If the world worked on a barter system, how would you fare? Would you have services to barter? Would you be successful, or would you struggle?
If the world worked on a barter system, I’d be way more wealthy than I am right now.
I am so much richer than the balance in my bank account.
For starters, I would have eggs to trade. I’ve got three good layers right now, which means I’m getting a dozen eggs every five or six days.
Then there’s the hens themselves. Just need to obtain a rooster, or a stud rooster’s services, and BAM! I would have chicks to trade.
And don’t forget the chickens’ poop. When composted, it makes fantastic garden fertilizer.
Speaking of gardens, I can garden like no one’s business. I could teach people how to garden, or I could trade the vegetables I grow. We’ve got fruit, too. I have a patch of raspberry bushes, a (very small) plum tree in the front yard, and a stand of sour cherry trees in the schoolyard across the street (that I totally pilfer when no one’s watching).
Speaking of fruits and vegetables, I’m also pretty awesome at canning. In fact, I still have about twenty jars of preserves downstairs to eat up before it’s time to start canning again.
I knit and crochet. I don’t have a clue how to spin yarn, but if someone wanted to trade me yarn, I could make them something in return.
I could teach a number of things if I had to (even though I despise teaching): pole dancing, gardening, knitting, crocheting, music, chicken husbandry, and of course, acting.
Hell, bring on the Zombie apocalypse! I’m ready to re-build the world. Let’s get this barter system thing going!