Sorry about the delay on this thread. I meant to start it last Friday but had to stop and make some repairs on the bird netting that covers my chicken pen. Them fowl had a mass escape. Still finding some places that need repair, but it's too cold out right now to make them. My hands don't work. Good thing my dog, Spirit does! He caught almost all of the chickens, including the mama hen with 6 chicks (now down to 3), without hurting any of them. One of the chicks just disappeared, probably eaten by the chicken hawk, and the other two I found inside the chicken pen trampled to death.
While I was out there I decided to start this years trade by disposing of my Rosemary bushes. I have a couple, and they seem to spread. I have discovered over the last year that I have developed allergies to the oils in them. SIGH!
So they have to go elsewhere. If anyone is interested in the Rosemary that them rotten chickens like to hide in, please take them off my hands. The remainder will go live elsewhere on the farm, because people do like it when we make their Christmas Wreathes using the Rosemary. (I just won't be handling it anymore.)
In addition I have both seed and at least one pot of the edible Hibiscus I want to find a home for. I received the seed in 2009, and because I overwinter them in the gh, the original plants are still alive and producing more seed.
They readily reseed, and outside they will probably die off during our winter months.
I'll find a photo to post.
Because of the Chicken issue, and the irrigation pipe breaking over the weekend, I didn't get a chance to see what else I've got so far.
Rosemary plants (will receive bareroot, as I don't plan on digging them out of the ground until the day before RU).
Edible Hibiscus (one potted plant and lots of seeds).
I'll add to this as I find more plants and stuff.
For those of you who don't have seeds or plants to trade, you can bring seed packages you buy at the store. You can also list things you want in your garden, and things you want out of your garden.
Like, I have way too many plastic pots, and they will be sitting out there hoping someone will take them home. I need big pots to transplant the things that have outgrown the smaller ones.
People often bring yard art to trade, sell or just find a new home for. I remember the first year we were able to find a new home for the old potters wheel we had. It went to someone who actually does pottery, so it went to a good home. : - )
Most of all we like talking, sharing our experiences, and of course the goodies! Food and plants! Goodies! : - )
So Ready, Set, Go! The Trading is on! : - )
Walk In Beauty~