GIVEAWAY: “Two-Wheel Farmer, Hitting the Hay”

Thank you for dropping by my Raising Jane Journal to participate in my giveaways! We’ve chosen  winners for this giveaway already, but don’t be afraid to leave a comment anyway. I love reading them.

In the Oct/Nov 2021 issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Hitting the Hay” (on newsstands Sept. 7), I led you here to my journal for a chance to win our favorite brand of long-sleeve, scoop-neck T-shirts from BCS (, our longtime farm-implement advertiser. It’s the perfect weight, stretch, length … everything. We have a L and an XL to give away (specify the size you’d prefer in your comment).

For a chance to win, send me one of your tried-and-true household or garden tips in the comments below. (It might make it into one of our upcoming issues.) I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime soon.

Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

  1. Diana Johnson says:

    I save the empty milk jugs and cut out a hole, big enough to hold my gloves and trowel etc. and you carry it by the handle. When done the handle can be hung up on a hook ready to grab.

  2. Diana Johnson says:

    I save the empty containers that strawberries come in. I fill up with potting soil, drop a seed and cover it up, close the lid. These have tiny slits on the side, so, I place a lid under it to catch the water and set it in my window till my tiny seeds start to sprout. Can also use empty egg cartons to start your seeds.

  3. Sherry Williams says:

    I use 5 gallon pails a lot in my big garden to carry water, haul weeds to the composter, put produce in to carry to the house and so on. The wire handles used to have plastic on them to grab but have broken off. I cut sections from an old garden hose, slit it the long way , slip it over the wire and secure it with duck tape. No more cutting into my hands while carrying.

  4. Years ago I had issues with starlings breaking off green beans & others plants in the garden. My mother-in-law told me to buy a package of aluminum pie pans. Poke a hole in the edge, tie to a rod, twig, whatever I could stick into the ground next to the beans. The breeze would move the pans, make noise, & sometimes even “sparkle” in the sun & keep the starlings away. At first, I thought it looked rather tacky, but actually it added a dab of glamour to the garden.

  5. Denise says:

    An older friend gave me this tip for watering my inside plants that would get rid of little bugs. She told me to add a tablespoon of ammonia to a gallon of water as it would take care of bugs and help plants to grow. AND she was right! I’ve never seen another bug & my plants look great.

  6. Colleen Maki says:

    Tried and true household or garden hint? To get rid of pesky weeds, pour simple BOILING WATER over the weed, and it’s like magic . . . gone in no time at all.

    I’d love to win an Extra Large t-shirt, thank you.

  7. CJ Armstrong says:

    We have deer that love to raid our garden, and they particularly like tomato and pepper plants. I find that dog hair on the plants will deter them. I tie up little tufts of dog hair with string and tie towards the top of the plant. That way the wind doesn’t blow it all away. I call them anti-deer “toupees”.

  8. Marsha Reimer says:

    I have my grandparents old mailbox standing at the edge of my garden. It still has my grandpas name and address of the house where I spent so many hours as a kid. Now I store gardening gloves, scissors, pruners, extra garden seeds and anything else I want handy for gardening. BTW I love your magazine!!!!

  9. Patricia Robison says:

    For weeds and grass that pop up between stepping stones, my husband told me to use Rock Salt to put on them and to put it between each stepping stone. I did what he told me to and the grass and weeds started dying. You could see them turning brown.

  10. Jennifer Yamnitz says:

    Do you have socks that are mysteriously missing their mates? I save all of them and put them in my cleaning rag bin. They are Great for a quick little cleaning projects and are especially useful when dusting furniture. You can even wear them on your hands to clean. Just toss when done!

  11. Lorna Boston says:

    My best garden tip is to remove blooming flowers before planting, giving the roots a great chance to get stronger before sending up blooms, usually many more than before. Gardening is my LARGEst and best hobby.

