All I have to do in return for board is feed the llamas, on a daily basis, food that my neighbor gets for them, and I have to fill his 3 bird feeders/suet feeders/squirrel feeders when they go out of town for a month or two every couple of months. It's really extremely perfect for me right now.
Tinylily: that stinks! You need to come down to Oregon, my friend! Haha Here, we have the land of bad horse trainers and free horse boarding. It's beautiful (expect for the bad horse trainers, of course!).
Actually, in the three years I've owned Lacey, I haven't paid board yet for her and the place before our current place was full care. It wasn't great full care, but it was full care. I'm going to have to work hard to wrap my mind around paying board when I inevitably have to move to an actual paying facility one day. Haha