It’s a law. Where, you say?

Craving a quiz?

Here’s one that’ll cause you to scratch your head in puzzlement before you even begin pondering the answers.

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The following is a list of incredibly kooky laws from around the globe. Try guessing the locations that passed the laws (answers revealed next Sunday 8:30 pm 3/3/2024).

  1. In this city, you must smile at all times (except during funerals or hospital visits). If you frown, you may face a fine.
  2. In this small town in Italy, kissing in a moving vehicle is forbidden.
  3. In this city, it’s illegal to vacuum your house from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. during weekdays and 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends.
  4. It is against the law to have a sleeping donkey in your bathtub after 7 p.m. in this U.S. state.
  5. Don’t host a luau after sunset in this city if you plan on singing loudly (i.e., breaking the law).
  6. In this Celtic country, if someone knocks on your door and needs to use your toilet, you are legally required to let them enter.
  7. In this Texas town, it is against the law to make furniture while you are nude.
  8. In this state, which was one of the original 13 colonies, it’s illegal to tie a dollar bill on a string, place it on the ground, and pull it away when someone tries to pick it up.
  9. In this Polynesian country, it’s against the law to forget your wife’s birthday.
  10. Carrying ice cream cones in your pocket is illegal in this southern U.S. state.
  11. Taking a lion to the cinema is illegal—not in Kenya, but in a city on our own country’s east coast.
  12. In this country, it’s illegal to name a pig Napoleon.
  13. In this forested Canadian province, it’s illegal to kill a Sasquatch.
  14. You must not fish while sitting on a giraffe’s neck in this windy city. Continue reading

  1. Jean Pici says:

    Well, dang, you mean I have to stop building tables? Oh No!! But at least I know my pet Sasquatch is safe. LOL.

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  1. Barbara Criss says:

    I love how these drops of water stand out on this green leaf—especially since green is my favorite color. Unique and wonderful photo.

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    The beautiful world from a camera’s eye. It helps show us the beautiful details pour own eyes miss.

    Today we are wrapping up our journey in Malta. It has been an extraordinary experience to learn about the many layers of history in this region of the world. This Farmgirl,however, is ready to get back home to my little “log cabin” and enjoy sleeping in my own bed and reading on my back porch. There is no place like Home!

    Tomorrow morning at 5:30 it is Wagons Ho for this FRmgirl on the Loose. There is nothing sweeter than the site of Delta when all you want is to just go home!!

    • Barbara Criss says:

      Will be glad when you get back Winnie. I miss your comments. I have read them for years. It just doesn’t feel right when you don’t say something.

      • Winnie Nielsen says:

        Thank—you Barbara for such a kind compliment! I too love reading all the Farmgirls who stop here and make comments. We have a great group of interesting women who have lots of varied interests and experiences to share.

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  1. Lisa says:

    Absolutely love this purse. Would love to have one!

  2. Natasha Lang says:

    Do you make this bag? If so I would love one… it is so unique!

  3. Liz says:

    Um…I’m not seeing a purse…just a lovely photo of a woman holding fabric and a tape measure. What am I missing? 🙂

  4. Barbara Criss says:

    What’s all this about a purse? I don’t understand why it is 2012 again—ha,ha. Wish it were. I’d be six years younger. I love how these pieces of fabric all go together so beautifully. I have been having trouble getting started sewing this year and this has truly inspired me to get with it.

  5. Joan Hendrix says:

    No purse in photo!?! Lovely fabric though! 😍

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  1. Lisa Arthur says:

    Fun photo! I like the depth and textures in this…I have been in the flat lands far too long and many people out here cannot appreciate the winding road and beautiful views. ❤

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Another beautiful photo in your neck of the woods! The colors of your area just stand out.

  3. Barbara Criss says:

    Wonderful photo. I live in a very hilly state and this is my kind of driving.

  4. Kathleen Knoppe says:

    I was raised in a small town in Kentucky.
    Now living in Chicago, I have been longing for “home” for years. Receiving my subscription of Mary Jane’s Farm, time after time, I get to exhale and “feel” the rural countryside and “smell” the freshness that says country. That feeling in itself breaks the stress, anxiety and fears of urban living.

  5. Cathie Swanson says:

    I’ve been in the sisterhood for many years now. I even got my best friend hooked, by giving her a subscription! We both use the recipes, ideas for crafts, well just about everything from the magazine.
    Reading Mary Jane’s magazine is a nice relaxing pleasure, after a long day on the ranch! Tea, Mary Jane’s magazine, and a warm blankie! Can’t beat that😁

  6. Paula Aliano says:

    I live in a small California mountain community of 219 population. I grew up on a dairy farm in the San Joaquin Valley 40 miles from where I am living here. I love Mary Jane’s magazine because I relate to country living.