  12. Marceile Regelman says:

    To keep squash bugs off of zuchinni plants, sprinkle wood ash around the plant every couple of weeks.

  13. Diane zollman says:

    When planting onions, I have found that putting Epsom salt in the ground under the onion set deters the cut worms that kill the onions. I was told that the Epsom salt sweetens the ground and the cut worms don’t like it.

  14. Sandy Johnson says:

    I use empty milk jugs to start my garden and flower seeds. You cut the milk jug not quite in half so that it is hinged, punch a few holes in the bottom, add dirt, seeds and water. Tape the milk jug back together and you have a mini green house. Raise all my plants this way

  15. Judy W Ford says:

    The dish ware does remind me of past kitchen times – AWESOME!!

  16. Donna says:

    I save strawberry containers put tissue paper and six eggs from my hens and tie with twine for friend and neighbors.

  17. Barbara Rollins says:

    My husband and I live in an extremely wooded area. A friend of mine gifted me with some iris bulbs from the garden of another friend who had passed away. I randomly dug holes in sunny spots in the woods, dropped the bulbs in the holes, and now they bloom all throughout the area. Pretty purples, whites and yellows… A gentle reminder of the woman who nurtured them to begin with and a fun discovery while wandering in the woods.

  18. Martha Wynne says:

    I save every jar or bottle to repurpose. I send soup to my elderly neighbor across the street in them. I pick posies and wrap a pretty ribbon around the “vase” to take to a sickly friend.. i create button jars and make pincushions on the lids …. my grandchildren have made piggy banks out of them and designed their own labels….homemade salad dressing goes into those cute odd shaped bottles. The list is endless…. the ideas are fun and functional ***

  19. Rebecca McCoy says:

    I mounted an old mailbox to a post near my bee hives. I keep a smoker, a hive tool and a veil in it so if I need to do a quick check on a hive, I don’t have to go back to the house for anything.

  20. Stephanie Brazil says:

    I live in mountains with well water. Our well has extremely hard water and it builds up in the toilets. I put white vinegar in the toilet bowl and let it soak overnight. In the morning, the build up wipes easily away with the toilet brush. Very little scrubbing.
    Stephanie from NM.

  21. Hannah Freeman says:

    I’d prefer a L sized shirt.

    This is an awesome gnat and fly trap recipe.
    3 tablespoons apple cider or distilled white vinegar
    1 cup of water
    1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    2 teaspoons Dawn dish soap
    Mix everything in a jar or glass and leave on the counter.

    I cleared my kitchen of gnats in a day!

  22. I use a drizzle of dawn dishwashing liquid, couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (with mother) in a small shallow bowl cover it with plastic wrap…cut several slits or holes in the top… To catch those dreadful nat/fruit fly/tysie flies!

  23. Cheryl Wilson says:

    I have some of this dishware from 40 years ago. It reminds me of when my children were young.

  24. Susan Broadmeadow says:

    Love it! Size L please!

  25. Marje Seiler says:

    I use Epsom salts in my flower beds to give flowers a boost in the xxx Spring, my Bleeding Heart plants do well.

  26. Rebecca Thornton says:

    It’s not good to water your plants with the cold water out of your hose, so I put it in my pails for all day long and I water them at night, they really like it that way, Beckyanna

  27. Cheryl Stanley says:

    I like to grow milkweed for the monarchs butterflies. They are the true meaning of summer for me in Indiana. I had never seen one before 2011 when I moved here. This year I have been collecting a lot of seeds and learned about herbalism. I made my first goldenrod infusion. So exciting. I love your magazine and all the support of farmlife and women. I would love a size large shirt. Thank you 🌷

  28. Lynn Hufsmith says:

    I keep a salt shaker by my back door.
    When I go out after it gets dark to close up my chickens and ducks , I take a walk around my gardens with my salt shaker and sprinkle slugs on my plants.
    I wear a head lamp for easy viewing.
    Thank you for the drawing… I would love to win a shirt size L

  29. Vickie anderson says:

    To clean your coffee pot put some ice cubes in your pot and add several tablespoons full of table salt.swirl around until bottom of coffee pot is clean. Your magazine is amazing. Thank you.

