A farmgirl believes in the strong arms of friendship, community, and the just plain fun of being together. A farmgirl takes joy in the quiet satisfaction of making things with her own hands. She exudes kindness, grace, humility, gentleness, patience and generosity, and loves the simple pleasures in life. A farmgirl is loyal and caring, especially when it comes to her family, friends, and community. She gives generously of her time and talents. Farmgirls love to get together to share their ideas. She can be with or without fields and stock. Farmgirl is a condition of the heart.
So, gather up your “farmgirl at heart” friends (maybe you already gather together as a book or knitting group) and join in the fun of hopping on our wagon.
Farmgirl Chapter ideas are endless. Here’s what our Boots, Bonnets and Braids Farmgirl Chapter of Fillmore, California, is doing:
I couldn’t just send one pic - we just had so much fun! In most of the pics, we’re either laughing or being silly. We had a total of 9 girls - we’ll probably have 3 times that many at our next meeting. Everyone wanted to bring a friend next time - not to mention those that desperately wanted to come but had other obligations. We had a wonderful potluck and talked, then I shared the MaryJanesFarm mags and book and we chatted, then we tried an ice breaker game (like we needed it). It was hilarious - it was the quietest 5 min. as we tried to answer what I thought were easy questions. After we finished laughing about the game, we talked about what the girls wanted out of our get-togethers, project ideas, etc. ... we started writing them down, but just had so many we didn’t get them all down. (I’ve proposed to the girls that we meet once a month for a social gathering - at that time decide on 3–4 things we would be interested in doing that month and assign them a day. For instance: 1st Sun. of Nov.: Social Gathering, 2nd Sun.: Canning, 3rd Sun.: Make beeswax candles, 4th Sun.: Spend time with elderly and walk labyrinth. This set-up allows them to pick and choose what they’re interested in, but then the large group can gather to socialize once a month.)