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    3568 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning an intermediate level Buttoned Up badge I really enjoyed making my button bracelet I used supplies from the jewelry making dept at my local craft store I purchased a bracelet some small rings and the buttons I opened the rings and slipped them into the button holes then used a small pliers to close the rings again I set up a blue and brown pattern and enjoyed watching my bracelet grow into a nice piece of jewelry I really enjoy wearing my bracelet and when I do someone always comments on it I have arthritis so struggled to pinch the rings so they would not reopen but as the piece grew so did my need to finish it I plan of making some more of these bracelets to give as gifts I want to use buttons from my stash for these gifts MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 25 2012 3 08 30 PM Thelma Adams Thelma 3568 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an beginner level Shopping Green badge I have reusable bags in every shape size and color I have been working very hard this spring to remember to use them I keep some in both of my truck and van and a few around the house as they come in very handy when I want to pack things for when I m on the move Since I have a hard time remembering to take them into the stores I came up with this idea When I put my purse in a vehicle I place it in an empty reuseable bag an add more reuseable bags also When I get to the stores I grab my purse and the bags are right there This is a work in progress I am getting better at reusing the bags but if I forget I ask for paper and I never allow baggers to bag things like milk laundry detergent watermelons cereal boxes you get the idea When I m forced to use plastic I always recycle them as small wastebasket liners storage bags wet bathing suit bags ect MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 26 2012 10 07 43 AM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Buttoned Up badge I have been gathering up buttons for quite some time I have bought a few found some at yard sales and also cut buttons off of clothes that I used for quilt blocks I sort my buttons by color and store them in baby food jars MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 26 2012 10 09 19 AM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a beginner level Little Squirts badge I walked around my house and checked each door I oiled the doors that squeaked I also oiled the chain on my grandson s bike I make sure my tools are wiped off after each use and I oil them as needed and at the beginning and end of each season My doors are now squeakless and my grandson can ride his bike with less effort MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 26 2012 10 10 35 AM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an intermediate level Little Squirts badge I adjusted the screws on the bathroom door because it was rubbing when closing Now the door closes easily and no more rubbing MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 26 2012 10 11 31 AM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a beginner level Recipes badge I asked all of my relatives at our Family reunion on June 9th to email me a few recipes so that I can put together a family cookbook I have received a few already that I am starting to work on When I get all the recipes put together I will make a cookbook and all my family members will receive a copy MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 26 2012 10 12 24 AM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning an intermediate level Get It Together badge I have gone through my kitchen and made up a list of things that would like I added a food processer more wooden spoons a blender and more storage containers I gave a lot of things that I had extra of to my daughter when she got married My kitchen is more tidy and will be more efficient when I purchase the things on my list MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 26 2012 10 13 21 AM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a beginner level Greatest Generation badge I have been spending a lot of time with my mother We sit and talk or work in her garden She is 80 years old and loves to have people spend time with her since my father died Besides spending many hours with her at home we spent time talking at the lake in Oklahoma this weekend It is fun to hear the stories that my mom tells about when my siblings and I were younger MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 26 2012 10 14 12 AM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an intermediate level Greatest Generation badge I have gone on vacation with my mom

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    3828 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning an intermediate level Birds badge I built a birdhouse and hung it right outside my front window so that I could watch it to see if there were any birds coming For a while only the robins would land on my birdhouse They were too big to actually use it though Finally I noticed a wren building a nest in the birdhouse It would come by in the morning and go back a forth for quite a while getting the nest going We actually built birdhouses and painted them as a family project so I have many in my yard full of birds now MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 26 2012 2 39 00 PM Sarah Houlihan Houligan19 3828 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Crochet badge I learned how to crochet I taught a friend how to crochet I had a hard time learning to crochet I took to knitting much quicker which I don t understand