Following a post on my mom's blog, MaineCelt made the following comment, " I think we should do an inspirational calendar of homesteading women with the tools of our trade: chainsaw, manure fork, scythe, etc."
Oh. My. Gawd. That's IT! MaineCelt, we're DOING IT!!! And, with 6 months remaining before we'll all need a new calendar (ah-hem, those of us who actually CHANGE our calendars!), we have enough time! Usually these brilliant ideas don't come down the pike until there's too much of a time constraint to do things right!
Okay, in my life as the chicken mama behind Chicken Mama Designs, I publish a calendar each year. So, I have the contacts and where-with-all to make this happen! Here's what we're gonna do:
(Hang on, need another Gin & Tonic - gawd, it's hot.)
Okay. Offers would be appreciated, but I'll also take nominations of what woman homesteader you'd like to see represented! Mama Pea and I will select our 13 favorite - one for the cover and one for each of (obviously) the months.
All proceeds will go to a donation we've all agreed upon. I'll take suggestions for that, too! God forbid any of us experience a catastrophe between now and then, but if one of you does - the funds raised go there. Period.
Come December, I think it would be terrific, too, if each of us tried our best to promote it: local newspapers, etc. The more funds raised, the better we can support the recipient of our choice.
Oh, it's ON! And I WILL hound you to take some terrific pictures and submit them! Don't think I won't!
In that spirit, here are some (non-homesteading ones) of me throughout the years (and in no particular order):