Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

November 12, 2010

Charming Chicks Gathering

Here are my My home greeters. They will be welcoming my guests tomorrow as they enter my home. I came across the Mary Janes Farmgirls Connection on line when I moved to Oregon. I started my own chapter, because there was none here in my town. Saturday I am hosting a "Klamath Falls Charming Chicks" Meeting and Luncheon. We are a chapter of the MaryJanes Farm Girls. You can learn more about her organization by clicking on the side bar picture of her.
Our chapter started with 2 members almost 3 years ago. We have been growing and now have 14 members and rumor has it there may be 3 more coming to our November Luncheon meeting. One of our chapter projects will be adopting two needy families for Thanksgiving and we will adopt a family for Christmas in our community. We hope to do more in our community as we grow. .
Being a farm girl is a "condition of the heart". We all love country things and try our best to live a sustainable life. Reducing, reusing and recycling is one of our goals. Some of us enjoy sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, cooking, raising chickens & other animals, gardening, thrift store shopping and simply enjoy our families and friends. We can earn badges to wear for learning many new things if we want. (think of it as Girls scouts for grown ups.") It really is a fun to have a sense of belonging. We are one happy family offering support and a helping hand to each other. Many have no family living close and we fill that "sister role." Everyone should have a sister to share events and sad times with, don't you agree?
This month there are four of our members who are celebrating their birthdays and we will help them do that. We meet once a month for a meeting and sometimes just to connect and share what's of interest to us. We are just one of many chapters across the USA and even in Europe. Please go to MaryJanes website if you are interested in reading more about what "farmgirls" are doing. There is so much in learning  from each other.We each have our own style, making us all unique and Special Sisters.

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Verde Farm said...

I love Mary Janes too. I just got the Christmas magazine at Tractor Supply and love it! I still have a lot of it left to read :) Happy birthday to all!

Florence said...

Have a great gathering. Farm Girl Florence

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I love reading your posts about your Charming Chicks gatherings and updates on what you are doing. It's great that you are a community service group, not just a social group, and want to make a difference in your community.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hello Cheryl,

I think what you are doing is just wonderful with your Mary Janes Farm group...Nothing gives more pleasure than helping others.
You have a wonderful blog!

Home In The Hollow said...

Cheryl, sharing & caring go hand in hand for volunteers. It's our way...:)JP

Junebug said...

I will be there in thought! I still haven't found a group and haven't found any gals to start up a group. I admire your group for wanting to take the time to get involved with community! Have fun today and wish I could sneak down and join in! Happy Birthday to your special Birthday Farmgirls!

Sam I Am...... said...

Have a great "gathering" and that's inspiring that you started your own. I'm thinking of doing that here also. Have a great time together and blog what y'all did together! Happy Birthdays!

Gail said...

Cheryl, you put on a great luncheon and your home is looking so 'country' and beautiful. Sorry I could'nt have stayed longer and enjoyed more conversations with the girls.

larkspur funny farm said...

How I wished I could have been there - it sounds like you have a super group of farm girls and I sure hope you share more with us.