Needed for New Place: Shovels and Rakes and Implements of Destruction
Today my friend Sky sent me her list of "must haves" and "nice to haves".
Between all the trail work that Jim and I have done for a lot of years, and even more years of camping with our horses, we've got some stuff...but the stuff we don't have is a kind of motley list itself.
We've posted a bunch of "stuff wanted" ads on FreeCycle, Craigslist, and we've been
hunting through every interesting-looking garage sale we can find.
And who knows? Maybe some reader will say, "hey! I've been tripping over some of those things for at least five years...."
So here goes with
List #1, The Stuff Sky Says We Need:
Stuff we’ve got:Shovels: flat blade, point blade, snow shoveltrenching tools,Ax, chain saw,crow bar, pry barpruners, nippers and sturdy gloves,saw horses,heavy duty extension cords,sledgehammer, post hole digger,splitting wedge, weed wacker
Gotta-Have Stuff that we don’t have:WheelbarrowHoe, Pitchfork,Post hole pounder, a maulPower tools...., drill, circular saws, etc.One good battery powered drill... or two,(to build the barn and everything else!)garden rake, leaf rake,mower and pull behind wagon8' step ladderbig sturdy ropeshedge trimmers
Nice-To-Have Stuff that we don't have:TRACTOR!! With accompanying implements2 wheelbarrowsextension ladderchop saw, block and tacklemachete and scythe
So, readers: whaddaya think? Are we crazy to move onto a farm before we even have a wheelbarrow?
Stay tuned, and I guess we'll all find out together....