SERENA’S LIFE

World Headquarters

World Headquarters

The original Farm Chicks office was located in the corner of my laundry room. It was October of 2002 and Teri and I had just held our very first sale, in my friend's barn, just a short walk from my house. I had a strong feeling that The Farm Chicks needed to have a...

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On Suffering, Kindness, and Perspective

On Suffering, Kindness, and Perspective

The year our fourth boy was born threw me for a loop. The three youngest were all in diapers, one had colic, and I had mastitis. I remember the day I made it in to the Doctor's office for the baby's first checkup and being berated by the receptionist for being a few...

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My Giving Tree

My Giving Tree

Dear Sis, I thought of you today. Happy Mother's Day. And not just because you're a mom. But because of what a mom you were to me. You know, for all those early years. My brother, sister, and me. Early 1970's. Remember the year you made me a birthday cake, with jam...

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The Homecoming Queen

The Homecoming Queen

In fourth grade, my family settled into a tiny cabin in the woods outside of Yreka, California. Yreka had a JCPenney department store downtown and lovely fashions like leather and wooden clogs that were all the rage at the time. Yreka is small town America. Where...

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Kindness

Kindness

Sometimes when I start thinking about the things in life that are difficult, I'm reminded of those people in my past that have shown incredible kindness. People that I can only aspire to be like. I think about the Hughes brothers who were "neighbors" of ours in...

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The Luckiest Girl

The Luckiest Girl

My parents were married on Thanksgiving day. A hippy ceremony on our Klamath River property. I was their flower girl. Our herd of goats was there too. And what a wild life that was, being the child of two people who were born to roam. It seems like just yesterday, and...

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Goodbye, Happy Home

Goodbye, Happy Home

What a month it's been!  We sold our home and are settling into a temporary house while we wait for our dream home to be completed.  It all happened so quickly that I'm still waiting to catch my breath.  And am still mourning. I'm so deeply going to miss our...

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A Dreamy Sunday on Green Bluff

A Dreamy Sunday on Green Bluff

The weekend hit with the first wave of summer and it was like heaven.  Summer is the besty besty best time of year to me. After a Sunday night barbeque, we decided to go on a family walk. If only I could bottle up our sweet Green Bluff air. It's dreamy. And after...

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Meet Our Builder

Meet Our Builder

We've emerged from the decision making process on who will be building our new home.  And getting through it proved to be stressful for both Colin and me.  One morning, we both awoke at 3 a.m. with the decision weighing heavily on our minds.  It's a lot to think about...

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MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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