My inner-farmgirl

by Aimee on July 1, 2008

OK – I admit it – I would be quite happy living in the middle of nowhere baking pies and stuff – well as long as I had internet and plumbing – the idea of stoking the fire every day for heat, not so much. . The whole working the land, maybe not, but having a couple of sheep or alpacas, I could totally do it. Now, that said, I am a totally girlie girl and would rather be knitting, sewing, baking, crafting than mowing a lawn, but tending a small garden – oh yeah. Poor Tattoo Boyfriend, he has no clue! (Ok, he does, but I think he is living in denial! Especially since I told him that I don’t DO yard work – but I would like a container garden.)

So, I joined the Plurkette’s Hencircle shortly after joining Plurk and I am excited. I spend a great deal of time knitting, crocheting and sewing. I love to bake and cook. I really would have made a great 50s housewife – except for that whole being submissive and having a spotless house thing!

As a kid, my great-grandparents owned a small farm in Ohio, so I learned how to (badly) milk a cow when I was probably 5. My uncle tried to get me to shoot the milk into his pants pocket (to learn aim) and I am pretty sure I hit him in the eye instead. I got pecked in the forehead by a mean and nasty chicken while collecting eggs when I was about 3 (and this is why I say chickens are only good for eating!). While I have issues with the sun, I do love to be outside in the fresh air. But most of what the inner-farmgirl movement isn’t about being out in the sun, but rather building a supportive community of amazing people who share like minds.

Finding the knitting community, for me, was amazing in that I found people who liked to knit, but this is more than that. The Hencircle, the inner-farmgirl, is more then just knitting – it is a life style and it happens to fall into where I am at these days – feeling very much like I have too much stuff, too many obligations and I want to simplify down to the way I live. To unplug a little more and worry a little less while enriching my life through the things I enjoy. Now, I am not giving up the internets by any means – life without Ravelry would suck – but I do want to concentrate on some other things.
Alpacas 002
I am excited about this whole thing. And now off to do some knitting on some of these sekrit projects. Tomorrow I have a FO for you – one that I can show you and everything cause it is for ME!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Dani July 1, 2008 at 6:52 pm

I just caught myself commenting in Plurkese – yikes!

I am glad you’re a part of this :)

thekidyquat July 1, 2008 at 7:39 pm

What a cute photo!

Cheekyredhead July 1, 2008 at 9:39 pm

I’m glad your in the sisterhood.

LittleWit July 1, 2008 at 10:22 pm

When I was a wee lass I wanted to grow up to live on a farm and produce lots of children to work it. Now, well, I should probably weed the garden this weekend. That’s about as close as I think I will be to farming for a good bit. :) But seriously, I would love for my flowers to grow, if only we could get a little more sun.

babyface July 2, 2008 at 4:12 pm

I live in a senior center now and I really miss my condominum.
I had a big agragate patio, but lots of room for planters and hanging
baskets. I really miss planting my flowers. I have four blooming
African Violets and several other house plants, but that is not
the same. I had an experience with chickens also when I was a
little girl. My Uncle had a farm and they put me in the chicken
house and gave me corn to feed the chickens. Well, the chickens
knocked me to the ground. Then they put me on a big barrel and
things went well. I don’t hold it against the chickens. I can’t
wait to see your secrit project.

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