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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

719 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
719 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2015 :  9:00:34 PM  Show Profile
Hello from Saanichton, just outside Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. I have had a subscription to the magazine for a year and have just checked out the website. I have 5 children, 3 teenagers still at home and 2 who have moved out. We live on a hobby farm raising sheep, rabbits and am planning to get back into chickens in the spring. I also grow a large vegetable garden, and enjoy preserving food for the winter. I have been a 4-H leader for the past 16 years. I enjoy reading, cooking, baking (especially bread), knitting, spinning, sewing, and assorted other crafts. I am really looking forward to participating, learning more about so many topics and earning my first badges. Canít wait to get to know so many farmgirls with similar interests.

darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

7581 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
7581 Posts

Posted - Nov 20 2015 :  9:29:19 PM  Show Profile
Welcome to the farm Jill! I live in North part of California more like the North Coast. You are a very busy lady and glad to have you here.
It is a great place to be and with many very nice ladies. Thanks for coming to join us here, you will enjoy it.

hugs
darlene

I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
by Frances Farmer

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

I trust in you Jesus...
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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

3162 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3162 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2015 :  12:24:36 AM  Show Profile
Welcome to the farm Jill! It is so lovely to have you join u! I look forward to learning more about your farm and hobbies as time progresses.

~ Shannon

http://hudson-everydayblessings.blogspot.com/
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6912 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6912 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2015 :  01:41:46 AM  Show Profile
Welcome Jill from northeast Texas. Will be looking for you around the Farm.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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ClaireSky
True Blue Farmgirl

1792 Posts

Julie
Arcadia WI
USA
1792 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2015 :  03:13:22 AM  Show Profile  Send ClaireSky an AOL message  Send ClaireSky a Yahoo! Message
A Big Wisconsin Welcome, Jill!! Can't wait to hear more about your homestead.

Julie
Farmgirl #399
May 2010 Farmgirl of the Month

Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog ... Charles F. Doran
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6592 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6592 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2015 :  05:53:45 AM  Show Profile
A big welcome, Jill from way down here in sunny Florida! I am so happy that you joined us here at "The Farm"! Keep us posted on all of your projects and life on the homestead.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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MaryJane
Queen Bee

16373 Posts

MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
16373 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2015 :  06:09:41 AM  Show Profile
Wonderful to meet you Jill! Your life sounds full of riches that are generously shared through your 4-H work. I look forward to seeing your badges come in. If you have any questions, don't hesitate. Welcome, welcome.

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

719 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
719 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2015 :  1:08:57 PM  Show Profile
Thanks everyone, for the warm welcome. I'm having fun exploring the farm.

Jill
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6922 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6922 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2015 :  2:44:10 PM  Show Profile
Welcome Jill! How are things up in Canada? It sounds like youíre a super busy women. This will be a great place to share your experiences with your animals, garden, and crafts. You should check out the merit badge chit chat forum to talk about your first badges with other farmgirls. I canít wait to see you around!

Krista
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2474 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2474 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2015 :  7:43:30 PM  Show Profile
Jill, you live on a beautiful place. I was there several years ago. Welcome from Minnesota, USA. I was a 4h leader too. Waiting to hear more from you.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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guineahen
True Blue Farmgirl

86 Posts

Andrea
Hawley Pa
USA
86 Posts

Posted - Nov 22 2015 :  08:25:27 AM  Show Profile
Please tell us more about your sheep. Glad you are here!
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TexasWildflower
True Blue Farmgirl

206 Posts

Wanda
Hallettsville Texas
USA
206 Posts

Posted - Nov 22 2015 :  09:15:48 AM  Show Profile
Hi, Jill, and welcome from South Texas! So good to have you join us. Hope to hear from you often about your wonderful, and full, life.

