You know that pondering tilt of the head a person gives a work of art they’ve just completed? Writing about your life is that exactly. You step back, pick up your paint brush, apply a dab of compassion here, a brush stroke of flair over there. Putting your life on canvas allows you to see what your life looks like through the eyes of others.
Going Granny (actually my grandkids call me Nanny) is my best achievement yet! Here’s a phone message my barely two-year grandgirl left for me on my 58th b-day. I guarantee it; this will make your day.
Holy Cow! Check out this short video from a humongous dairy near Chicago. Pssst. I wonder if the cows are given growth hormones and daily antibiotics? But what I’d really like to know is how many steps a day a cow there gets to take? Say it with me … Holy Cow!!!!! Another pssst. The birthing room is pretty cool.
Be there or be square! This Saturday, November 10, at noon, at Herberger’s Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck, Idaho, I’m all yours. There will be tons of farmgirl fun to be had, including awesome giveaways and free samples of my organic chocolate.
Herberger’s Pine Ridge Mall
4235 Yellowstone Highway
It was inevitable. We have clothing made from recycled plastic bottles, why not thread? Leave it to thread maker Gütermann to come up with technology for a stronger, more environmentally friendly thread. I enjoyed breakfast with the woman, Phyllis Dobbs, who was “manning” the booth at the Houston Quilt Market last week where this idea was launched. I’m going to keep a close eye on my local fabric shops so I can start using it. One bottle produces 10 spools of thread.
All proceeds (minus shipping and packing) will benefit www.firstbook.org, a non-profit that provides new books to children from low-income families throughout the U.S. and Canada.
MaryJane will post a photo of the prop and its cost here along with a few details as to its condition. The first person to call the farm and talk with Brian, 208-882-6819, becomes the new owner of a little bit of herstory. Shipping will be either USPS or UPS, our choice. No returns.