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lovingewe
True Blue Farmgirl

212 Posts

marlyn-neleh
norwood Ontario
Canada
212 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2010 :  8:03:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What types of things do you like to do with your girlfriends?

I grew up in a Mennonite Community where we quilted with kids crawling around your legs. That was a day out! Or you did a canning bee.It always centered around work.

I no longer live there and find my friendships are more personal. We go for all day walks in the woods. Have picnic in a park ( just women). These are free events but are really bonding.

What do you do?

Marlyn

http://sweetlocuslane.blogspot.com

classygram
True Blue Farmgirl

1812 Posts

Brenda
Pleasant Hill Mo.
USA
1812 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2010 :  06:00:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Many of my girlfriends have a passion for reading. We like to get together with a cup of tea and of course a little sweet something. And talk about what we are reading and sharing and swapping books. It's a good time of catching up with what is going on in our families. And always lots of hugs. I come away with a happy heart and ready to take on whatever is set for me. Girlfriends are one of the special gifts God has given us. That is why I love MJF so much. You always have a farm girlfriend there to learn from, laugh and cry with. And Marlyn isn't being out in nature so reviving! I can remember when I was little my mom and her best friend and of course me, would go out in the woods for long walks in the fall. We alway would find some bittersweet and bring it home. Its nice when you still have a few good memories. Well pray that this is a good day for all and maybe contact with a girlfriend!!
Hugs, Brenda

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matter compared to what lies within us."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seek reasons to Love..In every sigment of everyday-look for something that brings forth within you a feeling of Love-Abraham Hicks
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smiley
True Blue Farmgirl

650 Posts

lea
pea ridge arkansas
USA
650 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2010 :  7:50:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I guess most of my girlfriends are the moms in our 4-h club. We do potlucks alot and some card game nights.
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TeresaJ25
True Blue Farmgirl

975 Posts

Teresa
Medford NY
USA
975 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2010 :  1:22:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is hard finding the time to foster friendships when there are little ones running around! My girlfriends and I will enjoy a breakfast or lunch out when the kiddies are back in school. We sit for hours just chatting and catching up.

~Teresa
Farmgirl Sister #1348

*Anyone can criticize and complain and predict doom and gloom.
Be the person who fills the room with sunshine!
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Faransgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

895 Posts

Beth
Houston Texas
USA
895 Posts

Posted - Aug 01 2010 :  08:03:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All my close girlfriends are horse people. We do day trips to parks that allow horseback riding, or load up the horses and go to the beach for the day. Recently we took a long weekend and went to the Happy Horse Hotel and road the McKinny Roughs for 4 days. If we want something quick and free we ride our horses on the abandoned golf course behind the stable where most of us keep our horses. When we aren't riding we volunteer at the rodeos or local horse events.

Farmgirl Sister 572

When manure happens just say "WOO HOO Fertilizer".
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melody
True Blue Farmgirl

3239 Posts

Melody
The Great North Woods in the Land of Hiawatha
USA
3239 Posts

Posted - Aug 01 2010 :  10:16:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's kinda funny but when the "girls" go out we usually meet at a local restaurant-

Our poor waitress...we gab and laugh for a very long time. It's better than therapy and cheaper too!

Melody
Farmgirl #525
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emsmommy5
True Blue Farmgirl

1547 Posts

Angie
Buckley WA
USA
1547 Posts

Posted - Aug 01 2010 :  3:24:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I often wish for more time for girlfriends and more girlfriends to have time with! Life is crazy busy and I don't even have little kids anymore!!!

Do what you love, love what you do.
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4HMom
True Blue Farmgirl

720 Posts

Kelly
Montana
720 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2010 :  07:59:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got to spend the day with a girlfriend yesterday....we sewed up a storm! I packed up my machine and some projects and went to her house (she has an awesome sewing room). We chatted and laughed all day! She started a new quilt and I finished up some wedding gifts. That's the best way to spend a day for me!

"Be the change you want to see in the world" -Gandhi
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ruralfarmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

4309 Posts

Rene'
Prosser WA
USA
4309 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2010 :  11:42:34 AM  Show Profile  Send ruralfarmgirl a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I love project night with my girlfriends. We all meet at one of our homes, bring whatever project we are working on (and a couple bottles of prosser's finest) and work and gab. Not that we are solving the worlds problems mind you, but we are having a blast. There is no friends like girlfriends.

Circumstances made us FRIENDS; MaryJanesFarm made us SISTERS :)

Rene'Groom~

Farmgirl Sister #185
www.Prosserfarmgirls.ning.com


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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2010 :  3:29:37 PM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
We craft, have cocktails. About twice a year we have a naked lady party and exchange all the clothes we don't want (not actually naked-it's just called that). So, twice a year I get a whole new wardrobe. LOL!

