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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Mar 07 2023 :  1:52:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie, thanks for sharing. It always makes me think of my dad's family and the farms they had as well as growing up on our own. I miss those simpler days but we can always choose to make our owns lives and days simple ones. That seems to be what makes us happier as time goes by.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

3412 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3412 Posts

Posted - Mar 07 2023 :  4:06:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank-you Sherry and Denise. We have to make our days simpler on our own because it won't happen by itself. As I grow older, it is simpler to keep it more simple. Raising kids was always so busy because they were all going in different directions at the same time!

Lately, I have been doing a lot of reading on the 20th Century, the Great Depression, and both world wars. Even during these early years, it was becoming harder and harder to make a living on a farm. But people hung on for as long as possible and many succeeded until the Depression when nobody had money to buy things and farms couldn't pay their mortgages and animal feed. If they didn't grow it, they didn't have it. There is a lot of historical fiction out there about this era, and the thing I find so amazing is that those who managed to stay on their farm were never hungry and didn't feel poor. Everyone they knew was in the same situation. They just made do and learned to live on a tight budget. I find that amazing. This is the era my mother, born 1914, was raised and she was taught all those values of frugality, simplicity, and hard work. She incorporated those same values raising her family and we never thought that life was tough or limited.

Winnie Nielsen #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Girl of the Year 2014-2015

Edited by - Red Tractor Girl on Mar 07 2023 4:22:15 PM
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

855 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
855 Posts

Posted - Mar 07 2023 :  7:39:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie…I’m like you. I love homespun. I would love to know what kind of search words you used. All I can find when I google homespun is definitions! :) lol

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2023 :  03:26:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karen,
I think Linda looked it up on Pinterest.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2023 :  05:42:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

5960 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
5960 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2023 :  05:58:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with what you all are saying.
Most things nowadays if it isn’t something you don’t need, why have it..
Anyway thank you sweet sisters!

Love you all

Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

3412 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3412 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2023 :  3:53:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karen, I started with Amazon books area and tried housewife homespun poetry and found nothing specific. However, I found a book called Too Wet to Plow by Frank Luis, Jr. I ordered a second hand copy and it arrived today. It is full of poetry, little vignettes, ink pen art and a few photos. The author writes about his life on a farm in the Ozark about a century ago. I looked through it and can't wait to start reading. It sounds like just what I was hoping to find! The author was born in 1911 and moved to the farm when he was 4. What struck me was that my Dad was born in 1902 and was raised on a dairy farm in Omaha Nebraska. My Mom was born in 1914 and spent all her teen years and up till her mid 20s on a farm in Sunman, Indiana. I am hoping this book will provide more insight into American life on the farm during this era of the book's author. I will report back after I have a chance to read it.

Winnie Nielsen #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Girl of the Year 2014-2015
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

855 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
855 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2023 :  6:41:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Winnie. I was coming up empty too. I’ll just keep looking! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Mar 09 2023 :  03:21:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You won't find any books or things by the Homespun Wife as she is not published. At least not the friend I share.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2023 :  1:20:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is always something for which our hearts can be thankful. I am thankful for each one of you!

"Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one's voice."
~Joseph B. Wirthlin

(Art by Darrell Bush)



Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

4608 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
4608 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2023 :  4:58:12 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
That is so nice, Denise. I am thankful for all my farm sisters, too.

Linda B
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
FGOTM for August, 2015 and April, 2017
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

855 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
855 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2023 :  6:39:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just read that same thing in a Facebook group today!! Love it! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

3412 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3412 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2023 :  4:31:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank-you Denise! I am grateful for you and all of our HenHouse Farmgirls. My life is so much richer by coming to MJF and being a part of the community of wonderful women.

Winnie Nielsen #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Girl of the Year 2014-2015
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2023 :  05:46:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This reminds me a little bit of Tasha Tudor's home.


(Art: "Woodland Oasis," by Chuck Pinson)


Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

5960 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
5960 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2023 :  07:05:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to say the same thing and agree completely how you all wonderful farm sisters have really enriched my life.
Thank you for being you and the kindness you have given to me too!
As I have said it before Thankyou!
Love you all
Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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sweettea59
True Blue Farmgirl

1234 Posts

Sherry
Longview Texas
USA
1234 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2023 :  10:21:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too am very thankful for you girls. Thanks for always being there for us all. I feel very blessed. Have a great week. Hugs to you all.

Farmgirl Hugs & May all your Wishes come true.
Sherry
Farmgirl #2215
www.etsy.com/shop/markiebuck
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

855 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
855 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2023 :  6:41:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Farmgirl sisters are the best. Thank you dear, sisters! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2023 :  05:01:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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HunnysHen
True Blue Farmgirl

169 Posts

Jami
Texas
USA
169 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2023 :  3:32:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

2 of my favorite things ! snow & tulips !!!

Hope y’all are having a very blessed day !
Hugs

w/ TEXAS SIZE Farmgirl HUGS !
Farmgirl Sister :
HunnysHen # 5876
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

4608 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
4608 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2023 :  8:47:58 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
My daffodils are up and in bloom. So glad we had enough warm weather to let them bloom. expecting colder weather again in a few days.

Linda B
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
FGOTM for August, 2015 and April, 2017
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2023 :  02:57:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I haven't looked but I'm hoping my daffodils are still okay after the cold and snow we've had here.

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2023 :  03:26:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

5960 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
5960 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2023 :  2:17:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those yellow tulips are beautiful in that snow Jami!

Love the wishing well Denise!
Have a good afternoon everyone.

Hugs
Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Hen Honcho

9025 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
9025 Posts

Posted - Mar 16 2023 :  05:50:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

(Art: "Lofty Dreams," by Laurie Snow Hein)



Denise~~

Sister #43

"I am a bookaholic with no desire to be cured."

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

5960 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
5960 Posts

Posted - Mar 16 2023 :  06:49:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Denise, how sweet! Good morning everyone !

Love you all!
Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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