The City Chicks

The life and times of a couple of urban farmgirls!

Dammit Doll Exchange May 24, 2010

Filed under: City Chicks & Farmgirl Friends,In the Craft Room — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 8:24 am

This week I somewhat blindly signed up for a Dammit Doll Exchange/Swap with some of the girls over at MaryJane’s Farm.  I say blindly because I wasn’t quite sure exactly what a Dammit Doll was.  Sure they gave a brief description of one and how easy the pattern would be to make etc.  Either way I like the idea of one and I loved the saying that will be sent with him.  So I designed my own pattern and I liked it so much I think I will be making up a few more to sell in my etsy store. 

On a little side note…when I sent my hubby a picture of it once I was done he asked, “well who is supposed to look like?”  Really I didn’t model it after him.  It just turned out that once it was complete it took on his image.  He’s pretty cute huh?

Hugs~ The City Chicks


Time has just flown by… April 22, 2010

Filed under: City Chicks & Farmgirl Friends,The Urban Homestead — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 4:05 pm

I find that time is one of those crazy things.  It is always slipping away and I never seem to have enough of it. 

The last few weeks have been a bit hectic for me here at the U.H. (Urban Homestead).  I had to organize a roast beef dinner large enough to serve 200 already this month; and whew am I glad that is over and done with!  It was a lot of work but it raised over $1200.   Then I have been spending a bundle of time out in the garden.  I am not complaining though.  Our family was fortunate enough to have someone gift us about 50-75 strawberry plants from their organic family farm.  I stopped counting after I reached 50.  That was a whole day affair of digging and separating the crowns and planting.  Thankfully the weather here has been quite lovely though and that day of planting was enjoyable.  However, very exhausting. 

Celeste recieved it!Last week Jade and I whipped up the ingredients for some vanilla pie sugar, finished our aprons for our farmgirl apron exchange and then finally  I had my favorite time of the month…Farmgirl Friday!  Where Celeste showed the other girls how to make homemade laundry soap and were given other helpful tips on green cleaning!  Well for this week…so far with the help of my dear hubby I have repurposed our old deck steps into a border for a raised shade garden,  we have almost finished the interior of the new chicken coop and  I have done a ton of laundry (where it all came from I have no idea).  So I haven’t been trying to neglect you all the last couple of weeks.  I have just been too busy to sit and think a bit.  Although, my goal this week is to try to figure out how to better manage my time here on the homestead.  Maybe I will make a list.  Maybe!

Hugs~ The City Chicks

P.S.  I will post the recipe for the Vanilla Pie Sugar and the Laundry Soap soon!


Farmgirl Friday! March 18, 2010

Filed under: City Chicks & Farmgirl Friends — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 4:20 pm

Yep, tomorrow is the City Chick & Friends farmgirl gathering for the month of March!  I still don’t know what sort of bread I will bringing for our Bread and Book Exchange.  Maybe a french baguette or maybe a trail mix loaf.  Oh who know’s.  So many choices and so little time.  The only thing I am sure of is that I won’t be bringing banana bread! 

If you are interested in learning more our City Chick & Friends gathering let me know.  If you want a hint you can visit !  There’s a little bit of farmgirl in all of us. 



First City Chick & Friends Chapter Meeting September 30, 2008

Filed under: City Chicks & Farmgirl Friends — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 8:48 pm

Well last night was my very first night hosting the City Chick & Friends Farmgirl Chapter gathering. It was great! I had such a good time visiting with Celeste and Beth that I didn’t even realize it that two hours had already passed so quickly. It was amazing to hear how much we all had in common and how many things we all still felt we wanted to learn. However, I have to say one of my highlights was the beautiful gifts they brought from their farms for me. Beth brought a huge platter of Heirloom bite-sized tomatoes and Celeste a gorgeous dozen fresh eggs. You may be wondering why I say gorgeous, they are just eggs right. Well no they were not just eggs; they were an assortment of eggs from her various chickens so the colors ranged from brown and white to blue and green. So if you are reading this sisters thank you again. Not only for the wonderful goodies for but coming, inspiring and sharing yourselves with me for the evening. I can’t wait to visit your farms!



Invitations have left the home! September 16, 2008

Filed under: City Chicks & Farmgirl Friends — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 1:45 pm

This past week I finished preparing the invitations for my new MaryJane’s Farmgirl Chapter. I sent invites to join City Chick & Friends to a couple good friends I already knew and a to a few gals I hope to get to know better. They went out in Saturdays post so I should start hearing from the girls soon! I want to say thanks to Jen Bove for encouraging me to get my own group started. Without your supportive e-mails in the early stages of this I may not have had the courage to take this on.


My how time flies by… September 13, 2008

Filed under: City Chicks & Farmgirl Friends,Oh the treasures we find — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 9:19 pm
Well time seems to be passing me by much too quickly lately. It isn’t because I had so many projects or other commitments going on. At least it didn’t seem like it at the time. However, I think that things are finally starting to get back to normal around here.
I was thrilled with a couple things this past month that I just want to share. The first one is that I was able to pick up a great little set of 3 old theater seats for free! I nice guy on craigslist just didn’t have room for them and because they had some water damage he didn’t want them any longer. So I was quick to go get them and put them on my porch.

The next one was a truly delightful little packaged up surprise. I had helped out a fellow farmgirl in Washington. She desperately needed some yarn and was unable to locate any near her. So I was able to find her 2 skeins at my local Hobby Lobby. On clearance no less. When she sent the funds to reimburse me for yarn she included a lovely apron. I was so surprised! So thanks again Sherri! I absolutely love it and will treasure it.
Hugs~ Christina