Flannel Jammies Farm

...praising God on our 1/5 acre of suburbia

Friday, September 28, 2012

Larder Swap

food swap:
an event where members of a community 
share homemade, homegrown, or foraged foods 
with each other. 
Swaps allow direct trades 
to take place between attendees, 
e.g., a loaf of bread for a jar of pickles 
or a half-dozen backyard eggs. 
Swap events also include a potluck as an immediate 
 food-sharing (and sometimes item-sampling) component. 
These events are a delicious way 
to diversify the homemade foods in your own pantry 
while getting to know members of your local food community.
(Click HERE for more info about food swaps
from the Food Swap Network.)

I'll be joining
the Virginia Urban Homesteaders League 
in celebrating Mother Earth News' 
"International Homesteading Education Month" 
with a Larder Swap on September 30. 
I'll be bringing hand-made/home grown/home-processed items 
to trade with other like-minded people. 
I've used my own home grown 
or locally grown organic produce 
in the items I'm bringing to the swap. 

about our swap?
So great!

These photos are some of my items
in the process of getting gussied up
for the Larder Swap.
More photos after the event...


Sunday, September 23, 2012

giving thanks for the firsts of Autumn

After the long hot of summer, the Autumn wind whispers renewal and artistry...

Thanking my God today for the firsts of Autumn...

the first pumpkin sightings

the first day back at Sunday School

the first day of a new Bible study with new friends

the first harvest festival

the first backyard campfire