Swapping (No, not that sort!!)

Mr Bronze, our biggest turkey was given away today. He weighed in at a little over 13lbs at 19 weeks. Bless him. Seems he would have reached £60-£70 at that weight so without having exact quantities and & prices to hand I think the cost of buying and raising him would have come in at just under that. You certainly don’t get in this game for profit!

We traded him with friends who are Xmas-ing in the Gambia so are having the big day early and in return we shall be receiving some lamb for the freezer.

Which leads me on nicely to the subject of swapping… I contacted my local and the national LETS organisation this week and have heard nothing back from them. LETS stands for Local Exchange Trading Scheme and is a way of joining up with local people with skills that you need and vice versa. I have found out that our unit of currency is a ‘Quoit’ which loosely resemble a Sterling £.

I am really hopeful that our local group is an active one as swapping skills & produce instead of hard cash makes so much sense.

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About HedgeComber

A Field-to-Fork food blogger based on a small farm in Cornwall, UK.
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2 Responses to Swapping (No, not that sort!!)

  1. angel says:

    So is he stuffed yet! you are a hard woman…….. but i wub you.LETS seems like a great idea, why have they not contacted you yet! are they so busy????When i saw the name of your post i thought “Yes………. Christmas dinner” …..such a tease…. :-(Lol.I hope LETS gets in touch soon.How many Quoits for a dozen of your finest eggs.Mwah X x X x X x X

  2. Janie says:

    Hey lovely! LETS national have now been in touch and they are trying to link me up to the local lot (they need some organisational skills me thinks!)You can have a dozen eggs free hun, when you finally make it down to pick up your bramble jam ;o)

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