Recipe For A Farmgirl

All of us farmgirls have much in common, don’t we? Even though our lives, locale and lifestyles differ, we share some key ingredients.

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  1. Debbie says:

    Oh geeze Shery,
    Pass the dang hanky over this way would ya? I’m right there with ya on all points… even the comfy slippers part to match my chennile robe! I have found true enrichment and experienced such happy growing pangs since I found Mary Jane and the sisterhood too! A lot has gone into the making and shaping of each and everyone of us farmgirls and discovering MaryJanesFarm just puts the cherry right on top OF OUR farmgirl goodness doesn’t it? Aren’t we all blessed to have " EACH OTHER"?

    Thank YOU Shery for this touching and uplifting post today…
    If I had to sum it up in one word it would be PERFECT!
    LOVE and a big farmgirl hug!

  2. Nicole Christensen says:

    Shery, Love it! Especially your quote on how we are dumplings in the simmering soup of a busy life! My life is so enriched from the sisterhood, for sure! What a great post. Farmgirl Hugs! Nicole, Farmgirl Sister #1155, Suburban Farmgirl Blogger

  3. bonnie ellis says:

    Shery: What a lovely way to put it. And you always have JUST the right photos or memorbelia to go with it. I live on the ranch through you. Thanks farmgirl. Bonnie

  4. Cyndi says:


    Your words and photos you always share with us are so original and comforting. I just am in love with your recipe for a farmgirl. Thanks for showing us!
    Smiles, Cyndi

  5. Sara says:

    Amazing!! I just joined the sisterhood and have been enjoying it so far. But today I was feeling a little woe-ish. This was just what I needed to read today. Thank you for helping me see what I should be aspiring to be, what I already am, and being a great inspiration.
    Thank you!!

  6. Judi says:

    For those of us who cannot expess our thoughts and feelings in such wonderful words, thanks so very much for sharing.

  7. KimberlyD says:

    Got any more clean hankies? I enjoy reading your blog, I look forward to it every week. I could live all summer in that tent!!! Love the pictures you found. Those dolls, guess they look to me like rag dolls, are they in your house, did you make them? Or just found the picture. I had one kind of like them, that a sweet older woman made for me, I gave it to my niece when she got older, to pass on to her daughter. Had yarn hair, and a red checkered dress and a white apron.
    Some day some of us out here in blog land just might show up. I lived in Utah for a few years and loved it there. But my family is here in Michigan and my mom passed away a few years ago and my dad’s health hasn’t been so good so I moved back home to take care of him. I plant a few flowers and a few veggies for thats all I have space for. But when you eat those home grown tomatoes you just want to savior them, and cry knowing soon they will be gone and you have to eat those store ones in your salad soon. When I do have to buy them from the store I do let them sit out for awhile and they get less waxy tasting. But you have to do this a few days before you need them.
    Thanks Shery for your blogs!

  8. Michele Hieb says:

    Shery…I am soooo glad we met and  I am glad to call you my farmgirl… You fit all the descriptions to a tee and more …God has blessed me with faithful and true friends indeed!

  9. Cindy Perkins says:

    I have enjoyed reading your blog, and past posts as well. It’s nice to read about things going on in other areas, and see these delightful photos. Thanks for sharing!!!

  10. carol branum says:

    Shery, You’re so sweet…I realized that myself after Joplin, MO had the terrible tornado, that I shouldn’t think of myself so much, your blog is awesome! pass the hankies, carol branum

  11. Terry wright says:

    Now if I could find sisterhood in the forests, cornfields and soybean fields of Indiana. I NEED it!!

  12. Hi Shery, You said it all and I love to read your blogs. Yes, I have found a friend indeed with the Farmgirls. I like to come into your spaces and read about the different things everyone does and I feel a close connection with all the farmgirls. Just love everyone, You brighten my life too. HUGS from this Farmgirl #1020 Needy

  13. Donna Robinette says:

    Poetic description..beautiful…not everyone understands an "earth girl" . I’m proud to be one and you have described it to a tea.

  14. Janie says:

    Beautiful…and out of all the pics (which I LOVE them all) My absolute favorite is the "Out of Africa" tent…..I Love it…

    Love you..Love your horses…

  15. Annette Mack=Barnett says:

    Very well done, Sherry. I so enjoyed reading this, you hit the nail on the head. I would love to have some of your photos or know how to find them. Nothing better than being a farm girl. As my Daddy always told me, I have dirty blood just like him. I reckon I was born that way.

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A Bee In Her Bonnet

Having a “bee in your bonnet” is to be tenaciously preoccupied with an idea. The visual is humorous unless the bee is in your bonnet. Anyway, the old cliche`dates back to the 1700s and it is still with us because the situation it refers to is still very much a part of the human condition … and my own of late.

