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SandraM
True Blue Farmgirl

295 Posts

Sandra
Coldwater Michigan
USA
295 Posts

Posted - Jul 02 2013 :  08:00:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am still in Southern Michigan. We have been busy with summer activities :) Getting ready to make a trip to the U.P. :)
I just signed up with a hand spinning challenge, Tour De Fleece, Milking goats and making cheese and yogurt and planted some raised beds this year.
Where is the Lavender Festival?


Sandra
www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com
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Erin Rock
True Blue Farmgirl

103 Posts

Erin
Grand Blanc MI
USA
103 Posts

Posted - Jul 02 2013 :  09:53:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://michiganlavenderfestival.net/contact-us/ It is at Blake's Orchard in Armada. It's a bit of a drive for us (around an hour) but I took the kids a few years ago and they are still talking about how much fun they had.

Erin Rock (sister #4131)
Tree Huggin'
Bunny Lovin'
Dirt Worshipper!
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rhinomom2
Farmgirl in Training

21 Posts

Linda
Traverse City Michigan
USA
21 Posts

Posted - Jul 02 2013 :  5:53:38 PM  Show Profile  Click to see rhinomom2's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Evening Michigan Farmgirls...this is sister #237 from Northern Michigan (Brethren, MI). This has been a hard year, I have only managed to plant 1 tomato plant. Due to unforeseen circumstances my family has gone haywire and my health has gone downhill for a while. But the good news is I purchased at 1984 motorhome - I know it's not a vintage camper - but it should be, I need to completely revamp the inside, I'm just hoping that this thing counts. I started he Michigan Farmgirl chapter quite a while ago and I have apologize for not following through, but I see that someone else has filled the gap and I am so glad. I would love to hear from all of you, especially those who live in the Manistee area (I do know of one Farmgirl and I'm proud of her).

Have a great July 4th...
Linda Stark (sister #237)


Just Have Faith and Farm Girl Friends!
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Yart
True Blue Farmgirl

143 Posts


MI
USA
143 Posts

Posted - Jul 02 2013 :  7:43:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Erin, the Lavender festival sounds like fun... I might take my monsters up there and check it out. Thanks for the information. Sandra, where did you sign up for the tour de fleece? I have a drop spindle that I'm still trying to learn how to use. Have a safe trip to the U.P. Linda, sorry to hear things have been difficult. Glad to see your back with us!!! Can't wait to see pictures of your camper.


FarmGirl Sister #1081

www.mythirtyone.com/224740
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis
http://urban-eco.blogspot.com/
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SandraM
True Blue Farmgirl

295 Posts

Sandra
Coldwater Michigan
USA
295 Posts

Posted - Jul 02 2013 :  8:21:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Tour De Fleece is on Ravelry.
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/tour-de-fleece



Sandra
www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com
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horseychick
True Blue Farmgirl

140 Posts

Melanie
Clarkston MI
USA
140 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2013 :  05:32:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am crazy busy with the kids. Gearing up for the OAKLAND COUNTY FAIR. It starts tomorrow on the 4th of July and runs trough the 14th. The kids are showing poultry and other projects in the Ellis barn. I also entered too many projects. Made myself crazy at the end! You can just google "Oakland County Fair 2013" to get the low down on the schedule. Lots of derby action at night, Nashville in the neighborhood(new this year), the rodeo etc. Not to mention the carnival and rides, animals and a lot of other attractions. There will be fireworks on the 4th. It's a very nice fair so come and share it with us. It's in Davisburg which is, I'd say between Pontiac and Flint.
I have chicks hatching right now as we speak. I took a chance on several batches of eggs on ebay. All in all I was disappointed as the majority of them , when candled on day 7 and 14, did not have any life inside. But there are 6 so far and more cracked-none of which we have in our flock.

And.....we bought two Nigerian Dwarf Doelings yesterday. We will get them after the fair. The kids are very excited and hope to show them next year.
The garden is a jungle thanks to all of the rain - and the fact that I cram too much in there. We've had radishes, loads of greens and a pepper so far. Plus a nest of baby bunnies in the lettuce again for the second time. They were very cute.
Other than that I'm taxi-ing the kids around and enjoying having them home.

