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Greenwoman
True Blue Farmgirl

55 Posts

Michelle
Oregon
USA
55 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  10:16:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
batz, I don't do specifically theme magical gardens, but my garden is full of herbs that I use for magical purposes, including the charms I make, the goddesses I knit and stuff with herbs, herbal remedies and energetic elixirs.

Here are a few of the garden posts on my blog (though there are lots of them . . .) I guess the whole place just has the "witchy farmgirl" theme, and I don't divide it up. :D

http://greenwoman.wordpress.com/?s=herb+garden

hugs!

Michelle
http://greenwoman.wordpress.com
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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  12:27:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whay part of Oregon do you live in Michelle? I lived in Klamath Falls, Salem & Newburg in the 1970's & early 1980's....I seemed to be a travelin' girl until I hit my 50's then had had enough though I hope someday to return home to Missouri before i get too old. I really like your blog...the pics are so nice....Michele'

Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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Annie S
True Blue Farmgirl

756 Posts

Annie
Custer S.D.
USA
756 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  12:38:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michelle, love, love, love your garden! It has a tame, but wild feeling about it. I got a very wonderful feeling looking at the pictures. Wish you could come out here and help me get things going for my gardens. You have such a hand at creating such wonder. Thank you for sharing your lovely garden. It was a such a treat.
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Rosemary
True Blue Farmgirl

1820 Posts


Virginia
USA
1820 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  12:57:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Witchy sisters, do you think Mary Jane & Co. would be willing to create a whole forum category for us, with subtopics as they evolve? We're at 62 pages now, strictly linear, and with so many different topics we might want to dig into, it would be so nice to have that option. To avoid alarming some other FarmGirls who equate "witch" with all sorts of unholy things, maybe it could be called "Free Spirit FarmGirls" or The Gaia Group or something. Anyone think this would have a prayer's chance in (insert your least favorite place here) of this happening? Is it even an idea worth pursuing? If so, how to go about it? Blessings, all :-)
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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  5:12:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really like your idea Rosemary...I too think this would be a nice section to have...how about the title "Mother Earth hens"? Its a shame that the word Witch can get so many bad thoughts or opinions when mainly we are just Earth Mothers who see outside the box. In all the States I have lived in Massachusetts is the only one that I can tell people & they don't bat an eye over it. As for what needs to be done I bet if you personally emailed Maryjane with the request in a loving manner she might help us with it...if she has reserves you could post it on here for us to voice our acceptance of it & how it would be a benefit to us that follow Earth magic. I bet she is open minded that if enough of us requested a special area for us she would do it for us. I can't image it being a odd request since aren't farm girls also in a sense Earth mothers as well? Michele'

Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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Rosemary
True Blue Farmgirl

1820 Posts


Virginia
USA
1820 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  5:26:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, Michele, I guess it's worth a try. Is there someone among us who has a somewhat close relationship (even if only online) to MJ's "inner circle"? Hmm, that term takes on a whole new meaning in this context, doesn't it? :-) Maybe there's even somone in the Moscow, Idaho, neighborhood who could bring it up face-to-face.
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TeJo
Farmgirl in Training

39 Posts

Teresa
Shelby AL
USA
39 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  6:13:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was perusing the forums and came across this one. I wondered if there were any of you out there.... So, I'll just ramble along and see what comes out of my head.
I'm sort of a novice to Mary Jane's; thinking of joining the Sisterhood and working on some badges. Maybe it will help me to organize my thoughts, and my life. I KNOW there is much to be learned.
I've always considered myself a witch, since I was very young. Most people think I'm nuts or some sort of lunatic if I mention this. My husband accused me of "witching" him when we first met. LOL, Maybe I did, in my own way. I feel that learning to live in this world, with this earth, and all it has to offer, to use what Mother Nature has given us, is just the way we should be. I'm just who I am, trying to figure it out as I go along. I know that there is more to this life than the things we can see or touch. I don't really practice any magick, as such, I just do what feels right to me at the time. I read and try to learn as much as I can. I'm very sensitive to the moon, the weather and energy from other people. I communicate with animals, each in it's own way. Not like "The Pet Psychic", I just sort of know what they want. Even the local snakes and lizards and such. I can sort of feel the energy of a place or situation and know whether it's a good idea to be there or not. I tend to "go where others don't think to".
I don't belong to any group, as the ones I've interacted with seemed, in the end, to be mostly a group of younger folks just searching for something, and not really finding it.
I would love to be able to interact and share with others who won't think I'm totally wack-a-do.
I still need to go back and read the previous posts, I only read the first 2 and lat 2 pages of this topic. and I do think it would be a good idea to approach MJ about a category, it would help to be able to have sub-topics to be able to more easily find specific issues.
I guess I've rambled enough for the moment.
BB, y'all.
T

To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn't afraid of facing challenges.
- Paulo Coelho -
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Rosemary
True Blue Farmgirl

1820 Posts


Virginia
USA
1820 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  6:31:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome, Teresa! It's awesome that you're going to try to work through all the pages of this thread. Whew!

