Sunday, August 19, 2012

virtual swap meet!

So here's an idea. Let's have a virtual swap meet. It works like this. You post something you need. Then, post what you are looking for. Then offer your email address. When you've done this and we've collected a fair number of comments, we can start scanning what other people have to offer and contact the person who you can make a decent trade with. Email each other, and figure out shipping and addresses, and trade online. I'll start:

NEED: I need a western style saddle pad with good padding and in decent condition. Fleece would be preferred. Color doesn't matter.

OFFER: I have to trade: 4 bars of homemade goats milk mint soap and a 12oz bear of honey from the hive. Email me at if you have said pad!

Okay, Who else needs something?


Blogger DK said...

Need: Brooks Touring Saddle (women's) for bicycle.

Offer: Philosopher's Wool Garden Patch Sweater Kit in Deep Sea colorway.

August 19, 2012 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

LOOKING FOR: 1 dozen Southern Highbush blueberry bushes (ie: Gulf Coast, Jewel, etc) OR 5 Sangiovese grape vines (or 30 rootable cuttings)
OFFER: 4 (6 oz) bars of natural, rainwater soap + 6 lbs of natural laundry detergent (choose varieties from Thanks!

August 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Nice! make sure you put your contact information DK!

August 19, 2012 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger DK said...

Let's try this again.
Need: Brooks Touring Saddle (women's)for bicycle.
Offer: Philosopher's Wool Garden Patch Sweater Kit in Deep Sea colorway. Contact:

August 19, 2012 at 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need: open to ideas, honey, beeswax, dog artwork such as a small canvas painting

Offer: Skein or skeins of natural white Alpaca yarn, approx 200 yards, 1 white spiral alpaca scarf with maroon angora around the edge

August 19, 2012 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger ec.kane said...

NEEDS: indoor clothes drying rack, shoe rack, natural, hypoallergenic soap, natural cleaning products, safety lights for bicycle riding (preferably that snap onto bag or helmet rather than bike), pant leg cuff for bike riding, non-leather sportswatch

OFFERS: multitudes of books, including fiction and books on progressive education, proofreading and editing services, dansko non leather professional clogs (worn once) women's size 9


August 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Jenna - excellent idea!!

Looking for: manual meat grinder or a tortilla press.

Offering: a counter size electric slicer.

Contact Cathy at


August 19, 2012 at 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

Jenna I have a fleece western saddle pad in either red or green. I'm in Tennessee now but will be home tomorrow and could email then. Would love to trade ya.

August 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Offer: 1986 Toyota Coachmen RV in exchange for a van or other vehicle in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. Great little RV that I have been living and traveling in since November. I just moved into senior housing and need to sell it. I have lots of pictures. WendySueWyatt at

August 19, 2012 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Amy McPherson Sirk said...

Great idea. Need: handmade soap, sock yarn, any sort of handmade or homemade thing. Have: Apple jelly, peach preserves, Native American fine art prints by Five Civilized Tribe Museum Master Artist some signed, some not(unframed).

August 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM  
Anonymous Uta said...

Have very secure chicken coop and chicken tractor plus feeders and such for three or four chickens
Will trade for goat milk soap,healthy cleaning material. In Connecticut.

August 20, 2012 at 5:27 AM  
Blogger HENRIETTE said...

Jenna, yesterday finished reading your book and it inspired me so. My mom has always been homesteading and I told her to write about all her experiences. We live in Brazil, originally from the Netherlands, but my mother was really born in Java, Indonesia. She uses all of her experiences to do stuff. She is 82 now but still active and gardening when possible. Tks so much for being such an inspiration... Keep you posted of our progress! Big, big hug!
Henriette Scholtze (São Paulo - Brazil)

August 20, 2012 at 6:35 AM  
Anonymous Angela said...

**Love this idea**

Need: size 6 or 8 jeans (don't have to be in perfect shape, just everyday/farm wearable. Womens, real wool socks.

Offer: cookbooks (various), size 10 Old Navy jeans (not new, but worn minimally), small food processor, kitchen slicer/shredder set (brand new), oh the list could go on and on.

August 20, 2012 at 6:37 AM  
Blogger HENRIETTE said...

Just finished reading your book, it was so inspiring.My mother, who was born in Indonesia (Java) married a dutch guy and had me in Holland. Now we live in Brazil (100 km from the biggest city, São Paulo). She has been homesteading since they got here (60 years ago) and I told her to write down her experiences, here we don't have anything like your book. Tks so much for being who you are, it is so interesting...

August 20, 2012 at 6:39 AM  
Anonymous Heather Meyer Boothby said...

Need- First yarn, any natural fibers, second any kind of funky vintage hardcover books that I want to experiment with turning into blank journals for neices for Xmas

Offer- Please see Etsy shop:
I am defenitely willing to trade for my handknit items, or even if you had something like a pair of mittens or something I could knit up quick that would be awesome!!


August 20, 2012 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Looking for: A honey extractor.

Will trade: Goat milk, honey, eggs, chicken etc... whatever you may want!

In West GA

August 20, 2012 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Need: Handknit socks, herbal remedy books.
Have: shagbark hickory bark (half pound, already cleaned and roasted, ready to make into syrup), vintage Ball Blue Book.
email at

August 20, 2012 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger wtf-ery said...

Needs: 1. someone to help me organize my house - one room at a time. 2. A well-made cut back/built up saddle pad for my high-withered gelding 3. saddle rack 4.

Offer: 1. horseback riding lessons, 2. handmade rainwater and goat-milk soaps, 3. homemade jams and jellies,4. other miscellaneous canned goods like: potatoes, peaches, grapes (for making more jelly), 5. homegrown freezer pork,and 6. piles and piles of sheets (intended for a project that I don't really have time for right now), 7. farm-fresh eggs, 8. salad greens - spinach, swiss chard, kale, collards, lettuces(all winter long, from the green house)

I'm in the central Piedmont of North Carolina - Montgomery county. Email:

Great idea Jenna!