because everyone tells me that crochet is easier Either way I finished my first not very straight project MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 26 2012 2 44 34 PM Sarah Houlihan Houligan19 3828 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a beginner level Get It Together badge I cleaned out my cupboards and got rid of everything I didn t use My nice clean tupperware cupboard inspired me to keep cleaning MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 26 2012 2 45 13 PM Sarah Houlihan Houligan19 3828 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning an intermediate level Get It Together badge I went through my whole kitchen taking an inventory and making a pile of things to get rid of I donated all of the items I didn t need to Goodwill I also discovered that I need hanging spice racks a Kitchenaid and more bowls MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 26 2012 2 46 28 PM Sarah Houlihan Houligan19 3828 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a beginner level Know Your Roots badge I interviewed my oldest couple relatives I got more information than I could ever know what to do with I had started learning a little about my history and was thrilled to learn so much We had a lot of fun MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 26 2012 2 47 05 PM Sarah Houlihan Houligan19 3828 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an intermediate level Know Your Roots badge I searched the national archives for some family history I have spent more hours on this project than any other in my life I have learned so much interesting information that I could have never imagined I will keep working on this project for many years to come MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 02 2012 12 51 03 PM Julia Riach 4210 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning an intermediate level Crochet badge I made a blanket I worked on it around family and friends for at least 5 hours My stitches got tighter at the top so it is a little bigger at the bottom and smaller at the top It still looks ok though MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 02 2012 12 51 52 PM Julia Riach 4210 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Embroidery badge I made a sampler with different types of stitches and framed it It turned out ok MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 02 2012 12 52 44 PM Julia Riach 4210 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning an intermediate level Embroidery badge I embroidered my badges onto a tote bag It turned out great MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 02 2012 1 50 01 PM Pamela Lobaugh Sugar Girl 4235 has received a certificate of achievement in Outpost for earning a beginner level Disconnect to Reconnect badge Disconnected the satellite for over a month got rid of my cell phone period cooked out side for 3 days Limiting TV time now and no more cell phone Much simpler life MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 02 2012 1 53 33 PM Pamela Lobaugh Sugar Girl 4235 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a beginner level The Secret Life of Bees badge I had read the Secret Life of Bees over the winter and just watched the vanishing bees I had planed to get a top bar hive this spring but decided to wait until next year as I got chickens this spring I have planted bee friendly flowers all around my place If I do get a hive It will be a top bar as it is much better for the Bees MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 02 2012 1 54 51 PM Pamela Lobaugh Sugar Girl 4235 has received a certificate of achievement in Make It Easy for earning a beginner level Grease Chicks badge I being a single woman do check my oil fluids and tire pressure 660 miles for June about 18 gal of gas Prius This is something we should all know how to do where things are located under the hood MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 02 2012 1 56 01 PM

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  • MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection - Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badge Awardees
    fencing and finding that rams don t like water in the face so spray them if they try to ram you to hunting for hidden eggs in the weeds or rolling under the fence if charged by the bull to learning about all the unknown muscles we have in our hands after milking by hand I would do it all again if the family ever needed an extra hand now that I know the ropes MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 06 2012 1 15 03 PM Julia Riach 4210 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning an intermediate level Buttoned Up badge I made a charm bracelet out of buttons It turned out ok MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 06 2012 1 18 22 PM Julia Riach 4210 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Quilting badge I took a quilting class and learned to make a quilt It turned out pretty good My son loves it MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 06 2012 1 20 35 PM Tamara Burger GrammyTammy 2495 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a beginner level Know Your Food badge This last year I have worked on eliminating for the most part hydrogenated oils artificial sweeteners I have also worked on decreasing white flour and sugar Have done some sprouts too I really enjoyed reading Animal Vegetable Miracle gave me some things to really think about I have enjoyed this journey to good health MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 06 2012 2 21 09 PM Pamela Lobaugh Sugar Girl 4235 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a