In the Barnyard: Who are Bohemian Farmgirls?

Bohemian Farmgirl is something that has evolved over years of trying to figure out how to weave all of the meaningful parts of my life together. This is what it means to me, and if it touches part of your soul then my guess is that you are a Bohemian Farmgirl too.

1. Growing a Family--First and foremost, comes family. This may be your biological or chosen family, but whomever your family includes, it's roots dig deep and provide grounding for growth above the surface of the soil.

2. Planting a Farm--Modern homesteading is a way of life for a Bohemian Farmgirl. This may include anything from a windowsill garden to acres of land, buying local and supporting small farms to growing and raising all of your food yourself, and cultivating dreams of homesteading no matter if you live in the city or country.

3. Nurturing a Creative Life--This is the heart of a Bohemian Farmgirl and what brings us all together creating a community of ideas and inspiration. Living a creative life is the wellspring of joy that provides energy to make our dreams reality, no matter what the circumstances. And we all help each other along the way.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Free Mini-classes with Craftsy

I just discovered a website called which offers 36 free mini-classes on some essential Bohemian Farmgirl skills.  I just registered for lessons on woodworking, quilting, and spinning. Yay!  They have more in-depth online classes as well (for a fee), on topics such as gardening, sewing, knitting, cabinetry, and more.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Farm Table: Homemade Ice Cream!

Country Living Magazine, June 2014, page 114
I had been keeping my eyes open for an ice cream maker at flea markets, but didn't really want to squeeze another gadget into my already over-stuffed kitchen cabinets.  Luckily, I found a recipe for homemade ice cream in a recent edition of Country Living magazine that did not require electricity. We are ice cream snobs in this household, so I was a bit skeptical that we could compete with the likes of Ronnybrook Farms (Best. Ice-cream. EVER.) My little helper and I made some yesterday and the snobs gave it a unanimous thumbs up. Future versions will include the addition of chocolaty goodness, peanut butter, fruit, or anything else our enthusiastic little bellies desire.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Road Trip: Family Visit in Indiana

Big family meals
Maddie & Kendra
Hummingbird chatter
Abby in her country-dog glory
Seas of corn and soy
Hobbit garden
Treasure hunts
Piano playing
Farmers market
Porch swing
Aunt Karen's raspberry bushes
Anne's bees and flock
Bug bites
Sleeping soundly
Biscuits n'gravy
Love, Joy, and more Love