DH and I have really gotten into bartering lately. We have done some bartering amongst friends and acquaintances in our area for a long time, but recently took it to a new level by using the internet. If I had 100 hens I could trade for every egg they could lay! This morning my neighbor came over to get eggs (we trade eggs for milk) and she was all excited and could hardly wait to tell me about her new barter arrangement. She has started helping a neighboring farmer with their milking and chores twice a week. It takes her 4 hours each afternoon, and in exchange she gets one Jersey bull calf for each shift. She and her husband just fenced in their pastures this year so that they can start raising grass-fed beef, so this is a very timely arrangement for them. The dairy is currently milking around 90 cows, so she could potentially wind up with 40-50 calves. Hmm, not sure what she will do when they run out of calves, lol. Well, I am excited for her and hope the arrangement works out well.