A trade with our next door neighbor

United States
August 1, 2012 8:13pm CST
It was like the century old business dealing, or even before the paper money, currency invented. My mom has a garden - full of vegetable which are ready to be reaped almost everyday. My next door neighbor, they planted their vegetable in their backyard too, but not as green as we have. So, they were curious, and come to check our vegetable. My dad and my mom were nice enough to let them have some, since we can't finish all with our own, why not give some to them as gift. In return, they gave us 7 fishes, which are big enough. Back and forth like that for 1 month, we were just like trading what we don't have. Actually, I like that, it seems fair and square.
5 responses
• Philippines
7 Aug 12
Yeah. It seems very fair. I think you had the better deal because you can use those fish as pets and have an aquarium at home. It's a nice hobby to have pets.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
A very nice fellowship with your neighbor and your saving a lot of effort going to the market. It is good for selling them to others too to make extra income.
@Raine38 (9036)
• United States
2 Aug 12
Not a bad trade, if you ask me. Instead of letting the excess go to waste, they get to share whatever they have and at the same time get something that they lack. Also, that way, they know that what they are having are naturally and organically grown as they can see how it was being tended; unlike most commercial farmlands that mass produce vegetables and resort to chemical fertilizers and pesticides. It is also healthier, physically and emotionally as the giving and receiving enables them to form a bond unlike any other neighbors there are.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
2 Aug 12
plus good way to save money, you can trade goods and get goods in return too just like the good old days.. i like this.. very nice
• United States
2 Aug 12
That's what neighbors are for -- sharing and helping each other. My folks used to that. My mom grew a huge vegetable garden and one year she put names on pumpkins that she grew for alot of the neighborhood kids to have at Halloween time. They still remember that and bring it up all the time. That was something special that she was able to share with everyone and not just the parents. We used to can vegetables and make jellies it was stuff we did all summer long and we would give some away to the neighbors and they would do the same. I sure miss those days. These days it seems people just don't have the time to spend visiting or to come over for a cup of coffee. It's great to have fun neighbors.