Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Giveaway

I don't know how many of you are familiar with Mary Jane's Farm Magazine.
Mary Jane Butters is an organic, simple-living, creative,
do-it-yourself farmer and author.
Current Cover of MaryJanesFarm magazine
While reading this month's issue, I was (once again) reminded of
our over consumptive, unhealthy, selfish society, and how we can help others this Christmas season, with very little effort and expense.

I am giving away a December issue of Mary Jane's Farm.
All you need to do is leave a comment.
I will draw the name on Thanksgiving Day.

A new book called "Half the Sky, Turning Oppression into Opportunity,"
by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, is reviewed in the magazine. I was stunned by the statement that "More girls have been killed in the last 50 years, precisely because they were girls, then all the men who were killed in all the wars of the 20th century."
The book, not only "raises awareness of women's issues, but also provides concrete steps to fight these problems." I want to read it.

An uplifting article about a woman, Jeanne Staples, of Martha's Vineyard, tells how she started "PeaceQuilts," a program for Haitian women to express their creativity and support themselves with independent, cooperative, quilt-making businesses. Their quilts, bags and other wares are beautiful.

An essay, "Fire in the Belly," resonated with me. It was sent in by a reader praising her wood stove. I'm sitting next to mine right now, with the teapot starting to sing.

A scary study about Genetically Modified (GMO) food.
 Not fun to read, but we Need to Know This!
 Lobbying in the US is preventing labeling of these foods.

Two pages of "Simple Country Pleasures," to put on the fridge.
A tutorial on making beautiful wheat ornaments and burlap wreaths.
 And warming winter soups!
A very cozy issue.

Just leave a comment. I will draw a random name on Thanksgiving,
Love, Linda


  1. Linda, please include me in on the give away! I have never seen this magazine, but as I grow older and wiser, issues such as you mention become more important to me. I love the idea of making due with what we have and avoiding unnecessary things in our lives that take away from the earth and from others. It is challenging, for sure, because almost everything we consume is mass produced.

    THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT! Enjoy your home Thanksgiving; we are staying put as well and I like it that way. Those dogs are darling, aren't they? HUGS! Anita

  2. Hi Linda thank you for sharing this. I *think* that last week I saw this magazine on Miss Gracie's blog...and it was the first time that I heard of it. Sounds interesting.
    I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I love her!!! I have met her you know...she is an amazing women...would love to win a copy as it is hard to find one up here in Canada. xoxoxo

  4. Hi Linda, I hope things are getting back to normal for you after Sandy....Happy Thanksgiving!