Good morning, sisters. I just wanted to let you all know that if you have questions or concerns regarding MFR 2017 or MFR 2018, I am available and open to listening and hearing. I have made many mistakes and hurt some feelings, for this I apologize. This has all been a learning curve for me and I appreciate the opportunity to continue to learn and grow. I am continuing to reach out to find the ways to make our festival and myself grow and improve. If you have bitches or concerns, I'm open to hearing. I made lots of mistakes and while I will probably continue to make mistakes because I am human, I hope that the mistakes will grow smaller and won't be the same ones. If you are available and open to talking with me, please email lansinglesbiansL2L@gmail.com or send an instant message. Thanks for all you are and all you doing.
Please meet L2L Planning Committee
The L2L Planning committee is who is responsible for all of the back ground decisions and work that goes into all of the L2L events. They scheme and dream and sweat and create magic in which women come together and create community.
The L2L Planning Committee is made up of women that willingly and freely give of their time, love, attention, and work to build community and sisterhood.
Ashley Tate is employed full time with the INgham County MCIR (immunization for State of MI) and is responsible for L2L Lounge programming and events. She also is an extremely frugal decorator and can whip any event into a glittery gang busting gorgeous event. "MFR Glitter Goddess"
Bethany Adams is the owner and operator of AJ Sock’s. She also coordinates the vendor area, does mail pick up, keeps me on track financially, and helps out wherever she is needed or wanted.
Amy Hedrich is employed full time with the Dept of Transportation. She does whatever needs to be done even when she doesn’t want to (thanks for organizing and mapping pussy central. She will be in charge of grounds for MFR 2018. MFR “Unicorn Butch”.
Venice Inbody-Brown is employed full time in Quality Control for Bosch. She is one of our “girl Fridays” and does whatever it takes. She is known as the Chainsaw Queen and is a voice of reason when needed. She is running Pussy Central and Information Station for MFR 2018. If you are volunteering (yes you are, please!) for MFR 2018, she will be your go to for assignments and directions.
Carmen McDaniel is employed fulltime at Ice Mountain and is working hard to move downstate to be closer to her sisters (#lesbianslovelansing). As everyone knows, Carmen is magical and is known as McDreamy. She ran shuttles at MFR 2017 and will be in charge of Welcome Center for MFR 2018.
Monica Murray is owner and operator of Maximo Contracting, a full service contracting, remodel, and electrical service company, fully women owned & operated company. She is co-producer and master mechanic and contractor for MFR 2018. She brings to reality everything we envision.
Dawn Smith is employed full time at the local health department as a charge nurse for a pediatric clinic. She is also co-producer of MFR 2018.
Thank you, sisters, for all of your hope, dedication, vision, and commitment to make MFR happen so we can all enjoy and savor our Sister-time.
Ok I have questions...
Can I pay at gate?
Yes, you can pay cash at the gate!
I don't use credit cards and prefer cash... Yes, we prefer cash too, that will be a perfect fit. Thanks sister!
Can I camp in my Jeep?
Yes, you can camp in your jeep. You will be required to park in specific “car camping” spaces for safety precautions. When filling out your application, at the RV question, indicate you are camping in your vehicle and include your plate #.
Is there drinking water or do I bring my own?
There are 10 totes that hold 250 gallons each of potable (drinking) water. There is LOTS Of fresh clean drinking water!
Sister, my sister, if you did not experience the exquisite HOT outdoor showers created by the genius Monica Murray and her Amazon crew, you are in for a TREAT!!!
Food included or am I bringing groceries?
Food is not included in the price but there will be two food trucks providing delightful food: Getting Fresh & Crepes by the Lake. Also, Bea’s Blends Coffees and Treats will be at MFR.
August 3-6, 2018!
Thank you for answering my many questions 😀
You are welcome! Thanks for asking questions!
Sigh....another sick day at home. What's happening with you, sisters, on this cold day? I hope to be feeling better so I can enjoy Sapphic Snowbunnies. Are you planning to come out and play in the snow with us? Are any vegetarians attending? I can't wait to walk around in the snow on the farm. This is the time for seeing, dreaming, and envisioning. There will not be big changes in the lay out and flow of MFR but there will be some minor adjustments to make it flow smoother. When it is bare and covered in snow and I will be able to "see" the sisters. "See" the workshops, do the workshops move? Yes, possibly? Can we make ARC better by moving it to the top of the hill? Yes, possibly! Can we encourage our fabulous performers to camp and hang out more? Maybe if we make performer support a little more welcoming. I remember walking out and pacing out the vendor space. It's so exciting, they have updated our satellite view and it SHOWS OUR CARPETS! lol It's time for the greening. Hibernation is almost over. Imbolc was here! Now is the time to plant our seeds, sisters! Please save the date, Michigan Framily Reunion, WBW music festival in the pine trees at Wayland Farm, August 3-6, 2018. This will stay a most intimate Framily affair and ticket sales will be limited to 1000. I hope you make it! #sistertime #pinetreesarecool #mfr #framily
Good morning, Sisters!
