Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Friday, August 8, 2008

The Chicken Tractor

My apologies to this poor womanNo substantive post today people, I'm too busy working on the new business proposal for my post Peak Oil employment. You can read more about it here.

Please do not confuse this project with the stationary Chicken Ranch. And, please note, however, that the prices will be slightly more expensive since we boast organic, free-range, hormone-free chicken. Also note that I will give my peeps a very high commission if you are interested in auditioning.

What wacky ideas do you have for post Peak Oil commerce?

21 comments:

Robj98168 said...

Well, I guess I will obtain a motorhome, convert it to battery and solar and go out on the road Robj98168- Male Gigolo _ I will plumb leaks for food. sort of what you had in mind, only a manly version!

Burbanmom said...

Personally, I think it's a great idea. However, I know a lot of people who would "bawk" at suck an idea.

Rob...

So you'd be like that kid with the dyke. Only it would be pronounced differently, right? ;-)

jewishfarmer said...

I'm going to see if Crunch needs a bouncer - after a week of milking, I can crush anything in my bare hands...I'm pretty sure.

Sharon

Wendy said...

I'm planning to go into the "family business." I hail from Kentucky, and it's rumored that my grandpa had a distillation facility back in the holler somewhere. I'm planning to franchise his "business" here in Maine. My husband is an engineer and could very easily manufacture the "equipment". We could probably use my neighbors' apples ... or I hear there's a distilled drink from maple syrup :). We're setting up the beehive next spring, and that will give us one more option for our high-octane beverage business.

Worst case, if it's not drinkable, it could be a good "tractor" fuel ;).

jedimomma said...

I'm going to run a no-fuel lawncare service (cause you'd better believe people will still have lawns), and teach classes in canning. My husband will brew beer and run a distillery. Yes!

Tara said...

We're planning on becoming junk dealers, a la "Sanford and Son". Should be easy - we have a seemingly endless supply. :)

Kim from Milwaukee said...

No massage therapists???!!! What about those of us who specialize in happy endings?? Discrimination!!!!!!

Abbie said...

I'm gonna go old school. Use my teaching degree without the commute. Have hubby build a 1-room school house on our property. I'll take all potty-trained ages. Tuition: fire wood, whatever's growing in your garden, and chocolate. Very low overhead- kids buy their own slates and chalk.

Think Little House on the Prairie. I'm gonna be Ms. Beadle!

Crunchy Chicken said...

Well, I guess half of you besotted drunks will need the brothel and, possibly, Rob the Man Whore.

Abbie - I mean, Ms. Beadle, will you smell like Lemon Verbena?

Anonymous said...

I plan to catalogue the peeps, assign shelf space, issue cards to the patrons, and keep the circulation stats, though Crunchy will be be the acquiring librarian/madam. Sharon and Meadowlark can ride shotgun and weed out the peeps that we no longer need in the collection.
I'll take care of the book collection, too. Do you think we should issue separate cards, or just have the card automatically grant adult privialges when then patront turns 21?


MEA

Robj98168 said...

hey this is the new millenium- thats Rob, the mobile manwhore

Abbie said...

I don't know where to find local organic Lemon Verbena. But maybe I'll put that in the tuition.

Now I just gotta get my hair in a bun.

But I WON'T quit when I get pregnant. As Rob said, it's the new millenium.

Robj98168 said...

Afraid you have been outsone again- THis outfit has already come up with a portable take it with you ,chicken ranch Now loan me $500 so can get me some chicken!

Bugs and Brooms said...

Hmm - I really need to think about this one a little more. I guess I need to catch up on Sharons' posts...

Condo Blues said...

I have a team of scientists working on tranforming Peke fur from my super shedding nonpurse riding, don't-you-dare-even-think-I'm-a-sissy-lapdog Pekingese into a nonpolluting fuel to replace peak oil. If using Peke to combat peak doens't work out (my scientists work for beer and my supply is runing low) then I'll learn how to spin Pekingese fur into yarn and use it to knit skimy working duds for Crunchy's employees and Rob the Man Whore.

MeadowLark said...

I have this thing I do with my...
well, let's just say I might be the star of Crunchy's little team. Provided all work is done in the dark.

Crunchy Chicken said...

Meadowlark - I suspect there will be little if any lighting given the cost of electricity post Peak Oil.

MeadowLark said...

Perfect. I always say DARK is my best light.

Beaweezil said...

Hey, I just put up pics of my new chicken tractor as well. It's amazing how diverse the same basic shape can be.

My peak oil employment will be chicken and veg gardening and sewing/knitting services. I may not be able to sell the high end knits but people will still need clothes.

RC said...

About the actual chicken tractor:you can have a really small version for Chinese quail that is much easier to drag around and is hardly bigger than a large piece of luggage. Those little quail {very cute, be careful} will peck out all the greens and the seeds over their tractor to a depth of one inch. Then move them over a few feet. Behind them is ready for planting.

risa said...

I could be the barhop. Wipe counter, lean forward, ask sympathetically while topping up the john's Yukon Jack: "... and what did the Beverly Chicken say to THAT?"

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