Farmgirl Sister #1706 You can take the girl out of the country but her soul will bring her back.-mlp

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www.ThePatternShack.etsy.com
www.CountyFairVintage.etsy.com
www.CountrygirlSoul.blogspot.com
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Erin Rock
True Blue Farmgirl

103 Posts

Erin
Grand Blanc MI
USA
103 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2013 :  10:36:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone have any exciting canning projects going on? We just bought some strawberries and I'm looking forward to making them into jam this weekend and as soon as my Clear Jel gets here we are going to make some pie filling this year.

Erin Rock (sister #4131)
Tree Huggin'
Bunny Lovin'
Dirt Worshipper!
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Yart
True Blue Farmgirl

143 Posts


MI
USA
143 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2013 :  9:47:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HorseyChick, good luck at the fair!!! I'm entering the Wayne county fair for the first time this year. I only entered 1 item as I didn't know what to expect. Sounds like you have your hands full this summer! :o)

Erin, I haven't gotten my canner out yet this year... Been so busy with other stuff. But I think that I'm going to make some pie filling also. I did get over to my mom's and got about 12 cups of black raspberries. I tossed them in the freezer till I can get some time. I heard that the blueberries in my neck of the woods are going to be ready near the end of the month. So I need to get geared up to get those.


FarmGirl Sister #1081

www.mythirtyone.com/224740
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis
http://urban-eco.blogspot.com/
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brightmeadow
True Blue Farmgirl

2040 Posts

Brenda
Ray Township Michigan
USA
2040 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2013 :  2:52:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting the information on the Lavender Festival, we live just a little ways from Armada and I did not know about it. Maybe I will stop by tomorrow and see what it is all about!

Wear your sisterhood badge if you are there and if I spot it I will stop and chat!


You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands - You shall be happy and it shall be well with you. -Psalm 128.2
Visit my blogs at http://brightmeadowfarms.blogspot.com (farming) http://brightmeadowknits.blogspot.com (knitting) or my homepage at http://home.earthlink.net/~brightmeadow
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cozie lady
True Blue Farmgirl

58 Posts

Amy
Mt Pleasant MI
USA
58 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2013 :  09:18:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you still accepting memebers to this chapter? Do you meet? Glamp? Do volenteer work together? Craft groups? Can I get details of the membership? Thanks

amy r
sister #4186
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Yart
True Blue Farmgirl

143 Posts


MI
USA
143 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2013 :  09:02:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Amy, Welcome to the group. This group is an all over Michigan group. As long as your in Michigan you are welcome! We don't do anything as of yet... I mean we have had one or two meet-ups. But for the most part we just come in here and share what's going on in our lives. By the way I'm Rachel (Yart) down south of Detroit in Wyandotte. I am in the process of restoring a 1968 Frolic camper and just purchased a 1997 Starcraft, so Glamping is definitely on the horizon. I do quite a few crafts as do a lot of the women in this group. But with most things its summer and most aren't on here. It will pick back up once the kids go back to school!


FarmGirl Sister #1081

www.mythirtyone.com/224740
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis
http://urban-eco.blogspot.com/
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Yart
True Blue Farmgirl

143 Posts


MI
USA
143 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2013 :  09:14:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ladies, I wanted to let you know that I have just set up A Michigan Forum Farmgirl Chapter. This Chapter is open to any farmgirl that is on this forum. To join all you have to do is go here http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/Chapters/Search.asp and look up A Michigan Forum Farmgirl. Then send me your information and I will get the information out to you!


FarmGirl Sister #1081

www.mythirtyone.com/224740
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis
http://urban-eco.blogspot.com/
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cozie lady
True Blue Farmgirl

58 Posts

Amy
Mt Pleasant MI
USA
58 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2013 :  09:58:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got on the Chapter site, selected a chapter near me but it came back that the email back failed. Does that mean the chapter doesn't exist anymore? I sent a request for A Michigan Forum Chapter hope to hear from you soon.

A little about myself: I work full time outside of my home, in my early 50's. I love to crochet and I am learning to knit and quilt. Want to learn how to tat also.
I do some gardening, mainly flowers. I am have been trying my hand at vegtables and herbs the last few years. Can't wait to retire.

amy r
sister #4186
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Erin Rock
True Blue Farmgirl

103 Posts

Erin
Grand Blanc MI
USA
103 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2013 :  3:58:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay so last week was so cold I had to cancel my kid's swimming class and this week we are back in the 90's! Such a weird summer. Has anyone gotten any canning done? My kids and I have gotten quiet a bit done over the weekend.

