Ekone’s Wish Listbucket 001 (Small)

Your gifts of time, expertise, hand-me-downs, financial support, and love are always welcome, and a giant part of what keeps Ekone thriving.  Let us know by emailing sacredearth(at)ekone.org or calling 509-773-4536 if you’re able to help with any of these ranch needs! 

Household Items

  •     Blankets in good, clean condition for our guest rooms   
  •     5-gallon buckets…a ranch can never have enough of these
  •     Boxes of tea (we have a special fondness for chai…), sacks of coffee…
  •     Tea towels.  Where do they all go??!
  •     Pots & pans (non-teflon), bowls, serving platters, other great kitchen tools and implements….
  •     Folding chairs
  •     Outdoor furniture
  •     Alarm clocks
  •     Flashlights and headlamps
  •     Large plastic storage bins (Rubbermaid totes, etc)
  •     Large tapestries (for curtains)
  •     Neat craft supplies
  •     Outdoor plants…extra starts that don’t fit in your garden, or perennials that need dividing.  Favorites include hops, crocosmia, alstromeria, lavender, bulbs of all kinds….
  •     Quality art, unique goods, and one-of-a-kind experiences for the Barbed Wire Ball auction in September
  •     Surprise us!

Tools & Equipment

  •     Mini-van or similar, for use in cemetery transportation and hauling the extraordinary quantity of groceries we go through….
  •     A good mid-size tractor, with a backhoe.  Ours is undersized, unreliable, lacking a backhoe, and made in China.
  •     Four-wheeler/ATV.  We must be the only ranch in the west without one, and it’s time.
  •     Riding lawnmower, to help us ramp up fire prevention mowing around the ranch.
  •     Horse trailer, 2-4 horse slant or stock, or a newer, lighter, more comfortable variety than our current beast.
  •     Travel trailers or campers, for summer staff housing.
  •     Tipis or camping tents of nearly any size, for staff, volunteers, guests and campers.
  •     Loppers, hand saws, and pruners for fire prevention work.
  •     Garden carts & wheelbarrows
  •     Garden tools, especially spading forks, shovels, and hand pruners, but any extra garden supplies will be put to good use
  •     Extension cords
  •     Miscellaneous shop tools; it’s a big shop and things walk, we’ll give that 4th hammer and extra measuring tape you never use a good home!
  •     Wood jointer
  •     Cider press, so that we can delight you with homemade cider next time you visit
  •     Horse tack…we do need a few new/better saddles (particularly child-sized), and can make use of all kinds of things, especially halters and lead ropes

Volunteer Labor

  •     Lodgekeeper…this position is for 1-6 month periods, and we’re accepting applications year-round
  •     Facilities Assistant…follow Liz around and help keep it all running
  •     Garden Assistants…Ekone’s large, productive garden could always use a little more love
  •     Workparties…we have several each year!  Contact sacredearth@ekone.org to make sure you’re on the workparty email list.
  •     Carpenters, plumbers, electricians, tech-savvy people, and professionals of all kinds…if you have a skill to offer, please let us know and we can talk projects! 

Intangibles

  •     Love letters…your words of support and encouragement make a BIG difference to us on the ground
  •    Referrals…please talk to your school (youth group, club, friends…) about summer camp and field trips, to your church (organization, team, friends) about the White Eagle cemetery, and your friends (family, neighbors, colleagues) about coming out to Ekone.  We can supply you with brochures & materials! 
  •    Prayers…please keep this special place in your heart!

And always, we need funding to continue this work and keep Ekone running smoothly.  Your tax-deductible donations are very much appreciated, and can be made right here!