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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 choseÖ.

1.Pampered Pets (Outpost)
-Itís 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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YellowRose Posted - May 29 2020 : 3:18:36 PM
Krista I hadn't thought about it but if that's what is usually done I will too.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

MaryJanesNiece Posted - May 29 2020 : 3:00:01 PM
Sara, are you going to share your story with us once itís edited?

Jill, keep us posted on how your badge is coming along.

Krista
YellowRose Posted - May 29 2020 : 2:51:45 PM
Today while workmen repaired the wall Annie damaged; installed a ceiling fan, and new light fixture in the kitchen I hid out on my laptop. Hadn't intended to write a short story today, but I did. It's for the beginner part of Ink Slinger merit badge. I'm pleased with the story. The grammar book I ordered arrived today so tomorrow I will use it to help edit the story. After editing it I will have a friend or sister edit it again. Embarrassed to say grammar I'm weak in grammar and need all the help I can get.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

jillyd Posted - May 27 2020 : 12:30:37 PM
Thanks Krista, I've missed being on here. I'm going to work on my spinning badge.

Jill
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
YellowRose Posted - May 27 2020 : 12:26:55 PM
Thanks Krista. I ordered a book today for beginner Ink Slinger under Stitching & Crafting. Looks like I will be working on several badges as I go along.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

MaryJanesNiece Posted - May 27 2020 : 12:14:06 PM
You got this Sara. You are off to a great start!

Jill, Iím happy to hear from you. It has been awhile. I hope you are doing well. Iím so sorry to hear about your relative.

Terri, what book number are you on?

Krista
Tchr66 Posted - May 26 2020 : 07:45:30 AM
Congratulations Sue. I have really just begun working on the badges. It has helped me with sanity during some the long days. I have missed my kids at school. What badge will you be working on next? I am working on the Readin' "ritin' and 'Rythmatic now.

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
Joshua 24:15
jillyd Posted - May 25 2020 : 1:55:35 PM
Thanks Sara! I haven't been on for quite a while, life has been a bit on the crazy side. A close relative passed away just before Christmas and that has entailed a lot of paperwork and sorting out belongings. All my regular tasks got way behind. I am just now feeling that I can get back to participating here. :)

Jill
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
YellowRose Posted - May 25 2020 : 1:24:45 PM
Jill so good to hear from you. It's been a long time. I think of you every time I walk past my sheep picture made with the wool yarn you gifted me.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

jillyd Posted - May 25 2020 : 1:14:00 PM
It sounds as if it will be super pretty, Sarah! Can't wait to see a picture.

Jill
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
YellowRose Posted - May 25 2020 : 07:36:45 AM
I was mistaken about number of badges I earned - it's 5. The 5th was for making an apron. The next badge for aprons is to make one with ruffles. I had borrowed my sisters sewing machine to make the first apron but it is now packed away for her up-coming move to Paris. I do have another apron I made when I had her machine. I made it for our first Apple Festival. It's plain with a large appliqued apple on the bib so I will add ruffle at hem to match the apple. Also will add a pocket with appliqued apple. I am now pinning my bib aprons that have straps so I will take off the straps and make yo-yos out of apple fabric and sew to the safety pins. I hope this apron will be enough to earn me the badge. It's been five years in the making.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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!

Krista
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!

Jill
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.

TW

STAND FOR THE FLAG...KNEEL AT THE CROSS !
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!

Krista
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.

Krista
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?


Jill
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.

Krista
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.

Krista
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?

Krista
Dare2BUniquelyMe Posted - May 15 2019 : 11:25:21 AM
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[URL=http://s1029.photobucket.com/user/Sherrilyn_Askew/media/20190511_2121021_zpsqm6iff0b.jpg.html][/URL] After

Updated my childhood trunk. It's about 40 years old

Sherri #1350

Sherri
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Farmgirl Sister of the Year 2016

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