I know what you mean about many groups out there. I've been involved in several, and even started one myself -- my best friend today is one of many blessed remnants of that experience in my life today. There's so much diversity in the broader neopagan community that it can really be daunting to find a good fit. For those of us who are satisfied to "DIY," a forum like this can be lovely. I hope you'll stick around. The Farmgirl Connection in general, not just this part of it, has been a valuable resource for me. I like how well-moderated it is, and how everyone generally seems to respect everyone else's uniqueness.
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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  8:32:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you go Rosemary! all she can say is yes or no...& if its no we still have this at least to talk to each other...so either was in a sense we win...we can still talk....Michele'

Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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valleygal
Farmgirl in Training

42 Posts

Cheryl
Warsaw NY
USA
42 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  8:38:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am a spiritualist, but would like to join ya all!

without creativity, we cannot be!
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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  07:41:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think Cheryl you will find that all are welcome here....I consider myself a Earth Mother & green witch but I am also ordained & helped in a Baptist wedding with a dear friend. i also think of myself as spiritual not religious but I accept that all religions have the right to be. I think its wonderful that we can all get together here no matter what our beliefs are & enjoy each other. I think being pure of heart in your beliefs is what matters most plus everyone has something to share with others & I welcome you to this & hope that as time goes by we will find some priceless friendships that we hold dear....Michele'

Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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TeJo
Farmgirl in Training

39 Posts

Teresa
Shelby AL
USA
39 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  08:02:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well said, Michele!

To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn't afraid of facing challenges.
- Paulo Coelho -
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Annie S
True Blue Farmgirl

756 Posts

Annie
Custer S.D.
USA
756 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  10:38:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michele, that was s0 beautiful and enlightening. You have a way with words. Welcome Cheryl. I think you'll learn a great deal from everyone here.
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Annie S
True Blue Farmgirl

756 Posts

Annie
Custer S.D.
USA
756 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  10:53:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too am very much for our own forum category. I hope MJ is opened minded and realizes that there are a lot of us out there - as she can see from our threads.
Teresa, forgot to say a warm welcome to you as well. Loved reading what you had posted. Look forward to hearing more from you. You're right - it's not easy being who we are. People have the wrong perception of us and what we believe in and don't seem to want to open their minds and listen to us. That's why it is so nice to have this opportunity here to talk to others and learn.
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mtngirljon
True Blue Farmgirl

539 Posts

Jonnie
Webster Texas
USA
539 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  11:44:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think that maybe all we would have to do is request a henhouse of our own . . . I'm not sure what the process is for that.

Jonnie
Farmgirl #648

"Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you" - Maori Proverb

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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  2:49:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok ladies I requested thur email a hen house for us with Maryjane....if she accepts it will hopefully come about & be called 'Mother Earth Hens' I have stated to her it will accept all religions & beliefs but that we earth based religion/belief would benefit greatly with a henhouse of our own that would be organized so we could chat without losing touch. I hope that was OK Rosemary, I am a capricorn & sometimes I just have to do things so i hope i did not step on your toes....if you have already emailed her with a request there is nothing that says there can not be 2 houses set up. Michele'

Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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Rosemary
True Blue Farmgirl

1820 Posts


Virginia
USA
1820 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  5:03:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yay Michele! Trust a Witch (and a Capricorn, at that!) to take hold of a situation and turn it into something beneficial for all :-)

I think to join a henhouse, you have to do the $20-a-year Farmgirl thing, with the badge and number and everything, right? I've been avoiding that because of how tight money is around here, but for this, I'd manage to come up with the "scratch."

Let us know if you hear back. Ooh...can't wait!
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adnama
True Blue Farmgirl

171 Posts

inge
fargo north dakota
USA
171 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  5:19:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
as would I. The ND witch.
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TeJo
Farmgirl in Training

39 Posts

Teresa
Shelby AL
USA
39 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  5:29:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As would I, and yes you done good, Michele.