beginner level Green Energy badge I have looked into the different forms of energy I had a cabin off the grid a few years back and had I installed a solar panel set up so I had light at night I currently have a wind turbine just waiting for me to figure out how best to install it by myself Renew ables are still a long way off from being an affordable reliable alternative to out more tired and true energy sores unfortunately MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 06 2012 2 25 11 PM Pamela Lobaugh Sugar Girl 4235 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Ink Slinger badge I have read Strunk and White s The Elements of Style several times I am dyslexic and one of the ways it affects me is with punctuation It has never computed with me I had a great writing mentor that took me under her wing and has red penciled my short and long stories I still have a hard time with spelling and punctuation but my story telling makes up for it according to my author friend MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 09 2012 10 53 57 AM Nicole Christensen texdane 1155 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an intermediate level Going Green badge I ve been on a Going Green journey Since applying for the beginner badge in 2010 our home and lifestyle continue to improve and be greener and better Since January I ve been making my own laundry detergent and will never go back We use homemade soap homemade cleaners and our home has and continues to keep finding more ways to go green or chemical free I even blogged about it in January on the Suburban Farmgirl Blog under the title Look at Me I m Chemical Free We also got rid of all plastic in the house We love it Our skin feels better from using all natural products we are NEVER sick and I am saving money by being green and doing much of what my grandparents did Sometimes the old ways are the best ways I am constantly finding ways to be green and not use chemicals plastics and to recycle in all aspects of my life MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 09 2012 11 00 13 AM Nicole Christensen texdane 1155 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an expert level Going Green badge I m really proud about just how green my family has gone We ve changed all the lightbulbs in the house don t buy plastic bags or wraps make our own cleaners including a polish for my wood floors vinegar and oil and even bug repellent If we don t make our product we buy only green organic or natural ones even my mascara is organic I make our deodorant and in the garden we do not use chemical fertilizers or pest control We use nothing toxic I now air dry our clothes on a drying rack or outside as much as possible In April I visited my dad and now they are doing more and more green things including making their own laundry detergent something my dad loves but did not believe would work Now they ve shared it with others too Last week I hosted my Sisterhood chapter and we all swapped green recipes for homemade products We live so much better and simpler I have discovered so many smart uses for re using things such as jars or re purposing items It s actually more convenient to make my own cleaners because I don t have to run out and buy more if I run out of glass cleaner for example I ve always got items like vinegar salt and the like on hand My house and laundry are fresher I am saving money and I am re using things the

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    clean using only water I have been using them for 3 months They work well and I haven t noticed a difference in how clean everything gets MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 09 2012 3 06 33 PM Lee Anne Johnson LeeAnne 4280 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Buttoned Up badge I have been collecting buttons for years and recently acquired many more I make quilts with men s cotton shirts and cut the buttons off and save them in a jar I love buttons the colors the weight the variety MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 09 2012 3 19 05 PM Lee Anne Johnson LeeAnne 4280 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning an intermediate level Buttoned Up badge I linked pink and white buttons with silver jump rings and added a ring and bar type closure A few more buttons to dangle and a pair of matching earrings and I m stylin I really like the buttons as jewelry they are colorful but not pretentious MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 09 2012 3 57 21 PM Connie Cowan SisterSue 4238 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a beginner level Green Energy badge I spent the weekend researching on our electric coop website about our energy options Our home has propane heat electric AC propane cooking We cook primarily outside most of the summer to keep our propane usage down I also marked the calendar for the district meeting so we will be sure to attend and voice our opinions in the coop I found a great interactive tool on the coop website that takes you through the rooms of your home and by showing what we can do to save energy it also calculates how much we can save by doing these things My first changes in the house I will save 360 in a year and I m just getting started I knew some of them already but many were new and I will start on them right away This will be a great tool as I work toward the intermediate badge and start my journal about our energy usage around the home I have already followed the suggestions on the website that I could do right away lowering our water heater temp closing blinds earlier in the day to keep the Texas heat out adjusting our thermostat we are finding