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peafarm
True Blue Farmgirl

139 Posts

Penny
South Dakota
139 Posts

Posted - May 11 2010 :  7:48:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Monica,
Good luck with the children's story!

Penny
www.peafarm.weebly.com
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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - May 13 2010 :  08:31:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow keep those inspirational tales of your businesses coming-it may encourage someone to take the leap into their own business!Thanks ladies!

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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kristin sherrill
True Blue Farmgirl

11301 Posts

kristin
chickamauga ga
USA
11301 Posts

Posted - May 13 2010 :  09:37:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought I had seen this before and posted. I guess I didn't. I am a small farmer, I guess. I raise market gardens. I also sell eggs. I want to start raising meat birds. I have milk goats and make cheese and have milk and sell goat kids. I am also going to get our little house fixed up and ready to be a Bed & Breakfast. I am excited about that new venture. It will take a few months to get it ready.

Kris

Happiness is simple.
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LouisvilleMom
True Blue Farmgirl

245 Posts

Kathryn
Louisville KY
USA
245 Posts

Posted - May 15 2010 :  5:40:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have an Ebay store and will be a Silver Powerseller in a few days! I sometimes sell on Etsy but only a couple things a year.

SAHM mom to four great boys.

http://ksfarnsworth.blogspot.com/
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Kangaroo Kate
True Blue Farmgirl

98 Posts

Teresa
Red Oak Texas
USA
98 Posts

Posted - May 15 2010 :  9:25:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a fun profession. I have a petting zoo and pony ride business I go
mobile all over the Dallas / Ft worth metroplex. I used to do clowning
and did facepainting and balloon animals but don't do that so much anymore
I am busy with the animals now.
People comment all the time that what I do is a wonderful ministry.
I didnt used to quite get why they say that so much
but lately I have.. I see how the animals I have seem to really touch
people. I have been blessed with exceptionally wonderful animals with a lot
of personality. (smile) each one is a special blessing.
I also breed wallabies (mini kangaroos) that is how I got my name
Kangaroo kate. They are my main joy in life.
I am socializing a new baby capybara right now which is
a new challenge and just took in two guinea pigs to go with the capybara to do
educational programs for schools, libraries and churches.
I do Aussie Outback programs when I have a joey on the bottle. I am about to
start a bunch of summer programs starting in June up to July with little Kyeema.
Right now I have a mob of 4 adults and 8 month old kyeema. My mob was larger
but had some tragedies the past year or so and lost some of them. I am
considering getting a big red kangaroo joey maybe a bit later on for the
education programs. they are awesome!
I have babydoll sheep, fainting goats, royal palm turkey
who is a total hoot..loves his job and children, goose that doesnt know she
is a goose, one funny litle duck and her flock of 3 other ducks, 5 rabbits,
1 wonderful llama who is also guard for the wallabies, looking to get a pot
belly pig soon. I have 3 ponies - two are miniatures and one beauiful boy that
is 10 hands tall who is the pony ride pony. wanting to find time now to start
doing parelli horse training with them, been wanting to learn that.
All of my pets are my babies and are all family to eachother
Actually most are co-dependent on eachother. ha
i am "mama" to them all.
I used to raise a variety of exotics and did education programs,but got sick
with kidney failure a few years ago and went on dialysis so ended up rehoming
all but the wallabies. I have had, ring tail lemurs, fennec fox's, springhaas,
coatimundi's, patagonian cavies, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, prairie dogs. raccoon.

I also do some quilting.. so far have been working on some quilts to give to
special roo (kangaroo)friends so have been quite busy with that. Hope to have
them finished up soon been working on two of them. just finished up one for my
mother got to get a photo of it. will then apply on the quilters badges. I made
one historical quilt a time back with blocks of various things in our countries history
and the statue of liberty on the back. I am thinking of putting it up for sale soon.
spent many hours on that one! made it for a quilt contest at the time.

I am about to get my 46" floor loom out of storage and get it working again!!
used to do a lot of weaving until I got married and it got stored..loved making
bed size coverlets. well it is dusting off and I am getting it going again!
I got a spinning wheel not long ago off craigslist and it is wonderful!!
I now have wool off my babydoll sheep and llama so ready to start learning to work that up.
I am hoping to get a couple alpacas from someone who may donate them to me..
waiting to hear about that, that would be some wonderful fiber to spin!!
will also be taking them to nursing homes for regular visits if that gets worked out.
I have been a homeschool mom.. son just turned 18 and is finishing up his highschool
on line course. So now I am focusing on my business pretty much full time now.
Want to expand now that I can work full time. Want to get chicken house made
and get some good laying hens too. so much to do and not enough time. (smile)

Kangaroo Kate

www.aircanopy.net/~kangarookate

"Dance Like NOone is watching"
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Windsong
True Blue Farmgirl

309 Posts

LaVonna
Decatur Tx
309 Posts

Posted - May 16 2010 :  11:07:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought I had posted on here as well. I live on 24 acres in north central Texas. I farm a bit. This year I am trying out being a "personal farmer" meaning I have a few customers who wish they could grow their own food. They buy what I grow and I just take it into my office and they pick it up. My office is in Dallas. I am a massage therapist and Herbalist. I have been doing both since the early 1980's. I love my work so much it is not work. I have clients that have come to our business since the early 70's when my mother (MT/herbalist) started working in Dallas.

