I didn't do a lot of exploring and learning new things as a child - I was more reserved and avoided outdoors most of the time. So when I saw that my sister had become a certified farmgirl I became curious. As I have shared in a previous post that it's not so much where you live, but how you live that determines if you will call yourself a Mary Jane's farmgirl, I decided I am certainly rural enough to have some fun with this!
Earning badges from several different categories goes right along with my other project for 2013 and that is to learn 5 new things this year! My mind may explode as I begin working on my "badges", as well as hunting, learning math, and doing a little eeeeelectric slide . . . But here goes!
I will be coming back time after time to write about each badge as I earn them. Today I started on my first ever badge - and it is from the category of Garden Gate. I began the project by watching a trailer at www.vanishingbees.com. I quickly learned a little about the problems we could have if bees continue to die off. No fruits or vegetables people! Next up I will be planting some bee-friendly flowers in my garden in a couple of months. Lastly to earn the beginner level of this badge, I will read the book "Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd.
I'll "bee" back soon to give you an update on my progress.
Please share with me - what are your gardening plans?
Take time to research online the full list of "bee-friendly" flowers you can choose from!