Farmer Offers Rental Cows On Internet
from the all-the-cheese-you-want dept
As has been said many times before, you can buy just about anything you want on the internet. Of course, we might need to adjust that to add an “or rent” to the equation. A dairy farmer in the Swiss Alps is now renting out cows. The renter gets the rights to all the cheese produced by the cow at the end of the summer for a little under $300. A few things are a bit odd about the story. First, there’s no indication where the website is. A quick Google search on (yes, so creative) “rent a cow” turns up this Swiss Rent A Cow page, but it’s unclear if it’s the same one being talked about in the article. Also, the article says that the cow owner in question doesn’t have any electricity, so you wonder exactly how he’s setting up his cow-rental website. Finally, the article happens to mention in passing, at the end, that based on the agreement, anyone who rents such a cow is required to “visit them at least once and spend four hours working in the fields.” So, unless you’re planning a trip to Switzerland in the next few months (and don’t mind a little hard labor), renting a cow online might not be for you.