Bartering is awesome! : Farmsense and Horseplay

Bartering is awesome!

by Cassandra Menesez on 10/01/18

Breeding season for goats is here and our buck was offered alfalfa hay in exchange for stud service! Now I can say with all honesty that our buck pays his way and is NOT a hay burning pasture ornament.
He will not have to earn his way in a manner that he finds beneath his dignity or out of his scope of knowledge.
He will eat the hay he earns and have children to take care of him in his old age.
He will still probably beg and try to get out to greener pastures but not because he has to. He is makin' that money and putting hay in  the manger. Bartering is good for goats.

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