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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (155 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: MaryJane Butters Narrator: MaryJane Butters Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2005 ISBN: 9780739323465
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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 you're 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, MaryJane's Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook is both an inspiration and a practical road map for farmgirls of all stripes.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoDee | 2/17/2014

    " Made me yearn for the simple life. Very enjoyable and relaxing to read. Prompted me to get back to some simple hand working (ie, crocheting). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey McNeill | 2/16/2014

    " This book is full of great stories of the past. It is filled with cooking recipes and cleaning detergent recipes. It has good embroidery and sewing patterns, tips on livestock and the outdoors and just about anything else you need to know about! Oh..it has BEAUTIFUL pictures and quotes!! I was so excited by how interesting this book was that i was able to sit down and read the first 300 pages of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 1/18/2014

    " This book makes me wish I'd grown up on a farm. I've always been a crafty, home-maker type person, and this book is packed full of the stuff! Recipes, gardening, and frugal living. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Didi Delighted | 12/16/2013

    " This is a cute book, but it is very all over the place and doesn't settle down on as many "how to's" as I would have liked. I do not like that the book had a section on how to make "Bake Overs", but lacks the recipes for the crust mixtures. This section is geared towards getting folks to purchase pre made mixes from her, and I felt that weakened the book somehow. Likewise, the section including "chillover" recipes. Overall it is a cute and charming book, and there are many nice ideas in it. The book offers a sampling of how to's including: a pocketed apron, a full apron, embroidered hankies, a clothespin doll, etc. The author has a fantastic and cheerful attitude which is why I decided to give this book four stars instead of three. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathie Hagen | 12/2/2013

    " Christmas gift hint: Do yourself & your loved ones a favor & go buy about 15 of these books & give them to your female family members & close girlfriends. Country girl, city girl, it doesn't matter; everyone will adore this book. The only problem is that the MALES (young & old) in their households will swipe it to read & the ladies will have to wrangle it away from them! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy | 11/3/2013

    " I grew weary of her "I used to be a Mormon" stuff and threw the book away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teeni | 10/28/2013

    " On my bookshelf. Inspirational, uplifting and full of great ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 9/4/2013

    " I can't believe I hadn't heard of this woman till now: wilderness ranger, carpenter, organic farmer, general all around awesome lady. MaryJane Butters, I like your idea book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 9/2/2013

    " such a pretty book- farmgirls rule! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 6/14/2013

    " Kind of like Better Homes and Gardens with a smattering of LDS Enrichment meeting. It's funny how she mentions her LDS upbringing, yet declines to explain why she left the LDS church. Mormon culture is all over the place in her stories and ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clara | 5/21/2013

    " I want to be a farm girl now and I want to raise chickens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 1/30/2013

    " I feel like I do after conference while reading.....uplifted and edified! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherron Watson | 9/30/2012

    " I loved this book. I am trying so hard to eat organically, stay chemical free and keep some of the old "arts" alive and this book gave me some great recipes, ideas and an overall good feeling of trying to live simply. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kd | 1/22/2012

    " Brought back such memories as she told how to make the clothes-pin holder for the outdoor clothes line, and the day of the weekday dish cloths. The food recipes were great also. Homemade Smores from the ground up, except for the chocolate. I never even imagined one could make marshmallows. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 9/30/2011

    " Fun and very educational. She is one hard-working lady with not only great ideas but follow-through. Like an organic Martha Stewart :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/3/2011

    " I think I have read every word in this book. It's inspirational, and chock full of wonderful things to do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 11/6/2010

    " I don't know... there were some interesting sections, but overall, I found it disjointed, too much reminiscing- too much "lifebook," not enough "ideabook" or "cookbook." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracie | 10/2/2010

    " I loved reading bits and pieces of Maryjane's life mixed in with crafts, recipes, gardening, quilting, all things I love. It as an unusual format and quite appealing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 8/23/2010

    " Fun and very educational. She is one hard-working lady with not only great ideas but follow-through. Like an organic Martha Stewart :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/1/2009

    " I think I have read every word in this book. It's inspirational, and chock full of wonderful things to do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 9/19/2009

    " I don't know... there were some interesting sections, but overall, I found it disjointed, too much reminiscing- too much "lifebook," not enough "ideabook" or "cookbook." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 3/6/2009

    " Kind of like Better Homes and Gardens with a smattering of LDS Enrichment meeting. It's funny how she mentions her LDS upbringing, yet declines to explain why she left the LDS church. Mormon culture is all over the place in her stories and ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 8/27/2008

    " I feel like I do after conference while reading.....uplifted and edified! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy | 7/10/2008

    " I grew weary of her "I used to be a Mormon" stuff and threw the book away. "

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