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Chelsea
Merit Badge Farmgirl

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Chelsea
Moscow ID
USA
29 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2011 :  1:00:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello all my farmgirl sisters!

While it is still a little early, we here at the farm are brainstorming on some new badge ideas for 2012.

What kind of new badges would you like to see?

Thanks for your help,
Chelsea

P.S. Here are a few of the ideas that we have received from you so far:
Wild game harvesting
Family recipes, traditions
Storing food for winter
Music
Basket Weaving


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Edited by - Chelsea on Sep 29 2011 2:12:38 PM

ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2011 :  7:19:56 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Chelsea,
I'd be interested in one for MUSIC . . . and as an accomplished musician, I'd LOVE to help you put it together if you need help.

CJ

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grammytammy
True Blue Farmgirl

585 Posts

Tamara
Binghamton ny
USA
585 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2011 :  7:25:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about a weaving badge - could be weaving pot holders, fabrics, rugs. How about basketry?

FarmGirl 2495
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grammytammy
True Blue Farmgirl

585 Posts

Tamara
Binghamton ny
USA
585 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2011 :  04:32:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about something on budgeting and/ or financial freedom

FarmGirl 2495
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JThomp
True Blue Farmgirl

135 Posts

Justine
Raymore Missouri
USA
135 Posts

Posted - Oct 04 2011 :  10:20:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe a beading or jewelry making badge?

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marmieto12
True Blue Farmgirl

213 Posts

laura
utah
USA
213 Posts

Posted - Oct 04 2011 :  6:55:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
love the music/instrument and jewelry idea!

Laura~Dreaming of big girl farm...

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Rachael
Farmgirl in Training

11 Posts

Rachael
Smithfield Utah
USA
11 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2011 :  10:35:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know this is kinda silly, but what about something that may have to do with a porch? Whether decorating your door, or making your porch pretty for the holidays? It just seems like a door for a house, is like the eyes to your soul.

I think expanding on the Grandparents "idea" would be a great one. I work at a retirement community and nothing compares to people volunteering their time or talents with the "elderly" (I call them "Grandfriends")
(They don't have to be your granparents)

Breadmaking?

Just some crazy ideas!


Rachael #1451
Winter Hollow Farm

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JessieLovesToCraft
True Blue Farmgirl

115 Posts

Jessie
Loxahatchee FL
USA
115 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2011 :  6:53:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like this one! Great idea :)


quote:
Originally posted by grammytammy

How about something on budgeting and/ or financial freedom

FarmGirl 2495
God loved us so much He gave His only son to die in our stead.



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Jessie

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JessieLovesToCraft
True Blue Farmgirl

115 Posts

Jessie
Loxahatchee FL
USA
115 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2011 :  6:54:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i LOVE all of your ideas, especially the "grandfriends" one :)


quote:
Originally posted by Rachael

I know this is kinda silly, but what about something that may have to do with a porch? Whether decorating your door, or making your porch pretty for the holidays? It just seems like a door for a house, is like the eyes to your soul.

I think expanding on the Grandparents "idea" would be a great one. I work at a retirement community and nothing compares to people volunteering their time or talents with the "elderly" (I call them "Grandfriends")
(They don't have to be your granparents)

Breadmaking?

Just some crazy ideas!


Rachael #1451
Winter Hollow Farm

Let your smile change the world. Don’t let the world change your smile.



Farmgirl Sister #3404
Jessie

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2011 :  7:05:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about basket weaving? Tree grafting? Sculpting with clay?

Jan

Farmgirl Sister #3340

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grammytammy
True Blue Farmgirl

585 Posts

Tamara
Binghamton ny
USA
585 Posts

Posted - Oct 23 2011 :  05:09:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had 2 more ideas
1. Hospitality
2. Garment making

FarmGirl 2495
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Chelsea
Merit Badge Farmgirl

29 Posts

Chelsea
Moscow ID
USA
29 Posts

Posted - Oct 24 2011 :  09:19:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am loving all of these ideas! I can't wait until I get to help MaryJane pick out the new badges for next year, it will be difficult to narrow it down!
I'm glad for all your help, thanks everyone!

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Thelma
True Blue Farmgirl

395 Posts

Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
395 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2011 :  2:47:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about honoring our pets. Cats and dogs are important here on our acreage.
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2011 :  5:15:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought of a few more. How about woodburning, woodcarving, pottery making, furniture refinishing and reupholstering(spelling), making rubber stamps and cardmaking, working with leather, caligraphy and making a quill pen, stenciling, stained glass, candlemaking.

Jan

Farmgirl Sister #3340

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angelheart
Farmgirl at Heart

1 Posts

Angel
Naperville IL
USA
1 Posts

Posted - Nov 01 2011 :  7:00:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would like a badge about chickens. Make accessories for our chickens, such as feeders, waterers, decor for coop, chicken saddles, chicken sweaters or chicken items for us. Chicken jewelry, decor etc. Or making chicken feed or treats.

