Thursday, April 5, 2012

Farmgirl Friday Turns ONE TODAY! ~ # 52

 Dear Friends, 
 WOW! Welcome to week # 52 of the Farmgirl Friday Blog hop! A milestone to be remembered! 
 As I think back over the last year of hosting this hop I am in awe of  the talent and generosity everyone has shared here. We've had a REMARKABLE year of watching homesteads, farmyards, front yards and city decks blossom with creative ideas stretching across the United States, into Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and beyond! 

Quilts, clothes, and totes have been pieced together on cold winter days.
 Gardens have been dreamt into fruition, pots have boiled with delicious soups and stews, ovens have baked countless of loaves of homemade bread, pies and scrumptious one- dish dinners. Tomatoes have been canned, cucumbers pickled, and more jams and jellies have been put- up than you can shake a wooden spoon at! 
Bee's have been kept and honey harvested. Barns have sheltered the birth of new life in the wee hours of the morning, spring chicks have been hatched ( and delivered ) cows and goats have been milked, cheese and soaps have been made. Our homes have been given UP- DOS galore as we've made-do and- made- use of others castoffs. 

We've made our own homemade laundry soap, hand lotions, shampoo and cleaning supplies. Fences have been mended, barns restored and old ways along with them. Clothes have been hung out to dry, but no dirty laundry has been aired! How refreshing!

 A year of holidays have come and gone, children have been loved, and families have grown stronger, more self- reliant. And, " new " friends have been made. Friends who know our sadness when we lose a chicken to a predator, or disease. Someone to reach out to when despite our best efforts, our vegetable garden fails, someone suffers an illness, or loses a job. Friends to laugh, LEARN and celebrate with, inspire and be inspired by!

Friends who find joy in encouraging others day to day. 

Yes, I'm talking about all of you! Thank YOU from the bottom of my " farmgirl " heart for your friendship, encouragement and inspiration for the last 52 weeks!
FARMGIRL HUGS ALL AROUND! ( Yes, you too Clint )

What's your favorite thing about Farmgirl Friday? Recipes, farming, gardening, up cycled makeovers, crafts, quilting, home remedies, bee keeping ,chicken keeping, goat's and cows? Do tell!!!

 Personally, I think we are just getting warmed up! So with out further adieu...

Here are the rules for the Farmgirl/boy Friday Blog Hop! 
1.) Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals, quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!

2). Leave your entry in the Mr. Linky space to your Farmgirl Friday post.

3). Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!

Happy Easter!


Betty @ Little Farm in the Big City said...

A year of amazing sharing! Love it! I just started a blog hop on my own blog on Wednesday. Praying I hit my first anniversary with your second! Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Hi Betty,
Thank you! I just visited your blog... it's adorable! Joined too!
Go see Betty everyone! She's a kindred spirit!

Trails of Grace said...

DJ, thanks for hosting, I always enjoy visiting those who post here and I love your blog! Hope you have a fantastic Easter Weekend!

Unknown said...

Hi Lynnie!
Thanks so much! Glad you enjoy! Happy Easter to you too!

Patty Marker said...

I am always so encouraged when I stop by here for a visit. What a wonderful hostess you have been. I think I'll take a minute and see what the other farmgirls have been up to. Patty

Unknown said...

Hi Patty! Nice to see you again! Thank you for the kind words!

Clint Baker said...

Debbie, I want to thank you for allowing me to be apart of this and hope for many more years! I posted on the others that my wife gets a chuckle when she sees "FARMGIRL HUGS ALL AROUND! ( Yes, you too Clint )". God bless you all. :-)

Natural Mothers Network said...

Hi- thanks for hosting and warm wishes for a Happy Easter break! This week I posted SOMERSET EASTER BISCUITS, HOME REMEDIES FOR SEASONAL ALLERGIES, EASTER TREE CRAFT AND KITCHEN CLEANING TIPS. Love the 30 characters!
I have also included your linky in NMN's directory.
Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network-(Seasonal Celebration)

Unknown said...

Clint, you have added so much to our blogging community! We love having our " farmguy " to share with! Thank you for joining US! Blessings to you and yours! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Rebecca,

Wonderful entries! Thanks so much and Happy Easter to you too!

Melanie said...

Congratulations!! I have enjoyed Farmgirls Fridays!! Don't know what has been my favorite, so much to choose from but have enjoyed it all!! Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Well, thank you Melanie! It's amazing all there is to learn and do with farmgirls/guys'! Thanks for joining us!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Thank you for hosting such a great party. There's always something new to learn or interesting to see!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Unknown said...

Hi Manuala! You're welcome! I agree.. so much to see and learn here!
Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Oh I am so glad I discovered your delightful blog!!!! I am not sure how I found myself here but so glad the road took me here! Decided to join your party with a post on my Fluffing the Nest on Wheels. This blog looks like I am going to love it with all the topics you mentioned. We just brought our bees home from their winter stay and thinking this might be the group of ladies to share them with! Will be back for sure!

bee blessed

Unknown said...

Hi Mary Ellen! Welcome!
Glad you found us! You will love this community! It's a great place to share!
Thanks for you entry!

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