AmishLiving.com is happy to bring to you a blog post written by Lorilee just for our members.
Guest blog post from Lorilee Craker, author of Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving and blogger at LorileeCraker.com.
The Amish love to barter—swapping goods for goods, services for goods, or services for services. Their old-fashioned money mindset means they are always on the lookout for a way to do some good, honest horse trading, with no cash changing hands.
The Plain folk I interviewed for my book, Money Secrets of the Amish, had all kinds of stories of how they traded with their neighbors and friends, getting something they wanted for some item they had, or for some skill or expertise or elbow grease.... Click here to read the complete post by Lorilee!
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." -C.S. Lewis