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Luzy
True Blue Farmgirl

922 Posts

Luanne
Pueblo Colorado
USA
922 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2007 :  3:42:41 PM  Show Profile
Hi Choctaw Mama and welcome!! Hop on over to the Welcome Wagon heading and introduce yourself there. That way most everybody will get a chance to meet ya. I'm happy you're here and can't wait to learn more about you. Are you Choctaw? I've been trying to research my Choctaw/Cherokee relatives. Anyhoo...what are your hobbies? We have a very diverse group here and our interests are varied, but oh so interesting. I'm sure you'll love it here! Hugs, Lu

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May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.
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Libbie
Farmgirl Connection Cultivator

3579 Posts

Anne E.
Elsinore Utah
USA
3579 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2007 :  08:14:51 AM  Show Profile
I've just "discovered" two books by Gunilla Norris - "Being Home," which I've had for a little while, and "A Mystic Garden." These two have earned a place on my Farmgirl's Bookshelf because they celebrate what I mostly thought of as mundane tasks around the farm. It really IS what I see in MaryJane's farmgirl attitude - making our everyday lives more fun, beautiful, meaningful... Good Stuff!

XOXO, Libbie

"Nothing is worth more than this day." - Goethe
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Annika
True Blue Farmgirl

5602 Posts

Annika

USA
5602 Posts

Posted - Nov 17 2007 :  10:48:18 AM  Show Profile
BUMP BUMPITY BUMP!
I just bought a book called Micro Eco-Farming, by Barbara Berst Adams. I haven't had time to read it yet but it does look like where I want to go, I'll report back on the book when I can

PS, Thank you Libbie!

Wishing you joy in small things and peace in your heart

Annika

http://panzymoon.wordpress.com/
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Libbie
Farmgirl Connection Cultivator

3579 Posts

Anne E.
Elsinore Utah
USA
3579 Posts

Posted - Nov 17 2007 :  3:19:45 PM  Show Profile
Sure thing!

XOXO, Libbie

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bdhughes77
True Blue Farmgirl

126 Posts

Debbie
Menomonie WI
USA
126 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2010 :  11:26:53 AM  Show Profile
The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas is my all time favorite. It's about a group of farm girls and wives that get together to quilt. Although the end is quite surprising the majority of the book is one of those daydreamy reads where wonderful meals and desserts are made, friends get together regularly....the kind of life I've always dreamed of.

Count your blessings!
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patchworkpeace
True Blue Farmgirl

478 Posts

Judy
Jackson Michigan
USA
478 Posts

Posted - Mar 09 2010 :  04:34:47 AM  Show Profile
Letters from a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart would fit in nicely on the bookshelf. It is a collection of letters from a woman pioneer who settled in Utah (I believe). Talk about resourceful and hardworking. The book contains adventure, romance and much more. Kind of a early nineteenth century Mary Jane.

Judy

Success is measured not by the position one reaches but by the obstacles one has to overcome to reach it. Booker T. Washington
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vintagediva1
True Blue Farmgirl

1251 Posts

Michele
Brighton Michigan
USA
1251 Posts

Posted - Mar 09 2010 :  07:03:52 AM  Show Profile
Perhaps Mary Jane could start a column with a book review in every issue
Michele

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

Love that good ole vintage junk
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tinarie
True Blue Farmgirl

59 Posts

Tina
Bagdad Florida
USA
59 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2010 :  6:51:02 PM  Show Profile
Tasha Tudor is the best! I have a collection of most of her books and a few dvd's. I also love the book I am reading now called "See you in a Hundred years". It's about a family that goes back to the year 1900 and live as if the year 1900 was today. They used nothing that wasn't invented in that time. It's a fantastic read.

...When one flower blooms,spring awakens everywhere....
- John O'Donohue

Sweet B Papers My Etsy Shop
tinarie21.etsy.com
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Miss Giddyup
Farmgirl in Training

33 Posts

Linda
Sheridan IN
USA
33 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2010 :  10:46:45 PM  Show Profile
Ladies!! I'm so excited to learn about all these wonderful books! I'm going to go to the library....just don't know which one to start with! I also hear that "Through the Kitchen Window" by Susan Hill is supposed to be good. Anyone read that one?

Linda
Indiana
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hhalleck
True Blue Farmgirl

94 Posts

Hannah
Ohio
USA
94 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  06:03:59 AM  Show Profile
This is an awesome thread!
Thanks for starting this! I just made myself a nice long word doc to take to the library with me next time!
I've needed a list like this, thanks so mcuh for all the great suggestions!

I just finished : Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.......it was AWESOME! I loved it, and I've been wanting more reads similar to this! Can't wait to try out this list!

Thanks again!

Hannah May
Farmgirl #882
www.thehallecks.blogspot.com
www.prettystinkingreen.com
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graciegreeneyes
True Blue Farmgirl

3107 Posts

Amy Grace
Rosalia WA
USA
3107 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  08:21:58 AM  Show Profile
For fiction I have found any of the Sandra Dallas books and also Barabara Kingsolver to be good - Barbara Kingsolver packs so much information, even into her fiction books, you learn so much.
Amy Grace

Farmgirl #224
"use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without"
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peafarm
True Blue Farmgirl

182 Posts

Penny
South Dakota
182 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  6:15:33 PM  Show Profile
This thread is plain dangerous! Fortunately I carpool so I have lots of nonguilt time for reading and have updated my Goodreads To-Read list.

Secret Life of Bees was a major favorite when that first came out so I'm going to try West With The Night. I'm anticipating it since it is one I probably wouldn't have selected but have high hopes since she recommended Secret Life of Bees.

More recently I have read The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers (am just about to start his new book) and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Penny
www.peafarm.weebly.com
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laisabeck
Farmgirl at Heart

1 Posts

Laisa
Los Angeles California
Camaroon
1 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2021 :  9:49:43 PM  Show Profile
I have two different sections of a bookshelf, one for the self-help genre and the other one is for fiction.
BTW, if anyone here wants Bookshelf Cabinet with Multipurpose Storage Rack Shelving Unit then use Lifease coupons to get some percentage off.

Edited by - laisabeck on Mar 18 2021 05:37:35 AM
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