Here's a list of things to be sure to bring with you when you come to live or work at
Common Ground Farm.
* Good quality boots & gloves can be purchased at a local store when you get
here, if you don't have them: rubber boots, $15; work boots $60-$80; work
gloves, $8 / pair.
- Jacket, sweatshirts and other warm clothes. Polar fleece clothing is
warm, but hay sticks to it like a magnet, so bring some other sweatshirts,
- Jeans or other long pants to wear when baling hay. Make sure your
clothing is loose enough so you can move around comfortably.
- T-shirts, shorts, hot weather clothing.
- Hat, bandana and / or something to tie hair out of your face.
- Rain gear -- raincoat with hood or hat, waterproof boots.*
- Work gloves with leather palms. I suggest having several pair. Leather
palms with canvas backs are best. All leather are too hot; all canvas are
not sturdy enough, but you may want a pair of those also for lighter work.
- Warm gloves for winter work*
- Work boots.*
- Socks. (lots)
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Health insurance card in case you need to see a doctor.
Suggested / Optional Items:
Note: Be sure to bring anything you need for special medical conditions and
extra prescriptions for while you are here. (Asthma inhalers, bee-sting kits,
insulin.) And please make sure everyone at the farm is aware of your
condition and knows what to do in an emergency situation.
- Sunglasses, sun hat
- Swim suit
- Camping gear
- Special medications, lotions, sunscreen, bug spray if you use them
- Reading lamp, books
- Radio, tape / CD player, walkman, CDs, tapes, laptop computer. We do not
have a TV.
- Phone card if you want to make long distance calls
- Pocket knife
- Special foods, favorite cookbook or recipes (you will be sharing cooking
- Camera, film
- Art supplies
- Musical instruments
- Towels, washclothes, single bed sheets, favorite pillow. (We can supply
all of these, but you might want your own.)
- Photos from home of friends and family to show us!