MIMI'S COUNTRY PORCH PRESENTS...
An Educational, Fun Filled, Entertaining, Audience Involved Event
Hi Y’all. Welcome to Mimi’s Country Porch where my dog, Leopard Girl, and I will teach you how wonderfully easy it is to get back to the basics of living a wholesome and simple life.
This is where the fun and puppetry of Noodle and Doodle meets the welcoming warmth of the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, all with the country wholesomeness of Little House on the Prairie.
Mimi's Country Porch is a Children’s "How-To"/Talk Show for all ages; 30 to 45 minute shows. Great family entertainment!
Everybody comes to Mimi’s Porch. What brings them there? The warmth of her smile? The whimsy of her dog? Or the fact that every time you come, you learn how to make something new-like: homemade soap, or strawberry jam, or a root beer float from scratch, down to boiling the licorice. But it’s not only a "how-to" show for kids and tweens. Mimi also brings history into the mix, highlighting a significant person in history that pertains to the episode. Making peanut butter? She’ll talk about George Washington Carver. Teaching the basics of bee keeping? She’ll introduce you to L.L. Langstroth.
Kids today are accustomed to instantly having everything being handed to them. "On Demand" this. "Netflix" that. They will soon be labeled the "Instant Generation", to their detriment. Mimi not only emphasizes patience and empowers children to learn and lead, but her ultimate goal is to impart traditional values such as kindness, respect, patriotism, family rituals, and general healthy living habits. There will be lots of “getting back to the basics” with life activities and lessons!
The show will take place on a country porch. Live farm animals will of course be guests from time to time and will be an intricate part in sharing the importance of a working farm. In addition, ‘neighborhood’ children will come to partake in the "how-to" lesson of the day.
After a catchy tune, we are welcomed to the cozy, familiar porch by sweet Mimi and her silly, whimsical sidekick puppet dog, Leopard Girl. If a guest is joining her, they meet Mimi on the porch with a warm hello. It may get a little noisy on the porch, so we swing on into the country kitchen where Mimi is already set up for the day’s "how-to" lesson.
The interactive "how-to: segment includes silliness from Leopard Girl as well as a hands-on experience from Mimi’s guest. The historical figure is tied to what was made or learned. Mimi also includes a corresponding value of the day.
SPECIAL SHOW EPISODES FEATURING MIMI'S COUNTRY PORCH RADIO SHOW ON ZDOG 99.9:
Mimi and Leopard Girl have their own radio program on BlogTalk Radio - at Mimi's Country Porch on ZDOG 99.9! An Historical Figure will come as a guest on the porch and keep with the theme. For example, if the episode is "Embracing the Inventor in You", then Mimi and Leopard Girl will bring on an actor portraying George Washington Carver and interview him. They will ask him questions such as; what historical person inspired you, why and how did this historical figure change the course of your life or a certain situation, what inspiration did you want to leave behind, and what can others learn from the history you made?
In addition, there will be a "Merit of a Child" or "Merit of a local community Leader" chosen from the Show audience in advance and they will be featured and interviewed at Mimi's Country Porch on ZDOG 99.9! Mimi and Leopard Girl will recognize a young fan or community leader for their true understanding of being a person of good character, an individual who stands up for positive principles even during precarious situations and exhibits strong ethics/values within their own families, groups and communities by their daily actions and activities. These special acts are most worthy of public recognition. The story is told of how they made a positive difference in someone's life and within their communities with the choices they have made.
THE EPISODE THEMES:
Mimi & Friends will share healthy living habits through themed episodes such as:
Sharing the importance of nutrition and vitamins through specific foods. Creating quick, easy and healthy snacks for “on the go” events using timesaver and organizational tips.
Physical and mental exercises that can be practiced outside of a gym and without expensive equipment.
Growing your own vegetables, fruit trees and herbs inside of containers or in your own backyard, general gardening tips, as well as creating a butterfly garden or growing edible mushrooms.
Sharing kitchen safety rules and great grocery shopping tips and guidelines.
Techniques for pickling and preserving foods, producing cheese, butter and yogurt, baking basic breads, making homemade ice cream, jams, and more! Grocery shopping tips!
- PET CARE
Learn how to make your own pet food while understanding about pet nutrition. Tasty and healthy pet treats that can be made from basic household food staples.
- FARM LIFE
The importance of farm animal care including bee keeping, raising chickens and birding.
- SELF CARE
Natural and simple self care treatments such as homemade soap, shampoo, moisturizer, and candles.
- BUILDING CHARACTER
Important life lessons that are usually learned in childhood; such as having a good moral character, strong work ethics, close, loving and supportive family units, kindness, self-sufficiency, patriotism, respect of others and oneself, forgiveness and allegiances to God, fellow man, community and country, just to name a few.