archive-org.com » ORG » M » MARYJANESFARM.ORG

Total: 1374

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection - Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badge Awardees
    recent source is no longer available We own Longhorn cattle but they are not milk cows MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 10 2013 4 52 17 PM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an Expert Level Lend a Hand to Farm Families Merit Badge I spent over 20 hours helping my daughter and son in law do work at their new home We cut down trees and stacked wood for their fireplace for this fall We then burned off about 2 acres so grass can start growing for their 3 horses to eat We also built a raise bed and planted potatoes strawberries and tomatoes In another area we planted raspberries and blackberries In front of the house we planted hostas Irises yucca plants and forsythia bushes My daughter loves the farm life and can t wait to do more things around her farm MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 14 2013 4 09 45 PM Jenny Simpson jennykae 4885 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a Beginner Level Farmgirl Gratitude Merit Badge Everyday I wrote down something I was grateful for that day It was easy at first and then after a week I had to think a little harder since I couldn t repeat the same thing I found it really wasn t that hard though because I knew I had to sit each night to do this so I would look and think all day of things I was grateful for Some days there were many things I wanted and did wrote down I loved doing this I did this on my computer and then after the month I printed it out and put it in my journal I also read The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha It was quite fun I had a lot of yes moments and laughing with what he said MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 14 2013 4 15 38 PM Jenny Simpson jennykae 4885 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Birds Merit Badge First I bought a book called Birds of North America Western Region from Dorling Kindersley I read that and then I made a list of all the birds I thought were in this area that I could identify and see The maps in this book show the areas each bird lives in This has been so fun I have never really known exactly what birds are called I kind of knew most of them I live in a rural area so I have lots of birds around I have quail that have been living on our place but I didn t know for sure what kind of quail they were Now I know California quail I didn t think I d get to see the owl I knew lived around here till it warmed up enough to be out at night but one day I was outside and he she flew down over my head and over the pasture and down into the big trees Now my goal it to get a better look at it and figure out what kind it is I am very excited for the next 2 levels MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 14 2013 4 19 01 PM Jenny Simpson jennykae 4885 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Herbs Merit Badge First of all I figured out what herbs I like to eat then which ones I already had growing I figured out what I can us them for I used chives in mashed potatoes and in scrambled eggs and breakfast burritos I have to think about and remember to use these I m already working on the next level I bought some new fun ones to try also Just a little longer and I can start harvesting to dry some to share MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 14 2013 4 56 55 PM Christina Marsden 4411 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Unprocessed Kitchen Merit Badge We love Granola bars I decided to make my own Since then I haven t bought them as much Homemade is always better I found a great recipe on www Naturalmommie com I made them and we loved them Kids enjoyed them as much as I did MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 14 2013 5 20 40 PM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Herbs Merit Badge I planted five herbs in flower pots I have looked up the medicinal and culinary uses of each Cinnamon Basil Medicinal uses One of the main compounds in Basil E beta caryophyllene offers anti inflammatory properties similar to those found in Oregano It also helps fight bowel inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis It is used to treat respiratory disorders allergies diabetes colds and flu herpes virus and infertility It is believed to be effective at fighting off free radicals which cause damage at the cellular level It is even used in the treatment of some cancers It boosts the immune system and relieves common skin ailments It is anti bacterial and anti viral Used in herbal form as a poultice or tea infusion it is best to use fresh leaves rather than dried Cinnamon Basil s medicinal properties are more potent when used in the form of an extract or oil Culinary uses A common ingredient in Italian dishes Basil is also used in Thai Vietnamese and Chinese cooking It is used to flavor soups and stews meat and poultry and even drinks and desserts Cinnamon Basil pairs exceptionally well with fruits Gardeners plant cinnamon basil close to their tomato plants in the garden to discourage bugs from damaging the tomato plants It s true that cinnamon basil when planted near tomatoes not only enhances the flavor of the tomato but also repels mosquitoes and white flies It also will enhance the growth of asparagus and roses while protecting these plants from some insects Rub its leaves on your skin or grow it in containers on your patio to help repel mosquitoes You can also place fresh sprigs on top of food containers to keep flies from landing at picnics Oregano Medicinal uses Oregano is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs asthma croup and bronchitis It is also used for gastrointestinal GI disorders such as heartburn and bloating Other uses include treating menstrual cramps rheumatoid arthritis urinary tract disorders including urinary tract infections UTIs headaches and heart conditions Culinary uses Oregano has become an essential ingredient in many Italian dishes including pizza pastas and roasted vegetables Oregano paired with basil are the basis for many Italian seasonings It is also widely used in Greek and Mexican cooking As the main herb flavoring in chili powder oregano holds up well in a mix with other flavors The Greeks enjoy oregano in baked fish and it is the main flavoring in Greek salad Try adding sprigs of oregano on the coals of a grill for a flavor infusion to whatever you are cooking on top Oregano s rich flavor also deepens and melds flavors of soups and sauces without overwhelming the dish Oregano can be used either fresh or dried When using the fresh herb use twice the amount as dried Infuse bathwater with oregano for a relaxing soak Oregano is also used in potpourri and pillows Fresh oregano tightly sealed in a plastic bag will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks Cilantro Coriander Medicinal uses Coriander is considered an aid to the digestive system It is an appetite stimulant and aids in the secretion of gastric juices A poultice of Coriander seed can be applied externally to relieve painful joints and rheumatism The essential oils of the cilantro leaves contain antibacterial properties and can be used as a fungicide Coriander seeds are considered to have cholesterol lowering properties Culinary Uses Best known for its addition to Mexican and Asian foods cilantro has many applications across the epicurean spectrum It is essential to Mexican salsas Chinese dim sum Indian curries and Thai