MFR stands for Michigan Framily Reunion. MFR is a women's music festival that is held the first weekend of August at Wayland Farm, Wayland, MI (lesbian owned family tree farm). The idea of MFR was conceived at women's music concert as a "reunion/union" of L2L sisters (Lansing Lesbians group) and MWMF festie sisters. We loved Michigan Women's Music Festival and were very sad that it was ending so we wanted to provide a space to come together during that time of year when we would be feeling the loss of Michigan even more acutely.
MFR values women's space as a respite from patriarchy and the heaviness of being a women in the world. We value women's music, products, and services and each vendor and performer is a women.
We value being in the woods and BEING in women's space and hope you will too.
If you want to know more about MFR, please visit our website:
our facebook group:
L2L social group:
L2L hosts monthly dances, game nights, potlucks, and various other special events!
L2L Purple Prom with REINA WILLIAMS live!
Tickets $15 cash, check, or friends/family paypal (paypal.me/L2L), $20 at the door. You do not want to miss this!
For more information email LansingLesbiansL2L@gmail.com
And our festival: August 3-6, 2018
Thank you, sisters! Have a blessed day :)
Anybody feel like getting cold and yucky but feeling super good about putting to sleep MFR 2017? We have a list of stuff to do on Saturday with limited time (830am-12pm so I can get to my son's football game) so if you are avaliable for a couple hours on Saturday, I would soooooooo appreciate it. Thanks sisters!
Build and anchor Shelter
(Buy from menards)
Move golf cart and quad to shelter.
Charge golf carts while there.
Run cord from panel at pc to golf cart at new shelter.
At shower location
Remove shower heads
Remove shower curtains, curtain rod and rod support
Add 2x4s (by pallets @ of) to shower frame to help support Angle we need for carpet drape.
Cap shower vent
Blow out shower drains.
Put grey water pipes (they are near pc on the ground) on shower pans to be stored through winter.
Milk crate with pump and misc parts in shower space as well
Remove water heaters
Place in wooden box that are in washes garage. If memory serve correctly. Store at pc.
Tarp associated gas and water piping at water heater board.
Cap, drain, sump
If you can make it, please email lansinglesbiansL2L@gmail.com to confirm location & time!
Good morning sisters!
I have had several dreams about Michigan Framily Reunion. No, I am not Martin Luther King but I have big dreams for women. I have big dreams about my sisters, tribe, FRAMILY.
This endeavor has always had the intention of bringing together sisters that have been to MWMF but also about bringing together women that have never attended a women's music festival but crave women culture and community. Michigan Framily Reunion is an effort at reuniting long lost sisters that are yearning for their sisters and they didn't even realize what they wanted or needed until they were in that community and felt the difference.
We hope to continue to work towards that goal with that intention: Bring together sisters to enjoy community and love in a space that is safe from men and area 51. To bring that dream into action, we cannot do it alone. This year, 2017, was a big stretch for us. We had a one day event in 2016. We expanded to a weekend event for 2017. WHAT the HECK were we thinking??? Well, we did it but there were growing pains. In our exhaustion from physically clearing the space (chainsawing, chipping, mowing, cutting, creating), producing the event, bringing together the community, promoting, and working our day jobs, my actions were not always reflective of my intention (create a loving, safe space) and for that I am sorry from all of my heart. I'm sorry for reacting in anger or frustration at simple questions and requests. It was dumb and not necessary and I'm sorry for my poor responses. I am happy that the event was a good experience for most of the attendees. I am sorry we missed things due to running out of time and resources. We have learned more and we will do better.
In that spirit, we (us producers, dreamers, and schemers) know that we need more help. My dream last night was of a beautiful festival. The farm was beautiful and green. The women were happy and smiling. But the Welcome Center was under construction. The Welcome Center is under construction. Sadly, our Welcome Center supervisors will not be able to return and offer their services for 2018. They were wonderful, overworked, underpaid, but greatly appreciated. Thank you Elizabeth Glew and Cynthia Ricks. You are amazing and wonderful and you will be greatly missed.
We are looking for 3 women that are interested in running the Welcome Center. If you are interested in more information, please email, lansinglesbiansL2L@gmail.com to find out if this is a position that will work for you. Creating and being part of creating something bigger than you is wonderful for the soul and the community. Be part of MFR. Be part of the magic. Be! Thank you sisters! I love you lots and lots.
Good morning, Sisters,
MFR is not able to offer shuttles from Grand Rapids airport to MFR, Wayland Farms. We do have a sister that is working as a LYFT driver and will be available for transporting from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo (for a fee). Nicole VZ will provide through her Lyft, she is not working on behalf MFR. She will charge $5 (pay more if they can or less if they can't, normal fee for this service through LYFT would be $15) for airport pick up or drop off. Her number for arrangements is 517-505-1143. Again, MFR is not connected or affiliated or responsible for this service but is willing to share the information.