Day 15: Frugal Out Of Necessity

We are moving into the last 8 daysย of our 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge. Wow is it flying by! Day 15 is deciding whether you are Frugal by Choice or Frugal By Necessity. Remember this quote and smile. ๐Ÿ™‚   Read on for an amazing eye opening post written by Andrea Bodevin at Frugally Sustainable … 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ : 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

Wildcrafting Wednesday!

Welcome to the One Hundred and Twelfth edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! Wildcrafting Wednesday is hosted by: Sharon @ Woodwife’s Journal, Jennifer @ The Entwife’s Journal, Kathy @ Mind, Body and Sole, Alix @ Blessed in Homemaking, Kristin @ Herban Momma, and me! ๐Ÿ™‚ While traditional wildcrafting refers to gathering herbs and plants in the wild … 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! ๐Ÿ™ 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

Wildcrafting Wednesday!

Welcome to the ninety-eighth edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! Wildcrafting Wednesday is hosted by: Sharon @ Woodwife’s Journal, Jennifer @ The Entwife’s Journal, Kathy @ Mind, Body and Sole, Alix @ Blessed in Homemaking, Jerica @ Sustain, Create and Flow, and me! ๐Ÿ™‚ While traditional wildcrafting refers to gathering herbs and plants in the wild to … 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

Making Homemade Breadcrumbs

Since I had a bunch of bread left from market last week, I kept a few loaves for making breadcrumbs. In the past, I have made fresh bread crumbs but never dry breadcrumbs because I always thought it would be a pain to make and you could just go buy a container of dry bread … 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