  30. Sandy Koenig says:

    When I need hot water from tub or kitchen sink I catch the cold water in a gallon jug to pour on the garden. Trying to not waste water so we can grow food and plants.

  31. I save the granddaughter’s baby food jars to store herbs that I have dried. I use up file folder labels to adhere to the jars to identify the content. Paula

  32. I wanted drawers in my tiny,old fashioned bathroom, so my then husband and I repurposed turquoise drawers from some discarded refrigerators and built a frame that the drawers slide on and kept the drawer tops as shelves in between. the walls are done in antique recycled bead board, painted back to about the same “hant-blue”, so it coordinated well. We also changed out the old “shot” tub faucet set with a recycled commercial sink set with a soap dish on top and installed antique lavatory from a 1904 house that we helped tear down. many compliments and smiles over the years! Original house dates to 1859 and I have had to undo a few so-called updates, I love it old look! I would love the xl -t-shirt, if I get lucky.

  33. Kris says:

    I always keep cinimon bark in my cupboard. My family has always eaten it or drunk the water off of rice for nausea. We also keep a little soup stock warm on the back of the stove, ready for busy times when we can’t all sit down at once or if you need a little extra. My family will add a little water to the soup to share.


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GIVEAWAY: “Autumn Leaf, Hitting the Hay”

Thank you for dropping by my Raising Jane Journal to participate in my giveaways! We’ve chosen  winners for this giveaway already, but don’t be afraid to leave a comment anyway. I love reading them.

In the Oct/Nov 2021 issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Hitting the Hay” (on newsstands Sept. 7), I led you here to my journal for a chance to win a beautiful handmade Autumn Leaf dish-drainer quilt OR an Autumn Leaf dinnerware salt & pepper shaker set (we have one of each to give away).

For a chance to win, share with me something you’ve found useful in my magazine (or if you have a connection to the Autumn Leaf dinnerware, like I do, please share that) in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime soon.

Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

  1. Wanda Aldridge says:

    This dish set reminds me of grandmas house. I’m pretty sure this is the same set she had, but I never knew the name of it. If not the same it is pretty close. I discovered Dr. Laura Koniver’s articles in your magazine several years back and have been reading and learning from you both ever since.

  2. Sharon Black says:

    I have taken Mary Janes Farm for many years and saved every issue because of the beauty, joy and information. I just could not part with even a small piece. I make cards to give to patients in a local nursing home. This week I started to use your beauty for a greater purpose. I am creating handmade cards from art in older issues, bringing even greater value to each carefully saved edition. Your work, talent and affection is going from you, to me, to folks who will also feel your warmth and love. Thank you for each and every issue. Each one has been a very personal gift from your hands and heart to mine and now on to others.

  3. Vicki says:

    I have found so many useful things in your magazine!! I love the recipe ideas- they give me lots of new ideas to try. I enjoy the Dr.’s articles. Always such good info!! The crafts. The projects. The people’s stories!! What’s not to love about Mary Jane’s Farm Magazine???

  4. Barbara l miller says:

    I have found so much useful information in your magazine over the years, but the article about the pink slime in the hamburger changed me forever. I was so appalled by that fact, we searched out a local farmer and have been buying grass fed beef from him and sending it to a local butcher who custom packages it for us. Thank you for your many articles that have enriched my life over the years.

    • Wanda Aldridge says:

      YES!! I forgot about that article, definitely an eye opener. Thank you Mary Jane for sharing all of the informative articles about things we need to know!!

  5. Tammi Kaiser says:

    Hello, this leaf pattern looks almost like the set my mother gave me when I first moved out. Same colors and look. It was very fun to view the set that was pictured. Life happened, and I lost track of what happened to those simple, elegant dishes. I would love a chance for my name to be dropped in the hat. Thank you.