Erin Rock (sister #4131)
Tree Huggin'
Bunny Lovin'
Dirt Worshipper!
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Yart
True Blue Farmgirl

143 Posts


MI
USA
143 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2013 :  4:23:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello ladies, I am on vacation right now, but once I get home I wil send out your membership information.


FarmGirl Sister #1081

www.mythirtyone.com/224740
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis
http://urban-eco.blogspot.com/
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brightmeadow
True Blue Farmgirl

2040 Posts

Brenda
Ray Township Michigan
USA
2040 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2013 :  05:05:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I canned 21 pints of applesauce from our Yellow Transparents - the fresh apples don't keep for any time at all. Looking forward to apple pie season when more varieties are ready!


You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands - You shall be happy and it shall be well with you. -Psalm 128.2
Visit my blogs at http://brightmeadowfarms.blogspot.com (farming) http://brightmeadowknits.blogspot.com (knitting) or my homepage at http://home.earthlink.net/~brightmeadow
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cozie lady
True Blue Farmgirl

58 Posts

Amy
Mt Pleasant MI
USA
58 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2013 :  09:24:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Green beans is all I have canned so far. It seems like it is taking forever for my tomatoes to turn red.

amy r
sister #4186
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cozie lady
True Blue Farmgirl

58 Posts

Amy
Mt Pleasant MI
USA
58 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2013 :  09:30:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do any of you girls go to the Wheatland Music Festival coming up in a few weeks. I haven't missed one in about 16 years.

amy r
sister #4186
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Yart
True Blue Farmgirl

143 Posts


MI
USA
143 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2013 :  5:19:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just wanted to say that I'm home and I put your Charter Membership Certificates in the mail! So far we have four members counting me, too! If anyone else wants to join please feel free to. This is a Chapter for any sister that is on the forum! http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/Chapters/Search.asp and look up A Michigan Forum Farmgirl


FarmGirl Sister #1081

www.mythirtyone.com/224740
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis
http://urban-eco.blogspot.com/
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Erin Rock
True Blue Farmgirl

103 Posts

Erin
Grand Blanc MI
USA
103 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2013 :  5:04:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow sounds like some awesome canning projects! I'm going to try and get some tomato stuff done this weekend but I'm not sure what's really going to happen. If I had been smart I would have gone to the farmer's market today and gotten a half bushel of tomatoes and forced myself to do it tomorrow when I know I'm going to have time. Does anyone have an absolutely can't forget to make this recipe they would like to share? So far the only recipe we love more than anything is for plain ol' strawberry jam.

Erin Rock (sister #4131)
Tree Huggin'
Bunny Lovin'
Dirt Worshipper!
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Yart
True Blue Farmgirl

143 Posts


MI
USA
143 Posts

Posted - Dec 26 2013 :  09:49:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope everyone had a Great Christmas!!!! Looking forward to an awesome New Year!!!


FarmGirl Sister #1081

www.mythirtyone.com/224740
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis
http://urban-eco.blogspot.com/
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cj6
True Blue Farmgirl

196 Posts

cj

USA
196 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2014 :  10:15:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey,everyone!
How is your new year going so far? I am officially a farmgirl :) Moved last fall to a farm in need of loving which it has been getting. Anyone help me out with some very inexpensive ways of putting in deer fencing? This is new to me and we have deer who have been in the garden area here for a few years and it's a large(huge) area. I have to get fence up before we can plant come spring.
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rhinomom2
Farmgirl in Training

21 Posts

Linda
Traverse City Michigan
USA
21 Posts

Posted - Jan 15 2016 :  09:47:16 AM  Show Profile  Click to see rhinomom2's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
It has been quite a while since I've gotten back into the chatroom (went back to college, graduated, found a new job, and we moved). So, I'm looking for find a local chapter in the Traverse City area. If anyone has one or knows of one, please let me know or contact me...thanks everyone.

Just Have Faith and Happy Glamping!
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brianna.e
True Blue Farmgirl

54 Posts

Brianna
Gladstone Michigan
USA
54 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2016 :  06:51:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi there!
do we have a local MI chapter? I am up in the UP but would love to connect online!
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Beverley
True Blue Farmgirl

2707 Posts

Beverley
atlanta Michigan
USA
2707 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2016 :  09:19:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We used to but I am not sure anymore. I am from northern Michigan on the east side. Atlanta, MI

Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog....Charles F. Doran
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Beverley with an extra E...
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