Hello! My name is Cecily. I am 27 years old and live in Indiana. I have always been a 'country girl.' When I was younger, my grandparents had a farm with cows, chickens, pigs, ducks, and goats. We grew corn and tobacco. My brother, sister, and I helped them take care of all the animals. I especially LOVED to bottle feed the calves. My grandparents moved from the farm after I graduated from highschool and since, I have craved to have my own farm someday. My family is and has always been VERY close and loving. We have a long line of very strong women with many talents in my family and I am proud to say that I have inherited a lot of craftiness from them. For example, I love to quilt, crochet, create scrapbooks and homemade cards, sew pillows and aprons and clothespin holders, Cook, grow flowers, ... pretty much, if I can think of it, or see it, I can probably make it... finding the time and getting organized enough is a whole different story... I'm working on my organizational skills! I also endeavor to learn how to can and freeze veggies (just like my great grandmother use to do). Hopefully I will get to learn soon. My great-great grandmother, Edna Lane was the most accomplished quilter I have ever met in my life! She has recently passed away, but the legacy she left is still very much alive in the remaining 5 generations she left behind. My great grandmother pieces quilts and my grandmother quilts them for her as well as quilts her own. When me, my twin sis, and my cousin were about 11 years old, Mom-mom (grandma) put together sewing boxes for each of us and bought 12X12 quilt squares with scenes on them for us to learn how to quilt on. So, we would have our little quilting bees with mom-mom and the knowledge I gained from that has been SO important not only to the craft of quilting itself, but also to how I view that time spent with my family. It was such a special time.
I am new at this blogger thing and I feel that I may get overwhelmed if I don't take my time. I guess I will just have to put a little of my life story in at a time. One of the main reasons to create this blog is because I have been so inspired by all of my farmgal friends' blogs on the Mary Janes Farm Farmgirl Connection and I want to use this site to reflect my vision of what farm/country life is all about and how I view it... In my opinion, there is no better life than life on the farm! Even if it's a VERY small-just-getting-going farm... the charm and simplicity is still there. OH, and the satisfaction of learning new gardening techniques and other new farmish tidbits! Also, since I am getting ready to move soon and can't really delve into creating my farm yet, I will be educating myself on the simple farming/gardening info that I will need for when I move and actually do start my small farm. This will be my learning experiences as I learn them, so I hope my experiences will be of help to you as well... hope you enjoy.