that we can keep it much warmer than we had been I had already changed some of our light bulbs to CFC but as I work through the journal keeping this next month I will hope to change at least one in each room this month Some of what I am saving in other areas can be spent on upgrading our light bulbs MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 09 2012 4 06 13 PM Connie Cowan SisterSue 4238 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Crochet badge I am an accomplished crocheter but am following the rules and no grandmothering I took this opportunity to make a little something for myself a nice wash cloth I also work constantly to help my sister perfect her crochet skills and I sent my daughter age 24 a start to crochet box she now lives long distance but I keep up with her progress on facebook Another outlet for teaching is the prayer shawl group at my church I attend when I can meets weekly and there is always opportunity to teach my stitching sisters new techniques I used some 100 cotton yarn from my stash and made a nubby patterned wash cloth It took me about 2 hours but I am a fast stitcher I plan to really challenge myself for the intermediate level and start a project and finish it completely before moving on to another MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 09 2012 4 08 04 PM Terry Steinmetz teryouth 3600 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Sew Wonderful badge I made a pinkeeper by using 2 4 x4 pieces of beautiful floral print I sewed around the edges on 3 sides stuffed it with fiberfill and hand sewed the opening WooHoo Then I found about 10 different sizes of safety pins 3 sewing needles and 10 straight pins placing them into my pinkeeper Next I went through my button collection sorted out 20 different size colors of buttons I found 8 different basic colors of thread to add to the kit long with a small pair of scissors Lastly I found an older tin placed all of this into it I m impressed that it looks so nice I will be putting in our camping gear for our trip to the Grand Canyon this fall MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 09 2012 4 12 08 PM Terry Steinmetz teryouth 3600 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Buttoned Up badge I collected my buttons off worn out clothing rummage sales and family members I put all the buttons together with ones I d already collected I added buttons to my old collection which I started when my mother in law gave me her buttons shortly after we were married I marvel at all the different buttons there are And I ve used so many over the years I put all my buttons together in the tin that my mother in law gave to me many years ago It is so special MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 10 2012 10 17

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    t shirts but I like it very much and it will be exactly the right weight to use often MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 16 2012 2 45 06 PM CJ Armstrong ceejay48 665 has received a certificate of achievement in Outpost for earning a beginner level Fishing badge Several of the required knots are some that I ve used in all kinds of other applications as well as fishing Some would be jewelry making setting up camping gear etc The least familiar to me was the turle knot but I can see some other uses for that as well I also learned more about other kinds of knots for the Knotty Farmgirls badges There is always a need for a good knot And it s good to learn new ones MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 16 2012 2 46 22 PM Terry Steinmetz teryouth 3600 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a beginner level Shopping Green badge I got out all my reusable cloth bags to shop with My hubby came home from Menards a hardware store with 10 new bags I have a bootload in both our vehicles so we can remember to use them And if I get to the checkout without them I step aside go to my van get them before I checkout I love using the reusable bags I have different sizes now so when I go to the fabric store or the hardware store grocery store whatever I have the right size I ve been using reusable bags for at least 10 years but recommitted using them ALL THE TIME in December MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 16 2012 2 47 31 PM Kari Workman Kari22 4322 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Knitting badge I ve been knitting for a while My most recent accomplishment is a pair of socks This took me close to 6 hours per sock Hopefully it will take less time the more often I do it I taught my mom how to knit She made a sweater for my son and is now working on a sweater for my nephew Since she lives 10 hours away I ve taught her via Skype phone calls and in person My first pair of socks came out ok The heel was a bit short but otherwise they fit fine The sweater my mom knit for my son is fantastic and he loves wearing it MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 16 2012 2 51 12 PM Diane Kasperzak DiDi 3657 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a beginner level Bee Good to Your Mother Earth badge In addition to my usual container garden flowers and herbs this year I planted three pumpkin seeds started indoors on 5 6 2012 Only one of the three seeds grew so that I was able to plant it outside 5 26 2012 I have not used any pesticides or synthetic fertilizers I Googled a natural bug spray which I made yesterday and applied this morning onion garlic cayanne pepper dish soap and warm water left to sit overnight I hope it not only keeps bugs away but also a gray squirrel who ate all the blossoms from my dwarf sunflower plant given to me as a gift I have