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MaryJane
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Posted - Jan 29 2016 :  10:35:49 AM  Show Profile
1/29/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60118



1/29/2016 Have you ever roasted radishes? How about including parsnips and lemon butter? This is a savory dish you didn’t know you were missing: http://bit.ly/1P26qFQ



1/29/2016 Hear Ye!

My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Amy Cloud Chambers!!!

Amy Cloud Chambers (Song sparrow, #6098) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning a Beginner & Intermediate Level Knitting Merit Badge! http://bit.ly/1ZYVwWo



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Posted - Jan 30 2016 :  09:47:10 AM  Show Profile
1/30/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60166



1/30/2016 Well, darn—I missed it!

Who knew? Now I do, and you will too …

National Handwriting Day is celebrated (by silly, old-fashioned letter-writers like me) on January 23, the birthday of the American Revolutionary leader and first signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, John Hancock.

Here he is, looking ever so dapper with his white wig and feather pen: http://bit.ly/1OXiYAz



Portrait of John Hancock (1737-1793) by John Singleton Copley, 1765, via Wikipedia

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Posted - Jan 31 2016 :  08:58:26 AM  Show Profile
1/31/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60175



Earning our Beginning Level Merit Badge for recycling and proper garbage disposal fired up my nephew, Andrew, so much that he was determined to earn his Cleaning Up/Trash Talk Intermediate Level Merit Badge posthaste.

He was garbage obsessed.

A stinkage fanatic. A debris addict. A litter king. A rubbish extremist. A trash junkie.

Ha! Get it? Trash junkie? Ah, I slay myself … http://bit.ly/1UAeZLI


photo by epSos .de via Wikimedia Commons


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Posted - Feb 01 2016 :  11:15:01 AM  Show Profile
2/1/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60170



2/1/2016 (Meg) I recently shared a titch about the sweet, sweet harmony reigning in our home since both of my girls started music lessons in September. But I was skeptical about squeezing a piano into our tiny living room. A piano is generally a big-ticket item, and I really, really want to instill an appreciation for frugality in my children.

Well, it turns out I know a guy who knows a guy who is a professional tuner by day, and he gave us a great deal on a 1950s Kimball that’s in super good shape. Not excellent shape, which is perfect for me, because I’m happy to give it a little cosmetic love … http://bit.ly/203mPPB




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Posted - Feb 02 2016 :  09:34:20 AM  Show Profile
2/2/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60189



2/2/2016 Will he, or won’t he? http://bit.ly/1nKGLuI


Photo by Cephas via Wikimedia Commons


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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  09:46:53 AM  Show Profile
2/3/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60178



2/3/2016 While our modern justice system might have its problems, it’s a vast improvement from the courts of old. Today’s word:

cephalonomancy

It is a perfect example … http://bit.ly/1R2xVnB



Engraving of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, 1875


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Posted - Feb 04 2016 :  09:34:45 AM  Show Profile
2/4/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60194



2/4/2016 (Meg) With another holiday on the horizon, I’ve been doing a little gift browsing. Of course there are all the usual pinks and purples and hearts this and hearts that, but I stumbled upon an enterprise called Child’s Own Studio that claims to have perfected the art of “softie-making” from children’s drawings.

In other words, they can take your child’s drawing and turn it into a plush toy … but I like the term “softie-making” better. And why might you be interested in one of these softies? I learned that young children draw from their imaginations with pure self-expression, and it’s based on an understanding of what is being drawn rather than on observation: http://bit.ly/1TGJilA


Snail Softie via childsown.com

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Posted - Feb 05 2016 :  09:38:10 AM  Show Profile
2/5/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60245



2/5/2016 Today’s Raising Jane Recipe: Sweet Potato Queso

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 ½ Hours
Makes: About 3 ½ Cups

The full recipe is here: http://bit.ly/23NLRa7





2/5/2016 Hear Ye!

My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Denise Thompson!!! http://bit.ly/1X8B3Pj



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Posted - Feb 06 2016 :  10:02:19 AM  Show Profile
2/6/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60197



2/6/2016 (MBA Jane) For this week’s Young Cultivator Stitching and Crafting/Toys Beginning Level Merit Badge, I decided to make it easy on myself and hand the reins over to my niece, Piper. In order to earn her very first Young Cultivator badge, Piper needed to interview an adult about the toys they played with when they were young.

Ahhh, nostalgia, thy name is toys … http://bit.ly/1PrKeVM



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Posted - Feb 07 2016 :  09:08:57 AM  Show Profile
2/7/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60200



2/7/2016 (Meg) Occasionally here on the blog, we get a chance to give you an update on a post we’ve previously shared. A while back, I shared the story of a Philadelphia pizzeria by the name of Rosa’s that created a pay-it-forward program so successful it was feeding hundreds of homeless people in the City of Brotherly Love.

It turns out we weren’t the only ones smitten with this story … http://bit.ly/1SCq7uo



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Posted - Feb 08 2016 :  09:35:09 AM  Show Profile
2/8/2016

Meg and I are going to slow down our postings a tad, which is the reason you get to enjoy Mr. Bunny an extra day. The feedback we’ve received is that we need to give more people more time to read our content. Not only that, but Meg and I want to free up some of our time to work on our Event Center plans and I have a bread book I need to finish. See you Wednesday morning bright and early, then Friday and Sunday. And then next Monday again. M, W, F, and Sundays, here we come!



