|These party girls aren't the only ones|
having fun (love the gun in this pic!).
Fearless Farm Girls = good old
fashioned, farm girl FUN!
Do you garden, farm, wild forage, tend animals, or simply dream of doing so?
Are you crafty? Do you sew, knit, sculpt, paint, recycle trash into useful items?
Do you believe in Sisterhood and having a community with common dreams and goals for sustainable living? Do you just like having fun with friends?
If you said yes to any of these things, then you belong in our Farmgirl Sisterhood!
Our local Farmgirl Chapter, called Fearless Farm Girls, is looking for new members.
Interested in joining? CLICK HERE to contact this chapter for more information on membership and meeting dates (enter Fearless Farm Girls in the search by Chapter name field). You can also visit the Farmgirl Forum at www.maryjanesfarm.org to find out a little more about what being a Farmgirl is all about. (You don't have to be an official sisterhood member to attend meetings, but you do if you want to earn farmgirl merits).
Want to see what we've been up to? READ ON...
Introduction Meeting and Homemade Ice Cream Social, September, 2013. A meet-and-greet night. We gave out door prizes, ate delicious homemade ice cream and other desserts, and presented each girl with a beautiful chapter binder created just for her.
|Homemade ice cream!|
(Click here to check out our full tutorial on how to make binders like ours for your own sisterhood chapter.)
|Our Sisterhood binder making project.|
General Meeting and Farmgirl Potluck Night, 2013: This is where we gathered for delicious food and chatter, sharing our best recipes, tips and tricks, farmgirl reads, and which merit badge activities we wanted to focus on as a group.
Sticking Around, 2013: An old fashioned taffy pull! This was sticky business and a ton of fun. We ended our day with a potluck dinner and short meeting.
(Click here for a tutorial on how to make taffy).
|Taffy pulling day!|
General Meeting and Farmgirl Potluck Night, 2013: November 30th, 2013. Plenty of food and chatter.
|We always eat great food at the end|
of one our days together!
|Part of our gift making day.|
Cupcake Decorating and Valentine Papercrafting Day, 2014: This was so fun! We discovered the ease and versatility of decorating with fondant. We also did a cute papercraft where we made little gift boxes with Valentine candy and a message inside. As always, we ended the day with good food and a short meeting.
(Click here for a tutorial on how to make these cute paper-crafted gift boxes)
(Click here for a tutorial on how to decorate cupcakes with fondant)
|Cupcake decorating and paper-craft day.|
Soap Making Day, 2014: We're always learning together. No one had ever made soap before, so this day was a true adventure! We were so excited when it turned out like it was supposed to!
|Who knew soap making could be so fun!|
We also made homemade liquid dish soap and mason jar soap dispensers to sit on our sinks. As always, we ended our day with a delicious potluck and meeting.
|We also tackled making homemade|
liquid dish soap and mason jar
Homemade Laundry Supplies Day, 2014: In the spring, we got together to make our own felted wool dryer balls, re-usable flannel dryer sheets, sachets, and DIY laundry detergent. It was one of those first nice days in spring, so we sat outside gabbing and looking at the lake while we wound our yarn for dryer balls. The day ended with food and chatter.
(CLICK HERE for a tutorial on how to make the dryer balls and dryer sheets)
(CLICK HERE for a tutorial on how to make the laundry detergent)
|This day was fun! We made dryer balls,|
re-usable flannel dryer sheets, homemade
laundry detergent, and sachets.
Plant an Herb Garden Day, 2014: We got together in early summer and built and stained wooden totes, then we planted our own herb gardens in them. We also made garlic-herb butter with an assortment of fresh herbs. We wrapped and labeled the herb butter to keep in our freezers for some savory cooking throughout the year. Yum!
|Our hand built portable herb garden project.|
Holiday Gift Making Day, 2014: Well, we had so much fun last year, that we did it again, a holiday gift making day. We used metallic Sharpie pens to decorate ceramic mugs, then baked them in the oven. We also did a cookie exchange, a cookie mix in a jar, and gift tags. Our craft days are always a hoot. We topped it off with a delicious potluck and chatter.
|One the crafts we did at our 2014 holiday craft day.|
We're looking forward to another great year in 2015. See you then!
Joy--Fearless Farm Girl,
"Farm girl: it's a verb, because it's what you do."