attached a very recent photo of my pumpkin plant I read Montrose Life in a Garden The author clearly has a passion for gardening but she also appears to have an abundance of time money and help for her gardens all of which make pursuing her passion possible Even if I had the resources I don t think I would ever reach her level of expertise I like my simple little container garden to which I ll add a new planting or two every year She offered something else in her book which I can take away and apply to my life That is her attention to detail in and around her garden noticing the color of the sky in the morning for example Very Henry David Thoreau and something to aspire to So far so good as you will see from the attached photo MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 16 2012 4 39 19 PM Pamela Lobaugh Sugar Girl 4235 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Buttoned Up badge I went through all the junk drawers hunting up buttons to add to the jar There are over 50 there I now have all my buttons in one place and there are some nice ones MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 16 2012 4 40 31 PM Pamela Lobaugh Sugar Girl 4235 has received a certificate of achievement in Make It Easy for earning a beginner level Make It Pretty badge Here is a color pencil drawing I made from a photo Just learning so not the best I m learning about form shading and perspective Having fun with it MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 17 2012 10 55 20 AM Tracy Gambrell geotracer 1088 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Cross Stitch badge I made a bookmark with border edge It looks great I can use it at work to hold my place MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 17 2012 10 56 11 AM Tracy Gambrell geotracer 1088 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning an intermediate level Buttoned Up badge I made a button bracelet It was easy to do and looks great

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    worked great I just pushed the legs down into the ground after it rained so it was really easy They all worked pretty well The one from the crib is actually the best so far I m a bit worried that the legs may eventually rot But I ll worry about that when it happens I only added one length of chicken wire to the one the peas are growing on but they re doing so well this year that I need to go add another I need to work on how to put the metal posts in the ground because they tend to lean a bit by the end of summer I ll get it all figured out eventually MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 26 2012 12 35 37 PM Leah McCoy Lyndell 4236 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a beginner level Farmgirl Gratitude badge I read one entry from The Book of Awesome every day I also kept a journal where I wrote down one thing I felt grateful for each day The Book of Awesome is cute it didn t take too much time out of the day to read an entry and it was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of life I really enjoyed writing in the gratitude journal It was a nice exercise to have to think of something I felt grateful for even on bad days Finally I posted a condensed list of the things I felt grateful for each day on my blog at http foxgloveandfolksongs blogspot com 2012 07 gratitude html MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 26 2012 12 36 53 PM Colina Washburn rubyleesmom 3408 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a beginner level Families Forever badge Since moving out to our farm a little over a year ago we have not had any kind of cable television only in recent months did we purchase an antenna so we could at least watch the news etc For 3 months last year my two teenage nephews lived with us and fmaily game night was most every night of the week We have a nice wooden gaming set with Monopoly Sorry Checkers Chess and a couple other games all in one that became our best friend We also played games like Candyland and Memory with my 5 year old daughter As for the reading part of earning this badge my daughter has been learning to read and sound out words so we always read a story together before bed and encouraging her to help I think having a family game night is a wonderful thing for any family to do It brought us so much closer together and it was an excellent opportunity to provide some much needed companionship and bonding time with my nephews as it was a bit of a dramatic time in their life MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 26 2012 12 38 26 PM Lee Anne Johnson AnnieJohnson 4280 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a beginner level Backyard Farmer badge We have kept a small flok of hens for years This year our girls are two and in their prime egg laying season Each day we collect eggs and pet the hens a bit then turn them out to peck around the yard At nightfall they go back in the pen to roost all on their own We love our hennys and the eggs are great too MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 26 2012 12 39 40 PM Kari Workman Kari22 4322 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a beginner level Shopping Green badge I have several reusable bags in both of our cars as well as two that fold up small that I keep in my purse so they re with me where ever I go It turned out great Our 4 year old son even helps us remember to take in the bags when we go shopping MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 26 2012 12 40 38 PM Kari Workman Kari22 4322 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an intermediate level Shopping Green badge We have used up all toxic cleaning supplies in our home