How to Calm a Farmgirl


Maryjane’s mama had to work late last night.  She was getting to that two year old too tired to stay awake hysteria.  So how do you calm a born farmgirl?  Hand her a farming magazine.


There was a picture of a child milking a goat that she was enthralled with.  Photos of sheep.  Yesterday at the store she pretended she had sheep there.  She put them to bed, made them medicine, made them go outside, and loaded them into the truck when we left.  I need to get a farm again.  I am missing it so much I can hardly breathe, and I do not want the little farmgirl to forget.  Long live the farm dream.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Julie says:

    When I was a little girl apparently I read the Farmers Weekly! Not many colour puctures but they stayed with me to adulthood, she won’t forget, and girls get to do that stuff now whereas my dad thought girls should get married and look after their husbands! She is soooo cute!

    1. Farmgirl says:

      I was busy reading Country Living! Still love it!

      1. bobraxton says:

        [rural route, Graham, NC – south – near Saxapahaw] The Progressive Farmer, a country life oriented magazine, published twelve times a year by DTN, a division of Telvent. The magazine is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

        Founded in Winston, North Carolina in 1886 by North Carolina native Leonidas Lafayette Polk (1837–1892; a Confederate Army veteran who is often confused with CSA General Leonidas Polk), the publication was intended to bring the latest information on crop and livestock production to the newly united nation’s agrarian economy in the Southeast. After Polk died in 1892, Clarence H. Poe from Raleigh, NC took over as editor in 1899, and in 1903, he and three partners purchased the publication, taking it from a newspaper to a magazine with 36,000 subscribers by 1908. One of the most notable achievements of the magazine was its continual crusade and endorsement during the early twentieth century of the land grant college subsidies provided to Agricultural and Mechanical colleges across the United States.

  2. gatheringplaceseasonfour says:

    know a grandchild (or two) that might also be fascinated

    1. Farmgirl says:

      It is fun seeing the world through little ones’ eyes!

  3. Bill says:

    Raising ’em right. 🙂 Letting her discover her inner farm girl.

    May you both find outlets for your farm desires.

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