cuisine Mexicans combine cilantro garlic chilies and lime juice to create a marinade for fish chicken and vegetables It also pairs well with avocado coconut milk corn cucumbers seafood legumes lemons and rice Try using cilantro with the following herbs and spices garlic basil chili chives dill ginger lemon grass mint and parsley Like basil cilantro also turns black when cooked in an acid medium such as tomato sauce It is used whole shredded chopped or minced in cooking Cilantro bruises easy so handle with care Because cilantro s leaves are so delicate it does not dry well and is best used fresh Apple Mint Medicinal uses Mint leaves are said to relive the pain caused by bee and wasp stings Medicinally Mint s traditional uses include treating stomach ache and chest pains Powdered mint leaves were used to whiten teeth during the middle ages Mint tea is a strong diuretic and aids in digestion It is also used to treat insect bites often along with camphor Mint has been used in cigarettes as an additive because it blocks out the bitter taste of tobacco and soothes the throat The scent and the strong flavor of Mint can be used as a mild decongestant when you have something like a common cold A tea made from the leaves of most mint species has traditionally been used in the treatment of fevers headaches digestive disorders and various minor ailments The leaves are harvested as the plant comes into flower and can be dried for later use The essential oil in the leaves is antiseptic though it can be toxic in large doses Culinary Uses Apple mint has a pleasant fruity taste sweeter than other mints Mainly popular for culinary purposes its milder taste makes it ideal for use in fruit salads and fruit cups and punches The leaves of the Apple mint or Pineapple mint plant can be used to make mint tea or mint jelly in salads and added to beverages like lemonade and black tea It can also be used to flavor syrups and ice cream This herb has a very pleasant warm sweet taste with a cool aftertaste and is very aromatic and makes an attractive garnish In Middle Eastern cuisine mint is used on lamb dishes while in British cuisine and American cuisine mint sauce and mint jelly are used respectively Mint essential oil and menthol are extensively used as flavorings in breath fresheners drinks antiseptic mouth rinses toothpaste chewing gum desserts candies and mint chocolate Chocolate Mint Medicinal uses Mint is said and in many cases proven to relieve symptoms of indigestion heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the muscles in and around the intestine It acts as a powerful antioxidant protecting the body against the formation of cancerous cells It can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria and fungus Mint eases and unblocks the breathing and respiratory passages and airways relieves the symptoms of colds and flu Mint can help with nasal allergies It can relieve congestion head colds and headaches and act as a mild sedative and has calming properties It relieve minor aches and pains such as muscle cramps and sprains combats bad breath provides a cooling sensation to the skin and can help to treat minor burns itching and skin irritations Mint is a very good cleanser for the blood Mint tea can help clear up skin disorders such as acne Culinary Uses Chocolate mint is one of the most popular varieties of mint and is often used to flavor desserts ice cream cold beverages coffee hot chocolate and tea Besides adding zest and brightness to dishes it also provides a subtle cocoa flavor and aroma making it quite an interesting addition to ordinary recipes that call for mint Chocolate mint is wonderful to add in chocolate shakes and chocolate sauce It can also be added to cream and stews For an extraordinary Mojito that can take the place of a dessert use chocolate mint instead of the usual spearmint or peppermint Simply combine rum club soda soda water liquid sugar lime and chocolate mint to make an amazing drink Another popular drink that can use some chocolate mint is Mint Julep which originates in the southern part of the United States To make a sumptuous mint julep simply dissolve sugar in water add bourbons crushed ice and sprigs of chocolate mint for a wonderfully refreshing cocktail It is nice to have fresh herbs available right outside my doors MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 14 2013 5 24 21 PM Norma Hart njhart 1661 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Going Green Merit Badge I have cleaned my house of all non green products for my cleaning chores throughout the house with either green products or ones I make from green natural recipes I have found in books mags or the internet I have created a journal where I keep all the recipes green project ideas and the plans I have for continuing I have in this journal my mission statement as well The results have been both fun and rewarding Getting away from so many harmful elements has helped my home even smell clean and fresher than before I am more keenly aware of the unusual gases and smells than before when I enter a home without the green mindset After a year plus of the process I can with a clear mind and heart apply for this badge now Not just for the sake of a badge MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 14 2013 5 27 43 PM Norma Hart njhart 1661 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an Intermediate Level Shopping Green Merit Badge I have not used any commercial cleaner on my floors since we moved in I mop with a steam cleaner I also have been using a solution of castile soap and water for my all purpose cleaner I became more desiring to use products I make myself The results are as good if not better than prods I can buy MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 14 2013 5 36 25 PM Norma Hart njhart 1661 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Recycling Merit Badge There are only two places we can take things for recycling Both take beverage cans and one of the two takes cardboard We also take any plastic bags we get to Wal Mart and drop them in their recycle box for bags There is not any curbside recycling here in the valley outside the city limits and inside the city has two days a year they will pick up large items such as washers etc We have come up with ideas as to our newspapers and donate many items that can be repaired to a local charity that fixes and resells them MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 14 2013 5 47 56 PM Sherrilyn Askew sherri 1350 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning an Intermediate Level Get it Together Merit Badge Over the years I have collected most everything I need and a few things I don t need One of the things I finally got rid of is my bread machine It takes up a lot of space and we are not big bread eaters so I don t make that much bread I have a mixer that can do what I need and I am still capable of needing my dough myself I am learning to make cheese though which means I need a cheese press for hard cheeses anyway I looked online and found the prices to be crazy for a machine that is so simple so I designed and fabricated my own My cheese press is made of cherry and walnut remnants at the lumber store some all thread springs nuts washers and four glass drawer pulls for feet I rubbed the wood down with coconut oil as it s a solid at room temperature and know that with care and time the wood will develop a well loved patina I am glad I decided to get rid of the bread machine as it cleared a huge space in my pantry for other items I use more often That s gouda in the

