beetle mania

Is this not the coolest aluminum boot puller (to match my Airstream) you’ve ever laid eyes on? A gift from our Ranch Farmgirl, Shery Jespersen, it took me a few minutes to figure out what it was. In the meantime, my husband piped up, “Can I put it on the hood of my truck?

Not a chance. This beetle is all mine. Who else thinks of Camp Swampy when you hear the word Beetle?????

  1. Shery says:

    I did a little research on your buggy boot-jack. It is a very old design and antiquey models for sale are from the very late 1800s into the early 1900s. Some are carved out of wood. I saw one similar to yours on an antique auction site – it was also aluminum-ish…nickel-silver in appearance, same mold, and made in England. I’ve seen cast iron models like it over the years. I could find no info though about why a Cicada beetle (or whatever he is) was chosen for a boot jack. I do know that Cicadas are thought to be good luck in some countries. I love their late afternoon summer song in the trees.

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I love this boot jack! I does seem so perfect for your airstream glamper as well. What fun to receive a gift that screams ” this is so me” !!

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FREE Bumper Stickers

They’re here! Another batch of free bumper stickers for International Glamping Weekend 2013, June 1 and 2. Head on over for details on how to get yours!

I put mine on the back of my teardrop trailer, right in between my “Junk Gypsy Road Crew” sticker and my “glampin” license plate.

  1. Carolyn Jess says:

    LOVE your magazine!!!

  2. Nicki Prescott says:

    I just ordered Mary Jane’s Glamping book and I cannot put it down!

  3. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I have your new gleaming book and just love it! Alas, I don’t have a husband that wants a trailer or go camping. Is is possible to get more free milk bottle labels??? I just love the two that I have and want more for the lids of my mason jar dry goods storage. Just asking in case it is possible.

  4. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Oops! I see a terrible typo in my comment. I meant to say glamping but wrote gleaming which is kinda cool too because those adorable trailers just gleam on the open road. Who would have guessed my mistake still sort of fits??

  5. Brenda Davis says:

    I would love to have one of your bumper stickers. I love to read and watch the Junk Gypsys. Would love to have your book also. Thanks!

  6. Roberta Ducommun says:

    I absolutely love Mary Janes Farm !
    I’m planning on renewing by subscription
    and so much for putting in the Junk Gypsies
    This month .. Y’all are truley inspirational !
    Thanks again

  7. Susan Kraeszig says:

    Planning to have some glamping adventures soon! I would love a bumper sticker!

  8. debbie graves says:

    Love your magazine and glamping, too!!

  9. Lisa Hunter says:

    Love you all!!

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Winnie Snow White

Ring, ring, ringaling. Winnie Nielsen? Are you there????

We noticed yesterday that you have more comments than anyone, well, except for me, and Miss Wilma’s shipment of her Kentucky lovin’ handmade white pillows arrived, and sooooooooooooo … we got to talking.

What if we sent four of the bestest of the bunch to Winnie as a way of thanking her, no, as a way of saying, YoU RoCK SisTaH!!!!! We love you. And we wish you sweet dreams.

Miss Wilma scours the countryside for old feather mattresses. She brings them home and sterilizes the pure down feathers and then packs them back into the original ticking (cut into “piller” sizes), and then, and THEN, she makes pillowcases for them using old vintage dresses and handmade lace that she finds when out and about. They are exquisite. One of a kind. The stuff of sweet dreams. Winifred.

  1. Laurie Dimino says:

    What a lucky girl you are Winnie! Congratulations! ANd of course how sweet of you Mary Jane (but who would expect anything less)

  2. That is so wonderful! Yay Winnie! Mary Jane, you hit the nail square when you said this Farmgirl sister ROCKS! Winnie is one of the most wonderful women on the planet.
    Thank you to both of you for being the inspirations that you are!

  3. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Oh my!! Oh my!!! I am speechless and totally excited!!! Mary Jane thank-you so much. I cannot wait to see these lovely pillows and cases. What a lucky Farmgirl I am !! Mary Jane, you will have to excuse my abundant use of exclamation marks today… Grin…. But these words just don’t seem enough to reflect my excitement and surprise!! I love this site because we get to hear from you and other staff members making the MJF experience so real. Plus there are thought provoking entries and beautiful photos to enjoy everyday. How else would I have seen the “girls” in their debut for organic milk AND get two labels from the dairy which I now use on jars storing dry goods like brown rice????? Or have the opportunity to win the Happiness Project book and diary?? RaisinJane rocks!!!

    And Kellie, thank you for the sweetest comments!! You are my inspiration and Farmgirl Buddy! I would have never found you without Mary Janes Farm Connection. Mary Jane , you are responsible for creating a forum where new friends are found despite being thousands of miles apart. What a blessing and inspiration you have been to me and countless other women.

    Mary Jane Rocks! And Kellie knows I alway claim the shotgun seat in the farm wagon wearing my best apron, which just so happens to be created and sewn by Kellie at Kellie Falconer Design, Made in Idaho!!! Farmgirl Hugs to Mary Jane and all the Farmgirls today!! Yay!!!!!!

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