Saturday, February 2, 2013

To Bee or not to Bee . . .

In 2013 I discovered a really fun thing.  I can be a Girl Scout again!  Well not really, but as you know I am a member of the Farmgirl Sisterhood!   I joined just recently.  Now it's time to get to work and earn some badges!

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  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!  


  1. Sounds interesting. Your so busy! We have a lot of bees in our yard each summer. We have ground cover that they love!!!

    1. I'd love to see some pictures of your flowers!

  2. I love the idea of earning badges. I bought myself a package of stickers like the ones teachers had out. Good Job! Way to Go! Super! I know it may sound a little childish but sometimes I need a little encouragement along the way. I saw a documentary on bees and it was really interesting to see how how they are so beneficial and how threatened they are. Good luck with your project!

  3. I love your sticker idea!! We all need and deserve encouragement! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I read yours every day!

  4. Sounds like a way to reward yourself for doing good things. Lovely image!


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