It's Saturday. Crystal clear blue beautiful sky. A melodic voice singing with a guitar. The smell of freshly roasted coffee. Yes, it's clearly spring because it's time for the Farmer's Market!!!!!
It's the bread line. There are now a couple of bakers at the farmer's market. It use to sell out 10 minutes after opening. Now it takes a little longer but I love fresh bread. I came home with bread and bagels.
In our attempts to reduce our footprint we have been trying to eat local. It got very hard towards the end of winter. There wasn't a lot of variety. It was so good to see the berries,vegetables, and plants all coming back to the farmer's market. The average fruit travels 1200 miles. By eating local, we can definitely feel the earth's bounty via the seasons, cut down our energy footprint by not consuming petrol, and providing a source of income for our local farmer's. What's growing locally in your area now?
Sweetie Pie Cans
In our efforts to recycle and reuse, I was greatly inspired by Jenny's idea to put her garden cuttings in tin cans to transport them. There is nothing better than sharing my blooming garden with friends but what to put it in? I came home and dug a few cans out of the recycling bins and made some clippings to take to some friends. I transported them in a crate and they were greatly received.