculture way of doing things. On top of all that I am a seamstress and avid knitter.

If any of you are in CA, you should come for a visit!




Single Mama living her off-the-grid dream life...
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Faransgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

895 Posts

Beth
Houston Texas
USA
895 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2010 :  7:53:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great to meet you Rhiannon and welcome the the witchy farmgirls. We can sometime get quiet but we are all still here. I was happy to find this thread myself.

Farmgirl Sister 572

When manure happens just say "WOO HOO Fertilizer".
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MamaRhi
Farmgirl in Training

22 Posts

Rhiannon
Livermore CA
USA
22 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2010 :  7:59:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And now that I've introduced myself... :)

We're starting to plan for the Samhain ritual right now. I'm excited already. I think it's my favorite Sabbat here. I've had so much wildlife in my yard. There's baby quail who I watched one morning picking through the wood pile with their mama while I drank my morning coffee. Then there's a flock of wild turkey I have watched grow up from chicks throughout the summer. They stopped outside my door and just watched me a few evenings ago. Also, deer and cottontails and vultures. I'm told that soon it will be tarantula season. My daughter is nervous and has asked me tons of questions about them.

I'm still getting settled here, so not much else happening except unpacking, setting everything up and watching the wildlife when I am able to sit down. Hoping to get a chance to take the kids on a hike soon.

So glad I found some fellow witchy farmgirls. :)

Single Mama living her off-the-grid dream life...
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Faransgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

895 Posts

Beth
Houston Texas
USA
895 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2010 :  8:21:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Samhain is my favorite Sabbat as well. It was even my favorite holiday before I realized I was witchy. Should have been a clue I guess. I don't much get to watch wildlife at my house but there are lots of creatures out at the Ranch. I love the harvest season. Due to the area where I live our celebrations are always small and personal but I love the time of year.

Farmgirl Sister 572

When manure happens just say "WOO HOO Fertilizer".
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Mommyswanson
True Blue Farmgirl

463 Posts

Laura
Waukegan IL
USA
463 Posts

Posted - Aug 29 2010 :  4:10:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just wondering if any of you ladies consider yourself Christo-Pagan? I was raised Christian & still attend a ELCA Lutheran church each Sunday. There is much there that speaks to me & I am loved & accepted there. My Pastor often makes references to the Pagan roots of today's Christian church. But.. I have always felt drawn to the Earth in a living relational way & feel that there is such a feminine spirit existing in the earth & in the person I call Jesus. I have a connection with the world that my mother used to say made me "a little fey." Not to be rambling but I don't often get a chance to put into words my feelings about this to people who don't know me. Over the last year I have begun to read more about Paganism & Wicca and find so much that seems right & natural.

Just wondering if any of you have Christian backgrounds & if you still observe any of your Christian beliefs or not. I would like to find other woman with similar beliefs to share & continue to grow in my understanding & discovery

Thanks!!
Laura

"That which does not kill us makes us strong!" "I cast all my cares upon you Lord."

Edited by - Mommyswanson on Aug 29 2010 4:28:22 PM
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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - Aug 29 2010 :  9:30:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Laura--I am a Christian who embraces most Earth-centered faiths. I celebrate the seasons and sometimes have been known to talk to the moon. There are some rituals that I choose not to be a part of but I love listening to Celtic and Native American music and respect those traditions. One of my favorite--well, actually, my favorite--Christian writers was Julian of Norwich who lived in the Middle Ages and also Hildegard of Bingen. Christians during that time were intimately in touch with the land and I think most churches today have lost the concept of living connected to the natural world. I recently started attending a church with ties to the fourth century churches of Scotland and northern Ireland and I'm really liking it so far. One's spiritual search is very personal and often not understood by others who know the person. We all have aspects of our personalities yet to be discovered. The joy is in the exploring.
Cindy

"There is more to life than increasing its speed". Mahatma Gandhi

Visit my blog at http://www.farmerinthebelle.blogspot.com/
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Motholelis Mom
Farmgirl in Training

37 Posts

Deborah
Louisville CO
USA
37 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2010 :  2:56:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, where but MaryJanes's could we have this thread going without being harrassed by the viewpoints of those who find this all so threatening to their faith? Although, I confess I have not read every page on the thread either! I, like MaryJane, was actually raised LDS, but left that church as I started to be indoctrinated as a teen. Became a Catholic through the liberal teachings of the Jesuits, but left them after my divorce and all the wrath and judgement I received when my ex-husband filed for an annulment, after 18 years of marriage. Long story...
Anyway, took Buddhist vows and still do my sitting practice, but if pressed would declare myself a Neo-pagan/Earth-based Druidic Buddhist. About once every three or four years, the scary rhetoric of the Evangelicals starts to get to me. I haul out every doctrine and idea of faith and spirituality I have been exposed to, and every single time, I am left with the deep and true knowledge that I am comfortable with my beliefs and wisdom; where my current Kharma lies. I should really call my self an Eclecticist. I just made that up! I trust myself to know what truths call out to me, and I know that one group or religion does not own god/goddess.
I love the Autumn and Samhain, I love the going-deeper energy it represents. My current husband and I were married on the Winter Solstice, that wonderful time of deep quiet and gentle hope.
I stand in the light of the full moon, La Luna, whenever I can, giving thanks to the Goddess, the source of all life.
Blessings surround you,
Deborah

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
-- Margaret B. Runbeck
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mtngirljon
True Blue Farmgirl

539 Posts

Jonnie
Webster Texas
USA
539 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2010 :  8:30:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmmmm, eclecticist - I LIKE that! Feels familiar . . .

Jonnie
Farmgirl #648

"Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you" - Maori Proverb

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Candy C.
True Blue Farmgirl

823 Posts

Candy
Mescal AZ
USA
823 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  9:53:14 PM  Show Profile  Send Candy C. a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mtngirljon

Hmmmm, eclecticist - I LIKE that! Feels familiar . . .

Jonnie
Farmgirl #648

"Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you" - Maori Proverb





I agree, thanks Deborah!

Candy C.
Farmgirl Sister #977

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
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barefootmama
True Blue Farmgirl

133 Posts

Jennifer
Orangeville PA
USA
133 Posts

Posted - Sep 11 2010 :  1:05:19 PM  Show Profile  Send barefootmama a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
HI Ladies!!!! welcome and blessings to the new ones who have found us! how is everyones harvest time going? Ive been so busy that I may have forgotten to breathe on occasions!!!!!!! it sounds awful but Im actually kinda looking forward to tilling my huge garden under nad planting garlic in a few weeks! Im so ready for fall my favorite time of year with out a doubt!

Blessings to you all

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves,for they shall never cease to be amused:)
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debtea2
True Blue Farmgirl

1793 Posts

deborah
nutley nj
USA
1793 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2010 :  7:53:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i love this site and visit just to read
so many wonderful women ...many talents and wisedom
its a joy to just sit back and learn..
blessing deborah

http://jerseyfarmgirl.blogspot.com/
inch by inch we find our way
jersey farmgirl
#1330
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Motholelis Mom
Farmgirl in Training

37 Posts

Deborah
Louisville CO
USA
37 Posts

Posted - Sep 22 2010 :  9:17:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just want to send heartfelt blessings for a peaceful turning at the Autumnal Equinox. Stood with my face soaking in the gorgeous moonbeams of the full moon this evening, with gratitude for the rhythms of the seasons, the sisters of my heart near and far, and the ultimate balance of life in general. Blessed be all those who read these sincere words of love.
Deborah

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
-- Margaret B. Runbeck

Edited by - Motholelis Mom on Sep 22 2010 9:22:05 PM
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