and now use baking soda vinegar lemon peels and other various homemade cleaners My favorite thing is a wood cleaner I make with water vinegar and a splash of oil to really shine up our floors It turned out great MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 26 2012 12 42 44 PM Connie Herron Littlegirl54 4152 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a beginner level Little Squirts badge I have been frustrated for some time now with a very squeaky bathroom door NO LONGER I have oiled all my doors and NOT ONE OF THEM SQUEAKS YAY ME MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 26 2012 2 11 01 PM Tracy Gambrell geotracer 1088 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a beginner level The Secret Life of Bees badge I watched the trailer for Vanishing Bees I planted in my garden basil and lavender two bee friendly plants and I read the book Secret Life of Bees It was an education on the bee vanishing I had no idea I have taken picture of bee on a flower in my garden and I loved the book it was so positive and a beautiful testament to women MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 26 2012 2 16 53 PM Mary Whatley flowerfairy136

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    yummy MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 27 2012 11 56 03 AM Madison Hamby presmom 3930 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Quilting badge I made a quilted cover for my nook color It took me 7 hours to complete I think it turned out great Very portable stylish and accessible MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 27 2012 12 00 24 PM Emily Race Simply Satisfied 3591 has received a certificate of achievement in Make It Easy for earning a beginner level Carp hen try badge I decided for this badge to install some shelves along the top of a storage closet to improve how I could utilize the space I had my books stacked two deep in a bookshelf which let them fit but it was harder to find a specific book that way I also read Dare to Repair This gave me many more projects to work on As I read each chapter I naturally had to decide if it applied to my house and did I need to fix whatever I was reading about The shelves are great By installing them I managed to get all my books out of the bookshelf I did have to go back to the store to get more shelves once because I had more books that I thought The bookshelf now is available to hold our linens which were formerly stacked on the floor The storage closet is only four feet tall or so and I have to climb into it to get anything out so having it organized definitely helps MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 27 2012 12 01 50 PM Emily Race Simply Satisfied 3591 has received a certificate of achievement in Outpost for earning an intermediate level Disconnect to Reconnect badge This badge says disconnect with some farmgirl friends but I don t actually have any nearby I do have a great family so hopefully they can fill in We went camping for two nights No electronics we were in our 1994 trailer but nothing fancy I do hope to make it a little more on the gleaming side of things soon We hiked looking for flowers and teaching our daughters the names of the flowers We tried fishing but the water was too fast and high still We had campfires and cooked dinners and of course s mores over the fire The best part of the trip was when we showed our daughters a flower that is fairly rare here called a fairy slipper Of course our five year old said Where is the other one it took me a second then I realized what she meant Luckily the fairy that had worn them left one nearby When she saw a second one our daughter decided fairies were pretty lazy not placing their slippers near each other Then decided that this area was their home while another spot she found was the fairies s garden We had such fun looking for evidence of fairies and their slippers for the rest of the trip We even found enough Morrell mushrooms for a great side dish of sautéed mushrooms It couldn t have been better enjoying nature and showing our children what is really great in life MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 27 2012 12 02 47 PM Emily Race Simply Satisfied 3591 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a beginner level Heirlooms Forever badge I read Gardening with Heirloom Seeds early this spring to help me pick out seeds I would like to grow I also looked through various websites for heirloom seeds that I thought could manage to grow in our quick summer Then I spent a little money and got a little dirty I think I planted around 80 heirlooms this spring A little more than required but I didn t see why more was a bad thing so I switched over pretty much whole heartedly The radishes were great The carrots are growing well but not ready yet The heirloom tomato plants are currently outgrowing the regular old tomatoes The bush beans got planted a little early so they had a setback with a few hard frosts but seem to be keeping up with a second planting we did just in case The lettuce is great and I am hoping a second crop growing in the shade will succeed for a little later and not get too hot So far a great success I am coaxing my yellow cucumbers along it they just looked so much prettier than the regular old cukes that I had to try them MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 27 2012 12 04 03 PM Jennifer Mackey Jen Mackey 4218 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a beginner level Going Green badge I disposed of all my store bought cleaners I developed my household mission statement I am keeping a recipe book for my green cleaners I turned out wonderful I feel like I m helping the environment and my own household MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 27 2012 12 05 44 PM Tracy Gambrell geotracer 1088 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a beginner level Green Energy badge Consumers energy gererates power with fossil fuels coal natural gas oil and nuclear hydro renweable resources I think for right now the fossil fuels are the ones available but I think the hydro and renewable energy with the wind farm is the way of the future I didn t know they had so many different ways to generate energy I am glad they are looking to the future with the wind

