Chicken feathers are especially prized; I believe that Americauna and Barred Rock feathers are the most valuable.
All of the goods are arranged in little piles and the children make trades with each other along the lines of, “I’ll give you three chestnuts for five black walnuts,” or “Hey! Get away from my stuff! I didn’t say I would trade that with you!” This game is mostly nonviolent though. Which is better than when they play “sybil” (that’s how Larkspur says civil) war which involves pelting each other with black walnuts. It’s all in good fun though; they don’t ever intentionally aim for the head, and while Larkspur is allowed to hit the boys, they don’t hit her (unless she’s being a real pest). Good boys.