    Original URL path: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18055&whichpage=254 (2016-02-18)
    Open archived version from archive

  • MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection - Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badge Awardees
    counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 5 03 51 PM Katrina Smith Kat nina 4813 has received a certificate of achievement in Make it Easy for earning an Intermediate Level Nellie Will do Merit Badge I spent 50 hours making a whole slew of items but the gist of the idea is that I am really teaching myself to sew I am now very familiar with my machine During this time I made two denim purses out of recycled jeans One is a gift for my niece one for my daughter I made two layer skirts from a pattern online One of these is for me and one for my daughter The material is almost all given to me and the slips well on is and old night gown and t shirt and the other is a curtain I made a set of hand towels and wash rags and an era dress complete with darts and a zipper which are both a first for me I also made a green summer dress that had shirring also a first Amazing what you can get done in that amount of time They turned out great My favorite is the black dress It is really the only fabric that I bought I was so worried that it wouldn t fit me and there were so many firsts involved but then it all came together I was so happy Some of these items are gifts so it looks like I may shoot for the all home made Christmas MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 5 16 14 PM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an Intermediate Level Recycling Merit Badge I have been recycling for many years I take the aluminum cans we collect to the recycling center I give the money from the cans to my 2 grandsons I use plastic milk jugs to start seeds in Paper is used as a weed barrier If I have any plastic bags I take them to Walmart and put in their recycling bin I have got my grandson who is 5 helping his mother recycle MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 5 24 47 PM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner level Bee Good to Mother Earth Merit Badge I read Montrose Life in a Garden by Nancy Goodwin I liked how the book used dates instead of chapters It was also interesting where it talked about companion planting I do not use any type of store bought pesticides in my garden I use homemade remedies to rid of pests like basic soap and water I also use my own fertilizer from my chickens instead of store bought fertilizer MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 5 35 13 PM Karen Price kkprice 411 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Icing on the Cake Merit Badge I looked through a variety of books read a variety of information of the Wilton website and took a class I had never done anything with cake making before aside from making a plain sheet cake and slapping some frosting on it I was impressed with my beginner efforts MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 5 37 00 PM Karen Price kkprice 411 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning an Intermediate Level Icing on the Cake Merit Badge I ve put together a wonderful decorating kit and even bought some fun sugars and sprinkles to have on hand I made a second cake all on my own and decorated it I love my little kit It is so satisfying when things are organized My husband took the cake to his work and it was enjoyed MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 5 44 53 PM Karen Price kkprice 411 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Quilling Merit Badge I purchased a great beginner kit online and it was just perfect to learn with and not become discouraged I made a variety of items my favorites were a sun a butterfly and a yellow rosebud necklace MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 5 53 16 PM Karen Price kkprice 411 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a Beginner Level Farmgirl Gratitude Merit Badge I have enjoyed writing gratitude journals a variety of times in my life and this was fun too I am truly grateful Also loved reading The Book of Awesome I am so blessed I delight in the little things that Pasricha came up with to be grateful for MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 6 00 10 PM Norma Hart njhart 1661 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Aprons Merit Badge I took an old pattern for a half apron and used some left over fabric Cu a half circle and put a ruffle on the bottom added a thin waistband ties I worked on it for and hour the first day then another hour the next I came out well I only wish I had had more fabric to make the ties and waist wider MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 6 02 52 PM Norma Hart njhart 1661 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning an Intermediate Level Aprons Merit Badge I took the pattern that came with an order of BakeOver and applied the embroidery design to a plain muslin full apron then I cut a second apron out of a printed floral and made the apron reversible Although I started the embroidery part in 01 2013 I did not finish with the rest of the apron until 04 2013 I think it came out well Most of my friends that have seen it were delighted by it and want one of their own MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 6 17 02 PM Lisa Seaman 5107 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Aprons Merit Badge I bought sewed the Dishtowel Apron Kit In making the apron I learned how to put many layers of fabric together sew it together I became an expert with a seam ripper trying to get the waistband correct Even though the apron isn t perfect I am happy The waistband probably needs more work but for not sewing in 40 years I am satisfied MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 6 20 21 PM Lisa Seaman 5107 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning an Intermediate Level Aprons Merit Badge In the full length apron I learned about sewing a casing for the strap to go through How to sew facing on the bib part also how to add chicken scratch to the apron I really like the apron alot I love the aqua gingham check the cross stitch that I did MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 6 27 55 PM Kim Reineke 4826 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Aprons Merit Badge I sewed a half apron out of three shamrock fabrics It is fully reversible with pockets on both sides and has bias tape trim I spent at least 3 or more hours sewing this apron and it was a pleasure to give it to one of my best friends Tiffany I hope she is wearing it in her kitchen I personally have been wearing an apron in my kitchen and around the house in general plus the working outside ones for about 5 years now and plan to continue to be aproned forever I am proud that my sewing skills are improving and plan to continue to sew aprons as gifts and for everyday use by myself and my daughter MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 6 35 05 PM Cynthia Graziani CIndyG 4735 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Aprons Merit Badge I had taken an apron making class at a local non chain fabric shop and used the book from the class to make an apron for this merit badge I selected an apron that is both functional and cute and had some challenges to a slightly better than beginner seamstress The bottom is quilt like with two strips of squares in a brickwork pattern with lace in between the sections Selecting the fabrics was the most fun part of this and I am beginning to see how quilters end up with rooms full of fabric it is addicting The results of this home decor weight muslin lined apron were a little funny Not really but I m glad I can laugh at it My first pass at cutting the main panel of the apron was WRONG in that I oriented the fabric design incorrectly No problem because I had enough fabric to cut another The phone rang I got distracted came back to it and cut it wrong again I don t know where my head was but I gathered my thoughts enough to piece together three panels with the design in the proper orientation to create a piece large enough to make the main body of the apron I like the longer length of this style love the little towel loop in the waistband and plan to wear it a lot MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 6 44 55 PM Terry Steinmetz teryouth 3600 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an Intermediate Level Know Your Roots Merit Badge With my son s help we discovered many things on our family tree We shared all the pictures we could find obituary reports and we got some neat leads on family members that we hadn t researched before My son was thrilled to find an article picture of the army company that his grandfather was with during WWII We keep finding more and more about my family especially my mother s side she was adopted but we found about the real family We continue this journey often We used Ancestry com for so many things It was joy to actually find the information especially about my mother s family I was always told that there was no way to find out anything My only regret is that my real grandmother was alive until 1995 I could have maybe gotten to know her Some things my mom didn t want to rehash MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 6 50 55 PM Terry Steinmetz teryouth 3600 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a Beginner Level Community Service Merit Badge I started my Community Service Journal I wrote down 3 organizations that could use my help I chose one found out how to help I volunteered at The First Lutheran Church with their Women s Sewing Circle They put together blankets quilts to be distributed throughout the world to a place of need I cut material pin pieces together tie the quilts together box up the quilts blankets to be sent I spent 12 1 2 hours working together with a great group of ladies Since I began going to Sewing Circle I have come to love the project even more We gathered materials made blankets for over 300 needy people We did a hurry up stack of blankets to send to the East Coast after Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey shores Our goal is to make 800 quilts blankets by November I m also thrilled that I am the youngest member most of the ladies are in their 70 s 80 s MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 6 52 53 PM Terry Steinmetz teryouth 3600 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a Beginner Level Civic Heritage Merit Badge I went to the Delta County Historical Society Museum in nearby Escanaba MI I live 400 miles from where I was born raised I ve actually lived in this area longer than down there I was intrigued by all the information the places that I ve been to around the area I often dream about what it would ve been like in the early years here Some very interesting characters stories are there I love history of places people so this was fun I became so inspired that I join the historical society attend some of the lectures they offer on the area MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 6 57 57 PM Terry Steinmetz teryouth 3600 has received a certificate of achievement in Make it Easy for earning an Intermediate Level In The Garden Merit Badge I rarely have tin cans as I home can our produce but I did reuse those lids a few tin cans for planting seedlings Can to put the soil in the containers lids to label the different seeds planted to mix up the compost water I also made a birdhouse together with Hubby And we redid the flowerbed in the back making it a raised one Since I reuse so many things I had to really think about where how I used the lids cans Building the birdhouses is a winter Let s do something to not be bored project that we do each year We are up to 10 birdhouses this year The flowerbed was just plain ugly a disaster for my plants it was time to fix it up It was fun working with hubby getting dirty on all these projects MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 7 06 33 PM Terry Steinmetz teryouth 3600 has received a certificate of achievement in Make it Easy for earning a Beginner Level Build it Green Merit Badge I was able to watch a couple shows on our PBS station on decorating the home in green style I also checked out a couple books at the library There are some very interesting ideas that I d like to try I found ways to decorate that I love I found a great deal at an auction for an oak rocker for my living room tea pots to place in the kitchen area doilies to use throughout the home dresser scarfs tablecloths napkins carpet beater ladies hankies Well my rocker is the best thing I ve found so far It fits me like a glove The tablecloths were just like new add a new dimension to my kitchen The teapots are lovely functional used by me daily Oh how I m so thankful to my hubby for suggesting that we go to the auction MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 16 2013 7 10 17 PM Terry Steinmetz teryouth 3600 has received a certificate of achievement in Outpost for earning an Expert Level Fishing Merit Badge We went to Cudjoe Key Florida for a month of fishing and relaxing away from the snow we get here in March When we got there Hubby I bought our fishing licenses regulation book Hubby rechecked my line pole reel for me We fished most days nights for the month And we were blessed to have friend that took us out in his boat a few times I caught quite a few snappers

    Original URL path: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18055&whichpage=255 (2016-02-18)
    Open archived version from archive

  • MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection - Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badge Awardees
    a Fruitful Yield store where the meat travels to IL from WI an area of WI I am very familiar with I have also sourced out the local meat market and ask many questions of the butcher when I buy from them We lived in Yuma AZ for a few years military orders near a beef feedlot Seeing the operation was one of the most depressing memories I have of our years stationed there Everything I read about the meat industry whether it s grass fed or corporate helps me to regain my vegetarian resolve MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 21 2013 4 03 16 PM Becky Brillon bbrillon 3374 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Herbs Merit Badge I visited allyourbeauty org via Pinterest to find an article about the Top 10 Anti Inflammatory Herbs Five Herbs and their uses 1 Turmeric helps with arthritis and inflammation widely used in Mexican and Asian dishes but I use it to make Bread and Butter Pickles 2 Ginger also popular in Asian dishes but I use it in my juicing recipes At this very moment I have a root sprouting on my counter waiting to be planted 3 Licorice known as the candy to many the herb can be used as an anti inflammatory an anti depressant anti ulcer anti fungal and as an immunity booster I m not sure right now where to get licorice as an herb but I think I ll start looking for it 4 Basil recommended to ease arthritis easy to incorporate into Italian pasta dishes and salads 5 Parsley treats kidney problems painful menses digestive disorders etc Prevents the onset of rheumatoid arthritis and certain types of cancers Combined with asparagus it is known to be a powerful cure against inflammatory disorders The article was very enlightening I suffer from an undiagnosed auto immune issue and one of my main complaints is pain caused by inflammation This article especially the tip about the combination or asparagus and parsley has my attention The herb I tried tonight was the ginger in my carrot apple lemon juice combination MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 21 2013 4 06 55 PM Becky Brillon bbrillon 3374 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Recipes Merit Badge I started gathering not only the recipes of my Grandmother two Great Grandmothers and a Great Aunt on my mom s side for a family cookbook I ve also gathered every photo I can find of that side of the family eating and sharing food I ve talked to many aunts who have passed on everything they have scratched out too I can t wait for this project to be done and shared with my family It s so much fun transporting myself back in time through the recipes I ve uncovered As it stands now I have over 250 recipes My most favorite part of the project is my new collection of vintage recipe booklets from famous name brands in the 20 s 60 s LOVE MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 21 2013 4 11 53 PM Christina Marsden 4411 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Going Green Merit Badge I have been using many natural based items for cleaning vinegar dish soap lemon juice I have not written a mission statement but I have been determined to keep things cleaner for my children and myself I have a number of green recipes saved to my computer that I have used and experimented with I am always sharing these recipes I find on Facebook I love doing things in a good old fashioned way Especially things that I know are safer for my family I will keep experimenting with green cleaners And keep on keeping Green MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 21 2013 4 13 59 PM Christina Marsden 4411 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an Intermediate Level Going Green Merit Badge I have been using green laundry soap for the past few months Recently I have decided to make my own My Aunt posted a link to Facebook which of course I had to like and share I used that recipe to make a dry laundry soap I don t have the stuff to make my own hand soap but I did purchase some from someone who makes it locally I love it I can t wait until the day I can make it myself The soap turned out great It looks like it will last a good long time I love making homemade things especially the all natural kinds MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 21 2013 4 21 50 PM Christina Marsden 4411 has received a certificate of achievement in Make it Easy for earning an Intermediate Level Relaxation Merit Badge I love to read I can get so involved in a book that I lose track of time I also love to have a cup of tea water with lemon or coffee with my book A bowl of fresh air popped popcorn is a perfect addition I love reading I lose track of time when I read and I find it hard to put down a book and easy to pick it back up again I have been reading before bed a lot It helps take my mind off all other things and brings a day to a relaxing end MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 21 2013 4 27 23 PM Katrina Smith Kat nina 4813 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an Expert Level Farmgirl Gratitude Merit Badge This was a time consuming level and hard for me really I wrote 40 letters to people I appreciate To be honest I had a really hard time coming up with that many people That made me feel really bad I don t know if I m not appreciative enough or if I just don t know enough people I mean I know that I am an introverted person but this task really made me sit down and think and maybe that was one of the real challenges I had finished the book of Awesome previously and I also wrote one of these letters to a news paper expressing my gratitude Some of these letters were in email form some on FB but most were hand written on stationary a long forgotten art That is the true test I have received a very positive response from the letters themselves People don t say thank you enough MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 21 2013 4 31 54 PM Katrina Smith Kat nina 4813 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Recipes Merit Badge I talked to many of my family members to gather recipes for books I am making The tricky part here is that I am making them in secret Most of my family is deceased but a good portion of the family recipes had been given to my mother So while she was at work I raided her recipe box Then I contacted my sister her fiance s family my brother and his finance s family and so forth to gather up as many recipes as I could You see I am making three secret books as gifts to bless them with In doing this I will have brought together 5 families in one book three in another and countless in the third all over food It took a lot longer than I wanted it too but people are busy and you have to work around the schedule of others Once others got to working with me though I was surprised at how they wanted to include the pictures of their loved ones as well What a great thought MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 21 2013 4 55 19 PM Norma Hart njhart 1661 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Crochet Merit Badge I used Peaches Cream 4 ply cotton yarn and chained a length of 11 inches Then working in a single crochet back froth until I had a approximately a square of 11 inches As a finish I single c 2 stitches in every other stitch around putting 3 stitches in the corners To end I chained a loop at the final corner and wove to tail thread though stitches to hide the tail Never having made a dishcloth before I am pleased with how it came out I worked on it for about 45 minutes each day for the past couple days plus another 30 minutes today MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 22 2013 5 12 10 PM Heather Neeper nndairy 4701 has received a certificate of achievement in Make it Easy for earning a Beginner Level Let s Get Physical Merit Badge I decided to start running again after taking a few years off I didn t want to push too hard and get burnt out so I set my goal at running 20 miles for the month of April It turned out Great I worked up to running 2 miles continuously and ended up running a total of 21 miles for the month MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 22 2013 5 29 25 PM Katrina Smith Kat nina 4813 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Icing On The Cake Merit Badge I studied the Wilton website and learned a lot I ve tried cake decorating in the past and if I had known about this site in the past it would have been a big help I spent many hours learning about which tips make which designs and patterns I loved finding the recipe for the frosting I didn t take a class but after going through the beginner guide I feel pretty well equipped and I have pretty much all of the tools anyhow The only thing that will be a real learning experience are some of the designs and anything to do with fondant I am feeling pretty confidant Excited to get started I have everything together and have begun the process of my cake I even started making my frosting and it came together great What a fabulous way to save money MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 22 2013 5 34 14 PM Terry Steinmetz teryouth 3600 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Birds Merit Badge I ve gone through many different bird watching books to check out the birds from here We have so many birds here on our property We most have chickadees blue jays nuthatches woodpeckers to name a few but there are others who come go On MY WISH LIST is to again see sandhill cranes They are so o o loud but beautiful I d also like to have a pair of cardinals The spring is bringing back many of my favorites Today I saw a hummingbird tapping on my window as if asking me where is my food It went to my flower baskets hanging on my deck We have a pair of cardinals coming to the feeders right now I hope they will stay And yesterday we saw a northern mockingbird That is a first for us here MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 22 2013 5 36 18 PM Terry Steinmetz teryouth 3600 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Herbs Merit Badge I have oregano chives chamomile spearmint lavender I use all of my herbs for different things From cooking to tea to massage oils they are awesome to have on hand It is fun to work with herbs I m trying to find all kinds of ways to use them more MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 22 2013 5 43 52 PM Terry Steinmetz teryouth 3600 has received a certificate of achievement in Make it Easy for earning a Beginner Level Grease Chicks Merit Badge I checked all my fluids on my car this last week I had to add washer fluid to it I checked my tires found one low I also kept track of my mileage fuel for a month I realized that we ve owned the new van for over a year I hadn t a clue where anything was under the hood I had hubby go through all the fluids containers under the hood where to find the tire inflation label He was happy to show me I also kept track of my fuel mileage We keep trips to town to a minimum try to take trips together We are spending lots less on gas saving the new van MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 22 2013 5 50 46 PM Mary Duffel Madelena 3153 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Aprons Merit Badge I was participating in a Homemade Earth Day Swap and thought an apron would be perfect for part of the swap I referred to book with a variety of apron directions and selected a 1 2 apron with a pocket across the front for fun I selected the materials that had a good contrast purple and yellow floral Turned out great It was so much fun to choose the fabrics and create it for another farm girl The directions were easy to follow and I enjoyed the creative process I can t wait to make more aprons and wear them Please see picture under Swaps Earth Day Handmade Makers Swap partners posted MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 24 2013 1 27 48 PM Rachel Maurer Rae Chello 4860 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a Beginner Level Greatest Generation Merit Badge I have to say This has been such a rewarding experience Not only is it lovely to spend time with my amazing grandmother but I have also befriended the other residents at Reflections It s heart warming to have memory care patients remember your name your children and to greet you with an inviting smile each time you visit We visit twice a week and typically spend about an hour each time I began this badge on March 11th 2013 We went later in the day one evening and I apologized to one of the attendants that we cause so much of a commotion He gladly smiled and said Children really perk up this crowd I couldn t help but smile back and explain that the wonderful folks at Reflections really perk us up which honestly couldn t be more accurate It was so difficult in the beginning knowing my grandmother was not going to be in my care but Reflections Assisted Memory Care has really become like a second home to my children and me We will continue to spend time with our greater generations learning the wisdom and love they hold Time is so precious enjoy and live it to the fullest MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 24 2013 1 36 48 PM Rachel Maurer Rae Chello 4860 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Buttoned Up Merit Badge I have been collecting buttons for this since 3 11 2013 and today I decided it was time to finalize I took 3 old button up t shirts that were too stained to donate old work clothes and a men s button up shirt my brother left behind years ago Snip clip and boom button collection complete the material was also cut into strips for tug toys for the beast of a puppy that

