2015 freckled hen farmhouse canning workshop recap!

each year i host a handful of gals for a weekend of canning at my home.

 it's a magical time of meeting amazing ladies from across the country, canning goodies from our little garden, eating delicious food around the farm table, junking for the best finds, making a fun craft & soaking up rich conversation. 

last year the canning workshop was just one full day of fun. see here for more details on last year. this year i opened up my home for an entire weekend & it was an absolute blast! 

when the girls arrived, they were greeted with the happiest scene. we brought in vintage travel trailers & created a magical getaway for the gals.

the morning was spent inside our small farmhouse meeting one another, savoring delicious sweets from the snack bar, laughing & opening up fun swag from a handful of the most amazing makers & small businesses!

our hope is always that each detail be meaningful, thoughtful & bless the girls in a big way. 

i then lead the girls in learning how to can! each sweet gal learned to preserve summertime tomatoes & brought home a jar to share with their dearest!

after an exciting morning of canning, we shared a meal of delicious eats made by my dear friend, naomi. 

we then hopped into hogshead tour's vintage volkswagen bus for an afternoon of junking in prairie grove!

daisies & olives greeted us with a stocked coffee bar, warm cookies & a shop full of the best junk. y'all, we filled up three cars with our pretty finds! i just can't even.

after an exciting night of eating out on the town & enjoying a dip in the swimming hole, we woke up refreshed & started crafting!

megan led us in a fun mason jar craft! we upcycled leather belts & made mason jar vases for hanging in our homes! i cannot wait to make more of these for housewarming gifts, complete with a fresh bouquet of farm flowers! so inspiring. 

this weekend would not have happened without these two incredible ladies. erin & megan sacrificed so much to help me lead this workshop. they sweated, scrubbed, crafted, hot glued & heaven knows what else to make this weekend perfect. 
they are the very best & i couldn't do what i do without them. i love you, girls!

big hugs to my sweet friend, jessica, who photographed the event! she captured the heartbeat of our amazing weekend & i am forever grateful for her!

to see more of jessica's work, visit an everyday love right here. spoiler alert: she's amazing!

more than anything, i wanted this gathering to inspire, nurture & encourage our gals. this weekend was everything we wanted for our amazing ladies & more. we crafted, we canned & more importantly - we left sisters. 

i hope you'll join us this upcoming summer for a weekend of canning, junking, crafting & more!


p.s. for more details of our amazing weekend, check out #canningatfreckledhen!


erin said...

This weekend was DREAMY.
So honored and blessed to have been a part.
Each one of these ladies was so incredible and meeting them was a great privilege.
Love you, girl.

Marisa said...

Oh! I spy my book! It sounds like it was a wonderful weekend of canning and preserving goodness! Wish I could have been there!

Denise said...

WOW! I don't think canning/preserving has EVER looked so lovely and fun! This post was full of eye-candy! Thanks for sharing!

natalie said...

marisa - i always recommend your book as a top resource! you are the very best, ma'am!

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