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marla97015
Farmgirl at Heart

5 Posts

Gail Marla
Centra lPoint Oregon
USA
5 Posts

Posted - Nov 11 2011 :  8:00:39 PM  Show Profile  Click to see marla97015's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I would like to see badges on weaving, spinning,and rug hooking.
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - Nov 11 2011 :  9:30:16 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
In the STITCHING and CRAFTING section there is:
"Spinning" which is #14 and
"Weaving" which is #16.

Hope that helps.
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2011 :  06:08:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would like to see new badge ideas incorporate the fact that not all farmgirls can provide the materials for all badges. For example, if you do create a badge for music, consider those who do not have access to an instrument or cannot sing. For example, give options such as attend a concert or listen to music you have not listened to before (classic, jazz, etc.) Just an idea, because running a 5K is not in my future, and raising a large family, I don't have time for joining a softball team (badge for Let's Get Physical). I cannot run on account of bad varicose veins. I'd just like to see more options for the higher levels of badges, or for those that require the use of something we normally may not own etc.

Ideas:

Becoming your own vet, natural cures for pet/farm animal illnesses (homemade recipes shared for dewormers etc), natural recipes for dog tick care etc.

Solar cooking

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2011 :  07:01:20 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with Kristina about providing options. I am an accomplished musician, but I know from my experience as a teacher of piano, voice and music theory, not everyone is musically gifted. It's a very painful struggle for those who are not . . BUT they can read and learn music history and attend concerts, etc.

CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

From my Heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

From my Hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

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from my Hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2011 :  09:17:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry CJ, I didn't mean to "pick on" your idea. Just trying to use it for examples. I have however, played an instrument and can read music. My mother sold my saxophone years ago. Maybe another idea is to provide musical lessons for a child possibly?? Just throwing out other ideas.


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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2011 :  09:22:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
two more ideas (just tossing them here for thought):

The art of Quilling:
http://www.handcraftersvillage.com/quilling.htm


A nature badge in outpost or the stitching sections - making gifts and crafts from nature


Blacksmithing


Taking all our badge experiences with stocking up and going a step further - baking with all items you grow, dry, can, or raise, sharing recipes, tips,etc.





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nanr42
True Blue Farmgirl

160 Posts

Nan
WALDPORT Oregon
USA
160 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2011 :  10:26:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about one on bookmaking, as in making journals, not betting.
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Apache Lady
Farmgirl in Training

47 Posts

Erika
La Puente California
USA
47 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2011 :  09:58:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the wild game one :) How about a fur and feather one? For those of us who hunt perhaps making something. I save lots of duck and pheasant feathers for fly tying.
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unrulyremnant
Farmgirl in Training

42 Posts

Michelle
Trumbull County OH
42 Posts

Posted - Dec 29 2011 :  12:46:52 PM  Show Profile  Send unrulyremnant a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I agree...options are needed. Also, I LOVE the natural/herbal idea. I'm currently enrolled in RoseMary Gladstar's "The Science and Art of Herbalism", and let me tell you all, there are SO many wonderful & natural remedies out there.

I think fabric/paper/mixed media journals & albums is another nice category. They're fun to make, beautiful to look at and hold lots of memories :)


quote:
Originally posted by FieldsofThyme

I would like to see new badge ideas incorporate the fact that not all farmgirls can provide the materials for all badges. For example, if you do create a badge for music, consider those who do not have access to an instrument or cannot sing. For example, give options such as attend a concert or listen to music you have not listened to before (classic, jazz, etc.) Just an idea, because running a 5K is not in my future, and raising a large family, I don't have time for joining a softball team (badge for Let's Get Physical). I cannot run on account of bad varicose veins. I'd just like to see more options for the higher levels of badges, or for those that require the use of something we normally may not own etc.

Ideas:

Becoming your own vet, natural cures for pet/farm animal illnesses (homemade recipes shared for dewormers etc), natural recipes for dog tick care etc.

Solar cooking

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/




Michelle

*risk the blossom*

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Sugar Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

108 Posts

Pamela Jean
Sugarloaf Ca
USA
108 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2012 :  8:51:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chelsea, I would like to see one for American History. Declaration of independence/constitution/our founders, including women patriots. To quote; those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. A well rounded farm girl should know our founding.
All the books below is history see though the founders and those who were there in there own words, not from historians who rewrite it with an agenda.

Beginners: Read the declaration of independence and the constitution.

Intermediate: Read Wives of the Signers: The Women Behind the Declaration of Independence Mary Wolcott Green and Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White David Barton and report to your farm sisters what you learned that you didn't know.

Expert: Read The Real George Washington Andrew M. Allison and The Real Thomas Jefferson Andrew M. Allison. Write a synopsis on what you learned from the founders own words Or do a patriotic craft project to display in your home.
The badge could be the flag or liberty bell?


Pam

Stand for What's Right!


Edited by - Sugar Girl on Jul 04 2012 10:09:29 AM
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

330 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
330 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2015 :  11:42:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the badge idea for American History!!!! January 1, 2016 will be here before we know it...does anyone have any new ideas for new badges for 2016?
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