HEAT WAVES CAUSES RANCHERS TO SELL BARBECUE DIRECTLY FROM THE FIELD
Ranchers in southern states hit be sweltering heat are selling
fully cooked barbecue right from the livestock.
"We let the customer choose the cattle and then we hose it down
with sauce and send it out into the fields. Within twenty minutes
the barbecue is piping hot and ready to eat," said a Texas rancher.
Barbecue restaurants are crying foul over the direct sales of the
product to the public.
"This damn heat wave is killing the cattle and our business. We
can't compete with the lower overhead of the rancher when we provide
our customers with a table, chairs and fan as well as swat flies,"
said waitress Flo Moore of the "Greasy Fat Dripping Spoon" restaurant
The heat has also changed business for farmers who are using their
former crop fields as giant baking pans for brownies.
"It's the only way I can put my land and this hellish heat to any
use so I'm baking white chocolate, espresso brownies with macadamia
nuts for those rip-off coffee houses, said a farmer in Oklahoma