August 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

Awesome idea, Jenna! :)

NEED: Sheep wool for spinning! Any breed is fine, and the wool can be raw.

HAVE: Heirloom veggie seeds! I have a LOT of seeds so let me know what you are looking for and I'll check my stash; there's no way I could list them here...
I also have some jasmine-scented, blue colored, shea butter soap. REALLY nice stuff! The bars are small, so you would get quite a few of them in trade.
I also have some little knitted farm animals and yarn (oh, and lavender sachets) in my Etsy shop:

I'm always open to other trades as well. ;) If you don't have sheep wool, but you want seeds; then shout out an offer and let's bargain!


August 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, very cool idea.

Need: Cheesemaking press

Have: Electric flour mill - it's used, but not by me. I have looked it up online and it looks like you can get information about how to use it pretty easily. My mom's friend gave it to me when she heard I was homesteading, but I would rather make cheese than grind flour!

I am in Northern California. I would be happy to pack and ship this thing to you but the shipping could be expensive because it's heavy!


August 20, 2012 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Jenna, was going to 'surprise' you when we arrive for Fiddle Camp. I am bringing you a western saddle pad (very lightly used) along with a couple other things I think you might be able to use.

August 20, 2012 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Need: Heirloom garlic seed of different varieties about 1 pound of each kind
Lots of seed starting trays 122 cell and 177 cell. also Royal Hillbilly, Juanne flame, green zebra, black plum, rough-wood golden plum, Sioux, (tomato) seed,
Contact Lisa

August 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger HENRIETTE said...

Finished your book Made from Scratch and was highly inspired. And hooked! You are great! My mom is thinking of writing down her experiences from 60 years in Brazil being a homesteader because there was no other way! Thanks so much for the book! I'm buying Barnheart right now! Good luck from Brazil

August 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

NEED: Beekeeping gloves (long, gauntlet-style) size small in new or good condition, extra hive parts - bodies, supers, frames, foundations, whatever (for 10-frame langstroth hives).

OFFER: Homemade soaps, jams, jellies, pickles, etc. and surely other things I can't think of at the moment - let's talk! In north/central Texas,

August 20, 2012 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

NEED: An apple grinder and cider press; old and used but still usable is great!

August 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM  
Anonymous Tami said...

Angela -
I have size 8 old navy jeans for your size 10

August 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angela - what is your email. I want to trade

August 20, 2012 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Need: Hood for a Cub Cadet LT1050

Offer: Free range eggs, pet sitting-house sitting depending upon travel time.

August 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Missa said...

Love this! Thanks, Jenna!

NEED: small horse-trailer for my alpacas, horse panels (fencing), lots of T-posts

HAVE: well-made, store-bought, breifly used but very clean chicken tractor. Very good condition. (we decided to go bigger so we could house more chickens.) This tractor would easily fit 4-6 chickens. Roost on top with seperate egg box loaction, range area at bottom with pulley-operated door. Easy to use and move. Email me for pictures.

WHERE: Hooper, UT (hour north of Salt lake City)

CONTACT: missadeller at gmail dot com

August 21, 2012 at 1:22 AM  
Blogger stace41971 said...

Need: A canoe, a wood stove, a working lawnmower...fruit trees, berry bushes, heirloom seeds.

Offer: I have a flock of registered Icelandic sheep. We're looking to get out of the sheep business (we don't really eat lamb, and I haven't had time to get stuff processed, so they're just eating up money), take one, take some take all, I'm open to most trades. Tell me what you have.
Located in central VT

August 21, 2012 at 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need: beeswax for finishing children's wooden toys.

Offer: Maybe there is some interest in my favorite fabrics? By the yard.
sgoodin1@live dot com

August 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Such a great idea, Jenna!

NEED: 5' no-climb fencing and posts--enough to fence at least 3 acres and subdivide into at least 4 pastures; someone to hay (small bales) my pasture--probably about 8 acres total.

OFFERS: Individual or group craft classes (knitting, needle-felting, various sewing, probably others too), handspun yarn, plushies (see, house shoes (see, labor (can help with a wide variety of farm chores), pet sitting, editing and typesetting. If haying, a portion of the hay (TBD).

LOCATION: currently live in Twin Cities, MN; farm is in Western WI (70 miles from TC).

CONTACT: plushroomsoup [at] yahoo [dot] com

August 21, 2012 at 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Noelle said...

Need: Land in VT, grain mill, organic chicken feed, sheepherding lessons

Offer: organic free range eggs, quilts, quilt kits, quilting lessons, petsitting, housesitting, gardening, caretaking,
15" Specialized mountain bike, pizza/baking stone, kitchen aid mixer, bread machine, home organizing, ikea ektorp couch, manual labor...

August 21, 2012 at 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Angela said...

Yay! For the two people that said they'd like to do some swapping with me, my email addy is

Sorry for leaving it out the first time. :s

August 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger ebwhite said...

OFFER -- "Serve It Forth; a Periodical Forum for SCA Cooks" Issues Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan. 1996) to Vol. 7, No. 2 (Dec. 2002). This was published by Mistress Elaina de Sinistre (Mary Morman) in Colorado Springs, Co.

WOULD LIKE -- Handmade Soap or Jam.

Contact -- ebwhite11026 at

August 22, 2012 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Need: General help with farm and remodeling barn (no skills required),

Offer: garden plot for 2013 or stays at farm (camping rustic/no water, only outhouse currently, no electricity). Trapping rights for 2012 season possible.
Donovan, IL
contact info:

Holly from Illinois

August 23, 2012 at 8:10 AM  

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