04 October 2009

Return on investment

Now that the chickens are beginning to pay for their keep I've been turning my attention to the ways in which the other living creatures I feed are contributing to the household. As far as I can see, neither the dog nor the children are really turning any sort of profit. I saw this dog-powered treadmill in the Ameliasburg Historical Museum yesterday. I'm sure it could be adjusted to run on kid-power, too. Would just have to find a way of attaching it to the TV so that they could only watch it while walking or running...


4 comments:

Lucy Corrander said...

You could charge neighbours to allow their children to have a go on it too.

Lucy

quinn said...

I saw a treadmill just like that at a farm museum in Massachusetts. The curator said it was powered by goats! Maybe you should add a goat to your "work force"? :)

LittleBrownDog said...

Love the idea of the dog-powered treadmill! My dog has so much excess energy he could probably provide power for the entire year. Any idea where I can get hold of one?

Lovely rainbow photo tracing the arc of your greenhouse, and your chickens look so happy and contented.

Elizabeth McDonald said...

I would be happy to send my children down the road to power your treadmill FOR FREE! Maybe we could hook it up to the Wii!