Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wish List 2016


There are several things we hope to acquire in 2016.  Here are a few that top my wishlist.
1. A broadfork.  This is a dandy garden tool which aerates the soil, but does not destroy its structure, like a rototiller will do. Thats important, since the number one thing we have to do is build soil.  You can watch some videos and get more info on tje  broadfork here.
Meadow Creature Broadfork

2.  A two person crosscut saw.  Yeah, sounds wild. Why would we want to have to cut down a tree by hand?  My thinking is, this is a good backup tool in case some crisis makes gasoline either unavailable or unaffordable.  Hey,it could happen..

3. Fencing for the horse paddock.  This is a biggie.  We want something like this.
4.  A dairy goat doe, hopefully bred for late spring kidding.  Before we invest in a dairy cow, I decided to start slightly smaller.  I am particular about breed and quality, so this search might take awhile.  And I am not interested in having to feed one all winter anyway, so no hurry.

Those are the first things on our list.   Right now, I have a tiny bit saved up from egg sales towards the Broadfork.  We will need that early spring.


  1. We have 2 crosscut saws, both older and in excellent shape. You never know.

    1. Wise woman! Firewood and heat are non negotiable necessities. Better have a saw and not need it, than the reverse!