    Original URL path: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18055&whichpage=256 (2016-02-18)
    Open archived version from archive

  • MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection - Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badge Awardees
    certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Backyard Farmer Merit Badge We started a backyard flock of chickens about a year ago We have 5 birds that give us fresh eggs every day and some entertainment I love going out to get the eggs every day from our chickens I use them when I cook and bake and enjoy making fresh eggs for my family at breakfast Our birds are so fun to watch as they go about their chicken business MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 24 2013 2 37 08 PM Amanda Henning 2494 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Herbs Merit Badge One of my gardening goals for this year is to start and herb garden To do this I needed to research what herbs I wanted to plant I researched a bunch and decided on a few to get started with I wanted to plant cilantro and basil which I use a lot in my kitchen I also added mint and lemon balm and thyme My herb garden is freshly planted and I am looking forward to using them and drying some this year MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 30 2013 1 14 20 PM MBA Jane Janey 27 has received a certificate of achievement in Outpost for completing a beginner Level Disconnect to Reconnect Merit Badge I m doing it hens The impossible The never before attempted The merit badge requirement that leaves me nervous weirded out and full of butterflies in my stomach More than sewing more than getting greasy with my car more than the thought of tent camping turning off all my electronic gadgets for a day Earn a beginner Level Disconnect to Reconnect Merit Badge with MBA Jane here www raisingjane org journal 13534 MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 30 2013 3 44 30 PM Kristina Smith kristina72 5176 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Cross stitch Merit Badge This turned out great I tried to cross stitch as a child but didn t have the patience to complete anything I was looking through the Merit Badge lists and thought that this would be a good way to try again as well as have a gift item for the Summer Surprise Swap that I signed up for on the Farmgirl Connection site MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 30 2013 3 47 15 PM Kristina Smith kristina72 5176 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Shopping Green Merit Badge I collected 6 reusable bags for shopping and committed to use them on my shopping trips I have a variety colors and sized what will serve several purposes on my shopping trips MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 30 2013 3 51 16 PM Scarlett Winters silver3wings 2044 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Recycling Merit Badge I researched what I can recycle at the recycling center via curbside recycling and in complexes within my city Curbside recycling in my area is pretty great A person has pretty much all the recycling options The recycling center for the county has most options available and even has a sidewalk reuse area where folks can drop off items for others to pick up for free Complexes have to purchase recycling dumpster service My complex offers recycling for everything except glass MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 30 2013 3 52 53 PM Scarlett Winters silver3wings 2044 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an Intermediate Level Recycling Merit Badge I have bins in the kitchen and in the office to collect recycling except for glass My complex does not accept glass The glass items I bag up and take to the county recycling center MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 30 2013 3 56 54 PM Scarlett Winters silver3wings 2044 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Green Energy Merit Badge I checked with my local power company about the sources for power in my area and I posted in the Here s to Your Health forum about my search for comparisons between the different sources of energy My power company uses a mixture of coal nuclear natural gas oil wind solar biopower and landfill gas to produce power It can be overwhelming to look at the pros and cons of each and try to find the best solution and what is best may depend on location and individual needs The most important thing is that we all do what we can do MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted May 30 2013 4 03 27 PM Scarlett Winters silver3wings 2044 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a Beginner Level Families Forever Merit Badge We host a

    Original URL path: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18055&whichpage=257 (2016-02-18)
    Open archived version from archive

  • MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection - Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badge Awardees
    thought using up some cotton yarn I had in my craft supplies would be a two fold goal 1 Using up my current stash instead of running out to purchase more and 2 making some good ol cotton dishcloths for the home I spent a few lunch breaks and an evening creating three various sized washcloths from the one skein The first washcloth turned out great I used the Oh So Soft Baby Washcloth pattern that I found on Ravelry The body of the washcloth is very simple but the crab stitch edging reverse single crochet is a real humdinger on the hands The second washcloth turned out a bit smaller and I skipped crab stitch edging and used a standard single crochet in the normal direction Whew my hands thanked me As for the third washcloth let s just say baby bear would probably use it as it turned out very small but I did use every last bit of the skein of yarn MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 04 2013 5 22 23 PM Terri Maynard TerriJo 5121 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a Beginner Level Community Service Merit Badge I started my community service log identified 3 organizations and choose to stay with American Heritage Girls which is a non profit scouting organizations for girls ages 5 18 I have volunteered my 10 hours I wrote my synopsis of what I did each day It is going well Making a difference in girls lives changes our lives as well MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 04 2013 5 24 43 PM Terri Maynard TerriJo 5121 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an Intermediate Level Community Service Merit Badge I continue to work with American Heritage Girls helping girls ages 5 18 I have worked 20 hours in the last week We are preparing for end of year activities and a community outreach event I have learned more about the volunteer opportunities with this organization and what it takes to accept volunteers I have kept track in my journal This organization is making a huge impact in girls lives and I am proud to help out MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 04 2013 5 28 33 PM Terri Maynard TerriJo 5121 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Get it Together Merit Badge Well my project to pull out dump and organize my storage containers turned into a kitchen re org I gave away 2 boxes of items to other women that needed and wanted the items One drawer turned into all cabinets and 3 days later I have a much higher functioning and organized kitchen MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 04 2013 5 29 55 PM Terri Maynard TerriJo 5121 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning an Intermediate Level Get it Together Merit Badge I have made my kitchen needs list and have been able to pick up a few items second hand and new I did give my unwanted items to other families who did need them It has been easier to find what I need and use what I have MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 04 2013 5 37 32 PM Terri Maynard TerriJo 5121 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning an Expert Level Get it Together Merit Badge I learned how to sharpen my knives How easy was that The first time I used my knife after sharpening I forgot I had sharpened it and I was surprised at the ease in which it cut I am now keeping them sharp MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 04 2013 5 43 43 PM Sherrilyn Askew Sherri 1350 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Recipes Merit Badge I gathered up all the family recipes I already had and asked my mom and aunts for my favorites that I didn t have I loaded them all into a word document so that I can print them to go to my nieces and my own children for their collection I also talked to my mom about some of the recipes that came from my great grandmother She made everything from scratch including pasta and it was always wonderful I have a few of her recipes too MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 04 2013 5 44 56 PM Sherrilyn Askew Sherri 1350 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning an Intermediate Level Recipes Merit Badge Got a blank recipe box and 3 folder binders and started sorting through old magazines and dried flowers I cut out pictures that looked interesting and glued them to the front of the binders keeping in mind that my target is binders that my son and both nieces will like I glued a bunch of dried flowers to the recipe box and put a coat of water base varnish on it They turned out

    Original URL path: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18055&whichpage=258 (2016-02-18)
    Open archived version from archive

  • MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection - Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badge Awardees
    other non organic protein sources meat The tomatoes have had a stronger flavor and so have the apples but I have noticed that they spoil faster so I have to be careful with my quantities I feel better knowing that the olive oil does not have chemicals in it It is also nice knowing that as I switch to organic I am loosening the hold that GMO s has on my family MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 04 2013 7 34 10 PM Sherrilyn Askew Sherri 1350 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Self Sufficiency Merit Badge My daughter and I sat down and made all the herbs blends using many of the herbs I had dried this past winter to give to her brother on his quest for cooking freedom This past fall I hung many of my herbs in a room off of the garage to dry for the winter When they were dry I stipped them clear and put them in jars for cooking with Hanging herbs to dry is easy stripping the stems and putting them in jars makes your shoulders ache but is well worth it I found that their are many herbs I am going to have to dry throughout the year in order to have enough Making the spice blends was a lot of fun Besides emphasizing fractions with my daughter it gave me some new scents to work with I am going to make a set for myself as well with a few modifications My son is in college and has finally decided he should learn how to cook so these are perfect for him to work with I am sure he will master the grill king title in no time MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 04 2013 7 38 20 PM Sherrilyn Askew Sherri 1350 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Heirlooms Forever Merit Badge When planning my garden I had to pick out mostly cold weather plants and plants that have a short growing season Of the 13 different seeds I choose at least 9 of them can trace their roots pun intended to the mid 1800 s or earlier and at least 5 of them to other countries through family members Gardening with Heirloom Seeds by Lynn Coulter has been a treasure trove of information and ideas I am hoping to find a few more of these heirlooms each year for both my vegetable garden and herbs flower garden There are a number of problems prevalent in the Northwest many related to the maritime climate and short growing season I am hoping that the heirlooms will be better adapted and not so likely to succumb to these problems So far I have had no issues other than low germination rate among the lettuce Time will tell I plan to save seeds from these plants to use next year as well MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 04 2013 7 44 36 PM Sherrilyn Askew Sherri 1350 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning an Intermediate Level Unprocessed Kitchen Merit Badge Made homemade granola oatmeal bars and homemade beef jerky using several of the spice blends My family is a fan of beef jerky The cost in the store is outrageous not to mention the horrible ingredients that are used I had just gotten a grain fed roast and thought why not make my own jerky It turned out wonderful We are still deciding which rub we like best or if we are going to create a new one The granola oatmeal bars are wonderful Very portable too My daughter had one for breakfast in place of oatmeal and gobbled it up MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 04 2013 7 46 25 PM Sherrilyn Askew Sherri 1350 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an Expert Level Recycling Merit Badge I am continuing to recycle and am slowly converting moms in my daughters Girl Scout Troop to recycle too Since cardboard has a monetary value I was able to get all the boxes from the cookie sales collected baled and sold giving the proceeds to our Troop Any other cardboard brought in to me is also baled and sold with the proceeds going to the Troop It is steadily catching on Since my brother and I got the baler we have been baling our cardboard and selling it rather than filling up the land with it Getting others to do the same is a challenge but money does seem to make a difference especially when someone else does the work Using recycling as a fund raiser seems to encourage more people to practice it MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 06 2013 12 03 50 PM MBA Jane Janey 27 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for completing a beginner Level Unprocessed Kitchen Merit Badge After the trauma I endured turning off all my electronics in my last badge attempt I decided to try a merit badge that would be a little less on the stressful side a little more on the yummy side namely the Unprocessed Kitchen badge purchasing a guilty pleasure item at the grocery store and then replicating it organically of course at home Earn a beginner Level Unprocessed Kitchen Merit Badge with MBA Jane here www raisingjane org journal 13821 MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 12 14 39 PM Ruby Slider narjay 1663 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Water Conservation Merit Badge 1 When I wash dishes I don t fill sink with water Instead I soap up my dishrag crocheted dishrag hold soap really well I wash each dish and place still soapy in my dish drainer After all are washed I set dish drainer in sink and give them a quick rinse 2 When showing hop in get wet turn water off soap everything from head to toe turn water back on and rinse 3 Sink and shower water is used to water non eatable plants 4 Rain water is collected to water vegetables and fruits 5 When brushing my teeth I only use water to rinse out toothbrush I use the mouthwash to rinse out my mouth so very little water is used Oh and no leaking faucets inside or outside I have been doing this for a while now and always use as little water as possible It s very easy to get used to and you ll be amazed how quick you can wash dishes and take a shower leaving more time for the things that matter most MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 12 28 58 PM Rebekah Craft Bekki 3088 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Shopping Green Merit Badge I ve probably accumulated 10 15 reusable shopping bags over the last 6 7 years that I ve been using them At first I had a hard time remembering to bring them with me and then I finally started just leaving them in my car That way they were always where I could reach them in a hurry I even have several widely woven bags for fresh produce and farmer s market finds Without really trying on this one it works great I ve been doing this for quite some time now so this is finally habit for me I really like going places that offer a discount for bringing your own bags Our local whole foods co op even donates money to a local charity based on bag bringers For each bag you bring and use they give you a token which you vote on your charity Then at the end of the month the money they saved by not having to use bags is donated to the winning charity MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 12 56 26 PM Lisa Seaman Red Dog 5107 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning an Expert Level Aprons Merit Badge This apron can be worn 2 ways with buttons or without the buttons attaching the bib to the half apron The skirt of the apron is made of 5 panels with rick rack top stitched on each seam A glamper is cross stitched on the bib of the apron The important lesson of this apron was how straight the seams needed to be for it to come together and how the buttonholes need to be evenly spaced or it becomes very lopsided I really like how it turned out MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 1 00 02 PM MBA Jane Janey 27 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for completing a beginner Level Backyard Farmer Merit Badge Well my little chickadees I m moving on to successful Farmgirl in a speedy fashion I ve done it I m an animal owner Ms Twinkles doesn t count she thinks she s a person and I hate to dash her hopes and dreams of world domination by telling her she s a Pomeranian I brought home three of the cutest spunkiest most adorable baby chicks EVAH Earn a beginner Level Backyard Farmer Merit Badge with MBA Jane here www raisingjane org journal 14583 MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 1 04 58 PM Stephanie Belker MayFay 5093 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Herbs Merit Badge Here are five herbs and some of their uses 1 Mint good for flavoring cold drinks used as seasoning in cooking and provides relief for upset stomach medicinally 2 Basil delicious with tomatoes variety holy basil is said to calm and open the emotions to love 3 Parsley freshens breath good seasoning for food prep and reseeds well in its second year 4 Bay good for soups or homemade beans can repel bugs 5 Cilantro blend with onion and chile and add to the cooking water for rice dual purpose since the seeds are coriander For my herb use I put a sprig of fresh mint in some homemade strawberry limeade Very refreshing It s very interesting learning all the varied uses of even common herbs MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 1 23 19 PM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning an Intermediate Level Herbs Merit Badge I am growing Apple Mint and Oregano in large flower pots The herbs are sitting outside of my front door to where they are easy access for use I love the smell of the Apple Mint when a leaf is picked Not only do the herbs remain contained in one area in the pots but they also decorate the front entry to my house MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 1 25 33 PM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Birds Merit Badge I obtained a poster of Missouri Songbirds from the Missouri Department of Conservation I lists and tells about all they songbirds that can be found in Missouri There are 20 songbirds listed and pictured on this poster Some of the birds listed that I am interested in are the Eastern Bluebird American Robin Chickadee Meadowlark Northern Cardinal and American Goldfinch MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 1 34 24 PM Deborah Meyer dmeyer 4099 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Heirlooms Forever Merit Badge I have read the book Gardening with Heirloom Seeds by Lynn Coulter I was an very enjoyable book As I started my garden this year I chose seeds from Baker Creek because they are heirloom seeds and Ferry Morris because they are organic seeds So far I have planted pumpkins sage cucumbers peppers and lettuce using these seeds I am hoping to save some of the seeds this year when I harvest my crops to use next year MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 1 49 30 PM Kristina Smith kristina72 5176 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an Intermediate Level Recycling Merit Badge I set up a recycling area near the kitchen garbage bin This works well Whenever I am cleaning up I can take recycle and garbage to the same place and place items in the correct bins MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 1 54 39 PM Darla Armstrong cowgirlup 21 4391 has received a certificate of achievement in Make it Easy for earning an Expert Level Let s Get Physical Merit Badge Since early April I have organized and trained with the students Tuesdays and Thursdays jogging for a half hour I have also been watering my horses almost every day and have been trying to ride my horse 2 times a week and train for competitive trail riding That is exercise just try it The marathon is the 16th of June so we will be training until then The marathon training is going well I am still slower than the kids but I will train this winter first on a stationary bike hopefully I need a new one and on my tread mill Maybe a bit of aerobics etc I will have more room in the new house once we move in MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 2 18 04 PM Carol Johnson carolj 1823 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Recycling Merit Badge Honestly I just made the decision to be a true Farmgirl as school ended this year although I have enjoyed the magazine for many years and even have a sisterhood number which I just renewed So I perused the merit badge list printed out the requirements for the badges I wanted to earn and set up a notebook to track my progress The cover of the notebook is decorated oh so cutely I then set goals for myself to put my summer break to good use I am applying for all three levels of Recycling under the Cleaning Up category Beginning Level I discovered quite some time ago that we recycle paper at school The only catch no staples So I put a designated can in my room and use it regularly and encourage my students to do so too Our town set up a huge and very convenient recycling receptacle near the city offices Recyclables do not have to be sorted just clean They accept paper plastics 1 7 and all metals The nearest glass recycling facility is in North Augusta South Carolina about an hours drive from here MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 3 45 50 PM Carol Johnson carolj 1823 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an Intermediate Level Recycling Merit Badge To recycle at home I put two small trashcans in the pantry and fill them as I use items Empty food containers are washed each night and put into the bins in the morning I also have established a compost pile for all the food scraps allowed I have now been using these for more than six months and feel guilty if I ever get lazy and don t I have even washed out cans at school to bring home to put in the recycling Please note all calendar dates are estimates I was so out of the loop I didn t know I could earn

