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MaryJanesNiece Posted - Oct 22 2015 : 7:57:05 PM
I am excited to begin working on my merit badges and sharing my experiences with everyone! After much debating I was finally able to pick the top 4 badges I plan to accomplish first!
I chose….

1.Pampered Pets (Outpost)
-It’s important to me that my pets are healthy and will live a long happy life. Knowing what is best for them will allow me to enhance their life.

2. Bread Making (Farm Kitchen)
-I have always enjoyed cooking and now look forward to a better way of cooking.

3. Embroidery (Stitching and Crafting)
- Would love to make something special for my baby boy just like my Grandma Butters made for me.

4. Water Conservation (Cleaning Up)
- I love the idea of helping save the planet as well as help me save money on my bill.

With that in mind, what merit badges do you fellow farmgirls plan on accomplishing first? Or working towards right now? Any of them hold a special meaning that drives you to accomplish one over another?

Much luck and enjoyment in your merit badge experiences!
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MaryJanesNiece Posted - Nov 13 2019 : 1:03:52 PM
MaryJane, love the goals calendar idea! That would be the sort of thing I would need to stay on track lol!

jillyd Posted - Nov 12 2019 : 6:58:18 PM
I also love the idea of a binder for Merit Badges. I have created one with the badges that I want to work on and the certificates of the ones I've got. But I'd love one with check lists and goal setting calendars etc. What a great idea!

Farmgirl #6748

"When life gets super crazy, do your art. It helps you remember the exquisite, imaginary, delightful, lovely side of what is otherwise sometimes a bit much" Sylvia Olsen
MaryJane Posted - Nov 12 2019 : 10:01:06 AM
Thank you Vicki for your Merit Badge binder book idea. We might be able to pull it off. It would be a fun project for us for sure.

If we think we can swing it, watch for its launch in our January Sister Issue that will arrive in your email box January 1, 2020 with a link to the binder for sale over in our Sisterhood Supplies on our main website.

P.S. In the back of the binder we'd also include a Merit Badge Goals Calendar--good way to start the new year.

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
Tumbleweed Posted - Nov 11 2019 : 8:08:33 PM
That's cool Lori.I like to get out amoung the trees and just listen to nature and pray or meditate.


Grateful, Thankful and Blessed!

MaryJanesNiece Posted - Nov 11 2019 : 2:49:08 PM
Sue, that is awesome! Which badge did you complete? Good luck with all your other badges and projects you plan to accomplish!

Vicki, that is a good idea! Maybe have some check off lists as you complete each part of the goal! And a place to take notes! Great idea!

Krissel Posted - Nov 11 2019 : 06:03:09 AM
I wish I could order a merit badge book of topics/ goals so I can use it for the work. Printing is expensive for me!

Farmgirl#7588 Fishgirl Farm Chapter member.
Laughter makes the heart strong!
suewPA Posted - Nov 09 2019 : 05:52:48 AM
Hi everyone! I just submitted my first merit badge application and am excited to keep going! I had no idea this was available- so many of the merit badge topics are things I have been doing for years!
I decided to start with some of those things, which will also motivate to accomplish some of the projects that have been waiting for me to get moving!
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Oct 09 2019 : 10:27:36 AM
Jill, that's a good idea. I'll ask her! Hopefully you can work on your dyeing badge soon. The holidays make things a little crazy.

jillyd Posted - Oct 08 2019 : 10:13:20 AM
I want to work on my dyeing badge, but won't realistically have time this month. Good luck finding people to teach crochet. I've counted my 4-H members when considering people that I've taught. Does your niece have a couple of friends who would like to learn to?

Farmgirl #6748

"When life gets super crazy, do your art. It helps you remember the exquisite, imaginary, delightful, lovely side of what is otherwise sometimes a bit much" Sylvia Olsen
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Oct 07 2019 : 2:05:59 PM
Anyone working on a badge? I'm currently working on my advanced crochet badge. I need to teach 4 more people how to crochet. My niece asked me earlier this week if I would teach her. I told her yes, but we just need to find some time. After I teach her I will be down to 3 more. Oh how I love to crochet.

