Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Unique Solution to High Gas Prices



I don't know if I have ever seen such a neat way to mow your front yard and save the gas normally eaten by your mower. Teresa and I were driving along County Road 102 today and this sight was in the front yard of a home there. They were accustomed to this grazing area as the front yard was fenced off so they could graze safely next to the busy road.

Just goes to show that you should always have your camera with you. This post goes out to my blogging buddy Lori who raises horses in Indiana and has made me appreciate these fine animals.

11 comments:

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

LOL Mike this is classic!! I would do the same thing with mine but our yard isnt completely fenced and they would go into the neighbors which would create a riot LOL. Also you can only really do it when it is dry or else their hooves leave deep imprints in the soil and you get a bumpy lawn!!!! Well spotted and captured, and thank you for dedicating the post to me.

You would be surprised how many people in their 40s upwards take to horse riding, trail riding mainly. Maybe you should think of doing it too, if you love horses there is nothing more exhilerating.

Louise said...

Interesting! I guess clean-up wouldn't be that much worse than after a dog.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Louise I had to post a response, a horse is definitely not like cleaning up after a dog, they produce about 40 pounds of poop a day each LOL. BUT their poop can be used to make compost whereas a dogs doesnt have much value Hehehehe.

Mike said...

What a discussion! :)

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Hehehe, sorry LOL but a fact of life it is!!!

Mike said...

Boy you aren't kidding, everytime one of the horses on our trail ride had to go the whole line stopped! :)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Hehehe... wonderful post... had quite the giggles reading the comments of all. Great photography! Really found your blog to be quite interesting! Thanks for visiting mine and the nice comment! Really do appreciate it!
Mountain Retreat

DrillerAA said...

Yep, I've learned to keep my Canon A620 point and shoot in the car at all times. I can't take the Nikon D80 everywhere I go. Great shots.

Professor said...

This is great- something I could see easily happening around here! Love your shots!

And thanks for your visit to my photo blog!

Louise said...

Thanks for telling us to check back on the comments.

FORTY POUNDS! A DAY??? Holy Cow! Or is it Holy Horse? (Or maybe Holy S**t!) My daughter wants a horse. We can't have one because of where we live. We probably could never afford it unless we moved away from this area. I'll tell her about shoveling that much poop a day (she's 6), and maybe that will make her feel a little better for not having one!

Wolf Lover Girl said...

Wow! I was wondering about the clean up as well. I don't think I would be happy with 40 pounds of stuff to clean up in my yard. Hard enough cleaning the litter after my cats!

~ Wolf Lover Girl