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    Allure Magazine Includes MaryJanesFarm magazine in their Beach Hot List

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    m committed to preserving it because it s a museum of life on the Palouse With all its machinery and wooden innards still intact the Old Mill as it s called remains a time capsule dating back to 1890 when it was built I ve put a couple hundred thousand into this and the clock is ticking Butters said of bankrolling efforts to stop the mill s slow deterioration We need new siding and a new roof She said a portion of proceeds from the farm fair will go toward restoration And I hope to do a major donor campaign We have a membership organization called Friends of the Old Mill to raise money At 56 years old Butters the mother of two grown children has been likened to a countrified version of Martha Stewart a comparison she accepts but doesn t promote Butters has focused mostly on women and honed her persona around a self styled farm girl image It s a condition of the heart It s not where you live It s how you live Butters said offering her definition We have farm girls in Manhattan growing pansies on fire escapes Rene Groom who writes for Butters MaryJanes Farm magazine is working as coordinator of the expanded farm fair The dream was that she Butters wanted farm girls to come and fall in love with the Palouse Groom said of the origins of MaryJane s Farm Fair Because that s what she had done Butters came to the Palouse in the early 1980s and eventually plowed her love of country living into several enterprises that eventually landed her advances from Random House to write three books The latest title is MaryJane s Outpost Unleashing Your Inner Wild Three more books on quilting bread baking and diet makeovers

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    towns located between Coeur d Alene and Palouse In each community the activities will be available from 10 a m until 7 p m unless otherwise noted The highlight of festivities in Oakesdale will be free tours available from 10 a m until 4 p m of MaryJane s Historic Flour Mill The Oakesdale Mill now a National Historic Landmark was built in 1890 and is the only fully preserved flour mill in the region Around the mill and throughout the community visitors will be able to enjoy an early morning pancake feed live music antiquing farm collectibles and crafts vendors old fashioned family games food including homemade pies and barbecue a farmers market booth petting zoo spinning demonstrations face painting free swimming at the community pool and an antique truck show MaryJane will also launch her new line of Farmgirl Collection fabrics At dusk the community will sponsor a street dance At Freeman the Country Coop Stop will be open from 5 a m to 9 p m The Country Coop Stop is an espresso stand and deli housed in an old Shell gas station that is a great place to stop for a root beer float Two local antique stores the Enchanted Farm and A Little Something will have antiques spilling out onto the sidewalk At Rockford the activities will focus on Hurd s Mercantile an 8 000 square foot antique wine and gift store at 30 South First St Hurd s will offer espresso and pastries as well as a large flea market style sale called Prairie Pickin s from 9 a m to 5 p m At the Fairfield Community Center in Fairfield visitors can enjoy a quilt show The center is at E 304 Main St across from the town s museum which will also

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    materials or purchased from local producers Were they manufactured with organic cloth they would be so expensive that most people couldn t afford them said Megan Rae Butters daughter who runs the store with her husband Lucas Rae One corner of the store is filled with Butters organic sheets and towels which Megan Rae said are priced to be competitive with discount stores The sheets are sold in sets for twin full queen and king sized beds The price for a queen size set with two pillow cases a fitted bottom sheet and a top sheet is 52 They come in seven colors such as rose light blue and honey Bath towels come in seven hues such as lilac and sage They cost 8 for bath towels 6 for hand towels and 4 for wash cloths The store also stocks a line of organic chocolates plus gift items such as jewelry and tin wall hangings made by regional artisans along with the books MaryJane Butters has written The building which used to be a beauty salon is situated in one of the busiest areas of Moscow It s at 425 S Jackson St the southbound leg of U S Highway

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    Farm School where the goal is to cultivate farmers and eaters free of all the cides Students are lodged in the tents The economics course also offers excursions to neighboring farms and markets and instruction in seed saving needlework household budgeting composting and biofuel production Butters runs her 1981 Pepto pink Mercedes at a cost of about 8 per gallon on canola and mustard seed crushed in a 20 000 press paid for by a grant from the state of Idaho Single morning workshops have names like Jump Start Garden which deals with raised beds cold framing and permaculture Crafts to Make and Sell rag rugs twig art memory quilts and Preserving the Harvest freezing drying canning As usual Butters is on to something with her school and safari lite B B She has good pitch and even better timing not surprising for someone Faith Popcorn once invited to join the board of her think tank An unusually instinctive marketer Butters created the only B B she knew how and it s one big Rx for modern times an unskeptical uncynical draught of earthy escapism Or just earthy enough Tents are floored with reclaimed hardwood and full size vintage iron beds are made up with Butters designed organic cotton sheets On the grounds are a smokehouse a woodshed a greenhouse a pump house a root cellar a woodshop four privies built on the dirt lined vault model a warehouse and packing room for the food business a design studio where the magazine is turned out a stitching trailer that is Butters s private atelier a bunkhouse kitchen a chicken coop papered in a grandmotherly posy pattern a library inserted into an ancient barn a horseshoe pit a pond and an alfresco living room in a grove of plum trees Stock market got you down Not happy with the way the wars are going Can t sell your house MaryJane will fix you up Or at least make you forget Guests gather their own eggs for breakfast pick vegetables for meals they cook themselves rounded out with purchases from the excellent local co op and generally help with any farm chores that need doing Butters has solid agrocredentials she was one of Idaho s earliest agitators for organic legislation and she has served as chair of the state s Organic Advisory Council But with every hatbox sold and every clueless city mouse who books a tent some say her farm looks more and more like a prop Butters claims a 2004 New Yorker profile on her was a search and destroy mission and she may never recover from the article s most notorious line Butters is a farmer in the same way that Martha Stewart is a housewife Like the parties in a finger pointing divorce neither Butters s doubters nor her disciples are entirely wrong MaryJane is the real deal not a Janie come lately airy fairy back to the lander who decided on a recent whim to ride the

