Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges
3. Disconnect to Reconnect
- Unplug for the weekend. Turn off your computer, your phone, your TV, radio, stereo, cell phone, and other electronic gadgets from Friday night at 5 pm to Sunday night at 9 pm. Enjoy activities such as sewing, reading, and cooking outdoors.
- Gather up a few close farmgirl friends and head for the hills. Stay in a rustic camping cabin or even go tent camping for a weekend. Do not take cell phones or other gadgets with you. Enjoy the beauty that the natural world provides without distraction. Be safe. Don’t get lost.
- Head for the hills again, but this time take only YOU. Pets are allowed.
*Note — if you are a mom and cannot leave your child behind, it is okay to bring them along. Help them learn how to appreciate nature without all the electronic background noise that is so much a part of our lives.
- Rejuvenate yourself by reading, writing in a journal or working on a book. Take extra pride in yourself as a self-sufficient farmgirl. If you can, go two days without needing to speak to another person.
January, 2008 Edition