Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Farm Girls Go ToThe River To Get "Stoned"

Farm girls got together the 17th of April to get "stoned" and NO not that kind of "stoned" I just had to say it that way just for fun! Katy hosted our gathering, a walk through the woods with Katy in the lead hauling all our supplies down to the river. The weather was unpredictable this day, so to have a shelter close to the water was perfect. We all love to be out in the outdoors, so what better setting could we have had?
These farm girls were diligently mixing the sand and water, trying to get the right consistency, which proved to be a trick, thanks for Roger's advise we did wear gloves, Thanks Roger, our hands were saved.
Farm girl Katy mapping out her letters while Robin watches.
Our creating space was perfect for mixing the sand to make these creative bricks. Katy, Florence and Erin in the back ground.
This photo and the next two are some of our finished products we made. I brought some colored pigment to do a different color of cement, but we decided it was enough just to master this much, let alone add another element.

Before we went down to the river, we had a some nourishment's for our bodies, shared our journal pages and apron stories. "Organic Gardening" we all want to learn as much as possible to make our gardens healthy for our families. Katy shared this magazine with us. I have learned, we all seem to bring information to share as well as treasures we have found or made. A tussie mussie hankie holder was made by Robin complete with flowers, I said "this reminds me of May Day." With beautiful soaps, fun scrub brushes, vintage plastic bowl covers and an ocean breeze candle reminiscent of the ocean, these farm girls went home with lots of treasures.
Katy suggested that we bring savories to take home, rather than have so much food at our meal, so as you can see, we had a great variety from a special wine, wild strawberry jam, tomatillo soup,canned salmon, Barefoot's potato salad, peach crisp, beautiful cupcakes and fresh strawberries. Our lunch was a chicken salad, with speciality waters to try. Thanks Katy for your nourishing meal.
Farm girls, Erin, Katy, Robin and myself. We were fortunate to have Katy's husband Eric come home in time for us to get a group shot. We don't always get that opportunity so we have to seize the moment.
"Sow Seeds of Possibility" This was a gift from Katy, I love the saying, it just reminds me of the possibilities these farm girls have to learn and grow from. The passion tea my most favorite. Again thank you Katy for hosting our gathering.
This weekend May 1st is the Vintage Secrets Sale at 17901 NE 72nd Ave, Battle Ground, Washington. Hours are 9:00 am to 4:00pm. There is something for every one's collectible wants. Also coming is the Opening Barn House Sale on May 8th, don't miss out, lots of vendors are joining this great sale in the country.


  1. You and those girls have so much fun together!!! What treasures you have in each other,

  2. . . . much better than mud-pies (remember?!). Nice job ladies!


  3. I saw some of those 'stones' at Monticello, I love them. How fun to make them. You crack me up Florence!
    Lisa :-)

  4. Oh Florence.. Aren't these days with our farmgirl friends a hoot? I wish I lived closer I would love to have shared your funtime.
    I do have my Mary jane Farmgirls chapter here and we Love our timetogether too.

  5. Florence, Thanks for visitng my blog.. You are right.. The quilt shop in Merrill is called the Tater Patch. It is reaaly acute shop Full of fabric and they teach quilting lessons there..

  6. You guys always do the most fun things...I just bought some metal stamps to try making some veggie markers...all because you inspired me :o)...thank you!


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