Brenda Groth wrote:
there used to be a lot more barter systems around here in the 60's and early 70's then there are at this period of time..
I remember we used to barter goods and services a lot when Ron and I were first married..and even before during my parents time when we were growing up..like paying the dr for medical care with produce.
I agree that it would be good if these systems could come back again..as a more common form of economics..and I think it will.
we do still see small forms of it from time to time..such as..this past summer my son traded work on his tractor for a few hours of backhoe use, dirt and diesel fuel that was left over after they were done renting the backhoe..
all he provided was his time and our tractor..to move dirt..and we were given 3 hours of backhoe time, 6 5 gallon cans of diesel fuel and tons of dirt.
by allowing the use of my foley food mill to the neighbor ..we got a jar of applesauce homade..sure a small barter but nonetheless it was a trade of goods..
often people trade day care for services..or goods.
we often trade car repairs for services..
i would be blessed to see this increase in popularity
Ours get full grass and forage as well. The $10 per bird in grain, is because we live in Alaska, and our prices are higher
We feed local bulk barley, BOSS and fishmeal.