  6. Linda Olson says:

    So much useful information for sure. I enjoy the crafting, and especially in the DIY pet beds.

    • Carol Marshall says:

      I have been reading your magazine for years and find every time I pick it up I become I tune with my inner farm girl! I love your recipes and love being more organic because of the awareness you have brought to me. I garden and can thank you for ideas that inspire. Thank you so much for all you do.

  7. Colleen Maki says:

    I especially enjoy the recipes for use with cast iron pans. My son has shown a lot of interest in learning to cook with those wonderful tools, and, so I pass on recipes and tips you always have.

  8. CJ Armstrong says:

    I love your magazine and everything in it.
    But I have really enjoyed the Poor Man’s Cake recipe in the Dec-Jan 2021 issue. It’s easy, healthy and a great snack for picnics, etc.

  9. Autumn Detlor says:

    I am new to your Mary Janes farm magazine just got my first magazine. I found it in a book one day and got to reading about you and was like I have to get it!! I haven’t read through all of it.. I just got it today.. I can not wait to read it all!! ❤️❤️❤️ Ps I also live on a mini farm and do lots of gardening and flowering!

  10. Patricia Robison says:

    I collect Hall teapots. The Autumn Leaf teapot was introduced in 1942 and discontinued in 1976. I have The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Hall China by Margaret & Ken Whitmyer. One of these books has 35 pages of just Autumn Leaf.
    The book shows the picture in color of each with Name of Item, Year Introduced, Year Discontinued, and Price of item at that time.

    I hope I was helpful to you.

  11. Rosalie Carayiannis says:

    I love the recipies and what’s in a name in the current issue!!! I’m a teaching assistant can’t wait to share these with my kiddos 😍

  12. Jennifer Yamnitz says:

    Your magazine inspires me to get outside and dig in the dirt a little more. It elevates the concept of living simply and enjoying this beautiful God-created earth!

  13. Cathy Loux says:

    I remember my mom had a set of these dishes but unfortunately gave them away. I never knew the name of the pattern but always liked them. I have been a subscriber of your magazine for several years and look forward to reading every page. I especially look forward to Mary Jane’s Seven Wonders. Having raised sheep in my younger years I enjoy your articles on mini farms. Thank you for your magazine.

  14. Betty Corriher says:

    I look forward each month to Dr Laura’s article on healthy issues and facts. All of my life I have practiced grounding without knowing it. Her articles reaffirms lit my thoughts on healthy living and adds more for me to practice
    Mthe Autumn Leaf pattern reminds me of my mother in law who had a whole set and many accessories. She was a wonderful cook. The set was left to her grandson and his wife. They use it every day

  15. Joan Booth says:

    I have subscribed to your magazine for many years and have saved all of the issues. A few years back, on the front cover was a handmade flag, I believe for the 4th of July, no sewing involved. Instead of a patriotic theme, I made one using orange and white for my friend who lives in Florida and now I’m going to make a Ga. themed one for myself. Of course, I live in the peach state so it will have peach colored fabric, I have seen so many things I would like to make but the flag was #1.
    I read your magazine from cover to cover and the day it comes in my mailbox, my work is done as soon as I get my mail.

  16. Wendy Tilman says:

    I love this dishset too, my wonderful Mother left me the coffee pot, teapot, cup and saucer and a serving bowl we had found for her at an antique store. It reminds of her whenever I see it! I miss her so much!
    I love getting your magazines and I’ve learned a lot and used a lot of your recipes and ideas!

  17. Julie Fanter says:

    Just received today’s issue in the mail! Turned the page and couldn’t believe my eyes! My parents received the small serving bowl as a wedding present in 1951. I have since found the 2 larger bowls and would love to add to the collection! How fun!!

