Any other farmers here barter? We needed some plumbing work done so we bartered with our neighbor. I'm teaching his wife to quilt, he is teaching my husband to install new plumbing.
Bartering may not be so rampant now, but it is a great way to build relationships and get to know your neighbors. Remember that other people can find this intrusive. Great things happen when farmers (and people in general) come together.There can be a fine line between bartering and neighbors helping neighbors. Either way you look at it, it's a good thing. It's a good way to make friends which in turn help make the community stronger.
More people should do this.