Well the barter system is alive and well. I dont have the huge vegie patch that I once did, where I fed people at work and the local horses, but the bees have more than made up for it!
One dozen free range eggs from a lady at work, they are the most orange yolks you have ever seen, all the sun you see, and a jar of home made apricot jam, form the bloke at work that I usually trade vegies and honey for fish and rabbits with. He and his wife make it once a year from the tree in their backayarda.
He says, if a husband and wife can make jam together, then their mariage can survive anything.