Today I took this to the new (hopefully) weekly produce swap market at the university art gallery.
And came home with this. Lemons and rosemary magically turned into apples and rhubarb.
What a wondrous idea bartering is.
I picked up a friend and we went together, and then we went walking for an hour and we felt virtuous. But then I thought - I could walk to the swap market and back, and that would be an hour's walk, and I wouldn't have driven to an event that is all about reducing the footprint. Mentally smacking myself on the forehead.
Tired, but determinedly cheerful mother of four. One grown up son (The Boy), one grown up daughter (The Girl), two girls at home, Rosy (17) and Posy (13). Trying to buy a little less, make a little more, live a little lighter, not mess up the children too much.. and now extra frugal adventures with Partner Paul..