  18. Jessica Altepeter says:

    All the inspiration I get from the magazine is my favorite thing. The can-do attitude, the gotta try this, the recipes, ideas, projects and connection I feel toward everyone who also loves Mary Janes Farm is an added bonus 😉

  19. Margaret Bennett says:

    My mother had an Autumn Leaf mixing bowl which passed down to me, and I have enjoyed using it. Then someone gave me a flat round serving dish of some sort in the pattern which I have spices sitting on currently. I love vintage which is just one of many reasons I enjoy your magazine. It’s homey and comforting and cozy! Ahhhh …

  20. Corrine Lanz says:

    I’ve had a wooden shelf with a rod for hanging a quilt for years, but didn’t do anything with it as it didn’t excite me. Then today when I got my Oct-Nov issue of MaryJane’s Farm, I found my inspiration for dressing up my plain shelf in the Fall Farmhouse Decor article. All I need is a piece of wainscoting and a little paint. I can’t wait to get to it!

  21. Cindy Dubinski says:

    This is a great pattern and I loved the visits with the Jewel Tea salesman. We used many of their products during my childhood. Thanks for refreshing those good memories.

  22. Rebbecca Murphy says:

    Hi from Indiana, Mary Jane! I am 72 and love to read and love decorating and crafting and cooking. I ALWAYS discover new authors in Farmgirl BOOK CLUB each issue. The Oct./Nov.2021 issue intoduced me to Donna Everhart books, which I intend to read and although I know who the author Fern Michaels is, I have never read any of her novels. And now I WILL. Years ago I ordered/purchased a special Garlic from you and I sure would love to buy it again. Any chance?

    • MaryJane says:

      Reading, decorating, crafting, and cooking are right up my alley. I freed up some of my pasture the summer and so want to expand my garlic crop. If we get some much-needed rain, I’ll surely have some next fall, 2022. Happy reading and thank you for leaving a comment!

  23. Leslie Bailey says:

    I have one of my mother’s pieces of the Autumn Leaf collection. It is a round casserole dish. She made the best homemade macaroni and cheese and would bake it in that dish. I enjoyed looking at the collection in the magazine. I did not realize there were plates and such with that pattern on them. It is a unique pattern and the casserole dish brings back memories from when my mom would use it.

  24. Claudia Bell says:

    My mother had these same dishes. I knew where they came from, but I thought it was a bittersweet pattern. Now, I know. When we cleaned out my mother’s house, someone else in the family got the dishes. Imagine my delight when I found a serving dish at a white elephant sale. I love it so much. Good memories.

  25. Diane zollman says:

    The autumn leaf pattern reminds me of good times growing up in a family of 11 children with loving parents. My grandmother had most of the set of dishes for everyday use. My mother used the serving bowls every day until they were broken. The pattern is very pleasing and reminds me of all the days of working on a family farm. We always seemed to have plenty to eat. I have collected several pieces over the years to enjoy. My latest find was the large rounded pitcher for $6

  26. Paula Cramer says:

    I look forward to every issue of Mary Jane’s Farm. I got a newstand copy last year and I was hooked. I’m renewing my subscription soon for another wonderful year of eclectic reading of crafts, recipes, helpful tips on various topics, great personal writings. I mean Mary Jane’s Farmgirl has it all. Thank you so much! And I look forward to possibly being a recipient in your drawing.

  27. Donna Pedigo says:

    I love the Jewel Tea dishes…my mother in law had a set but when her household was broken I never received a piece…🤦‍♀️…..wished I had many times..wish I would win the set…..👍 the magazine..I share it with a friend…

  28. Machelle says:

    I have found many useful things in your magazine! I first discovered Autumn Leaf dinnerware when I purchased a box of miscellaneous items at an estate auction. It contained two of the Autumn Leaf serving bowls. I love them and have them on display at The Old Cozad Mill along with other vintage finds!

