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Wednesday January 16, 2019

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Mule ramblin’ digs: Julia and the mules prepare to bunk down for the night on last fall’s mule ramble. We spent six weeks traveling from our farm in western NC to Virginia and back. (Iron Mountain Trail, Damascus, VA)

“There’s a certain sharpness that comes from not being comfortable all the time.”
That’s Julia writing about our month and a half long mule ramble we took last fall. We traveled with little more than a tent, 2 jugs of water and juuust enough provisions to keep us going.
Here are Julia’s thoughts on living lean and feeling bionic.

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Tuesday January 15, 2019

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Dan’s postcard on our fridge. Dan wrote to tell us how much he and his family enjoyed the “Lost Sea Expedition” series. You can stream the series right here on Amazon.

Are you Dan from Madison, Wisconsin? If so, we loved your postcard! It’s always great hearing from folks that enjoy the “Lost Sea Expedition” series about my mule wagon voyage across America. Messages on a post card score bonus points on the Adventure Correspondence scale.

If you’re not Dan, we’d still love to hear from you…. especially by good old fashioned US Mail. If you write us and put your return address on your missive, we’ll try to write you back. You can find our mailing address right here.

Carry on letter writers, carry on…

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What Dan wrote us. I especially like the part about “Keep Wandering”!

PS: I have a long history of mailing stuff with a mule. Here are a few stories you might enjoy:
A letter from the Lost Sea Expedition wagon
Delivering books to the post office with mule Polly

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Saturday January 12, 2019

Mule Polly and I both went to the dentist this week. Separately.
We took different approaches to visiting the tooth doc. I brushed and flossed my teeth bleed ’til they damn near bled. Polly just got on the horse trailer.
Here’s how her trip went.

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Saturday January 12, 2019

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Friday afternoon ramble.

A huge thank you to everyone that left a review of the “Lost Sea Expedition” on Amazon. We got 17 new reviews this week which put us 6 over our goal of 50. To celebrate, Julia and I rode up the mountain. In the photo above, I’m riding mule Brick and leading mule Polly, star of the series. You can bet we she got her carrot bonus.
If you’d like to review the series that would make a little mule very happy. You can leave your Amazon review right here.
Everyone have a great weekend.

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Friday January 4, 2019

Ursula Daniel, ursula blatter

Happy New Year! The “Lost Sea Expedition” series about mule Polly’s voyage across America is doing great. Almost 20,000 series episodes were streamed on Amazon in the last 3 months. This January, we’d like to get to 50 reviews. Right now we’re at 39. Reviews really help people make the decision to watch the program. If you haven’t had a chance to do so yet, please click here to leave your review. Thanks from the “Lost Sea Expedition” team – Julia, mule Polly and me (Bernie).

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Monday December 10, 2018

Ursula Daniel, ursula blatter
Ursula Daniel in 2015 when she returned to Switzerland, home of her birth (Elfenau Park photo, Bern Switzerland)

My aunt, Ursula Daniel, died after a long illness Sunday, December 9, in Bern, Switzerland. My brother Christian Harberts and I were with her for the past week.
This closes a long chapter of our lives. We can remember anew our aunt as the unique, passionate, loving person that she was. Her life history is remarkable, spanning revolution, river boat travel and social work.
She had joys, regrets and a few quirks, too.

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Thursday October 18, 2018

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We’ve had ‘em stormed on, bolted on and rolled on. The 3 brands of hoof boots we tested.

What are your thoughts on hoof boots? On Julia’s and my recent mule ramble we rode from our farm in North Carolina to Virginia… and back. We were on the road a month. Instead of using steel shoes, our mules wore hoof boots. We used those suckers hard. We repaired them. We cussed them. We praised them. We photographed the bejesus out of them in all conditions: from muck and mud and highways to a hurricane’s approach. Then we wrote up a report. Here it is.

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