Why Jenny Wren?

Original Flour Packaging

I chose the name Jenny Wren Handmade for my blog because I wanted to choose something that gave homage to my hometown, Lawrence, Kansas.

The Jenny Wren brand of flour originated from Lawrence, Kansas. The flour mill operated on the riverfront of the Kaw River in conjunction with the Bowersock Mill. It operated in Lawrence starting in the 1920s.

Picture of the Jenny Wren Mill
I would have to check with my local historian, but I believe the name was chosen because LaWRENce contains the word "wren".

I guess it is a somewhat obscure reference, but I think Lawrence is a great town, and I am happy to celebrate its history.