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Carol Posted - Feb 19 2010 : 4:11:34 PM
Hello everyone!
We just sent the next issue of our magazine off to the printer. This is the April/May issue, "Garden Secrets." In it, you'll find recipes for heirloom vegetables and grains (even homemade condiments) and for those "classic" dessert favs like whoopie pies and cream-filled cupcakes - all with organic ingredients! You'll also read about rooftop gardening and building soil fertility and learn the basics of weaving and paper making. We're excited and hope you are too! If you don't have a subscription to the magazine yet, here's the link - only $19.95 for 6 issues! Here's a preview of the cover:

If you do have a subscription, you should receive your magazine around March 11. (Those of you near postal hubs get faster delivery; rural delivery takes a little longer.) If you don't receive your magazine within about 10 days after this date, you can call the subscription department at 800-476-4611 to check on your delivery.

Farmgirl plowin' through ...

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, red wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming 'WOO HOO, what a ride!'"
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Candy C. Posted - Mar 22 2010 : 8:09:18 PM
Cool magazine huh Marcia??!! :)

Candy C.
Farmgirl Sister #977

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
child in harmony Posted - Mar 22 2010 : 4:11:12 PM
I actually stayed in the car when my 13+ yr old went into his guitar lesson. Know why? My first magazine came and I couldn't put it down.(My son didn't mind hehe).

I felt like I met a Kindred Spirit, someone who understood the workings of my own heart. I can't even name my most favorite part because most ALL was my favorite.

I do have plans to make a weaving loom for my garden though.


"Enriching,nurturing and inspiring Life with nature,animals
and the arts .. for the child and the child within"
bjhuff Posted - Mar 18 2010 : 07:12:45 AM
I love make homemade paper and I have to say that seeing it in the magazine was so awesome I make a bunch with different petals from flowers and it makes a really nice card--- Ladys should try it some time---Have kids they LOVE IT

barefootmama Posted - Mar 18 2010 : 12:06:59 AM
This will be my second magazine! I can not wait!!!!!!the outdoor bathing sounds fun and the cover has me all amped up to start my garden this year!!!

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves,for they shall never cease to be amused:)
bjhuff Posted - Mar 16 2010 : 12:12:03 PM
WOW had lunch today with another Farm Girl fro the area and found the new MJF and had to buy it and love it so much I cant wait to get threw all of the reading WEAVING IS AWESOME I just did some with my children and made book marks and so I will have to see what sort of new ideas we can come up with doing this!!!! Then I also loved the broom aprons soo cute!!!!

maggie14 Posted - Mar 15 2010 : 9:49:41 PM
me too!! I really want to make one. :)

Farmgirl sister #1219

Friendship is not something that can be bought, it is earned.
Chives Posted - Mar 15 2010 : 9:31:33 PM
I love the little broom apron. The start on weaving. I really need to get on that. Mary jane just knows what we love. Vicki
Mountain Girl Posted - Mar 15 2010 : 07:42:06 AM
Sandy, Me too on the broom apron--I've been wanting to make it since I saw it in MJ's first book. But first off I need to get a corn broom! I have one of these "modern" brooms that don't lend itself to the broom cover. JoAnn
missgive Posted - Mar 14 2010 : 8:30:02 PM
Ok - finished my first read through - ready to start my detailed read through now - it is to be savored like a great cup of tea or awesome meal -s-l-o-w-l-y to be enjoyed. Off to my next mini-vacation- a day with MJ.....

Kim (aka missgive)
Proud Farmgirl Sister #927
A Farmgirl Sister headed for my mountain home and farm in 2010.
wellswillow Posted - Mar 12 2010 : 05:34:28 AM
I love thee new issue, so many wonderful ideas! I especially appreciated the recipe conversions for gluten free. Thanks so much for thinking about those of us that need that.

I enjoy chatting with my friends.

Sisterhood Member 1114
texdane Posted - Mar 12 2010 : 05:23:00 AM
ooooooo! Can't wait to make the cute little Broom Apron for my broom!

Keep up the great work, MJF, love it, love it!


Farmgirl Sister #1155
katmom Posted - Mar 11 2010 : 9:46:53 PM
hmmm, my little "blond" brain is churning...I am thinking about enlargeing & photo copying some quilt block pictures....then decopaging them on card stock & sealing w/a spray varnish...then I can use sticky backed velcro tabs to attach my "version" of Barn Quilts on my garage door w/o doing any damage to our garage door which is metal....

