Friday, July 30, 2010

Farm girl, stitching, planting, putting up

Well, I am having a technical problem with my camera card. I have pics of the garden my rabbits (babies) and my sewing projects! I can't get them to download(?) onto the computer!
Soooo... My Mama Rabbit has had her babies and they are doing well. She had seven but killed three of them. I just have to realize that nature takes it's course. They are almost two weeks old eyes open and furred out. My Barred rock chickens are starting to lay, well one layed a very small egg. It's a start!
In the garden we have been picking green beans. I now have 12 quarts canned for winter and still have some in the fridge. I also canned 9 quarts of my friends beans because due to her injuries from an accident she can't do it herself. I figured if I'm already canning mine what's a few more!
We had pulled up all the potatoes and canned those and I pulled all the onions yesterday and they are drying out back.
I weeded most of the garden and pulled out the dead zuchini plants. Then I tilled the spent areas and raked it smooth. Tomorrow I will plant more potatoes and lettuce, beets, radishes, spinach, kohlrabi and broccoli. I think that's it?!
My tomato plants are doing well. Hubby wants me to can green tomatoes so we can have fried green tomatoes in the winter. Yummy!!!!
Have you ever had a fried green tomato? Nice thick slices of tomato dipped in egg and coated in flour seasoned with seasoned salt and fried golden on each side. I will not ever make fried zuchini again. The flavor of green tomato is amazing!
My Mama came by today to pick up my son, Son2. She showed me a new crochet pattern and I made a new wash cloth in about an hour! How cool. I will post pics as soon as I am able.
I forgot, I also made two aprons this week. I used a pair of Hubby's jeans. I made two from one leg. They were really cute. I made them for my friends daughters. They have really had to become little homemakers since her accident. I thought every homemaker needs an apron. I showed them to my Sister friend, T and she wants one too. She even gave me her Hubby's jeans to make one for her. So sweet.
Hubby is out hunting at a Red tag farm. I hope he and daughter are successful. We can use the meat. I mean there is only so much chicken you can eat. I need red meat!
Well, I am going to find another memory card or the cable for the camera! Hopefully my post will be sooner than they have been.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Farmgirl membership arrives

My MaryJane Farmgirl Sisterhood badge has arrived. I'm excited. I just need to "make it my own" with a few additions of lace, buttons and thread. I think I am going to make this into a pin that I can attach to whatever I want to put it on. That way I don't have to worry about only being able to have it on one thing.

I've been pouring over my new magazine and giving the projects in the Ideabook another look.
The first badge I want to work on is the Sew Wonderful.
For a beginnerlevel-
I have to make a sewing kit w/pinkeep. I have made two for myself already so I'll make another to give as a gift.
Intermediate level-
Sew a straight seam by hand and machine
Learn several different seams including the French and Flat
Expert level-
Make a casserole carrier( Bakeover takeover) to give to a hostess with a meal in it
Make hotpads and embroider them using a design from the idea book

I think I will work on my Sisterhood pin tonight after the garden work is done and then tomorrow I will work on the sewing kit. I feel myself getting excited. Now I need to organize my sewing/craft room so I can actually function in it!
Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Farmgirl Sisterhood

I don't know about you, but I loved Girl Scouts. I have recently joined the MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood. This blog will be a catalog of my projects and the merit badges I earn through the Sisterhood. I hope to inspire more women to recycle, reuse,and repurpose. I hope that more women would learn to make more and buy less. I have spent the last four years learning new skills in farming and gardening and cooking and housekeeping. I wish to share those experiences and the ones to come with others who have a dream of living a simpler life.
Check out for more info on the Farmgirl Sisterhood.