Day 14: Learn To Share And Barter

Day 14 of our Frugal Living Challenge is all about Learning To Share And Barter. Bartering is one of my most favorite ways to save money and since I work the Farmer’s Market, I have the BEST opportunity to do it! I was just thinking of how many things I have bartered for this year instead of … Continue Reading

Frugal Ideas To Share

In prepping for the 23 Day Frugal Challenge this coming Friday, I thought I would take some ideas from the original challenge and some new ones collected along the way to help you become more frugal. Please leave a comment at the end with a frugal idea you do – just one for now. 🙂 … Continue Reading

What Does Community Mean To You?

When you think of the word – Community, what comes to mind? A neighborhood? A place to hang out? A group of people? As defined in Webster’s, here are ALL the definitions!!! Just bear with me a minute. 🙂 : a group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, … Continue Reading

Barter or Buy?

I was just thinking of how many things I have bartered for this year instead of paying cash. In the old, old days people bartered for EVERYTHING. What is a Barter System? A barter system is an old method of exchange. This system has been used for centuries and long before money was invented. People … Continue Reading

Weekly Bartering Update

Summer may be over but we still have 5 or 6 weeks left at the Grayson Farmers Market – yay! The Monroe market only has one more week, so sad! 🙁 What will I do about bartering once the markets are over? Guess I will have to be creative in ideas! Here is what I … Continue Reading

Sweet Bartering and Mushroom Update

The past week and a half had some sweet scores in the bartering department! I forgot to mention last week that I got a bunch of shiitake mushrooms for carrot pineapple bread and THEN…my shiitake mushrooms started to show up on the logs that I innoculated earlier this year. Look at my logs! I cut … Continue Reading

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 😀       This was truly the BEST score! TONS … Continue Reading