>^..^< Happiness is being a katmom.
"I've never met a sewing machine I didn't like!" &

KD Earthwork Posted - Mar 11 2010 : 9:39:14 PM
I loved the spiritual feel of gardens as peacemakers and spiritually nurturing spaces.Both Mary Jane's intro and the article about laundry and living in an Amish community, touched me deeply.
Sometimes I think it's just as important, the vibes from the garden, than eating the food therein.

I believe the good positivity and the love given to the earth, reflecting back on you is maybe as much a statement of peace, a revolution.Maybe it can help save this earth.

When I met Mary Jane the most impressive thing to me (believe me there is alot to be impressed by), was her deep calm, a rootedness and presence. I try to gain something like this in my daily meditations.But I have not mastered this calm that Mary Jane imbibes.
Carrie W Posted - Mar 08 2010 : 10:40:56 AM
Thinking about doing a garage quilt, too. My hubby promised a "canvas" and then I'll hang it about the garage door since it is a two story building with a workshop above. It will be visible to traffic coming from the south on the major road out of Argyle...runs right past the end of our road.

Spent the morning outside on Sunday, wandering the property (all one half acre of it :) )and planning my spring and summer projects. Also peeked into my Tag A Long camper and breathed in that outdoorsy smell that is so exciting....makes me want to sleep outside!!

So glad to have the spring issue of MJF magazine to keep me going when the sun hides and the temp dips down below freezing. We'll keep hanging in there!!


Farmgirl Sisterhood #147

Tis better to weep at joy than to joy at weeping--Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
maggie14 Posted - Mar 06 2010 : 11:11:50 PM
I love the "Barn Quilt" garage door thing too Grace! It is so cute!! I love it!

Farmgirl sister #1219

Friendship is not something that can be bought, it is earned.
kristin sherrill Posted - Mar 06 2010 : 11:38:53 AM
I got mine the other day and my hubby's been reading it. He found the article on honey and cinnamon. I think he's been converted, ya'll! I have skimmed through it and will start reading soon. There are some really good looking articles in this one.


Happiness is simple.
RaspberryBee Posted - Mar 05 2010 : 1:55:27 PM
My postal box was happy today!!! MJF mag and DVD's from Amazon :-) Do you think I can wait to read the magazine till next friday when I fly to Houston??? I am going to try my best - fingers crossed.

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
-Henry David Thoreau-
beadbabe Posted - Mar 05 2010 : 1:09:02 PM
My loom has been idle for far too long...looking forward to some inspiration!

Sister #1217

If you ask me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud. ~Emile Zola
Laila Posted - Mar 05 2010 : 05:28:54 AM
WooHoo! I got my copy yesterday. Another great issue. Thanks to everyone who put it all together!

maggie14 Posted - Mar 04 2010 : 7:38:38 PM
I got it today and love it!!! I am reading it cover to cover tonight!!!

Farmgirl sister #1219

Friendship is not something that can be bought, it is earned.
katmom Posted - Mar 04 2010 : 7:32:17 PM
hey Julia, I'm already 1/2 way through!...& I luv the cute "barn Quilt" idea on the garage why didn't think of that!

>^..^< Happiness is being a katmom.
"I've never met a sewing machine I didn't like!" &

Julia Posted - Mar 04 2010 : 5:27:35 PM
Yeah!!!!!!!!!!! Mine came today!!!!! Skimmed through it, but will devour it tomorrow, to busy today! Love MJF magazine!

For tomorrow and its needs I do not pray, but keep me, guide me, love me, Lord just for today.
St. Augustine

#440 (turner hill studio)
katmom Posted - Mar 04 2010 : 4:57:41 PM
Wahooo!, just got back from the mailbox & guess what I got???
Yepadoodle, my MJF magazine...ok, off to open a can of soup for hubby's dinner, fix myself a cup of tea, snag a few cookies & go plant myself on the dofa and read my magazine....what? you think I'm kidding?
Hey Kim, pass me a cup of that yummy blueberry tea...please...

Happiness is being a katmom.
"I've never met a sewing machine I didn't like!" &

CherryPie Posted - Mar 04 2010 : 4:54:53 PM
Mine just arrived today!! I'm sitting down now with some iced blueberry tea to enjoy it.

Kimberly Ann
Farmgirl Sister #225
Crochet Geek, Newbie Fiddler, Would-be Farmer, Backyard Chicken Rancher, Eager Podcaster
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whymsicalmysfit Posted - Mar 04 2010 : 4:09:25 PM
sorry I goofed here is my web adress I was so excited I put an! oooops hahaha Handmade Paper, Handspun Hand Dyed Art Yarn, Handmade Herbal soaps THANKS & Enjoy as for now Im off to work on the site my goal is to have it done by the end of the nite DIGGIN DEEP FOR MY FARMGIRL POWER!!

"May all your weeds be wildflowers"

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