Monday, 4 November 2013
Self-sufficiency is not just about food. We need to consider other goods we need as well. Soap is one of them and our produce can be used by soap makers to make bars of soap. One of the stall holders at one of the markets where I sell my jams and honey is a soap maker and we are now in the process of swapping our produce. I recently gave her some Tamworth pig fat and she is curing the soap made from it now. On Saturday she gave me the four bars of soap which included some of my honey. There will be more soap coming my way soon (made from the pig fat) and in her direction will be herbs and honeycomb. This is all part of the trading system I want to encourage people to develop.