    Original URL path: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18055&whichpage=259 (2016-02-18)
    Open archived version from archive

  • MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection - Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badge Awardees
    Long knife 1 gallon fresh milk I use raw milk 1 1 4 cup chlorine free water 2 teaspoon citric acid ¼ tablet or ¼ tsp liquid rennet I use the tablet form 1 tsp cheese salt I get the rennet cheese salt and citric acid from www cheesemaking com If using raw milk pasteurize at 145 degrees for 30 minutes cool QUICKLY Dissolve ¼ rennet tablet in ¼ cup water set aside Dissolve 2 tsp citric acid in 1 cup water pour in your pot Pour milk in pot stirring vigorously heat milk to 90 degrees while stirring Remove from burner and stir in rennet mix well but don t over stir Put lid on pot and leave alone until curd forms 5 to 15 minutes When you run the knife thru the cuts should remain visible Cut into a checker board pattern Place back on burner and heat to 105 degrees stirring gently don t break curds Take off burner and continues stirring for 3 to 5 minutes Gently spoon curds into glass bowl leaving as much whey in pot as possible Heat bowl with cheese curds until it reaches 135 degrees Add salt and stretch cheese until smooth and firm Pour off whey as needed Mold into any shape you want and chill the cold will make cheese hold the shape It looks like a lot if steps but it s REALLY easy and fun to make Mozzarella is a good cheese to start with because you can make it and enjoy it the same day MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 5 38 02 PM Ciara Neill infinite wallflower 5005 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a Beginner Level Blogging Merit Badge I read Blogging for Bliss Crafting Your Own Online Journal A Guide for Crafters Artists Creatives of all Kinds by Tara Frey and I came up with my blog subject matter I didn t know what to do I wanted my blog to be about something I enjoy but something I have time for Therefore I am going to do a tutorial blog DIY that relates to digital photography and art I want to share my photo shop experience with others MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 5 47 39 PM Sherrill Roy baabonnybelle 4153 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Embroidery Merit Badge I created a color wheel by tracing around a saucer then divided it up into sections to represent the colors and the different stitches I did a pencil drawing on the muslin then stabilized it with a second piece with some quilters spray glue this way I would not have to use a hoop This was the project I took for our annual Memorial Weekend camping trip up in the mountains Perfect in size and portability The wooden frame was from my search this week in the thrift stores This was the perfect size and I used the matting already in the frame by flipping it over There is a nice drawing someone created on the flip side of the matting This will be a double surprise for whoever takes the frame apart after I am long gone It turned out just about the way I planned it I have it hanging in my craft loft so I will always have it as a reference as well as a pretty piece on the wall MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 5 54 57 PM Kristina Nelson FieldsofThyme 800 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning an Expert Level Nellie Make do Merit Badge I used only old sheets pillow cases old aprons old denim jeans and even an old fabric floral shower curtain to make several rugs The braided rug took me the longest time The remaining hours were spent on crocheting several rugs for the house not all our in the photo One rug was completely made from several pairs of old denim jeans MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 5 58 37 PM Peggy Smith forever young 1815 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning an Expert Level Languages Culture Merit Badge I am planning a Cajun Christmas in July since I am having family visiting I am going to decorate in the traditional Cajun colors of red brown and green as streamers add some miniature crabs shrimp and crawfish with a fish net as a tablecloth I ll add chili pepper confetti and make wire stemmed artificial peppers as napkin rings Since I did my research on Justin Wilson I am using some of his recipes for dinner Hush Puppies Gumbo with Cajun rice crab mango salad and caramel pie for dessert I also will play some Cajun Christmas music and the story Night Before Christmas in the Cajun way I have already tried some of the recipes and started buying the decorations MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 6 07 22 PM Valerie Vervoort 4794 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a Beginner Level Community Service Merit Badge I contacted three organizations Skaalen Nursing Home Fox Prairie Elementary School and Square Foot Gardening I started my service project in January of this year so it was a natural to be a volunteer visitor at Skaalen Nursing Home in the community where I live I met with their Volunteer Coordinator who explained how much they needed people who would take time to listen She gave me a list of six residents and a weekly time frame I visited two residents a week on a rotating schedule from January 28 2013 to the present I have over 10 hours in so I thought I better apply for my Beginner level I have loved every visit and have in my journal written memories that are all treasures These dear former farm girls have crossed oceans in cattle boats ski d mountains and remember the first time they were sent by train to spend the summer with relatives on a South Dakota farm I am rapidly getting enough stories to occupy a fascinating and often funny glimpse into the lives of these 90 years young farm girls MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 12 2013 6 16 32 PM Stephanie Belker MayFay 5093 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Know Your Food Merit Badge I journaled my food choices for a month and saw where I would like to make some changes I buy my meat and dairy from a local farm my pantry goods from an organic market and produce that I don t grow from my farmers market so I know the origins of my food Reading Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver was definitely food for thought I resolved to eat more according to the seasons after reading Ms Kingsolver s personal story I keep sprouts growing most of the time My favorite blend is clover and alfalfa sprouts I use them in salads sandwiches and smoothies Finding ten new ways to add more fruits and veggies to my family s diet was challenging at first but then I starting making fresh juices bakeovers and fruit desserts and from there I found it easy to come up with more ways to increase plant food consumption We don t use artificial sweeteners and since my preferred brand of mayo doesn t use hydrogenated oil I was good on that badge requirement The biggest change to our family wrought by my working on this merit badge was the idea of seasonal eating I remember wanting to buy a cantaloupe the very day my watermelon seeds sprouted in my garden It really brought home how melons should be eaten in the late summer and I looked for seasonal strawberries instead I realized how very spoiled we are with such a false abundance around us all the time MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 13 2013 3 46 41 PM Carol Johnson carolj 1823 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Buttoned Up Merit Badge I sorted through a jar containing buttons originally owned by my great grandmother d 1949 grandmother mother and myself I had well over 50 buttons but chose those I was nearly sure came from the two oldest ladies to comprise my collection of 86 buttons These will not be returning to the general jar I am saving the rest to make jewelry for the next level and to use for other projects I used Mary Jane s cheek test to identify the pearl buttons and found 28 I am sure are pearl I was astounded at how cold they felt like ice I also found a small card with nine beautiful buttons still stitched to it Unfortunately all but the cardboard immediately under the buttons is missing MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 13 2013 4 08 59 PM Sherrilyn Askew sherri 1350 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning an Intermediate Level Quilting Merit Badge I acquired about 44 9 on 9 patch squares in which many of the pieces of fabric were in dubious condition I research the era in which the fabric came from late 1800 s raided my mother s stash with her permission repaired the quilt blocks pieced them together and hand quilted the entire quilt in the evenings with my family and friends The quilt is beautiful I learned a lot about fabric and the inks used more than a century ago as well as hand stitching techniques from then About every 4th stitch is double stitched so the fabric doesn t gather Some thread was regular sewing thread but some was as heavy as button hole thread All the fabric was men s shirting and it is clearly a scrap quilt It took me about 3 months from start to finish I left a lot of blood in the seams too This was quite the learning experience MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 13 2013 4 15 55 PM Sherrilyn Askew sherri 1350 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level 3 R s Rule Reuse Recycle Revive Merit Badge I saved my tin can lids since January and used a hammer and nail to punch the names of some of the herbs and vegetables I planted in the garden this year I went through all the tools and washed them down filed off the burrs sharpened the ones that needed it we have a lot of rock so the shovels get quite a workout oiled the metal and the wood and explained very carefully to my family that if they don t clean the tools and put them away when they are done I am going to ban them from using them Since the beginning of the year the tools have been cleaned and put away properly each time they are used with few exceptions It has been nice being able to find my tools and having them ready to go when I need them Even my oldest shovel looks nice My machete is ready to start going after the blackberry vines again and my trowel has planted a few more herbs in my garden My parents always said take care of what you have and it will take care of you MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 13 2013 4 29 53 PM Carol Johnson carolj 1823 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Get it Together Merit Badge I cleaned out the cabinet with all of my storage containers I am usually very organized so I was surprised at how much I needed to do this I threw out or put into recycling one cracked plastic container and five or six lids with no bottoms I sent six glass peanut butter jars with lids with my husband to his workshop These cannot be used for canning because canning lids don t fit I was so inspired by the order of it all food storage on top containers for lunch boxes in the middle and canning jars on the bottom shelf that I organized three drawers in the kitchen too If it keeps raining I may tackle the pantry next MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 13 2013 4 54 49 PM Nancy Boyd NancyOH1 2508 has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Quilting Merit Badge I belong to our local quilt guild here in Columbus Ohio Common Threads Our guild makes both Quilts of Valor and baby quilts for the Moms2Be group near the OSU campus I picked up a pre cut baby quilt top to stitch together binding included Once the top was pieced together I purchased the batting and backing to complete the quilt Sandwiching the quilt top batting and backing gave me the opportunity to practice my machine quilting The binding was also pre cut and included with the top so I was also able to add the binding which also allowed me to gain some much needed practice here as well It turned out really nice and I am so happy to have completed this baby quilt for the guild MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 13 2013 5 20 52 PM Lora Rosencrans FARMALLchick 358 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Recycling Merit Badge Madison County has a recycling center that accepts just about everything you can think of There are several items however that they charge a small fee to take These things are certain size and types of computer monitors and t v s copiers and loose picture tubes They also charge for tires that must be clean of mud rocks and dirt They charge double if the tire is still on the rim They take all sorts of household chemicals but generally limit it to 15 gallons per year per household They have certain hours and days they will accept things too We are going to go through the barns and garden shed to find any old chemicals and take them to be disposed of I know there are some old pesticides in the garden shed from the previous owners I just left them in the corner because I didn t know what to do with them Now I do MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 13 2013 5 27 09 PM Amanda Mathis Andi 5199 has received a certificate of achievement in Each Other for earning a Beginner Level Blogging Merit Badge I read the book Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey The book answers many questions beginning bloggers have It also has great examples and testimonials from crafty bloggers The topic I am choosing to create my blog around is a life journal In my blog I will share things like tutorials for my sewing projects gardening projects etc So far so good I learned a lot from the book and have a plan to go forward with blogging MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 13 2013 5 34 51 PM Sarah Hall mrssarahhall 5223 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for earning a Beginner Level Recipes Merit Badge I contacted all of my family members and my husband s and asked them to send me their favorite recipes I put them all together in a small notebook and organized them by category It was really interesting to see what everyone s favorite recipes were I was also surprised that there were NO duplicates I expected several banana bread recipes and only wound up with one MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 13 2013 5 37 11 PM Sarah Hall mrssarahhall 5223 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm

