Monthly Archives: May 2013



Livet är bra! (Life is good)

Ace, our resident foodie photographer, let us know that our glamping trip to Lindsborg, Kansas, would be extra special for her. Her family members are Swedish-speaking Finns and, well, why don’t I just let her tell it?

Take it away, Ace!

Uff da! Where to begin? Lutefisk and köttbullar (Swedish meatballs) have been a Christmas tradition in my farmour’s (grandmother’s) house my whole life.

My farmour, Ingegerd, was born in Jakobstad, Finland, a Swedish-speaking border town in Finland. And my farfar (grandfather), Edwin, was raised by his Finnish immigrant parents in logging camps in northwest Washington.


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Gone Fishin’

Mia got a fishing pole for Christmas this year. Ever since then, we’ve been itching to get out and do some fishing.

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Glamping It Up in Kansas

Arriving in Lindsborg, Kansas (Little Sweden, USA), after driving through my previous hometown of Emporia, we were greeted by Dala horses on every corner.


A popular symbol of Sweden, this herd of Dala horses were cast in large fiberglass forms and are hand-painted by local artists. Each is publicly displayed and has a distinctive pun-filled name.

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Day EIGHT Magazine Giveaway!

Drumroll …

And …

The EIGHTH and final winner of MaryJanesFarm magazine giveaway is …


WAIT! This lucky lady doesn’t just win a one-year subscription to MaryJanesFarm, she wins a LIFETIME subscription in celebration of our twelfth year of getting to know readers like yourself.

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Day SEVEN Magazine Giveaway!

Do you daydream of escaping? Do you fantasize about a night under the stars? Or maybe whipping up some delicious cast iron recipes around the campfire or in the kitchen?  You’ll find all that and more when you wander through the pages of:


Congratulations …

Hope Davis! You’ve just won a one-year FREE subscription!


There’s always HOPE that soon you’ll be using your cast iron skillet over a campfire!


Hope Davis said:

“This magazine has held a space in my heart for almost every stage of my life—from learning to garden, to getting our first chicks, to relationships … It is timeless and sweet and classic.”

Hope, thank you for posting and watch for an e-mail from the farm.



Day SIX Magazine Giveaway!

Do you need new project ideas for your farmhouse, craftsman, apartment flat, domicile, townhouse, homestead, cottage, shanty, or digs? You’ll find all that and more when you win a free subscription to:


Congratulations Travelinma! You’re our sixth one-year FREE subscription winner.


Travelinma said:

“The anticipation builds as the time draws near when my MaryJane magazine appears in my mailbox. I devour it over and over again!”

Travelinma, thanks for posting and watch for an e-mail from the farm.