Bartering with Mavis – 26 Eggs for One Pound of Butter

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I stopped  by Mrs. Hillbilly’s house this afternoon with some of my excess eggs. I’ve been craving homemade cookies for the last few days but I was down to my last stick of butter and needed more.

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I ended up trading 26 fresh eggs for 1 pound of butter. Mrs. HB needed eggs, I needed butter. Having neighbors to barter with is really cool. It sure beats having to drive or walk to the store when you need just one item.

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Oh, and Lucy the puggle dog also got a mini play date with her dog as well. What a bonus!


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    • Mavis says

      One. :) I was in the greenhouse and remembered I needed to collect eggs so I grabbed a hanging wire basket. I LOVE YOU! Details, details, details.

  1. Huey says

    You might want to check w/your vet to see when he recommends letting Lucy interact w/other dogs. Some want the pups to hold off until all the shots are complete.

      • Chrissy says

        I thought it was because she’s from the “South” so I did a search and found this:
        Mavis #

        Mrs. HB is from Mississippi, and she happens to enjoy being called Mrs. Hillbilly. Mr. HB is from Alabama. She finds it endearing, and not mean spirited.

    • Heather S. says

      She explained some of the nicknames early on in her blog. I can’t remember if it was this website or her previous one, but I love that she has cute nicknames for everyone – even her daughter’s friends… :)

  2. Heather S. says

    I also think your neighbor got the best deal here. I would gladly trade you butter for all those eggs! They are close to $4 for a dozen here as well :)

  3. Melissa says

    ummm, yeah, that butter MIGHT have been worth 1 dozen eggs, not over two dozen – you kidding!? Let’s barter sometime – I’m not too far, just in Tacoma :)

  4. Carmen says

    That’s a lot of eggs for one pack of butter, but if you both got what you wanted, then everyone’s happy. When bartering, I think ‘you win some, you lose some’ applies, plus at least the eggs have more chance of being eaten when shared.

  5. Sherry says

    Wow, I wish I was your neighbor, Mavis. You could call me anything you want for a trade like that! Seriously, though, it’s so nice to have good neighbors, and I’m sure you’re one of the best.

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