Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bartering still alive and well

You would be surprised how much bartering still goes on these days.

If you get out and talk to people, especially in the country, they are bartering for just about everything. You can always find someone that has something you need or want. Likewise you probably have some goods equally appealing to them.

I put bartering to the test for the last few weeks. Here's some of the things I came up with that we have traded:
  • Chicken hatching eggs for duck hatching eggs.
  • A stack of lumber and two pheasants for a four wheeler.
  • A bottle calf for a riding mower, (the yard looks great now!)
  • I cleared a fence row for some treated posts.
  • I loaded logs on a sawmill for enough lumber to build a nice size barn.
  • A mini farm truck for a full size truck and a dune buggy.
  • I also traded eggs for milk.
You never know unless you ask, so put your money back in your pocket and start bartering.

It's fun.

1 comment:

  1. We love bartering! We have traded auto mechanics work for a pool 3 X 15, and a wood burning stove. A quart+ of honey from our bees for a dozen hatching eggs that our friend is going to hatch for us in his incubator.

    Bartering is wonderful!