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  1. Brenda says:

    Hi Shery!!! Wow that was a lot of topics. I love chicken and noodles. My grandma always made them for special occasions. But she made skinny noodles. I made chicken and noodles for Easter dinner this year, but I bought some local Amish noodles. Your chicks are soooo cute. I wanted to get a couple more this year but our chickens ended up with feather mites this spring and we have been to war and back. They had bit their own feathers off along with some molting and about 1/2 of my ladies were bare naked except for their heads and wings. Not a pretty site. But we have dusted, dusted and dusted again and they are getting all their feathers back in and the laying is picking up again so I think their stress is abating. I have planted a basket of pansies and am collecting orange and purple annuals to put in baskets and back yard borders. Not my color scheme but our youngest daughter is getting married July 30th, we think, in our back yard and those are the colors she picked. That is the only bee that is flying around in my bonnet at this time. Of coarse I have plenty of projects setting on the back burner that I try and get at as often as possible but that may come to a halt real soon.

  2. Dirtduchess says:

    Loved your new posting. You have certainly been busy as a bee.

  3. Sharon says:

    Shery I always love to hear about your Farmgirl gatherings. They sound like such fun and make me think it’s time I look for a farmgirl connection in my area as well. I’m sorry that you weren’t able to ride during calving season this year, but remember that you are taking care of yourslef and working towards your recovery. Hopefully this time has given you the opportunity to appreciate other aspects of your Farmgirl life you might not normally focus on. Wishing you all the best.

  4. Sheila Belveal says:

    Hi Shery!! Wow you sure are busy! I loved reading your posts. It’s great to have friends in your area to give a helping hand or just to chat. I wish I knew if there was a farmgirl connection in my area. I’ll have to check. I grew up in the country with a farm next door where I spent most of my time. Would love to raise some chickens like yours. Hopefully soon! I have some much needed cleaning out as well. It’s amazing how it accumulates. Wishing you all the best.

  5. Debbie says:

    Welcome back Shery! I missed your posts! Well, no grass has grown under your feet since you last wrote. Such fun happening in all areas (except the not riding part)! The craft day with your farmgirl pals looks so fun. You are a creative bunch! This farmgirl is anxious to get her hands in the dirt too, but we’ve had a long wet spring too. Sun is out today and I pray it’s here to STAY!
    farmgirl hugs!
    Deb ( Beachfarmgirl)

  6. Debra Allison says:

    What a great post! The photos are great! The crafts inspiring, the noodles yummy looking! I’ve been inspired to resume making my own bread and try noodles!

  7. Sheryl says:

    Loved your post! So full of interesting information. How do you make your egg noodles? Would love to make some for my family. Thanks!

  8. Hi Shery, It is so good to hear from you again. I love your photography and your posts. Your posts are always good to read! Time to get back on your horse.

  9. Thanks once again for the wonderful pictures and stories. You inspire me to "lean into" my projects and follow them to completion! A new and may I add, cute, clothespin bag is completed and ready for this years laundry drying in the sun. I am still holding out for chickens, but so far haven’t convinced my husband yet.
    I have planted red geraniums and white petunias in a an old aluminum ice chest. Looks so cheerful on the front porch. Whiskey barrels on the deck are filled with red geraniums and pink petunias. Magnus, the kitty, has taken up napping in one of the barrels… Happy spring!

  10. Victoria Hall says:

    Photos of the chicks are adorable!! I used to work at a "seed and feed" that catered to farmers and ranchers in southern Idaho. It was my favorite time of year when all the baby chicks, gooslings, and ducklings would start to arrive. By the way, the gal with the long, silver hair…stunning!

  11. Bonnie says:

    You have been missed! So glad you are back – I had been looking for your post. Also glad it was a computer problem and not anything to do with your recuperating! What fun you have managed to create even if you did miss calving. Your photos as always are a wonderful addition to your blog.
    Enjoy the sun and dirt, I think it might be here to stay.

  12. Cora Jo says:

    Shery…Mother’s Day weekend I was introduced to Duanna, my daughter-in-love’s baby Dwarf Nigerian goat. She is all black and terribly naughty like a "kid" should be. baaaaa
    Ali and Charley also have ducks and chickens and live on our "farm" place now. One banty hen has one chick and you would think that chick was Prince William, the hen dotes so much. Very funny. Well, not funny if you try to get near that chick. lol. Out my back door this year was a lake as the river at the back of our property flooded. Back to normal now, but, I keep thinking about all the folks who are not back to normal in this country following all the horrible storms. Wondering if the farm girls around this country shouldn’t be doing something for them. Any ideas?
    Hope your knee is doing well. My "new" knee is 10 years old and I am still so grateful! Enjoy! cora jo

  13. Terces says:

    Hi Shery,
    So great to be gifted with your sharing once again. I always ready for every word you write!
    Where can you get Buckeye chicks, I raise chickens and have never heard of them?
    Would love to know.
    They look adorable.
    Thanks so much,

  14. melaynee riehemann says:

    My secret trick to making homemade noodles….a pizza cutter to cut my strips. Quick, easy and efficient. 🙂

  15. Krystalyn says:

    That’s really thinking out of the box. Thanks!

  16. china rose says:

    Hi Sherry, I grew up as a farmgirl & when I found your blog I felt that I had discovered a kindred spirit! Thanks for sharing. A few years back, I produced & created a really fun (3) min audio project titled: On the Farm. It’s an ode to my growing up as a farmgirl. It’s simple, and silly. I’m happy to send it along if you like. Your blog reminded me that I plan to animate it one day, some day… Aloha ~

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