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Maryjane's Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook: For the Farmgirl in All of Us

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ISBN13: 9781400080472
ISBN10: 1400080479
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MaryJane Butters sense of purpose is as big as the Idaho landscape where her organic farm is nestled. She wants nothing less than to reconnect us all with the food we eat and the heritage of farming that belongs to all of us, and nothing more than to empower and encourage rural women everywhere ... she is cultivating not just a farm but a philosophy of living. Body & Soul

Carpenter, waitress, janitor, upholsterer, secretary, milkmaid, wilderness ranger, environmental activist, entrepreneur–the founder of MaryJanesFarm has worn many hats in her day, but none more proudly than that of modern-day farmgirl. Speaking to the farmgirl in all of us, MaryJane Butters offers a captivating introduction to the organic lifestyle, resurrects forgotten domestic arts, and shares lessons gleaned from her diverse background and two decades of life as an Idaho farmer.

Whether you simply need encouragement to embrace a more authentic, wholesome lifestyle or youre looking for guidance on building a greenhouse, chopping firewood, hosting a town event, caring for a flock of chickens, making your own butter, growing a winter salad, or choosing a water filter, MaryJanes Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook is both an inspiration and a practical road map for farmgirls of all stripes.

Dreams are MaryJane Butters business, and she has always pursued them without pausing to consult conventional wisdom.

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MaryJane Butters, a natural teacher, has a gift for simplification, and makes it seem that everything she does is easy and attainable.

The New Yorker

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This eagerly anticipated book from America's organic lifestyle maven celebrates the joys of rural living for contemporary women, with advice on mastering hundreds of domestic skills, numerous recipes, and fresh ideas for creating community. 100+ photos & illustrations.

About the Author

MaryJane Butters discovered she was a writer when, at age forty-five, she needed a mail-order catalog for her line of organic foods, produced at her Idaho farm. When her passion for good stories got out of hand, her catalog became a "storefront" magazine (MaryJanesFarm), finding its way into stores like Barnes & Noble and Wal-Mart, and eventually landing on the desk of a literary agent in New York.

MaryJane grew up in Utah in a self-sufficient family of seven, longing for fertile ground where she could raise her own flock of chickens, maybe a cow or two, and a family. Working her way north, she made her living as a carpenter, waitress, seamstress, secretary, janitor, wilderness ranger, community organizer, and milkmaid.

Rooted now on her own five acres for the past twenty years (seven of those as a single mom), MaryJane has accomplished everything she set out to achieve, including a few surprises. Twelve years ago, she married her neighbor, Nick Ogle, a third-generation farmer. Together they raised four hard-working children, plus bees, chickens, goats, cows, peas, beans, hay, wheat, and every vegetable imaginable, including a biodiesel crop to fuel MaryJane's car. She also cultivated twenty-seven future organic farmers in her apprenticeship program called Pay Dirt Farm School, bought an historic flour mill, and created the "Farmgirl Connection," a website that brings together hundreds of women sharing their farmgirl dreams and big farmgirl hearts.

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dizzy50dianne, February 2, 2009 (view all comments by dizzy50dianne)
My daughter gave me this book...I'm a farmgirl in city clothing...and I couldn't put it down. I loved EVERYthing about it. I made some of the craftsy ideas. I prepared some of the recipes. I just LOVE this lady.

I was talking about it with my niece (a member of the Mennonite community in Georgia) and she wanted to see it. I shared. She wanted one. I ordered it for her. She showed it to her community and they wanted copies. To date, I have ordered for her about a dozen copies. I currently have an order placed with Amazon (books are still out of stock since December) and am awaiting the arrival. My niece wanted six copies this time. She uses them for birthday gifts, wedding gifts. She, and her community, are enthralled with these books.

They're heirloom quality. The stories. The photography. Makes my heart just yearn to be there in her neighborhood.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400080472
Subtitle:
For the Farmgirl in All of Us
Author:
Butters, Maryjane
Author:
Butters, MaryJane
Author:
Photographs by Patrick Bennett
Publisher:
Clarkson Potter
Subject:
General
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
General House & Home
Publication Date:
20050524
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100-125 PHOTOS and ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
10.08x8.40x1.15 in. 3.36 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This eagerly anticipated book from America's organic lifestyle maven celebrates the joys of rural living for contemporary women, with advice on mastering hundreds of domestic skills, numerous recipes, and fresh ideas for creating community. 100+ photos & illustrations.
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