September 6, 2009 | Stephanie & Peter Bratney
I’ve always been a fan of camping, but after staying here, I will always want to camp as glamorous as MaryJane!
My husband, Peter, and I came to MJF on our 2nd wedding anniversary (he surprised me as he knew if would be right up my alley—and it was!), and we have enjoyed a most wonderful stay.
What we enjoyed most: laying lazily in the hammock, a full moon bath in the claw foot tub (such a wonderful idea!), meeting Nick, Brian, & MaryJane (so kind!), the scents of MJ candles (beautiful!), picking the juiciest & tastiest strawberries & raspberries from the garden (while trying not to get sting by the bee swarm!), a yummy country breakfast (so fresh!), Enjoying a toasty warm tent after a beautiful night bath (the stove works so well! Impressive!), and on that note, I loved seeing my husband work that stove! Thank you so much for great memories!
Stephanie & Peter Bratney
Des Moines, IA
September 7, 2009 | Jim & Sandy Puckett
MJ—I forgot what day it was. Good. It is wonderfully obvious that you have, with gusto, taken to heart the creators mandate to be fruitful, multiply, subdue, and have dominion. You have shown kindness to the land, yet you have cut roads, raised fences, poured concrete, and milled trees; all, I think, with the design of good stewardship, thoughtfulness, and creativity.
My wife and I had a peaceful, refreshing time harvesting the bounty of your garden, prowling the wheat fields at nights, soaking in the claw foot tub, entertaining our family at the outdoor kitchen, making gourmet S’mores, and enjoying your other guests at two extravagant breakfasts.
You and Nick and your staff made us feel like guests, as if the cost of our stay was just our way of helping with the groceries and giving back a little to the farm. The very best part was the stories: How our lives moved along year after year, what we learned in our triumphs and mistakes, and the hope we continue to cultivate. I was struck by what you said about my father, a mountain man who lives here in Moscow and spent most of his life in Idaho hunting, fishing, searching for artifacts and making jellies from the fruit in abandoned orchards in the wild. You called him a dying breed—yet you are perpetuating his lifestyle, and teaching and encouraging others to do likewise with your farm, stories, magazine, by your very existence; the richness and simplicity of living in harmony with the songs and rhythms of the land.
We appreciate you, and may God bless you with abundance,
Jim & Sandy Puckett
P.S. It’s beautiful here!
September 13–15, 2009 | Karen & Joy
Thank you so much for the delightful stay! It was wonderful beautiful & delicious! We were inspired & Blessed! It made for a great birthday get-away in the Palouse country which are our roots.
Karen & Joy
God bless you!
July 30, 2009 | Hannah & Linda
Thank you for the great experience of staying at the farm. Love all the great ideas! Love your magazine. Can’t wait until the next issue.
Hannah & Linda
Spearfish, South Dakota
September 21, 2009 | Lori Christiansen
What an incredible experience. Lots of ideas to really live back closer to nature and really enjoy doing so.
September 21, 2009 | Linda Hicks
For years I have been hearing about MaryJanesFarm thru Alyson. I’ve met MaryJane & other staff, subscribe to the magazine, the blog, have a beautiful book & dreamed of experiencing the farm one day.
I was told I had a weekend surprise by my boyfriend. However, when I opened my door it was Alyson “Are you ready?” My first question & hope = “Are we going to MaryJanesFarm?” —a fun early birthday surprise for me. I have loved the sounds of nature, the harvesting of fruits & vegetables, the constructing of the gingerbread farm, visits with staff, cozy nights in lovely bed, the steamy bubble batch under the starts & moon, walks thru the farm, leisure pace, crisp mornings—oh so much—not to mention a weekend with my daughter.
Looking forward to the next issue of the magazine we previewed. Thank you—your attention to detail is noticed.
Having grown up on an Iowa farm always a farmgirl,
July 30, 2009 | Megan Kirkland
Phoebe and I had a lot of fun here. I really liked taking a bath outside; it was very relaxing. We had a great time and wish to return soon.
P.S. Everyone is super nice! Thanks everyone!
September 2009 | Michelle
I have had the privilege of experiencing four miracles in my life: When I married my husband, The first time I ever saw my adopted children, Working in Africa with orphans, Talking with you, MaryJane, and staying at MaryJanesFarm. Thank you for making one of my miracles come true!