    Original URL path: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18055&whichpage=260 (2016-02-18)
    Open archived version from archive

  • MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection - Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badge Awardees
    Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 19 2013 2 54 19 PM Denise Dugan 5001 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Recycling Merit Badge I am lucky to live in a city with a long standing active program We have had a free curbside recycling program for 15 years There are also numerous drop off locations in our city The city also provides free bags for collecting our recycling I take advantage off all recycling resources in my city MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 19 2013 3 14 57 PM Sarah Hall mrssarahhall 5223 has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Birds Merit Badge I spent a day researching birds native to my area and selected several I would like to see I made a wish list that I hope I can attach here with photos of the birds I would like to see and some of the information I learned about them through my research I really enjoyed learning about the birds I didn t realize that a lot of birds look different while they are mating I particularly enjoyed reading about the sage grouse mating rituals called strutting I bet this is where the term Strutting one s stuff came from Owls are my favorite animal and it was challenging for me to not make an entire wish list of owls of course I had to include one though MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 19 2013 4 58 49 PM MBA Jane Janey 27 has received a certificate of achievement in Farm Kitchen for completing a beginner Level Icing on the Cake Merit Badge Some badges are just plain tasty Homemade potato chips organic grocery shopping Did someone say icing on the cake Count me in and quickly Decorating cakes just happens to be my specialty after all I have Seasons One and Two of Ace of Cakes on dvd and I m not ashamed to say I have a cake decorating game loaded on my Blackberry So when it came to this badge chickies let s just say Earn a beginner level Icing on the Cake Merit Badge with MBA Jane here www RaisingJane org journal 14713 MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 20 2013 4 45 55 PM Alicia Winkler DandeeRose 5232 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Shopping Green Merit Badge I use up to 8 reusable shopping bags It s wonderful having all that plastic MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 21 2013 4 42 02 PM Alicia Winkler DandeeRose 5232 has received a certificate of achievement in Each other for earning a Beginner Level Civic Heritage Merit Badge I was born in Evansville Indiana About an hour away is a state park area with a Lincoln Memorial and boyhood home It was so neat to watch how people in our area lived nearly 200 years ago We even bought some chickens while there The visit made me and my family long for a more simple time MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 21 2013 4 44 23 PM Alicia Winkler DandeeRose 5232 has received a certificate of achievement in Each other for earning a Beginner Level Blogging Merit Badge I actually started blogging in 2011 but I am still quite the novice Still learning The book is helpful with ideas MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 21 2013 4 45 53 PM Alicia Winkler DandeeRose 5232 has received a certificate of achievement in Each other for earning an Intermediate Level Blogging Merit Badge Here is my blog http dandeelionrose blogspot com I enjoy it and will keep it up hopefully more often MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 21 2013 4 48 49 PM Alicia Winkler DandeeRose 5232 has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning a Beginner Level Recycling Merit Badge I live kind of far out so I have to take things in Right now we only have one extra container for the glass we use a LOT of glass and avoid plastic packaging I can recycle far more when I have space Things like papers get recycled as art mats for the kids or compost MaryJane Farmgirl 1 Plowin Thru giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting MaryJane Queen Bee 10657 Posts MaryJane Moscow Idaho USA 10657 Posts Posted Jun 25 2013 4 29 38 PM Nancy Boyd NancyOH1 2508 has received a certificate of achievement in Make it Easy for earning a Beginner Level Let s Get Physical Merit Badge Starting on April 1 2013 I began walking the Button Bush Trail at Blacklick State Park in Reynoldsburg Ohio It is a 1 2 mile trail through swamp land which is next to the Nature Center This is just one of many trails exercise paths that the park has at various lengths Knowing

    Original URL path: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18055&whichpage=261 (2016-02-18)
    Open archived version from archive



  •