I’m a Country Girl

I feel like a farm girl when I

Am rolling out crust for a pie

When I’m wearing blue jeans

Making cornbread and beans

When I’m looking at stars in the sky

When I’ve worked in my gardens all day

Having time just to sing and to pray

When I’ve stitched on a quilt

In this barn that we’ve built

When I’m smelling some freshly cut hay

I may not live off of the land

Or do all my sewing by hand

But it’s deep in my heart

And I know that I’m part

Of a heritage ever so grand

I love reading Mary Jane’s Farm… a beautiful magazine.  One of the online “Farm Girl Connection” topics was to share five things that make you feel like a farm girl.  I typed in five things then went for a walk.  “I feel like I farm girl when I…” popped into my head, and I spent the rest of my walk coming up with rhyme.  Thanks blog readers.  I sure do love having a place to share my thoughts!  I’ve always loved singing an old Olivia Newton-John song that ends with these words:  “I won’t forget that I’m a country girl, a country girl you know I’ll always stay.”  It made me happy when those words would come to mind… even when I lived so far away from ‘the country’.  It’s all in the heart!

15 Responses to “I’m a Country Girl”

  1. Lynn Chambliss says:

    Good morning Sandy,

    This makes me think of the simple things that I enjoy as well…my favorite books were the “Little House” books, and I always imagined I was Laura. Now I dream of moving to the mountains and enjoying similar simple pleasures. Thanks for sharing, I do love reading your thoughts.

    Have a blessed day,

  2. Sandy says:

    Thanks Lynn. Don’t you love those “move to the mountain and live off the land” dreams!

  3. Marcea Clive says:

    Can’t beat being raised on a farm. There is a saying that you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take country out of the girl. I like that.

  4. Sandy says:

    I like that too. Since I can’t stand to wear shoes, I have another verse to that saying. “You can take the girl off of the island…”
    Love being a country girl!

  5. Linda Davis says:

    I love that magazine too. Makes me want to build a chicken coop and raise chickens!

  6. Sandy says:

    Wouldn’t that be great! Farm fresh eggs in the mornings! At least I’ve got the sound effects. When people ring my doorbell, they do think there are chickens around the side of the barn!

  7. Kim Wells says:

    I loved growing up on a farm. Milking the goats, feeding the cows, working in the garden, diggin those “fence post holes”…. Okay maybe not so much diggin posts holes…Ha! I was usually in trouble when I got to do that. But time seemed so much slower than it is now. I really miss that lazy day time, when you could spend the day doing what you “wanted” to not what “have” to. Thanks Sandy for a walk down memory lane. ;u)

  8. Sandy says:

    As children, we were forever pulling the weeds in the yard and the garden… and you’re right… time seemed so much slower. I still love to work at those weeds, and just can’t wait to have another chance this spring and summer!

  9. Beverly G says:

    I know exactly what you mean. Today I am planting four apple trees and laying out the plan for the garden. Harold is out in the barn messing around.
    I made an Italian Omlette for breakfast after I watched “Two Fat Ladies” on a cooking show early this morning.
    Off to Welcome Store 1890c to buy brown eggs raised just up the hill behind the store for a quiche. A friend is coming. She lives in Japan haven’t seen her in about 40 years. She is bringing June her mother. This makes me so happy.
    Laura Bray is my friend and she was in my CampFire Troop I led back when I was young. . Laura looked me up on Facebook and told me some very nice memories.

  10. Sandy says:

    I thought you would especially love this poem, Beverly! Love having you for a friend too. I hope I can visit your “farm” again someday!

  11. Micah says:

    I always feel like an authentic country girl when I am pulling on my old boots and hitching up the trailer to gather and saddle the horses!

  12. Sandy says:

    I love picturing you doing just that Micah!

  13. Cindy Gallagher says:

    Always a treat to read what you write. You have a wonderful gift.

  14. Sandy says:

    Thanks Cindy! It means so much to me that you (and others) would pop over here and read what I write!

  15. michelle pond says:

    I love that poem!

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