My mom lives with me now. She is 88. I am single with no children except for the animals here. I try to support all who make all natural products.

I am a manager with Nature's Sunshine and have been since 1982. I also sell New Sun products and am a retailer for Life Extension. I sell HTE products which are far infrared products and are great for aches and pains. I also am a distributor for Ardyss International. They make some serious support garments. Like the Body Magic where you can drop 3 sizes in 10 minutes.

I do seem to get hooked into a lot of businesses but most do not compete with the other and I use and believe in all of them.

Now am I rich doing it? No, but I do support me, my mom, and my farm and I think that is pretty good.

It was interesting reading about all of the other girls on here. I will try to support some of you as the need arises.
LaVonna

Farmgirl Sister #758
www.windsongwellnessandtherapyshoppe.com
http://sadiesfarm.blogspot.com/
http://healthtalkcafe.blogspot.com/
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Kirksmom71
True Blue Farmgirl

707 Posts

Mel
Addison Texas
USA
707 Posts

Posted - May 16 2010 :  1:59:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greetings Kangaroo Kate and LaVonna,

You both have wonderful careers.....exhausted me just read all that you do. Wish I was so industrious! ;)

My best to all,
Mel

Sassy City Girl with Farmgirl Fantasies!
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Kangaroo Kate
True Blue Farmgirl

98 Posts

Teresa
Red Oak Texas
USA
98 Posts

Posted - May 17 2010 :  4:10:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lavonna
I have been intoi alternative therapies for many years
was working on a herbalist certification then became sick
now cant do the wholistic lifestyle I loved since I am on
dialysis now. but do what I can (smile) I used to be a
Natures Sunshine Dist. Love their products. I used to do
ear candling and reiki. I need to come meet you sometime!
I am in Red Oak not far from waxahachie.
I am in dallas off and on.
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Kangaroo Kate
True Blue Farmgirl

98 Posts

Teresa
Red Oak Texas
USA
98 Posts

Posted - May 17 2010 :  4:13:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mel
One thing you can say about me..
I am NOT a butt sitter! ha ha
There are so many things I would like to do
I dont understand people who get ...Bored???
I dont have time to be bored. ha
I have to say....I have never met a farmgirl
city or country who didnt always have a project
she wanted to do or was working on. (smile)

Teresa
(kangaroo kate) farmsister #1506
Dance Like noone is watching
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katalind
True Blue Farmgirl

177 Posts

Kathy
Chapin SC
USA
177 Posts

Posted - May 23 2010 :  7:52:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm a self employed hair stylist, and I knit. The economy hasn't been kind to people in my profession and am looking for ways to supplement my income and am thinking about learning another trade. I'd like to learn something creative that I could do at home that will allow me to be at home with my kids.
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Gloria Bonde
True Blue Farmgirl

103 Posts

Gloria
Hot Springs SD
USA
103 Posts

Posted - May 23 2010 :  8:01:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Katalind, I've worked from home for over 20 years. For the last 5 years I have partnered with an eco-friendly company, not a MLM. This has enabled me to work from home. I don't stock inventory or sell or deliver products. I have a webcast that explains it. You can contact me on my blog: www.DakotaGarden.com Best wishes

www.DakotaGarden.com
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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - May 27 2010 :  12:07:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow we have a varied group of wonderful ladies with their hands in all kinds of things! Pat yourselves on the back ladies because you are VERY talented (& Busy)!.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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vegetarian farmer
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Jane
Freedom pa
USA
249 Posts

Posted - May 27 2010 :  1:04:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So many cool things being done by cool women. I run our farm full time now. I have done many things in the past, but that is another thread. I run the farm full time. I board horses and have various land leases for growing crops. But what brings home the veggie bacon is my husband is a modern day ice man. Yes he makes and sells ice cubes.I worked with him for years but it is to hard now with the farm up and going.Ice is much different than days past - all automated and delivered in trucks. He also sells hand carved ice sculptures and if you ever saw the movie "groundhog day" he did the ice carvings in the scene were Bill Murray is pretending to make them and when walking in the park. That was his 15 minutes of fame.
Jane

http://hardworkhomestead.blogspot.com/
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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - May 28 2010 :  06:52:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
COOL! No pun intended!