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Posted - Feb 10 2016 :  10:08:06 AM  Show Profile
2/10/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60254



2/10/2016 (Meg) A good sense of humor can go a long way toward combating the doldrums of a dreary winter.

That’s why I want to share this funny story about some wise-cracking residents of the city of Minneapolis: http://bit.ly/1o3mUY4



Photo: Heidi Wigdahl, KARE



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Posted - Feb 12 2016 :  09:20:41 AM  Show Profile
2/12/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60343



2/12/2016 Today’s Recipe: Coconut-Chocolate Truffles: http://bit.ly/1Td4ZJI



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Posted - Feb 14 2016 :  09:59:15 AM  Show Profile
2/14/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60406



2/14/2016 This is an example of a Welsh lovespoon. Throughout northern Europe, Cupid-struck craftsmen began decoratively carving spoons to be presented as gifts of romantic intent as early as the 16th century: http://bit.ly/1mASKK2



Photo by Vladimir Alexiev via Wikipedia

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Posted - Feb 16 2016 :  09:39:13 AM  Show Profile
2/16/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60404



2/16/2016 WINNERS!!! Giveaways: “Hearts a-Flutter” http://bit.ly/1KUrKAK



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Posted - Feb 18 2016 :  09:38:12 AM  Show Profile
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If handwriting often trumps typing (and research says it’s so) then it comes as no surprise that there are perks to reading printed paper instead of plasma screens: http://bit.ly/1TsJTZc



Photo by Unsplash.com via Pexels.com



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Posted - Feb 19 2016 :  09:41:37 AM  Show Profile
2/19/2016 Our bantam rooster, Percy, is well-mannered and a pleasure to have around the farm. He was a gift from our farmhand, Julie. He was raised by her children and handled regularly—consequently, he’s an agreeable chap: www.raisingjane.org/journal/60531



2/19/2016 Next Thursday, February 25, is National Chili Day. Celebrate with this quick and easy OMG!-this-is-delicious recipe for smoky vegetarian chili: http://bit.ly/1XC5ddP



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Posted - Feb 21 2016 :  10:43:58 AM  Show Profile
2/21/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60555



2/21/2016 Hear Ye!

My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Erin McBride!!!

Erin McBride (Notathreatinsight, #3762) has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a Beginner Level Know Your Roots Merit Badge! http://bit.ly/1RVziVm



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Posted - Feb 23 2016 :  09:32:58 AM  Show Profile
2/23/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60561
This particular B&B unit at my farm is what we refer to as “Tent 4.” If you walk 20 feet up a steep incline behind it, you find yourself on top of the world with a view that lasts forever, extending all the way to the Seven Devil Mountains.



2/23/2016 Winner!!! Project F.A.R.M. Giveaway: Clothespin Queen

Find out who won on Raising Jane: http://bit.ly/1L9h9C6



2/23/2016 GIVEAWAY: “Dancin’ in the Rain, Soil Sisters”

Enter on Raising Jane: http://bit.ly/1p146ZD





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Posted - Feb 25 2016 :  11:29:00 AM  Show Profile
2/25/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60605



2/25/2016 Sure, birds make music. Tweedle-lee-dee-dee, tweedle-lee-dee-dee …

But Brazilian composer Jarbas Agnelli discovered a unique melody orchestrated by birds: http://bit.ly/1oKDUCH


Photo by Andy Morffew via Flickr

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Posted - Feb 26 2016 :  09:14:38 AM  Show Profile
2/26/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60645



2/26/2016 Today’s Recipe: Pan-roasted Lime-Cilantro Cauliflower: http://bit.ly/1WOdiLA



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Posted - Feb 28 2016 :  2:48:59 PM  Show Profile
2/28/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60648



2/28/2016 Hear Ye!

My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Teresa Coleman!!!

Teresa Coleman (kangaroo kate, #1506) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning an Expert Level Quilting Merit Badge! http://bit.ly/24vUM0d



2/28/2016 GIVEAWAY: “Patch Abilities, Dancin’ in the Rain” http://bit.ly/1n95Cr6



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Posted - Mar 01 2016 :  10:03:11 AM  Show Profile
3/1/2016 photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60651



3/1/2016 GIVEAWAY: “Kathleen Shoop, Dancin’ in the Rain”

Enter on Raising Jane: http://bit.ly/1XYgA03



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Posted - Mar 03 2016 :  09:41:16 AM  Show Profile
3/3/2016 My Hellebores are in bloom! Also known as Lenten Roses, these and snowdrops are the first flowers I get to feast my eyes on in early spring. I love these so much that two years ago, I planted 30 more plants—they come in a wide range of colors. A single blossom, nestled in a tea cup, will last for over a week.: www.raisingjane.org/journal/60684



3/3/2016 A “can-you-guess” sort of quiz that gives you a close-up glimpse of the coming season’s lovely little things.

Scroll through the images and their multiple-choice identities and give ‘em a guess. Some are more obvious than others, but all are dream-worthy: http://bit.ly/24DReJd




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Posted - Mar 04 2016 :  10:25:28 AM  Show Profile
photo-of-the-day www.RaisingJane.org/journal/60689



Banana-Coconut Breakfast Quinoa
Prep Time: 12 Minutes
Cook Time: 55-60 Minutes
Makes: 3 Servings (About 3 ¾ Cups)
http://bit.ly/1hquaoY



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