So how much does a horse and carriage cost?
I saw a really interesting program on tv the other day about what happens when the oil gets more and more expensive to get out of the ground and when it gets harder and harder to find more coal in the ground. All of us knows that we will run out of these things sooner or later and what happens then? The first thing I was thinking of was naturally that cars now are made to go on electricity and the nuclear power will continue to make sure we have electricity for a long time and in the south they can use solar energy, like my friend Sharlene (Solar Cooking for Mainstream Cooks) already does with her Solar Owens. But do we really understand how this will effect us?
With oil and coal more or less gone prices at any other kind of energy will be sky high. So most of us may not afford it at all. Still they haven´t invented an airplane that can fly on electricity and at the same time bring anything heavier with it. So all import of things from the south may have to be shipped by sailbots. A beautiful thought but by, by bananas for me. Since we sooner or later will be out of phosphorous which is the main ingredient for making fertilizers, the size of the harvests will become much smaller. We are six billion people on this little planet of ours, we can´t afford smaller harvests, on the contrary!
Those with power might think it is a good idea to start a war towards those that have something left, but still that wouldn´t help much. But there´s always a risk of civil war if the governments can´t help the people in their countries (thinking of these things I´m glad I live in a country far away from most things 🙂 🙂 ). But how will we all manage our daily life’s? Well I´m not sure we all can have a car any longer, so a horse and perhaps a carriage could be wise to purchase. That´s easy for me living in the country side. I was thinking that my garage could be a great stable for one horse and perhaps a cow too.
Because how will the grocery stores get milk and butter enough if no one can get it to them in time 🙂 For those living in the big city it could be wise to get some land in the countryside or hire an allotment within the city limits so they can grow the vegetables they need during the year. Well since freezers isn´t available if You don´t have power, they simply must learn the old ways to conserve food in jars. For us living in the countryside it would be great to have a root cellar too. There are lots of them out here that isn´t used, but I have understood that they aren´t that hard to build either.
The scientist had estimated that we sooner or later had to start living like they did 170 years ago, before they realized how they could use the oil, so lots of people would have to move to the countryside again. This wouldn´t happen over night naturally, but it could go faster than we might think too. So how much does a horse and carriage cost 🙂 🙂 Have a great day now!