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    Here s a way to do both This weekend set aside an hour to prepare baking mixes that can be used for entrees and desserts This way you control the ingredients eliminating some unpronounceable ones and cut back on packaging for which you pay a premium Making a basic dry mix that s the base for a variety of baked goods is a concept that s been around for a long time So have one skillet meals But combining the two to create BakeOvers is the idea of MaryJane Butters founder of MaryJanesFarm magazine and website MaryJanesFarm offers a line of organic fast food including Farmhouse Cuisine mixes which Butters uses to make BakeOvers With one non stick skillet that is rounded and deep like a wok you can make a variety of one dish meals Here s her concept After you ve chopped or sliced the vegetables or fruit that you want you sauté them 3 to 5 minutes in a skillet and place one of her mixes or lids on top like a pie crust Place the skillet in the oven for 20 minutes and when it s done flip the contents upside down onto a plate and serve the BakeOver If you eat dairy or meat you can add grated or cubed cheese fish tofu or any boned meat to the vegetables To the fruit you can add a layer of cream cheese Pick your favorite fruits and vegetables and be creative Butters said because with her program they all work The proportions are simple The one skillet rule is 4 cups vegetables 2 tablespoons butter or oil and quick baking mix For desserts it s 4 cups fruit 2 tablespoons butter or oil and quick baking mix Ideas for one skillet meals or desserts are endless

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    in The Mix section Getting rid of toxic toys cooking with a cast iron skillet eating organic on a budget and how to make homemade laundry detergent are some of the initial topics that will help Utah readers step back to a simpler time even if they don t live on a farm You have to have your foot in both worlds admits Butters but it doesn t mean you can t bring the healthy safe and homegrown aspects of earlier eras into your home It s not about where you live she says but how you live Descended from Mormon pioneers Butters attended Ben Lomond High School Her father Allen was an avid gardener and donated extra produce to those in need Her mother Helen was a leader in her neighborhood Relief Society the LDS church s women s organization The family raised or hunted their meat and made their clothes Before her two children were born Butters worked as the only woman on a carpentry crew at Hill Air Force Base was one of the first female wilderness rangers hired by the U S Forest Services and was the first woman station guard at the Moose Creek Ranger Station the most remote Forest Service district in the continental U S It is the community values and the skills of self sufficiency that paved the way for her current success Butters said during a recent telephone interview from her five acre farm southeast of Moscow Idaho It s also her playful not preachy style I want to teach people how to do these things the gifts my parents gave me and that era gave me Butters said But it doesn t have to be solemn or give people a guilt trip Butters believes a whole generation of people never

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    s bounty Tent for Rent Tent is a serious understatement when describing Butters B B sleeping quarters Inspired by the canvas tent she once lived in as a wilderness guard for the U S Forest Service the 12 by 14 foot wood floored structures scattered through the orchard feature decks wood burning stoves outdoor kitchens with vintage sinks and beds with down pillows I put doilies all over my wall tents It s that juxtaposition of the rugged and the delicate says Butters Those who reserve the honeymoon suite even enjoy breakfast in bed chilled champagne and a complimentary s mores kit for the campfire A B B breakfast includes gourmet style eggs from free range chickens fresh pastries and seasonal fruit For lunch you can drive 15 minutes into Moscow or buy organic food from the farm and make your own meal in the outdoor kitchen Butters is gracious with guests who have little experience outdoors Everyone learns to use kerosene lanterns and light a fire or even a match in the case of one Montana woman And while outhouses are part of the farm experience Butters tells a great story about teaching an L A woman how to pee outside Shower houses feature fresh flowers and willow branch chairs but many opt for outdoor cast iron bathtubs warmed by camp stoves True converts go home and make their own wall tents using blueprints from her first book MaryJane s Ideabook Cookbook Lifebook Initially people intrigued by the concept simply drove to the farm unannounced and gave themselves tours Obviously wandering tourists tainted the authentic farm experience B B guests wanted so all visitors must now make reservations www maryjanesfarm org Enchanted by rural life some guests find their own routines forever altered even the L A woman who stayed two weeks She went home quit her job tore up her grass and planted a garden says Butters It completely changed her life U Pick Country Club Even if you re not the country club type chances are you ll like Butters U pick version For 100 a season June through September members get a pass to the farm from dawn to dusk 7 days a week First they attend a farm etiquette training session to learn to harvest and weigh produce which is paid for using an honor system members find refreshing Pickers fill bushel baskets with their choice of fruit vegetables herbs organic eggs even flowers Brenda Yates found the U Pick Country Club just what she needed after working all week as a Spokane police officer The moment she stepped from the car she was hooked This is where I could spend my life she told her husband Mike Yates a former police detective She recalls with delight the first time she watched Mike dig up potatoes It was absolutely amazing One plant and here s a dozen potatoes I just came undone Brenda now has her routine down Check for fresh eggs head to the

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