  29. Nora Swafford says:

    I love the old fashioned cream candy recipe. It’s so good! Love this beautiful set. ♥️

  30. Hello hello hello…have made vanilla and thanks to you(page 91) I remember to bring it up from the basement. Probably 20 years old.

  31. Donna Wilson says:

    I could not believe my eyes when I saw the Autumn Leaf featured in your magazine. I have a china hutch filled with pieces of this dinnerware. It came from my grandma’s house and I remember these being used for Thanksgiving Dinners. I have dinner plates, serving bowls, even the complete coffee pot. During the winter months my grand daughters love drinking tea from the “fancy” teapot using the matching cups with saucers.

    I am a 71 year old great grandmother living in town. But I was raised on a farm and MaryJane’s magazine always makes me smile.

  32. Mary Hehlke says:

    I love your magazine and find many helpful ways of doing things. I was so surprised to see the Autumn Leaf dinnerware. My mother had some of it. I now have the butter dish and small serving bowl. I wish I had the salt and pepper shakers, she did have them but couldn’t’ find them when she passed away 42 years ago. There was also a pie pan and pitcher, but didn’t find them either. This brought back so many memories. Keep up the good work on your magazine. So look forward to each issue. Thanks.

  33. DALENE Hamilton says:

    My husband got me a subscription for your magazine. I’m always anxious to see your magazine in the mailbox. I love everything about the magazine and the outer covering feels good to the touch.I hope the magazine will be handed down to the next generation.

  34. Andrea Williams says:

    My love hall China beginning in 1980 when I started working at the phone company. I was 20 at the time one of my co worker knew I went to yard sales ever Saturday she told me that she collected hall China I said never heard of it. she brought a saucer for me to see and I was hooked been collecting every since

  35. crystal flanders says:

    I loved seeing the autumn leaf pattern in your magazine. i have had the pitcher and some large bowls for years, this year at an antique store i bought the coffee pot and cream and sugar set. i love them so much. I get my daughter a subscription to your magazine for Christmas every year. This issue I called her up as soon as i got mine and asked her if she had seen the dishes in the magazine I was so excited. I love your magazine an look forward to each issue. Best wishes.

  36. Linda Jordan says:

    My husbands grandmother had a wonderful collection of Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf and my daughter was lucky enough to inherit the collection. Over the years, we have added a few pieces picked up at antique sales. A treasure for sure! Just like each issue of MKF magazine is a treasure. I quickly devour each issue and love the colors, pictures and articles. I have a lovely collection of MJF magazines!

  37. Kathi Palches says:

    I was so happy to see the article in the Oct/Nov 2021 issue starting on pg 78. I have my grandmothers Jewel Tea set that my mother remembers very fondly. I never met my grandmother as she was killed in an automobile accident when my mother was in her teens. My mother is now 81. So having these dishes bring a huge sense of honor to me.
    Just getting them out for the Fall season now.

  38. Rebecca Wightman says:

    I acquired a partial set of the Autumn leaf dishware many years ago. I have used the large mixing bowls for mixing up homemade bread,etc. I always use some of my pieces especially at Thanksgiving time which happens to be my favorite holiday. I am always searching at flea markets or antiques stores to add to my collection. I love your magazine and have bought subscriptions for both my daughter & daughter-in-law.

  39. Becca says:

    I am a newbie to you’re wonderful farm! As a new homesteader, my friend gifted a subscription to me and I am in love! I particularly loved the Aug/Sept article about the uses of coconut oil! I’m also interested in trying out a sauerkraut chocolate cake!!

  40. Rebecca McCoy says:

    I ALWAYS find something useful in your magazine. I can’t wait to try the recipes in the latest issue.

  41. Annette Garner says:

    I have been collecting Autumn Leaf for over twenty years. My sister does as well and we enjoy looking for finds when we are out and about. We especially enjoy using Autumn Leaf on holidays with large family gatherings. Put my name in the hat for a chance to win an Autumn Leaf dish drainer quilt or a salt and pepper shaker set. I really enjoy Mary Janes magazine, especially the recipes
    Thanks you

  42. Hannah Freeman says:

    I’m not plugged into the farming community since we moved to town.
    I love all the book and movie suggestions! Makes me feel like part of the conversation!

