Updating the Site

admin August 12th, 2010

I promised you all more time and attention, and that this site would become more farm-focused.  Both things are happening, and you’ll notice that new stuff is popping up here, and old stuff being updated and made new again.  Please feel free to go ‘splorin’ and let me know what you think. 

Also, if anyone would like to barter a bit, I could use some help on the update, particularly setting up the farm store and some other bits and pieces.  Email me at [email protected] – I’d be happy to barter class registration, books or something else!

I was also thinking, speaking of barter, about trying to put up a barter page on this site.  I would need some ongoing help with that, but would you folks be interested if I could manage it?  The page would allow you to post what you’ve got and where you are and either set up in-person exchanges or allow barter-by-mail.  This would enable folks who all have me in common ;-) to get to know who else is in your area, and maybe share resources and do some community building.  Anyone interested?  Anyone have the desire to manage the technical details – this would be one I’d have to put more or less permanently in someone else’s hands, since I’m your average techno-moron.

Anyway, let me know what you think of the redesign and the forthcoming definite and prospective changes.  Is there anything else you’d like to see?  Again, make plenty of allowences for my lack of skill in this area. ;-)

Sharon

9 Responses to “Updating the Site”

  1. Susan says:

    I would definitely be interested in a barter site!

  2. Jennie says:

    Don’t let me discourage you, I think it’s a great idea, but everyone I’ve talked to who has tried to set up internet based bartering has run into the problem that it’s hard to find someone with a baby goat for trade who needs the 15 pounds of honey you have available to barter with, within a day’s drive from you.
    So, while I can see it being popular and useful maybe for you East Coasters where the next state is an hour away, out here in the fly over states, we’re lucky if we can get to the next town in an hour. :-P

    Do it! Every little bit helps, right? :-) Maybe there will be someone near me, that would really be great.

    I like the little farm news blurb on the right side, that’s awesome!

  3. Leigh says:

    Looking good. I like the new organization. Personally I wouldn’t use a barter site, but if there is enough interest it would be good to give it a try I think. I can see why it would be difficult, especially if it couldn’t be set up regionally. Still, with some dedicated folks to manage it, this one might be the one that makes a go of it.

  4. Yes, looks good. I look forward to seeing what content you fill in where you now have placeholders. I’d be interested in the barter site. I’d offer to contribute expertise with that if I had any. Sorry. If someone with more qualifications needs someone to do routine, non-expert stuff once the set-up is done, I’d be happy to pitch in with that.

  5. AnnMarie says:

    I’d be interested in the barter site. Might be interesting to include free giveaways (a la freecycle). If we trusted each other, we’d know we could give something away of higher value (like the goat) knowing it would come back later (like the honey) even if not a direct trade. Or we might do some 3 or 4 way trades, too.

  6. SheilaC says:

    I would also be interested in a barter site. This brings up a fond memory of my dad’s favorite radio program, The Swap Shop: a call in show that ran every day at lunch time. Sigh.

  7. Mary Ellen says:

    I too would be interested in a bartering site. Hopefully someone has more knowledge of how to do it than I do. Sharon, I love your blog! Don’t know how you do so much. You are definitely an inspiration to me. Wish I could go to Monticello to hear you, but I signed up for the Mother Earth News Sustainability Fair and can’t afford both. Wish you were going there!

  8. JLeuze says:

    Looking forward to it, if you need a hand with any of your updates Sharon, just let me know.

  9. Brandie says:

    I’d be interested in bartering. It is hard to do locally, but small things can be mailed. Not goats or honey, but seeds, cuttings, fibers, cloth diapers, books, dried foods, handcrafts, etc.

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