That's right, it's the age old tradition of exchanging goods and services between individuals instead of money and it's alive and well in Bryan-College Station.
Now until recently, I didn't realize I had much to barter with (or have the confidence to offer what I had to barter), but my time has come. I hope to eventually have enough veggies in the back yard to barter with and to give away to friends and loved ones, but for now, my greatest bartering chip is my homemade, organic, partially-local, honey whole-wheat bread. And for those of you who have tried this recipe, you know it kicks butt! We're talking seriously awesome bread here!
Well, in the past, I've exchanged bread for stewed tomatoes, but most recently, it's bread for fruits and bread for whole wheat flour. Who needs money? Ok. We still need money, but honestly, this bartering stuff is super cool! And I'm hoping to do more of it as my garden grows.
So tell me. Have you ever bartered goods or services? What were they? I hear there's a German community in Spain that barters for everything (replacing their need for money entirely). Have you ever lived in (or visited) such a community?