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    Jul 31 2012 1 59 47 PM Becky Johnson BeckyBoop 4159 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a beginner level Sew Wonderful badge I still have the sewing box that my mother helped me make 24 years ago However I had lost most of the items that were once in it so I began replacing them this past month New sewing shears pins needles seam ripper thread buttons etc I have a bag of safety pins that my daughters have misplaced but I do know they are in this house somewhere I have been looking for days and decided to submit anyway They ll turn up I am so happy with my new sewing kit I have been practicing my hand sewing skills by making my new pin cushion and needle book Both are made with felt and I practiced the following stitches whip running blanket and applique I am proud of my little sewing kit MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 31 2012 2 12 13 PM Elizabeth Taylor leilaht 1932 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a beginner level Heirlooms Forever badge I love to look at seed catalogs The names of the heirloom varieties are awesome I read Gardening with Heirloom Seeds and found it very interesting Heirlooms have always fascinated me I planted many heirloom seeds this year way more than 5 I planted Hillbilly and Cherokee Purple tomatoes I also planted Four O clocks which are heirloom flowers The morning glories we planted next to the house are heirlooms too The Four O Clocks are blooming like mad I m still waiting for ripe tomatoes but there are plenty of them The Hillbillies look like potato plants We thought for a while they might have gotten mixed up at the nursery MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 31 2012 2 13 24 PM Elizabeth Taylor leilaht 1932 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning an intermediate level Crochet badge I crocheted a star afghan for my couch It is just a ripple stitch worked in the round I always wondered how ripple stitch works Now I now It took me more than 20 hours that is sure I worked on it during lunch at work too I like it It started out for a baby shower but I didn t get it done so now it s mine MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 31 2012 2 18 30 PM Brande Vogele dazite 4360 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an intermediate level Shopping Green badge I used several websites to research ways that I can clean my home without the aid of toxic cleaners The First is http www treehugger com htgg how to go green cleaning html supplies This website really opened my eyes to the harms of these cleaners and gave me some great ideas on going green I also used Pinterest to come up with recipes for homemade cleaners out of baking soda and vinegar I even made a recipe of laundry detergent that was completely natural I have committed to using products that are green in my house This includes laundry too The detergent I made smells amazing and cleans well too Attached are the two gallons of detergent 160 loads that I made for less than 15 MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 31 2012 2 20 25 PM Kim Hazelrigg kimarie91 3147 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a beginner level Get It Together badge After trying to store some leftovers and having not one lid for the bowls I had I was ready to clean out again the plastic ware bins I ve been wanting to get a Pyrex set and as luck would have it they were on sale and I had an extra coupon to apply to the purchase So I put everything that was plastic and didn t have a matching lid in the recycle bin took the matching ones to my mom and bought my Pyrex set It turned out great I m really happy that there is enough space to hold my 9x13 dishes as well It s a bit noiser than the plastic was when you close and open the bins but I m much happier with it 2 more awesome bits if the lid is MIA at least plastic wrap or foil will stick to the glass AND I don t have to pull out another bowl to heat up leftovers So I save on dishes to wash My husband is the official dishwasher of our home so he likes that MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 31 2012 2 21 36 PM Ruth Ann Kutemier ruthie 218 4072 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a beginner level Plant It Forward badge I planted several pots of herbs and veggies to give to our church pantry My pot garden turned out great I had over 40 tomatoes on the 2 plants and about 20 peppers Many cuts of fresh herbs MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jul 31 2012 2 22 21 PM Ruth Ann Kutemier ruthie 218 4072 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a beginner level Greatest Generation badge I visit with 2 elderly ladies I have spent many hours talking and playing cards with Helen I even planned a 90th birthday party for her in Feb Helen has since passed away on 4 18 12 I feel that my visits and birthday party turned well Even though Helen is gone I still carry her love and memories close to my heart MaryJane

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