In one section Mackall describes a buggy ride with Samuel on a hot July day to a nearby Home Depot
to pick up supplies. It takes them 90 minutes to go 10 miles. Mackall
is uneasy as the cars roar by: "We roll along at five miles per hour
when the horses are walking, ten to twelve when they begin a trot. . .
. The rush and power of the cars flying by frightens me and, quite
frankly, [infuriates me]. Although I have done it thousands of times
myself, I'm angry that people out here pass buggies like they're not
even there, ignoring the danger and frightening the horses. [Emph. added]