We are sisters — a sisterhood of farmgirls. We’re country, we’re city, and every texture and stripe in between. It’s not at all about where we live, but how we live.*I recently subscribed to Mary Jane's Farm magazine, and through the magazine, discovered the Farmgirl Sisterhood.
Farmgirls are multi-talented, resourceful, creative, strong, down-to-earth, and generous by nature. We enjoy creating things, whether it is in the kitchen, our studios, or the wood shop. We may not live in the country, but friendship, fun, community, and creativity bloom wherever we happen to be “planted.” In other words, farmgirls can do anything they set their minds to, sorta’ like the Little Red Hen in the famous children’s story. We enjoy the fun of getting together to create, to help others in our communities, or to share ideas. We believe in the power of the Farmgirl Sisterhood to change the world for the better!*Along with the friendships and sharing, sisterhood members can earn merit badges. Mary Janes says "Think Girl Scouts for grown-ups". The badges cover a wide variety of talents and subjects - sewing, crafting, conservation, gardening, geneology . . . The group embodies the "new focus" I keep talking about on here but haven't been able to put into words.
2012 was my Revolution Year. Revolution: a sudden, complete or marked change in something. After a year of focusing on changing my diet and exercise routine, I'm ready to move on. But, the world is getting too fast, too complex, and to negative for me, so 2013 will be my Evolution Year. Evolution: a process of gradual, peaceful, progressive change or development. I want to focus on simplicity, kindness, and creativity - the foundations of the Farmgirl Sisterhood. I want those characteristics to become evident in my life and on my blog. Hang around for 2013 and watch the Evolution - or join me. Members or not - welcome, sisters!
Farmgirls are encouraged to display their earned badges on a jacket or bag. I purchased a tote-bag through the Farmgirl store and - after a few customizations - here's the finished product. The hexagon shown is the membership badge. Future badges will be sewn on the reverse side.