To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn't afraid of facing challenges.
- Paulo Coelho -
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Greenwoman
True Blue Farmgirl

55 Posts

Michelle
Oregon
USA
55 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  5:48:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm still pretty new to these here forums and not sure exactly what a "hen house" is, but love the idea of having a "Mother Earth Hens" or farmgirls or whatever gathering place.

Michele, you asked what part of Oregon I'm in--I'm halfway between Portland and the coast, closest to a little blink-and-you'll-miss-it town called Gaston but not far from Hillsboro and Forest Grove.

Also, a few of you complimented my blog, thank you so much! It's a labor of love.

Teresa, Cheryl, Adnama, welcome! I am very new, but I figure I can still say welcome. :D

I love this time of year, everything is waking up, and every once in a while it's warm enough to step outside and talk to the garden and the trees. It's so exciting and full of magic. We have snowdrops and violets blooming, and the crocuses in town are blooming, and the daffodils have poked up aboveground. Of course everything is mud, mud mud, but the chickens are laying again and the fruit trees are ready to be pruned and I just start to feel like beautiful new things are on the way. Every Spring, I think Spring is my favorite. Then fall comes around and fall is my favorite . . . go figure.

Michelle
http://greenwoman.wordpress.com
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pinkwitchy~farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

230 Posts

Beverly
Lee's Summit MO
USA
230 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  6:00:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MM~
Hello ladies :) I've posted here before but it's been a while......I still "stalk" the thread though, through subscription.... I'm LOVING all the talk about our own henhouse, etc...... You can count me in on whatever is approved or if "numbers" are needed :)

BB
Beverly


Farmgirl Sister 1575* * * It is often the bend in the road that makes life worth the drive * * *

Edited by - pinkwitchy~farmgirl on Feb 20 2011 6:01:41 PM
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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Feb 21 2011 :  08:28:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am so glad I didn't step on am hens feet going ahead & trying to set up a hen house....the link to the Henhouse kept kicking me back & saying it was denied arrival......I guess since my broom hasn't been used in many yrs it has gotten old & tired & decided not to help me get this to Maryjane....but I decided another route that may work...keep toes & fingers crossed.....I get emails from the guy who sends us are badges & accepts our subscription into the sisterhood & I kept the 1st email for just in case...well I told him I may be being a bad hen but could he forward the info to the right person....So my wonderful Witchy hens I am hoping that with all the info I gave him...yes I admit I surely sucked up to him for this.....Maybe I will get a positive reply back & in the near future we will have a offical hen house for us. & yes to get into the hen houses I think you do have to be a paying member....i have little in my life that I need or want to I treated myself to the membership & have been so happy with it. but even if we get the hen house I will still stay with this group as well for those who can't be on the other...that way I gt 2 happy places to hang out in.....Michele'

Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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Rosemary
True Blue Farmgirl

1820 Posts


Virginia
USA
1820 Posts

Posted - Feb 21 2011 :  08:33:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good going, Michele. I do think the second course you've taken is the one most likely to get attention. Let's see. Where did I put that $20 I was saving for a rainy day...?
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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Feb 21 2011 :  09:09:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes I am hoping Rosemary that the Earth mothers are looking upon this as a worthy cause for all of us & it is honored. I sure do understand the $ for rainy days...this last year my husbands civilian company downsized & he was let go in April Thank goodness for the unemployment & his Army Reserve pay...Last Month he was activated to the Regular Army to be deployed to Afghanistan in about 2 weeks...We have been thur this before when he was unemployed before they activated him to go to Iraq back in 2004...I thank goodness am the keeper of the $ for this household & am very careful where it goes.....I also belong to a great food Co-op where I can buy grains, oats, flours, raw sugar ect at 50 lbs...Except for the oats which I feed to the chickens wet in the winter the other stuff will last more than a year for just the 2 of us. Right now I have a huge old white enamel cook pot on the stove cooking up black beans & red kidney beans that once near done will be mixed with deer meat for a chili...that should last the whole week...I made enough to take over to a friend for her family for supper one night as well. yeah I know this has nothing Witchy but I guess its my way of being a good Earth Mother...lol...Feeding people has always made me happy....those in the south will get this as we were raised when someone came to the door to visit we fed them! With all the snow she can't come to my door but I can get to hers. Michele'

Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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mtngirljon
True Blue Farmgirl

539 Posts

Jonnie
Webster Texas
USA
539 Posts

Posted - Feb 21 2011 :  09:25:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, Michele. Kevin will get your message to the right person most likely. If he doesn't, we might try to contact Brian or Meg. Not sure which sets up the henhouses. I've dealt with all of them and they are all very helpful and cooperative.

Jonnie
Farmgirl #648

"Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you" - Maori Proverb

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