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2010 :  11:22:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have started a blog to sell some antiques & crafts on until our FarmGirl site is up & running. It is called Grmmy's Heirlooms. I hope for it to be future heirlooms & antiques. Just experimenting I guess. Please let me know what you think.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

http://rua2j-grammysheirlooms.blogspot.com/
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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

1658 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
1658 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2010 :  12:46:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am an Office Manager for a natural gas production plant (not the company doing bad stuff in the gulf) I work full time plus. All day long I sit at a computer and put numbers into it. They pay me too good to walk away.

What I really want to do is to stay at home. I have worked since I was 14 years old and I am tired. It's not that I don't want to work. My days are spent dreaming that I was doing the things my Farmgirl sisters are doing all day long.

Dream #1 - spend full time on our family ranch. It would nice to focus our efforts on re-building our sheep and cattle herds.

Dream #2 - I would like to develop a camp-ground with space for RV's, a few cabins, a tipi, a restored canned ham camper, etc.

Dream #3 - I would like to organize and implement a farmers market in our area.

Dream #4 - I would love to develop a line of products and go on the craft show circuit. Now that would be fun!!

In the meantime, I continue to cultivate farmgirl skills just in case the heavens open and bless me with financial independence. If anyone knows how to make that happen, I'm open to suggestions. :o) (Btw, I've been trying to win the lotto for years. I'll let you know if I ever do win it. )

Sherone

Farmgirl Sister #1682

Women are angels. When someone breaks our wings, we just jump on our broomsticks and fly! We are flexible that way!
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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2010 :  06:36:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like many of us are there with you Sherone. It seems such a challenge to just be able to make it on the farm only. I wish I could be there FT also. I get in a spin sometimes with so much to do & so little time. Well we will just keep plugging away at it I guess! Good luck to us all!!

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

http://rua2j-grammysheirlooms.blogspot.com/
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Madgardener
True Blue Farmgirl

77 Posts

Janet
Oldsmar Fl
USA
77 Posts

Posted - Jul 10 2010 :  12:44:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I work in a dental office, but sell my crafts on my farm web site, I do take my stuff and my tent to farmer's markets too. Trying to make a go of it... check me ouit a WWW,Phoenixfarm.biz Madgardener # 697

www.phoenixfarm.biz
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jill skane
True Blue Farmgirl

665 Posts

jill lillian
stacyville maine
USA
665 Posts

Posted - Jul 10 2010 :  12:56:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I taught ceramics for may years, Sew, faux paint,solder glass charms, Mixed media art, woodwork. Plan to retire in Maine and do a business on the property On a main rt.. Bought farm from amish couple said we could sell anything as they had a good business selling eggs and bread. My husband is good at building furniture so hope we can make a go of it. I worked for 14 years for a garden center in ma. So know some about plants hope to have a decent garden next year. There is about 8 acreas to plant on and 5 of wood.

jill
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Mommylisa
Farmgirl at Heart

2 Posts

Lisa
Fraziers Bottom WV
USA
2 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2010 :  09:53:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I work from our mini farm as a private investigator specializing in doing family genealogies, writing family histories and locating lost relatives. I also knit scarves (especially in school colors) and dish cloths; crochet scrubbies, hand bags, dish rags, personalized angel ornaments; cross stitch ornaments and pictures; bake potato bread, oatmeal bread, white bread and dinner rolls; make jellies ( I have plenty of plum!); sew tote bags and book covers; make vine wreaths and bob wire wreaths; sell hostas, ivy and other perennial starts.

WV Farm Girl
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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2010 :  10:54:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! You are one busy gal!

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

http://rua2j-grammysheirlooms.blogspot.com/
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star-schipp
True Blue Farmgirl

740 Posts

Starletta
Middletown Indiana
USA
740 Posts

Posted - Sep 13 2010 :  06:45:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Right now, I work at home as an auditor for an insurance company and I teach online for college classes but I'm really trying to find out my "niche" to start my own business...small at first of course but I really want to do something that is more creative so my hobby right now is research! The first thing I want to learn is how to build a web page

We can do no great things; only small things with great love - Mother Teresa

farmgirl sister #1927
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applesaucemom
Farmgirl in Training

37 Posts

Rebekah

37 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2010 :  2:15:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, all of you women are so inspiring! I design and print organic baby and toddler clothes. I am trying to get a web store up and running but have not done so yet. It will be part of my journey posts on my blog: www.applesaucemom.blogspot.com
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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2010 :  2:40:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Rebekah! It is so nice to have you here! I have 1 grandson & another on the way in February. I will have to take a look.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

http://rua2j-grammysheirlooms.blogspot.com/
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1213 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1213 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2010 :  9:47:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I work in a law office, same small firm for over 20 years. Office manager and Legal Assistant, more like general gofer and unlicensed attorney.

CMF
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