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How are you coping with the higher costs of fuel?
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Frick and Frack on the Farm    Posted 05-18-2001 at 05:24:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We are making one trip to town a multi-function event.

Example: Need a flat tire fixed? Take your fuel cans along for your mower Etc. and get them filled. Ask that special other if there is anything they are needing you to pick up. You get the idea.

We cut our fuel costs by 20% the first week.


Dreamweaver    Posted 05-18-2001 at 17:12:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just the usual - clip coupons, buy in bulk if it is pratical, and always try to shower with a friend ;-) heehee - YEAH I KNOW, I GIVE WIMMIN A BAD NAME - it's a joke.


Starcow    Posted 05-18-2001 at 14:33:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't drive unless I have to. Take the train to work. I live 45mi from Chicago. We are supposed to have the highest prices around. It was $2.05 a gal for reg. last weekend. Dropped to $1.92 around mid week. It cost a pretty penny to cut my grass. If the wife would let me I'd put the cows in the front yard.


magpie    Posted 05-18-2001 at 20:54:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure dont take any sunday drives. And I do put the cows in the front yard, why waste it? wife didn't like the cow pies, so started letting the chickens in after cows went out, they scratch that stuff around real good youd never know it was there. But if there is any fescue growing make sure its endophyte free. Also burn lotsa wood, have an elmira cookstove, wife cooks on it about 70% in winter. Oh-BTW-you got a cow with horns will sure rip the siding on your house gotta watch that.


Spence    Posted 05-18-2001 at 14:20:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
For heating, I've started to cut the line
trees around the perimiter of my property. Haven't
hit a fence staple yet. I find the cut hay dries faster now too. The wood cuts me down to
2 tanks of oil a year.


chief613    Posted 05-18-2001 at 13:16:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
just workin afta work


Mike Taylor    Posted 05-18-2001 at 08:39:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm buying more oil company stock and not worrying about it.


F14    Posted 05-18-2001 at 08:03:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've always tried to make each trip count for as many goals as possible, more becuase I don't have the time to waste than because of the fuel, but I'm trying a little harder now.

Don't drive the big (8 mpg) truck unless I NEED it. (Hasn't moved in a week).

Drive a little slower, ease away from the lights instead of my usual Warren Johnson starts.

Mostly, just sucking it up and moaning and groaning at the pump.


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