Webster dictionary defines bartering as: to trade by exchanging one commodity for another.
What man doesn't love his own craft. At my house it's my blacksmith. He loves to make iron items. He makes some fine functional items. At work, it's my co-worker Tim, his craft is
BBQing. He occasionally uses us, his co-workers, to taste test his products. We don't mind.
So this week the blacksmith made a steak turner for Tim the BBQer. I took it to work on Friday and asked Tim if he was up to a barter. "Sure" he said. "I saw you carry a steak turner in."
The blacksmith was willing to trade the BBQer a turner for some BBQed pork.
Saturday evening, just as I was beginning to think what I could make for dinner, Tim called. He wanted to know if we would be home, he had some BBQ pork for us.
This is the grilled, smoked pork butt he brought.
And it was heavenly! I made a salad with fresh lettuce from the garden, added some mandarin oranges and celery to it, opened a bag of chips, warmed up some sour dough bread and voilà! dinner was ready. Oh, plus a nice cold 1554 Enlightened Black Ale for the blacksmith, and a Smirnoff Cranberry and lime for me.
Dinner on the deck, free food from a great co-worker/friend/husband of our children's grade school teacher, it doesn't get any better than that!
Thanks guys hope you two work out a barter again!