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Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner! If you are looking for something special for your favorite mom here are a few fresh ideas from thecitygirlfarm:

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> Chicken bowls and trays | $48 - $65

Chicken bowls and trays are handmade in Austin, TX by our dear friends Jess & John of jpear Design. Each porcelain bowl is thrown on the pottery wheel, fired and then an image of a chicken footstool is lovingly applied. 

  

> Chicken T-Shirts | $26

A color and fit for every mom, our designs are printed on American Apparel PolyCotton constructed with 50% Polyester / 50% CombedCotton. 

 

 

> thecitygirlfarm Canvas Tote | $22

Now mom can carry all her gear in our new chicken tote bag. They are 100% cotton and come in two sizes, 6oz (14½" x 15½") and 12oz (15" x 19½" x 5"). Both have 22" handles and the 12oz option as a reinforced bottom.

 

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Please visit our website to place your order and enjoy celebrating mom on this sweet day. Hooray for mothers!

> thecgf gang

Driving Ms. Dixie

Every Wednesday morning since last fall, I have had the honor of spending time with a very special lady named Dixie. She is 85 and absolutely full of life! I am her official driver- visiting doctors, picking up groceries and book club books, swinging by the post office, the bank, the pharmacy and our favorite, getting haircuts. Dixie taught school for 40 years, so she is filled to the brim with stories, ready to share if I ask the right questions.

A few weeks ago Dixie and I were both feeling the weight of changes on our respective horizons. As we were chatting at her kitchen table, winter light shone in through the bay windows. Two potted bulbs were there, each with two slender stalks shooting up from the dirt. One of the plants was topped with elegant buds that revealed only hints of color. The other set of buds had just opened, their tremendous splendor once hidden inside now on full display!

As I beheld their intricate design- colors, form, fragrance, shapes- the words, 'Look for the Blossoms,' entered my heart. I shared them with Dixie as an encouragement to us both to remember that even in the midst of hard things, unforeseeable beauty lies ahead.

The invitation to 'Look for the Blossoms' has been present as we fashion our 2016 Spring Flock of Chicken Footstools. May they foster the hope of spring in all of our hearts, especially those of us here in the seasonal Midwest. (Sunshine, welcome! We are ready to feel you.)

To round out the tale, I was eager to return to Dixie's kitchen and discover the mystery of the second set of blossoms. I was not at all disappointed.

> Sally Jane