    I’m excited to watch Honeyland that was mentioned in this last issue!

  43. My Grandma collected these dishes as your mom did and believed in using your best and prettiest everyday. My mom actually collected my set of cabbage rose dishes a similar way in the late 70’s when our local grocery store used a sticker reward system.

  44. Debby L Davis says:

    Fall has always been my favorite season, the autumn leaves remind me of the cycle of life with all the Bueatiful colors of life. The Autumn leaf design gives me a feeling of connection with our mother earth and her wisdom. 💕 y

  45. Louise Hoeckh says:

    I have a set of 3 Autumn Leaf bowls that were my grandmothers. I use them every autumn and Thanksgiving. They are very special to me. I love getting your magazine.

  46. Sharon Cameron says:

    Loved the homemade doll pattern, I am trying to find my back issue,so can make it for my granddaughter for Christmas. Love the cast iron recipes,love my cast iron.I have missed alot,I had a stroke 3 years ago and suffered depression and anxiety, finally overcome,not with drugs,doing what I love.Gardening,sewing and redoing my empty nest.Love the 40s and 50s,trying to redo my house with finds.Loved the dishes,read a little history, need that kind of service now.God Bless,have a great day.I have your two books,help with my recovery,do what you love

  47. Sylvia Jacobus says:

    I love fall and have been collecting any leaf patterns. My grandmother collected California ware dishes which I treasure.
    Now when it comes to your magazine, wow, I’ve made many recipes, done many projects, and keep them around to reread often. Fabulous stuff.

  48. Bennie Wood says:

    I have a small collection of Autumn Leaf my mom had a pitcher and I always admired it. I have it displayed in a old yellow pine corner cabinet. It’s beautiful with the wood of the yellow pine.

  49. I love all the recipes in the magazine. I have subscribed for several years and will continue to do so. I love the dishes. They remind me of a simpler life.

  50. Teresa Thompson says:

    I remember these dishes a grandaughter in the mountains of West Virginia..where I would visit both sets of my grandparents every vacation..and anytime in between i could possibly go..My great grandpa..”Daddy Jim” was a farmer and coal miner..his wife my great “grandma Icie” had the best feather bed and made quilts..could still chop wood in her 80s..and made the best cornbread and biscuits in the state!..My moms mom had these dishes in her simple kitchen ..with the ringer washing machine..and my dads mom also had all these pretty dishes in her kitchen..they didnt farm tho..grandaddy worked in the mines “they were town folk” just 3 miles up the moms dad was killed in WWII so my mom and her 2 siblings and mom lived on the farm with my great grandparents Daddy Jim and Grandma the oldest of 6 kids and there are 22 grandkids..and 36 ish great grand kids for my parents who’ve been married for 70 years now..all this to say i sure would like to win some of that beautiful dish set from Jewel Tea..such wonderful childhood memories..thank you Mary Jane..i never miss an issue! I think im on a first name basis with Brian Ogle ive asked him so many questions..

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Winner!!! GIVEAWAY: Wild Bread Towel

The winner of our Wild Bread Towel giveaway is Teri Schneider, who said in response to our query, “share with me something you love about my magazine or books or food or any of the products available on my website” …

“Oh my gosh! I’ve got years and years of your magazines that I have gone back to for recipes, projects, everything, lol. Sometimes I get distracted looking through them for something and end up making/doing more than I planned. I’ll even say to my friends, ‘Hey, I think I saw something in one of my MaryJanesFarm magazines about that. Let me look for it for you!’ It’s impossible to pick just one thing about them.”

Congratulations, Teri! Watch for an email from the farm.

Thank you to all the women who responded with such lovely comments. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them!

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