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MaryJane
Queen Bee

13684 Posts

MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
13684 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2020 :  06:47:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah, thank you dear Lisa. Talk about surprises! I know I'll enjoy my reign as your Farmgirl of the Month for October, but ... am I even eligible?:)

It's my daughter's 41st b-day today and with this news on top of that, it's a VERY good day to reflect on my journey mothering our Sisterhood and all the many good things it has accomplished/given.

I have a couple more things to double check on the Dec/Jan issue of MaryJanesFarm mag before shipping it off to the printer today. Thank you for supporting my dream for 21 wonderful years! I think I'm going to find a sunny place to "do nothing" when the sun comes up in another hour or so and ponder the road ahead, savor the gift of Sisterhood, and take comfort in the safe and sane "each other" community we've created.

Thank you for how precious this day, this morning feels.

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4329 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
4329 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2020 :  07:10:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You are the Best!
Thank you for the many gifts you have given me over the years. The gift of all my Farmgirl Sisters, and teaching Forgiveness, Kindness and Love.
Again, MaryJane have a wonderful, fabulous month.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the ocean.” Lord Byron”

Women are Angels, and
when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly on our Broomsticks. We’re flexible like that.

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4892 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4892 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2020 :  1:05:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MaryJane, enjoy your special month as our October FGOTM!!! And yes, a thousand thank-yous for all the wonderful magazines, books, comments and support you have given all of us through the years. Our MJF Community has been a great source of fun, support and new wonderful friends and I am thankful you created this forum way before my time. give my love to Megan on her birthday for she has been a huge supporter here too. NO doubt her Stella will make sure her Mom has a birthday cake that is special and delicious!

Sending you lots of Farmgirl Hugs from sunny Florida to help celebrate!



Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5747 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5747 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2020 :  2:30:27 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Congratulations, Mary Jane! You are a great FGOTM for October, 2020. I have enjoyed my years of membership and have met so many new farm girl friends because of MJF. Enjoy your month!

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7505 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7505 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2020 :  3:23:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations to our very own Queen Bee! Mary Jane you have given us so many gifts in this special community. Like minded women to encourage and be encouraged by, the opportunity to forge friendships that have lasted years, and to meet in person women we would otherwise not have met. Thank you for all you've done over the years to make this a special place. Enjoy your month! You are a very extraordinary farm girl indeed!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

369 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
369 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2020 :  5:00:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You all have described our Mary Jane and what she means to us so much better than I could! Mary Jane, I am so excited that you are our Farmgirl of the Month! I hope that this month is special and blessed in so many ways for you. Thank you for following your dream and starting this so many years ago. I cannot imagine my life now without my friendship with you and my farmgirl sister family. And...I'm guessing that you are MORE than eligible...haha!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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ChikinsR4dinner
True Blue Farmgirl

85 Posts

D
Walhalla SC
USA
85 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2020 :  06:14:25 AM  Show Profile  Send ChikinsR4dinner a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Lisa- What an awesome choice! I'm relatively new to the sisterhood, but have had my life impacted in such a positive way through MJF Sisterhood, and MJB is the core reason for that. Thank you Mary Jane for all you have done to make such a tremendous impact on so many lives of the Sisterhood. Enjoy your month!!!

In laughter & hope,
~D
Farmgirl Sister #8125
It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. -Jimmy Carter
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4145 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4145 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2020 :  12:30:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wahoo! Congratulations Auntie MJ! You are definitely by far the most deserving of them all! I hope you have the best month ever and enjoy everything that comes with it. We wouldn’t be here celebrating if it wasn’t for you. You have created an amazing place. A place I truly love to be and with some amazing and hardworking women! Many of these women have become good friends of mine and an inspiration for the things I do and want to learn. Thank you! Happy Farmgirl of the Month for October to you!

Krista
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laurzgot
True Blue Farmgirl

1300 Posts

Laurie
Alvin Texas
USA
1300 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2020 :  4:04:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have a wonderful month to our Queen Bee. Your fantastic giving us so much knowledge. Maryjane congratulations on being FGOTM for October.

Hugs,
Laurie
Country girl at heart
"Smile and be yourself everyday."




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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14154 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14154 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2020 :  8:14:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lisa,, what a Bootiful choice,, our Queen Bee as Octobers FGOTM...

Maryjane,, congrats and do enjoy your month with family and friends...
We farm girls raise our cup of Tea in your honor.


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2345 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2345 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2020 :  1:56:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have a wonderful month, Mary Jane!


Sherone

Lean on me, when you're not strong, And I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on, For it won't be long, 'Til I'm gonna need, Somebody to lean on.

