Tuesday, October 7, 2014

4 Year Anniversary and Giveaway!

October 18th 2010

That was the date of my very first blog post.

It has been 4 years now...and I still love blogging.

Since then, so much has changed...

We moved to the woods.
We dove head first into foraging.
We started raising chickens!
I now host foraging walks.
Our son Owen loves most veggies...but loves eating weeds more.

And yet, one thing stays the same.
I still love to grow food and make delicious meals.

In honour of my 4 year blogging anniversary
I would love you to have some very valuable reading materials!!!

Check it out:

I have 3 copies of this amazing book (good for home owners AND apartment renters):

I have 1 copy of my gardening bible:
Already given to my dear friend Melissa Alena!

I have 1 copy of this incredibly readable guide to off grid living!!!
I am almost done this book...its so humourous and informative.
I'm having a hard time putting it down!

Be the first one to leave a comment in the comments section or my facebook page or group...
Let me know which is your favorite Small Purse, Big Garden post and I will reward you with a new book!
***also let me know which book you prefer***

In the meantime, here is a selection of some of my first posts...

Here I ramble about my family connection to gardening.

Here is a recipe for Moose Stew and the benefits of eating wild meats!

Here we experiment with Dandelion Coffee and explore settler life.

Susanna Moody likes her coffee..

Here is my post where I hypothesize that Carrot Cake is actually GOOD for you!



  1. I don't think I could pick one post. All of them are great. I l love following your daily adventures. I would like to thank you and your beautiful family for allowing us to follow you

    1. Wow! Thank you Carrie! It makes me smile!

  2. Hello Lisa,
    I really enjoyed your blog about free summer things to do. We pulled out our old kites and had hours of fun after that. The other day we had a dodge ball game at our faculty meeting at school it was so much fun. I think we should all play more.

    1. Play is certainly important! Which book would you like?

  3. Happy Anniversary! I have all three books so I don't need to enter the contest. My favourite of those three, hands down, is the All You Can Eat Gardening Handbook. My favourite book by Cam Mather is Thriving During Challenging Times. I enjoy all your posts.

    1. Thank you very much! Is there a friend or relative you would want to have either of the two remaining books? Would make an excellent holiday gift!