Anarres 2 cooperative community

December 29, 2014

Possible sources of income

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ed @ 2:39 am

As a result of the drought in California, some almond groves may need to be taken out of production:

Water Source for Almonds in California May Run Dry
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/us/water-source-for-almonds-in-california-may-run-dry.html

Of course raising almonds would depend on having a well, which shouldn’t be a problem.

I’ve also been thinking about solar power collection, but that would require a lot of money (i.e. bank loans) to set up and to hook into the power grid to sell the power. However, if we worked this out with the power company in advance, the costs and projected income should be fairly predictable and it wouldn’t be a risky investment, unless someone discovers a free source of electricity.

Raising cattle temporarily might be a possibility, too. Cattle graze there during the winter already. We’d need to fence off the land and someone would need to be there year round to take care of them. I’m not really keen on the idea of raising animals for meat though, but since I do eat a limited amount of meat, I can’t be too morally indignant about it. I know I’d treat them really well, before they were sent off to be slaughtered……

Building a greenhouse, fish farming or hosting camp-outs are other possibilities. Or operating a business in Imlay.

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