MaryJanesNiece Posted - Jul 12 2019 : 1:14:58 PM
Lori, thank you for sharing with me. That is very interesting. I will have to try the night time relaxation one. There are nights when I have so much running through my head that it's hard to fall asleep. I bet if I tried that I may be able to fall asleep sooner and stay relaxed. It's amazing how much of a difference relaxation and meditation can do for your mind.

loribeck Posted - Jul 11 2019 : 8:07:06 PM
Krista, you had asked me a while back what I do for meditation. I have a room that I like to use because I am comfortable there. I sit on the floor Indian style and place my hands on my knees, palms facing up. I try to remove myself from everything going on around me and just let numbers float around in my head. I know it sounds strange but it really works. Sometimes I just think about different words. Whatever words decide to enter my mind. I find it to be relaxing. Another meditation I try is lying in bed and getting ready to sleep. I focus on relaxing my body starting at the toes and moving up. It is a way to relieve tension. It really does help.

Lori Beck
MaryJanesNiece Posted - May 15 2019 : 1:10:43 PM
Wow Sherri! That looks good! What do you plan on storing in your trunk?

Dare2BUniquelyMe Posted - May 15 2019 : 11:25:21 AM
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Updated my childhood trunk. It's about 40 years old

Sherri #1350

Sister #1350
Farmgirl Sister of the Year 2016
aidanm Posted - Apr 03 2019 : 9:38:53 PM
Been submitting so much since I was on hiatus for a few months, but still actively doing things for badges! Is anyone else doing badges centered around Earth Day for April? I'm aiming for Herbs and Outstepping this month.

California Country Girl transplant from Ohio - Bibliophile & Blogger -
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MaryJanesNiece Posted - Feb 04 2019 : 6:52:06 PM
Lori, what are you thinking so far of the meditation and relaxation? Do you feel more peaceful?

loribeck Posted - Feb 03 2019 : 5:55:46 PM
I am working on Mindfulness Meditation intermediate level, Relaxation intermediate and expert level, and Civic Heritage beginner level. I am loving this so much and learning so many new things.

Lori Beck
loribeck Posted - Feb 03 2019 : 5:51:45 PM
[quote]Originally posted by JennyBryant7807

Trying out my Chill-Over powder. This one was a success with the 5 teenagers in the house! I used one can of organic coconut milk, 1/2 sugar,1/2 cup shredded coconut, and 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits on a graham cracker crust.

Mom-wife-teacher of littles-Farmgirl
That sounds delicious! I need to try that one.

Lori Beck
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Jan 30 2019 : 5:07:02 PM
Congratulations Jenny! I like the idea of sewing your badges onto a bag. I don't have any suggestions on how since I'm inexperienced with sewing, but I would love to see it as you move along!

JennyBryant7807 Posted - Jan 30 2019 : 07:35:27 AM
I recently applied for my first badges. I have purchased a plain muslin bag and plan to sew all my earned badges on it. What suggestions do you have to print them off onto transfer paper? Can't wait to get started filling it up!

Mom-wife-teacher of littles-Farmgirl
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Jan 28 2019 : 1:02:44 PM
Jenny, your coconut one sounds amazing! I want to give it a try. The lemonade one sounds a bit to sweet for me. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us!

KnyttWytch Posted - Jan 26 2019 : 09:09:45 AM
Originally posted by debbieklann

Mary Jane has a chill over powder that is used to make desserts, etc. It's a healthy version of a "gelatin" powder.

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Ah right! Hmm not a great dessert lover so might give this a miss :D (although at this time of the year a crumble can be nice!)

#6958 Disabled knitter and stitcher (lover of real food!)
JennyBryant7807 Posted - Jan 26 2019 : 09:05:41 AM
Debbie- I actually made two, one with a crust and one without. The one with a crust was awful! It tasted gritty, but the one without a crust was fine.

Mom-wife-teacher of littles-Farmgirl
debbieklann Posted - Jan 26 2019 : 08:51:36 AM
Mary Jane has a chill over powder that is used to make desserts, etc. It's a healthy version of a "gelatin" powder.

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
KnyttWytch Posted - Jan 26 2019 : 08:49:33 AM
What is chill over powder?

#6958 Disabled knitter and stitcher (lover of real food!)

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