Experiment called life. A tale of our experiments, successes and failures in trying to live a simpler life through learning to be self sufficient.
Friday, November 9, 2012
So how did I come up with the name for my blog, well..... It came to me while I was sitting at the kitchen table drinking my coffee thinking back over what we had done in the past months. One of the first things was to look in all the old outbuildings to see what could be salvaged. Farmer Joe came across my Grandfather's wheel hoe and my Great Grandfather's mule pulled plow. Now we don't have a mule (yet), but Joe decides he wants to see what it would take to pull the plow. So he hooked it to the truck. Guess who got to be the mule? Yep, me! I put it in four wheel drive and away we went. We made one pass and it put a slight strain on that truck to do it. Then we got to thinking, just how much is one horsepower anyway. Joe did research and finally came up with an answer to satisfy his curiosity. I would try and explain it, but to be honest, I did not really understand it (never have been good at math) and I would probably get it wrong or just confuse you something awful. As to my skills as a mule stand in, Farmer Joe says I need to work on distinguishing my gee from my haw.