Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Way of the Future

"MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - High gas prices have driven a Warren County farmer and his sons to hitch a tractor rake to a pair of mules to gather hay from their fields. T.R. Raymond bought Dolly and Molly at the Dixon mule sale last year. Son Danny Raymond trained them and also modified the tractor rake so the mules could pull it. T.R. Raymond says the mules are slower than a petroleum-powered tractor, but there are benefits.

"This fuel's so high, you can't afford it," he said. "We can feed these mules cheaper than we can buy fuel. That's the truth."

And Danny Raymond says he just likes using the mules around the farm.

"We've been using them quite a bit," he said.

Brother Robert Raymond added, "It's the way of the future.""


With some predicting gas prices to rise to $12-$15 per gallon, I may be following Robert Raymond's lead and investing in some mules to pull my windsurfs. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles? Heck, just give me a mule cell vehicle! At least they don't have radiators.


rod.r said...

It's the same down here in New Zealand....fuel prices are going through the roof.

Luckily i live about 300m away from my sailing spot so can trolly my gear down to the water :-)

John said...

its bushes fault!! he was an oil man before he became president hmm....not to hard to figure that one out