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5 acre Farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1007 Posts

~~~*Terri*~~~
WA.
USA
1007 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2021 :  10:07:28 AM  Show Profile
Wow !
What happened to this wonderful site ? Theres hardly anyone here anymore...How can we spike everyones interest again ?
In the 90s and early 2000s there were hundreds of posts a day....
Anyone have any ideas ?
And maybe its ran its course...!??
Again Ideas anyone?

Farmgirl Sister #368
~~*Terri*~~
Life is too short, it is just a vapor, live it like you wont have another minute with the ones you love......

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6212 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6212 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2021 :  10:27:21 AM  Show Profile
Terri, I believe in seasons in our lives. Just as people come into our lives for a season a website can too. Seasons come and go, so does our need to be on the Farm. I found the Farm in Aug of 2014 and have been here ever since. My time spent here varies with my need to post. I see a time when I may not need or want to be active but again I might.

FarmGirl Hugs, Sara
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 2014
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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5 acre Farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1007 Posts

~~~*Terri*~~~
WA.
USA
1007 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2021 :  1:51:02 PM  Show Profile
I agree.....thats why I said...."maybe its ran its course.....#129335;#8205;#9792;#65039;

Farmgirl Sister #368
~~*Terri*~~
Life is too short, it is just a vapor, live it like you wont have another minute with the ones you love......
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8670 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8670 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2021 :  2:30:48 PM  Show Profile
Terri, I've been here since Jan 2007 and have seen many come and go. I think as Sara said it has to do with seasons of life. Also, with the introduction of Facebook to the public instead of just college attendees many have spent their time there and haven't visited here as much or at all.
I can remember when there was always something happening here with all the different girls hostessing swaps. Swaps have started to become routine instead of just when someone came up with something special. Swapping often isn't a bad thing and it keeps people involved. And it also helps to get to know those who do them often with one another. A nice way to get to know each on a more personal level as well as the penpals list.
I know what you mean. It is different and has changed.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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5 acre Farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1007 Posts

~~~*Terri*~~~
WA.
USA
1007 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2021 :  8:37:10 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Denise !
#10084;#10084;#10084;

Farmgirl Sister #368
~~*Terri*~~
Life is too short, it is just a vapor, live it like you wont have another minute with the ones you love......
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7577 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7577 Posts

Posted - Feb 21 2021 :  05:53:24 AM  Show Profile
Hi Terri!

I agree with Sara and Denise... It's a life season thing.

Sadly - heartbreakingly - a few farmgirl sisters have passed; but I trust we will see them again one day in Heaven! And, oh, what a celebration that will be!!

Then there are other farmgirls who are dealing with all sorts of health issues, or family changes; all sorts of life changes and challenges. But I believe their hearts are still with us. Life just sometimes has a way of taking over. There was a time I was able to visit every day, but when my husband started having serious health issues, my life focus completely changed, and I just dont have time to visit much right now. I am SO grateful, however, that many sisters reach out to encourage me, to remind me just how loved I am, and to let me know that they are still praying for me and my family. Their messages always seem to arrive at just the perfect time, when I need them most. And they are extemely understanding and forgiving when I cannot always respond - which is more often than not. I hate it. It's just very hard right now. Time to simply wind down - let alone sleep - is a precious commodity! God bless our sisters, each and every one.

One really great thing is that when I am able to take time to come back for a visit, it's as if time has stood still, like I've never been away. We just pick up where we left off. To me, that's a sign of true friendship. SUCH a gift! Our farmgirl sisters, although I will probably meet very few face-to-face in my lifetime, if any at all, are some of the dearest friends I have, inside and outside of the chatroom! MaryJane called this a sisterhood with good reason, for sure! ;)

I am sure we all go through these seasons which pull us away for a time. Im just so glad to see YOU'RE back! Hopefully, in time, more of our sisters will be able to stop by and visit, and we can celebrate the time we do have together with them, too!

Hugs,

Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!


Edited by - Ninibini on Feb 21 2021 05:56:15 AM
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5 acre Farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1007 Posts

~~~*Terri*~~~
WA.
USA
1007 Posts

Posted - Feb 21 2021 :  07:03:58 AM  Show Profile
I remember all of you....
I am truly sorry for the loss in each of your lives, whatever that may be...
I know how loss is, as, my sweet hubby passed on 8 years ago, this july.....its almost like time has stood still in some ways....in others its raced ahead.....
As our Farmsisters pass...that is painful also.....
May we keep on keepin' on..... and remember who it is that gave us life in the first place....
Thank you all for your kindness...theres not enough kindness left in this old world....




Farmgirl Sister #368
~~*Terri*~~
Life is too short, it is just a vapor, live it like you wont have another minute with the ones you love......

Edited by - 5 acre Farmgirl on Feb 21 2021 07:28:59 AM
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Daizy
True Blue Farmgirl

977 Posts

Daizy
Talladega Alabama
USA
977 Posts

Posted - Feb 23 2021 :  11:30:15 AM  Show Profile
Hay there. All true. I, for one, have had several events that have caused me to be absent for MJF. But, I always come back and am always welcomed back by great sisters. I am working on being more present here. Life is still a tailspin hurricane but I'm in need of this connection. Hugs.

Hugs and prayers, Daizy #1093
Poor House Farmgirl Chapter {A virtual chapter open to everyone.}
A good day is when you find ALL your ear tags! I wonder how my cows would like my Farmgirl apron??
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5941 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5941 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2021 :  10:50:51 AM  Show Profile
Terri, I have been here since 2010 and there seem to be waves of newcomers and then they are gone. Some stay, like myself, and others move on and/or life just takes them in different directions. Sometimes people return when they have time as well. There are no hard and fast rules to this online community and what keeps me here are the friends that I have made and the fun and helpful ideas that abound on so many subjects. Terri, I am glad YOU are here and I hope you will continue to stay involved as your time allows and share with us your ideas and interests!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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Wanda Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

772 Posts

Wanda
Monroe NC
USA
772 Posts

Posted - Apr 05 2021 :  08:25:15 AM  Show Profile
Hello, I joined the sisterhood about 8 years ago while I was still working full time. I loved reading through the different forums and topics, and always wanted to join the swaps. It looked like you ladies were always having so much fun! I was reluctant to join in because I was afraid I would forget or let someone down. Now that I'm retired, I'm trying to ease into the stream of activity by joining two separate swaps so far. I sincerely hope there is a renewed interest soon.

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
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