Wanda
Farmgirl sister #3399
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'The Simply Lived Life' blog http://www.wandasturrock.com/website/blog/
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

719 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
719 Posts

Posted - Nov 22 2015 :  09:18:26 AM  Show Profile
Thanks everyone. I've been a 4-H Leader with the local sheep club, I was "A" leader (overall organizer) for 12 of those years, lately I've taken a step back and mostly focus on the paperwork and the woolcraft project. We raised sheep (Dorsets and Jacobs) for a number of years, but as our kids grew older and became less interested in showing sheep, we decided to no longer keep them over the winter and just buy a few lambs in the spring for our freezer. My husband is a sheep shearer and one of our dreams is a larger property where we would be able to get back into sheep farming in a more serious way. I'm lucky because he occasionally brings me home beautiful fleeces to work with. Bonnie what type of 4-H club were you involved with? Do you raise sheep Andrea?
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13615 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13615 Posts

Posted - Nov 22 2015 :  11:56:17 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message
Welcome Jill! The Connection is a great place to be and I hope you really enjoy it here!
WELCOME!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
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cajungal
True Blue Farmgirl

2349 Posts

Catherine Farmgirl Sister #76
Houston Area Texas
2349 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2015 :  04:55:38 AM  Show Profile
Welcome, Jill! Whew, you are a busy farmgirl. I look forward to hearing more.

I was in 4H as a kid and loved it. We homeschooled our children and also had them in a local 4H group throughout their schooling life. For me, 4H was like an extension of our homeschooling. The experiences and knowledge they gained was vast. Our group wasn't just a one type project group. It encompassed students that were involved in everything from food, textiles, robotics, and livestock. I was a project leader for various projects.

Hats off to you for being committed to such a great activity for 16 years. Impressive!

Catherine
Sister #76 (2005)
One of the best compliments from one of my daughters: "Moma, you smell good...like dirt.

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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

719 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
719 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2015 :  08:52:54 AM  Show Profile
Thanks Catherine, we also homeschooled and 4-H was a great add-on to what they were learning. We have some clubs that are called Community Clubs with a number of projects. Our club currently has Sheep, Woolcraft and Photography, so I guess we are heading in that direction. Nice to hear from other 4-H folks.

Jill
Farmgirl #6748
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guineahen
True Blue Farmgirl

86 Posts

Andrea
Hawley Pa
USA
86 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2015 :  3:22:34 PM  Show Profile












We have clun forest and black welsh mountain.








we have clun forest and black welsh mountain.
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

719 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
719 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2015 :  7:05:07 PM  Show Profile
Andrea how many ewes do you have? One of our new 4-H members this year raises Clun Forest. I hadn't met any before and really liked their looks. There are a number of Black Welsh Mountain on the Island.





Jill
Farmgirl #6748
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guineahen
True Blue Farmgirl

86 Posts

Andrea
Hawley Pa
USA
86 Posts

Posted - Nov 28 2015 :  04:10:20 AM  Show Profile
Four ewes. The kids had 4-h market lambs but these are mine. Our neighbors from NYC are originally from Montenegro and wanted us to raise them lamb since we already supply them with chicken. They had a flock of over a hundred in the old country, where they still have shepherds. They share with us how things are done back there. Please tell more about your sheep.
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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2460 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2460 Posts

Posted - Nov 28 2015 :  10:55:42 AM  Show Profile
Welcome to Farmgirls!


Sherone

Farmgirl Sister #1682

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edlund33
True Blue Farmgirl

1496 Posts

Marilyn
Renton WA
USA
1496 Posts

Posted - Nov 28 2015 :  7:16:41 PM  Show Profile
Welcome to the farm Jill! You will meet lots of great friends and learn lots on here. I am one of your neighbors to the south....I live near Seattle. Enjoy!

Cheers! ~ Marilyn

Farm Girl No. 1100

http://blueskyanddaisies.blogspot.com

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - Nov 29 2015 :  9:01:41 PM  Show Profile
Welcome Jill....
You'll love visiting with the ladies here...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

5073 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
5073 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2015 :  2:07:36 PM  Show Profile
Welcome Jill! You will have to connect on here with Judy Zoebell from Canada!

farmgirl Hugs! Connie
Imagine....#3392
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

719 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
719 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2015 :  8:58:39 PM  Show Profile
Thank you for the warm welcomes everyone. Is there a way to find out if there are other farmgirls in your area?

Jill
Farmgirl #6748
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2474 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2474 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2015 :  03:36:32 AM  Show Profile
Jill, you live in a very pretty place. We visited BC a number of years ago. Welcome to far girl friends from Minnesota.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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Bear5
True Blue Farmgirl

13055 Posts


Louisiana/Texas
USA
13055 Posts

Posted - Dec 09 2015 :  1:54:39 PM  Show Profile
Welcome, Jill. So glad you are with us. Enjoy!
Marly

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had." Elisabeth Kurler-Ross
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