August 7, 2004 | Charley Gurche
Today Lucas and Megan will be married. The entire farm is alive with excitement and smiles. So many here who love those two and are inspired by them. The morning is glorious—I lay on the deck to feel the cool breeze and warm sun. Puffy clouds were quickly drifting across a deep blue sky and the wind in the pine tree was great to listen to. I think this is the freshest and most beautiful day of the summer. Thanks to MaryJane, Nick and friends for opening their farm and hearts to everyone.
August 8, 2004 | Sara
This is a place of lonely solitude & peace. Down below was hubbub—up here—quiet. The set-up is magnificent and we feel blessed to have stayed here. We’ll be back.
So much love
August 8, 2004 | Natalie
To Dory, Julie, esp. MaryJane. Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you as Gomer Pyle would say. You have provided me with the opportunity of a lifetime. I’ve met so many wonderful people & done so many wonderful things here. I will treasure and keep this summer in my heart forever. Don’t ever quit following your dreams.
August 23, 2004 | Adam Atwell & John O’Callaghan
Motorcycling in the Palouse with a stop at the farm. Expected hot–got wet. Where did all the rain come from (in August!)? A lovely place and a very nice community of interesting and friendly people.
Adam Atwell, Vashon Island, Washington
John O’Callaghan, Ephrata, Washington
August 23–25, 2004 | Sibyl & Don
We really enjoyed our two days spent cuddled up in bed with a good book listening to the rain on our little home away from home. I’m going to miss being cuddled up with my husband, reading and dozing off and on. We have both been so inspired by our visit to MaryJanesFarm and hope to create a magical home in the outdoors in Roslyn. Thank you for your commitment to the land, to feeding people healthy food, and for sharing your beautiful place with others. In one of your magazines you ask, “Should I go on T.V.?” Oprah has power, people listen to her. Getting your ideas heard through that medium could be extremely beneficial for thousands of people. I think I’m in favor, except be prepared! I once saw a show where she highlighted a style/brand of exercise wear that looked really comfortable. I went online to check out the pants, maybe to buy. There was a message stating that due to the appearance of the pants on Oprah, orders would be backordered for months. Anyway, I know if MaryJane follows her heart, all will work out for the best. Don and I look forward to a return trip, hopefully a “farmstay” sometime in the not too distant future. Thanks to everyone for your kindness; Dory for your incredible hospitality and braving pouring rain to bring us a yummy breakfast.
September 11–13, 2004 | Adam & Alyson Oüten
Where to start? Cooking in the plum pit by candle light, snuggled up on a soft cloud as the stove crackled and the rain fell, listening as a lone coyote made a long distance call to his neighbors— left a message—and everyone called back. Were these some of our favorite things? Or was it walking into the lantern repeatedly and bonking my head! I know which hurt the most and what my wife thought was the funniest! The memories of this place will last far longer than the contusion on my brow!! We will dream of this place until we return.
September 12, 2004 | Anna & Chris
This is so wonderful! I love it out here. Breakfast was perfect … you rock, Dory!
September 21, 2004 | Emma Brown
I love staying here looking for eggs, watching MaryJane take pictures and picking berries.
September 24, 2004 | John, Pam, & Andiette
We enjoyed our first meeting as the founding board of directors of Sirius Idaho Theatre. Thank you.
September 27–30, 2004 | Philip Patnick
How wonderful to go from the canyons of New York City to the rolling hills of this transcendent place. How wonderful to meet you all and enjoy such food and warmth and kinship in the plum pit. I may be a boy, but I’m right now, I’m a farmgirl at heart.
Philip Patnick | New York City
September 30, 2004 | Laura Shanely
Blessed! MaryJanesFarm is a very special place, and I loved being here!
September 30, 2004 | Tina
To everyone at MaryJanesFarm,
What a magical three days it’s been! Thank you for all your warmth and hospitality! It’s been wonderful getting to know the team!! Thanks for everything!!