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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corrabelle
True Blue Farmgirl

71 Posts

Corrabelle
Hamilton, Morrowville ontario, Kansas
71 Posts

Posted - Aug 29 2010 :  8:45:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I find that we have the best times when we ARE doing something work centred...like a bunch of us will get together and organize one of our kitchens or art studios, or have a sewing night, or paint a friend's "baby" room, that sort of thing.
It always ends up turning into a party, as of COURSE we bring snacks, music, and talk about when we were kids...

Corrabelle
http://themayberrysparrow.com
A Kansas gal living in Ontario. Sigh.

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vintagediva1
True Blue Farmgirl

1251 Posts

Michele
Brighton Michigan
USA
1251 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2010 :  1:11:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a group of girlfriends that I went to High School with. We are all 60 now.
Some of us have stayed in touch all that time and some of us have just recently reconnected. We are all so different but having shared those formative teen years gives a common ground. Some of us were very good friends in school and some just acquaintances but we now find these to be some of our most important relationships. We are all so willing to support each other and lift each other up.
We get together for dinner and are trying to arrange a weekend at a cottage next summer. Most of us live in Michigan and 2 live in Colorado now.
We talk almost daily on facebook and most of the gals actually helpe me organize and run a charity auction for my granddaughter a few years ago.
They are the best
Michele

www.2vintagedivas.etsy.com
www.sissyandsisterstitch.etsy.com
www.sissyandsisterstitch.artfire.com

Love that good ole vintage junk
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blackantsnpeonys
True Blue Farmgirl

151 Posts

Denise
Hinckley Illinois
USA
151 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2010 :  11:05:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like to invite my girlfriends over for tea or a light lunch when the weather gets cooler. We just chat and share our needs for prayer, laugh, offer advice, encourage each other. Nothing super fancy, just time well spent enjoying each others company. NO WORK!
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delicia
True Blue Farmgirl

917 Posts

delicia
cincinnati ohio
USA
917 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2010 :  3:04:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am going on a 4 day trip with some friends from Church. we are going to Gatlinburg and we do that every other year. All the ladies from our Church go on the off yr. I have a great friend and we go to flea markets, garage sales, junking, movies and on Saturday we are going to the Creation Museum. I am blessed to have wonderful friends.
delicia
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Sue Feely
True Blue Farmgirl

1044 Posts

Sue
Buffalo New York
USA
1044 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2010 :  11:13:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My closest friend and I love to go shopping, dont get the wrong idea, its mostly food shopping! But when we do that food ahopping for our families, we always go out for a little breakfast or lunch!
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traildancer
True Blue Farmgirl

485 Posts

Loyce
Glide OR
USA
485 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2010 :  09:31:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My girlfriend gatherings usually involve horses. Throughout the winter we have a standing date of 2pm at the Ranch to ride if it's not raining. Each summer the Cast Iron Butt Club takes a week-long pack trip into a wilderness. This August we packed in the Eagle Cap Wilderness in eastern Oregon. What a wonderful time to enjoy each other, the beauty of nature and the strenghth and power of our horses.

The trail is the thing.... Louis L'Amour
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happydaze
True Blue Farmgirl

136 Posts

lorraine
atlanta ni
USA
136 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2010 :  3:01:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our group"Stitch and [bleep]" meets on Thurs. usually at my house, we have a dedicated room to store our stuff and play in and a sign posted GURLS ONLY. we have field trips now and then, like to a craft store or into Amish Country, walks in the woods looking for Possibilities whatever we feel like at the moment. Sometimes we titch, sometimes not, but we always have fun
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Country Girl 06
Farmgirl in Training

11 Posts

Danyelle
Haughton Louisiana
USA
11 Posts

Posted - Jan 02 2011 :  6:06:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My best friend and I enjoy taking walks or bike rides and just talking and spending time together away from the hustle and bustle of life and school. We usually find a pier, sit by the bayou, or find a cozy spot under some shade trees. During this time we might read a good book, watch the sunset, talk about horses, make some jokes, or contemplate the meaning of life. We might not always have time to see each other but we are always there for each other when we need it. She isn't my best friend, she is my true friend.

True friendship is a rare feeling, but when it is found
It has profound impact on our well-being, strength, and character.


Just a girl with big dreams.
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Windy Meadows Farm
Farmgirl in Training

40 Posts

Mary
Ohio
USA
40 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2017 :  09:59:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I enjoyed reading these ideas from past posts...it's a new year's resolution of mine and I appreciate your thoughts! We all get so wrapped up in the "must do's" on our list, it's hard to squeeze in time for just visiting and catching up. I'm determined to make it happen!

Mary
https://windymeadowsfarm.blogspot.com/
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RaynaFadden
Farmgirl at Heart

3 Posts

Rayna
Atlanta GU
USA
3 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2017 :  05:49:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shopping, lunch/dinner.....
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