Conversation on the way home from The Chandelier Barn Market last fall:
G: You know, Jenny, your farm would be the perfect place for a barn market.
J: You know, Georgie, I was thinking the same thing. Do you think we could do it?
J: Yes! Be my partner.
And thus, the idea of the Hen and Chicks Barn Market was born!
We're farm girls (well, I used to be a farm girl) who love all the things we have seen at barn sales and markets -- antiques, salvaged items, inspirational signs, handmade soaps and jewelry. Jenny especially loves old toys and games; I love linens and dishes. We both love anything farmy, from chicken feeders to tractor parts. We love to go on antiquing trips, but we're not dealers -- all the stuff we buy is for our homes (or gifts for friends who share our love of old junk) -- thank goodness we're both married to great guys who usually approve of our purchases without too much head shaking. (And, who are both behind this adventure 100%!)
We became friends many years ago through the Market Day program -- Jenny was our Market Day rep, and I was a volunteer at St. Ambrose School. Our friendship grew as Jenny went back to college and I helped her with her English course and then proofread her papers for advanced classes. Jenny works as a physical therapy assistant, and I'm working on writing a novel .... but that's another story!
We're both moms of three children (I'm older and have 6 grandchildren, as well!) We both love dogs, gardening, quilting, baking and canning.
But mostly, we love to laugh and have a great time together.
We're looking forward to more laughs, more great times and more fun as we plow forward toward our dream -- join us!