More Bartering Updates!

Have I said I love bartering? Yep!!!! Ok so here are the goods for the last Ladies homestead Swap and Market Swaps –   Tons of okra!!!! A butternut squash, cayenne peppers, green tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, pineapple sage(drying) and arugula seeds, all for breads πŸ˜€       This was truly the BEST score! TONS … Continue Reading

Bartering Goodies and Stuffed Zucchini

My favorite post of the week is the one I share about all the goodies I get from bartering! I had plenty of bartering opportunities this past week with two farmers markets and our swap and shop at the Ladies Homestead Gathering. My collateral is usually homemade breads and herbal salves, syrups and oils so … Continue Reading

Bartering Goodies!

Every week, during the Farmers Market, I have been bartering my breads for other food items. Most of the time it is at the end of each market day if I have a few loaves left over but sometimes I regularly trade early in the day if there is something I really want. This past … Continue Reading

Blackberries!!!

Blackberry season is in full swing! I have wild blackberries that are covered up by weeds and vines this year. πŸ™ Guess we need some cows again to keep everything neat and tidy. I can manage to pick a few here and there but nothing like last year- I picked numerous buckets! Doesn’t really matter … Continue Reading

My Bartering For The Week

I LOVE bartering! Some of you folks know that already about me. πŸ™‚ Who wouldn’t love to barter instead of paying cash! I realize there are many people that are intimidated by even the thought of asking another person if they would like to trade their fresh vegetables for a jar of homemade jam. Do … Continue Reading

Selling At Farmers Markets

Have any of you sold your homemade goodies or fresh veggies at a local farmers market? This is my second year of markets and I LOVE it! But I must apologize for not posting in almost a week, yikes!!! I am getting used to the new schedule of two markets per week which means baking … Continue Reading

Field Trip at Rancho Alegre Farm

Every so often I get a call from Pilar atΒ Rancho Alegre Farm, http://ranchoalegrefarm.com/ in Dacula asking me to help out with an upcoming field trip. Well this past Wednesday I went on over to work the petting zoo! Awesome thing about homesteading and staying home…you get to work whenever the opportunity arises. Never a dull … Continue Reading

The Swap Shop!

For those of you that have been following me, you know I love to barter instead of paying for things!!! At our Ladies Homestead Gatherings, we have had food swaps, medicinal swap and seed swap. Well we started something new this month and did an all out anything goes swap and boy let me tell … Continue Reading

Wildcrafting Wednesday!

Welcome to the eightieth edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! Wildcrafting Wednesday is hosted by: Sharon @ Woodwife’s Journal, Lisa @ The Self-Sufficient HomeAcre, Jennifer @ The Entwife’s Journal, Susan @ Real Food, Real Frugal, Kathy @ Mind,Body and Sole, Alix @ Blessed in Homemaking, Jerica @ Sustain, Create and Flow, and me! πŸ™‚ While traditional wildcrafting … Continue Reading

Wildcrafting Wednesday!

Welcome to the seventy ninth edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! Wildcrafting Wednesday is hosted by: Sharon @ Woodwife’s Journal, Lisa @ The Self-Sufficient HomeAcre, Jennifer @ The Entwife’s Journal, Susan @ Real Food, Real Frugal, Kathy @ Mind, Body and Sole, Alix @ Blessed in Homemaking, Jerica @ Sustain, Create and Flow, and me! πŸ™‚ While … Continue Reading