Thursday, August 20, 2009

MaryJane Butters and I have it Goin' On!

I'm in love; love with MaryJane Butters! She and I are kindred spirits.
She's an older woman who bought 5 acres at the end of a road out of Moscow, Idaho. She supports herself by making good things to sell. She's written a book I'm reading and taking notes from called:
MaryJane's Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook
for the farmgirl in all of us
I'd been bemoaning the fact that I don't have a farm yet, a goat to milk, chickens that give me eggs. Then in dawned on me the other day as I was putting 4 gallon jars of home-made granola away, making and canning a load of applepie filling for the winter, and rustling up some applesauce in small jars for Christmas gifts that: I AM a farmgirl.

Oh, the bread machine was going while I canned too. It was making a loaf of whole wheat bread from wheat I'd ground myself. After all that my sweet daughter-in-law gave me a plate of sushi, which I usually make myself too. Don't you love the little orchid she placed

for presentation?

Just before dinner I went out and harvested my garlic, for I am a farmgirl.

The Martha Stewart part of the farmgirl in me planted red zinnias to complement the green squash plants with the yellow blossoms.

And what about the presentation of purple salvia and this new yellow plant for the farmgirl in all of us?
I think I am living the farmgirl routine pretty well.
I've subscribed to MaryJane's magazine and given a gift subscription to my little sisty who introduced us.
Rachel, my dear friend, and I will visit MaryJane's farm next month.
For the farmgirls in all of us, stay tuned; I'll fill you in.
AND! Rachel has even written an article for MaryJane's magazine!


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I'm not sure how I missed your last posts. So glad you said something. Yes, Catherine! You are definitely a farmgirl! The sushi looks wonderful and so pretty, too. You flowers are so gorgeous. Isn't homemade granola to die for? I just love it.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

You are a farmgirl! You have such knowledge about plants and things. You amaze me! That sushi was beautiful.

Connie said...

Yes, you are a farmgirl! It is a state of the HEART. Though I am a bona fide real life farmgirl, if I weren't.... I would be one anyway! ha
You will love Mary Jane's farm. Steve and I toured it several summers ago. Be sure to check out the outdoor camping cabins, decorated with antiques and vintage linens. Oh, and take note of the WALLPAPER in the chicken house!

Margaret said...

How could you ever question that you aren't a farm girl. More so than me by a long shot. Look at the colors in your garden. You have such a gift, lady.

Thanks for sharing your gift with us. Now for some more water please Dear Lord.

Take care on your journey.

Margy said...

You've ALWAYS been a farm girl!! Why would that change? But my how you've explanded your repertoire... no surprise there I guess! Lovely pictures. Wish I could stop by for a bowl of granola and a plum. At first I thought you were showing a serving suggestion for buttered plums. I thought maybe you were taking this MJ "Butters" thing too far. Ha ha. :+)