Sorry it’s been a little quite on here lately, this month has been crazy busy and posting what I’ve been up to has taken a back seat. August was full of harvesting, gardening, canning, foraging, swapping & celebrating!
My friend and I hosted our 4th Food Swap and there was a great selection of goodies to trade. Above is a grouping of pictures from the swap and here’s a blog post from a first time attender: Food Swap. If you live in or near Bozeman please join our Facebook Page to learn about upcoming events: BZN Swappers.
It’s amazing how much food comes out of a small garden, for my first one it’s been going really well. I harvest once or twice a week and if anything is super ready my Dad picks it for me and sends it with my Mom to our store. We’ve mostly been eating the produce fresh but I’ve also froze and dehydrated some. Coming up I’ll have lots of tomatoes, peppers, carrots, beets, sugar beets, brussels sprouts, leeks, kale, cannellini beans and popcorn.
And last but not least, it’s been my birthday month (what fun to be born at the end of the month and celebrate all month long)! I received a beautiful steam juicer early in the month and then this last week has been a full on celebration. I had a smore party in the mountains for my family and friends, my husband has been showering me with presents each morning, I’ll be going out to dinner on my actual birthday, and then we’re going on a quick road trip over Labor Day weekend with my parents. I have to say my 30th Birthday has been grand and I’m sure each year after this will only get better 🙂
I hope you all are having a wonderful summer!