Yesterday P had given them a pair of locally caught trout that we didn't need - we already had four in the freezer - plus a bag of apples. The neighbour had given P a new chain for our chainsaw as it didn't fit his new one.
The trout had been given to P by an ex neighbour of his father as P had helped him with some odd jobs around the house. The apples came from the tree of our ex neighbour as we had given him a stack of firewood from our recently felled tree.
Bartering is alive and kicking over here.
Will you be paying tax on this, or is it a hobby?ReplyDelete
I am happy to give the Treasury one tenth of my crumble.Delete
As folk sometimes say, money isn't everything. I am rather partial to bartered fish with chips and mushy peas but in Yorkshire we say battered.ReplyDelete
Strange folk up there.Delete
Nice you have some lovely neighbours there. Never thought of putting ginger with rhubarb before.ReplyDelete
We always gave ginger in a rhubarb crumble. A heavenly combination.Delete
You are kind, helpful neighbors, JayCee! That is why neighbors are kind to you. :)ReplyDelete
It must be P, not me!Delete
It is a wonderful, rare thing to have that kind of neighboring. Count your blessings.ReplyDelete
We do, Debby. Every day.Delete
Perfect bartering! Sounds a lot like us.ReplyDelete
But we don't get trout and rhubarb crumble!!
You do have some very good neighbours
They make up for Mr Snoopy and Mrs Twisted Knickers.Delete
Now that sounds like a proper neighbourhood. I would keep quiet about it if I was you - everyone will want to move in.ReplyDelete
Until they learn about the drug dealer who lives around the corner....Delete
Gosh, it's years since I've had rhubarb! I've forgotten what it tastes like, and that crumble sounds perfect!ReplyDelete
What a good idea bartering is, though I have no idea what we'd barter round here!
You could swap Larios for Soberano? 😁Delete
Very similar here.ReplyDelete
Community spirit makes life a little happier.Delete
How lovely to have amazing neighbours. Long may it continueReplyDelete
Yes, no noisy parties, broken down old vehicles blocking the road, smelly bonfires. Yet....Delete
Ooooo, it's just like an article from Country Living where bartering is the norm ! I wish our builders would take a rhubarb crumble in payment 🤣😂🤣 XXXXReplyDelete
You could always offer! xxxDelete
That is so good to hear, JayCee! Long may it continue...ReplyDelete