Every summer, I marvel how my mules cope with the heat, bugs and dust of hot weather travel. Six months later, freeze up comes and the sky rains icy pellets down on them and they take it all in stride. During a recent patch of icy weather, I stepped out to see how Polly and Smokey were faring. Here are a few photos of their seasonal transition.
Have a great day! Hope to see you at the March 2 Newfoundlander program.
Congratulations for your travels and for Jeri’s
exciting article in the March Our State NC magazine.
Josh Shaffer wrote about me in Traveling by Trail on the MST in the same issue of the magazine.
Please let me know where you will be speaking or giving
a lecture so I can attend.
aka “Earth Daddy”
Hey, just read about your NC trip in Our State. Do you have any other voyages planned? Mule Polly and I will be sure to keep our eyes peeled. See you up the road. Bernie
Enjoyed your travels, which I don’t believe I could accomplish, however enjoyed seeing yours. Take care & good luck to you & Smokey.
So I’m curious – why would Smokey and Polly brave the elements, if they could ride out the weather under shelter, in the barn? Are mules and donkeys claustrophobic? Or maybe they just don’t feel the cold, and like to be outside to check out what’s going on around them?
There’s that saying about horse sense (or is it mule sense?) but geez, you have to wonder … 😉