They may become quite popular.
Did you know there is such a thing a possum wool. Yes, that's right. People skin possums and strip their hair off and make it into wool. And shockingly it is of quite high quality. While I was at the giant Merino in Goulburn (see previous post) I learned all this. Often the wool is combined with Merino wool, another extremely high quality wool, and then knitted into good this sweater, scarves, and other clothing items.
Now I always see dead possums on the road in America, this could be a great way to get a little salvage value out of them. I have already run the idea by the boy and he is quite disgusted with the whole concept, but we'll see how it turns out.
Side note: Possums are not native to New Zealand and they are now destroying their rain forests and threatening plants like kiwis. They were brought there by man and have no natural predator. Also, did you know there isn't any rabies in Australia. Interesting.
OK, so if the first idea doesn't turn out so well this one will be a sure fire bet. While having my first pub experience (all pubs are called bars here) I excused myself to the bathroom, and this is when I found this little machine.
I think all this new revenue may even pay for my next trip to Australia.