Farmgirl Sister #93

Our Blog

www.tinytaylorhomestead.com

Our Etsy Shop

www.annapearlsattic.etsy.com

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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

4053 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
4053 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2020 :  6:28:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Your an inspiration to us all!
Connie #3392
Imagine....
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2020 :  10:22:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations MaryJane-- All I can say is it's about time! Enjoy your special month.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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MaryJane
Queen Bee

13684 Posts

MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
13684 Posts

Posted - Oct 10 2020 :  1:36:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Many, many thanks for your many well wishes:)

No sooner had my oldest grandgirl, Stella, asked, "Nanny, I'm decorating our house for fall, do you have some autumn decorations we can borrow?" you guessed it, a farmgirl package arrived with ... fall towels. Thank you Yellow Rose for the beautiful yellow sunflower on a lovely set of kitchen towels.



And lest I be without a yo-yo from our yo-yo queen, Katmom came through with both a big and small yo-yo (the big one is actually an awesome bowl cover made with some of my earlier chicken-themed fabric). She included one of her signature lavender sachets, yay! But then I found her cover up ... a face mask made from the same fabric.



You can't have too many masks I'm always saying. Throughout the day as I meet and greet my bevy of farmhands, I put a clean one on should I take it off so's not to handle it twice. In the Dec/Jan issue of MaryJanesFarm that we sent to the printer last week, we offer a 4-page face mask pattern, modeled by my adorable grandgirls and created by my endlessly talented DIL, Ashley. It comes with a size chart for nine different sizes. In coming up with a pattern, Ashley asked for our face measurements and discovered a wide range of variances.

Here's a sneak peak of the side bar text that goes with a photo of one of the many billboards around our town, sponsored by our city council and local hospital.



"My hometown’s mask mandate and plentiful billboards came as a welcome relief, supporting what I’d learned as a child about another virus spread through human secretions, polio. The approach back then was to ban public gatherings in areas of outbreak, but we now know masking up would have helped. Born in 1953, I got in on the sugar cube vaccine, but my older siblings endured the field trials that caused arm scarring, even worse, some of them received a placebo, a mother’s biggest worry, along with shortages of the vaccine, even needle shortages and for some children, a botched vaccine trial. But within a couple of years, the vaccine was deemed a success, and by 1962, cases of polio had dropped dramatically. However, two of the precious children on my block, comprised of about 10 families, were permanently stricken, one of them an only child. In addition to permanent paralysis, he’d also suffered lung damage. I remember seeing his parents pushing him up and down the street in a wheelchair, but eventually, their curtains were permanently drawn, and I don’t remember ever seeing him again. Polio preyed heavily on children then; in fact, some children who had mild symptoms have experienced “post-polio syndrome” later in life. Coronavirus is now preying on that same generation, mine. Wearing a mask is something I can do to protect myself, my family, my neighbors, and my community. It’s a simple way for me to show I care. COVID-19 has now become a leading cause of death worldwide. I’m proud and supportive of my mayor’s ask to mask."

Katmom also included an excellent laundry-care tip for how she washes her masks. Katmom, care to share it here?


MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
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MaryJane
Queen Bee

13684 Posts

MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
13684 Posts

Posted - Oct 10 2020 :  1:58:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, and I should also add that our very own JeanP here on the chatroom was one of the first to start her cover up campaign by asking local businesses how many masks they needed. I raised my hand with a request for a dozen or so. As requests for her masks came pouring in, she started running out of elastic (her order for more wasn't going to arrive in time to keep up with demand), so in farmgirl lend-a-hand fashion, I rifled through our sewing room and delivered what I had on hand, which was quite a pile. It takes a village.

MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

145 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
145 Posts

Posted - Oct 10 2020 :  2:25:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yup. It does take a village. And, I definitely couldn't have kept going without No. 1 Farmgirl, Mary Jane. Her elastic contribution kept the mask project going for a month until my new supply of elastic arrived. She sent fabric too . . . what a gal pal. Love ya dear lady.
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14154 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14154 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2020 :  6:39:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Maryjane,, you are 'sew' very welcome for the goodies..
Hope you are having fun this month... autumn colors and scents abound...

I van hardly wait for your issue to come out with the patterns for various size masks.. I see Christmas themed ones in mine and my families future!

Thanx for asking about my quick way to wash/sanitize the masks.
I don't use bleach because it destroys the elastic uber fast.
I boil a pot of water and add a couple of drops of laundry soap and a drop or 2 of Lysol concentrate or add a teaspoon of Borax to sanitize.
Put the masks in the pot, swish a couple of times and let sit for 10+ minutes... and then rinse in fresh very hot water.
Then hang dry.
That way I have fresh hanging masks at my reach..

I luv seeing how Moscow is supporting the community to Mask up and stay safe.
The sooner we get over this COVID, the sooner we can get back to normal... In the mean time,, I sure have been saving a lot of $$ on lipstick!!! I found out the embarrassing way, not to wear lipstick while wearing a mask!!! lol!

Lets have fun,, be stylish,, I have masks to match my outfits and my moods!



>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Oct 12 2020 6:43:34 PM
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