Modern Day Horse Drawn Trash Service

Would you like to hear the clip-clop of horse’s hooves on your street every week? That’s what people living in Bristol, Vermont hear every Friday – on garbage day. Seventeen years ago, Patrick Palmer of Thornapple Farm was awarded the town’s contract for trash and recycling pickup. He and his team of horses have been…

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Draft Horses at Work

Did you know there are still many people in North America who use horses – not tractors – to farm their land? The Amish, have been ploughing with horses for centuries. Many small farmers have also found it more convenient to use equine rather than turbine power, said Vernon Yoder, the general coordinator of the…