  7. Diana ketron says:

    I love everything about your magazine. It fits my life style and have everyone but the first issue. Can’t get enough of Mary Jane. I am sorry that I don’t have any of these books, but someday to have them all.

  8. Debbie Eilers says:

    When i sit down with this magazine, it’s like i am sitting with an old friend whobis full of regreshing conversation. I love the time i spend with her!

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    There is something about the contrast of colors at your farm that make it seem magical all the time. One aspect of the beauty is that there are large swaths of untouched, or barely touched land that just enhances what nature has put there. For us city dwellers, these wide open spaces just feel like another world we rarely get to experience.

    Good morning MaryJane!! It is 36 degrees at my house and I am brewing coffee to go out and sit on the porch with my Farmgirl afghan of knitted dishcloths and commune with the birds. I made myself some scrap yarn fingerless gloves which includes some yarn from your Knit for Victory items.

    • MaryJane says:

      That’s cold for Florida, isn’t it? Good chilly (but snuggly warm) morning to you Winnie! I have a sweater to match your items that I picked up at Old Navy but I accidentally got a couple of small circles of fade on the front (bleach splashes), so I’m thinking that I’ll find some matching yarn and using very thin strands, darn over the spots. I think I saved the tags from the yarn you used–it’s a pretty good match.

      Yes, our views are spectacular. I am forever grateful for what I see from my vantage point.

      • Winnie Nielsen says:

        MaryJane, I will send you the little ball of matching yarn to do your mending. That way you can be sure to have enough to do the right job and have the correct color so the patching will look OK. It will go out in the mail on Tuesday. It might even give you some extra for future mending requirements like what happens on socks and gloves.

        • MaryJane says:

          I quickly glanced in a couple of places where I might have put either some matching yarn you sent me or the label to buy more and didn’t find it. Somewhere in my attic? A ball would be wonderful. Thank you Winnie!

          • Winnie Nielsen says:

            You are welcome! I have no need for this left over bit and since you need to make repairs, it seems the best solution.

  2. Cindi says:

    Every single time I see a picture of a road like this, I want to travel down it. I love open space country roads. Had to stop to wait for a cattle drive to finish crossing one when I was traveling through Colorado years ago ~ with my dog, who loved the delay as much as I did. The cowboys were all so polite, tipping their hats at me as they guided the cattle around my little car. I must have looked like a complete idiot sitting in that little orange car grinning with glee with an equally grinning Irish setter trying to shove her nose out the window. What a nice memory your little road picture has brought back.

    • MaryJane says:

      What a sweet memory! That happened to me in Southern Utah and the image of it has never left me. (I once had an Irish Setter and an orange VW bug.)

      • Cindi says:

        My setter was bored on the drive so decided to try to “catch” every VW bug we passed ~ only VW bugs!! There were a lot still in the early 70s

        • MaryJane says:

          Yup, I bought mine in 1971. I got out of high school and started working as secretary and bought it brand new. My payments were something like $71. And an Irish Setter named Shadre. We were a team until I jettisoned everything (including the dresses and nylons I was required to wear to work) and went to live on a Forest Service Fire Watch Tower in Idaho. Been here ever since. How cute that your setter loved V-dubs, and only V-dubs.

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Magical land of Winter. So peaceful and calm and restful.

  2. Lisa A says:

    As I get older, winter has become my least favorite season, but it sure can be beautiful!

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This is a unique photo. Was it heavy frost or light snow? Really gorgeous view too.

    • MaryJane says:

      Light snow, Winnie. My farm is just off the photo to the right. I love the contrast between the wildflower/wild prairie preserve on the left and the plowed field.

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  1. Lisa Von Saunder says:

    nice sprinkling of snow, very pretty – its snowing again in Amishland.

  2. Gerald says:

    It already looks Coldddd. Yes that’s a stutter, my teeth are chartering.

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    One of the great benefits of frost and snow it that it kills lots of the parasites in the soil that are both bad for agriculture and grazing animals. Here in Florida, when we have mild Winters, the mosquitoes and soil parasites that effect animals are extremely problematic. Although we don’t get snow, we can get some frost and it is very important and useful for all of us. Prior to the recent pre-weekend rains, the super warm weather had made the mosquitoes as bad as they were in August!

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    The colors of your landscapes at the farm are inspirational. The sky is always full of cloud patterns and a bit of mystery.

    • MaryJane says:

      Hi Winnie, yes, it’s true. I just got back from a bike ride, snow and blizzardy winds made me pedal double-time, double-duty. Beautiful wintery Siberia-type landscape today. It’s always changing. Eye candy for sure.

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