Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bartering and Gifts

Fresh raw cow's milk
We have friends with a cow that had a calf about 4 weeks ago. She is getting 6 gallons a day. We were able to trade some produce for our garden for some milk. This really comes in handy, we are running through 3 gallons of organic milk a day which translates to $17.00 a week in just milk. For a while we might be able to continue to trade each week which would be a big blessing.
Home made butter
So obviously today I took the cream off the top and made some butter. So easy!
Mason Jars

A co-worker of hubby moved and needed to give all the mason jars away. We got these free and clear.
Printer

A new to us printer. This also came from work and will print 15,000 copies from one set of ink cartridges. It also came with two replacement cartridges for each of the four colors. To do a total replacement would retail for $1000.00. Tonight I will start printing everything I have downloaded and saved in documents from my time so far on the review crew. 










3 comments:

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

what great finds! with milk {and all food} as expensive as it is you really hit a great deal with that. :)

mommyx12 said...

Such blessings for your family. We love raw milk. I think we go through about 12 gallons a week. More in winter when I make buttermilk and yogurt.

Fran said...

How marvellous to get the milk and the jars, great gifts . Enjoy your printing! Xxx