Thursday, May 30, 2013
I like big boy toys as much as the next guy: motorcycles, ATVs, motorboats, cars and the like. They are fun and all, but they burn gas. I've got too many gas burners as it is. There's my lovely wife's car. It doesn't go very far and on average uses less than half a tank of gas/month. The 6 hp outboard on my boat uses gas, but it's a sailboat and we mostly sail.
There's the diesel van. Not technically a gas burner, but it does use fossil fuels. 95% of the time it runs on waste veggie oil, so that's not too bad.
Then we have all the small motors in people's lives. The gas lawn mower got ditched over 20 years ago. For about 15 years the lawn was mowed using a push reel mower. No gas or any other fuel needed. Once that wore out, I got lazy and bought an electric mower. The gas weed whacker was replaced with an electric one and hand tools. The chainsaw was replaced with a small electric and a 3.5 foot long manual crosscut saw.
What about a leaf blower? They are the Devil's own invention. I use a rake. I like quiet.
My though is that a person can complain about the oil industry or they can do something about it. No, I'm not 100% “pure,” but only God is perfect.