Updated 7/2/09 Here is our "Wish List" of items
we'll consider accepting in trade toward items we're offering for sale:.
(Please feel free to send items you have to offer that aren’t listed here, for our consideration! J)
Quality Hay - square or round that has been stored inside or wrapped. Preferably
2nd or later cutting alfalfa or alfalfa/grass-mix, taking into consideration "current market value" for our area.
Grain - dried
& cleaned: wheat, barley, oats . . . etc., taking into consideration "current market value" for our area. (can accept "in bulk" - however much we can fit in our gravity wagon),
For the Yard/Garden:
medicinal or culinary. Currently seeking Cilantro, Dill, Parsley & Chives
or . . .? We have Greek Oregano (perennial) to offer, BTW.
Vegetable plants: Pretty well set at this time but wouldn’t mind finding some garlic, more onion sets & more seed
potatoes – long-storing varieties. Blueberry bushes; Strawberry plants;
Asparagus starts are some others we’d like to grow , eventually.
Fruit Trees: apple, peach, pear, apricot . . . will consider others;
Feel free to let us know what you have to offer b/c we might be able to use it! We prefer heirlooms but will consider all.
Tools: Lawn Sweep/Grass
catcher; Reel Mower; Rakes; Shovels; small gardening/hand tools; hoses & attachments; Extension ladder
For the Kitchen:
Appliances: Kerosene Cookstove (appropiate for everyday, household use versus the teensy, little camping ones); Stand mixer w/
attachments; Food processor w/ attachments; Electric Smoker; Electric Meat Grinder (heavy duty); Electric skillet; Blender;
Grain mill; Weck Electric Canner or Turkey Fryer (that can pasteurize several gallons of milk at once).
Canning Supplies: Newer/good quality model pressure cooker/canner; Jars & lids are always winners; canning funnel; jar lifter;
Home-grown/homemade goodies for our freezer & pantry (canned, frozen, dehydrated . . .)
Produce/herbs, homemade salsa, jam/preserves, maple syrup, breads, pastries, freezer meat (currently all set on beef &
pork, but would be particularly interested in chicken or rabbit at this time), etc.
General Farm Items:
Hoof trimmers – cow /horse - something like this: http://www.jefferslivestock.com/ssc/product.asp?CID=2&mscssid=ALPGW73VHN668HAVEX6W7KTA6L8A281B
Fencing - of goat-appropriate type - posts, fence charger (electric &/or solar), cattle/stock panels, etc.
Portable-type housing: Quonsets, calf hutches; pickup truck caps (a/k/a: "toppers", "camper-tops", "camper shells",
etc.) - don't have to be pretty or perfect - just "functional" enough to serve as the roof for moveable livestock shelters,
Poultry: Well-started or ready-for-butcher meat breed chickens (already-butchered would be even better, LOL!); laying
hens under 2 years old & preferably w/ *darker plumage* so they don't become hawk/owl fodder - mixed heavy/light breeds
that aren't Banty-derived & *well-started* pullets are fine but . . . no fluffies or stewers, please! :D Also, NO
EGG-EATERS! Muscovy ducks.
Solar panels &
Milking equipment/accessories - just let us know what you have to offer - chances are . . .we can put it to good use!
Firewood - cured & ready for use by Fall