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Out there on the road. A scene from the upcoming book “Two Mules to Triumph”. (Sue Wadell photo)

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What Mule Cracker Taught me at Leatherwood Mule Days

You can ride a mule 2,300 miles through America and still bomb the trail class.

Imperfection Exhibit #1: mules Polly, Brick and Cracker with me at Leatherwood Mule Days. I dressed up hoping to win the Best Dressed Man award. I didn’t win but got to be the parade Grand Marshal instead.

This weekend, my wife Julia and I attended Leatherwood Mule Days in Ferguson, North Carolina, about half an hour from our farm. It was a reminder of how… Continue reading

Wall Tent Mule Ramble Weekend

Julia riding up Mount Zion Road (western outside Ferguson, North Carolina)

Howdy Monday. We had stormy weather here at headquarters last week. Our wall tent got flooded and so did our lower pasture. A shallow ditch in front of the wall tent should keep things dry up the road and the sun will do the rest. Still, we’re having some beautiful weather. Days have been in the mid-seventies and lows have dipped into the upper thirties. We got a frost… Continue reading

Buck and Smile

Buck. And. Smile! (Leatherwood / Ferguson, NC) (photo by Skye Pincock Evans)

Sometimes, life throws a little buck your way. The best reaction is to stay balanced and grin. The photo above is of Brick sneaking in a little heels-up action at last week’s Ty Evan’s clinic at Leatherwood in Ferguson, NC. She did great and we learned a lot. I guess she’s recovered from her 2,300 mile walk from our farm in western North Carolina to Idaho.

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Queen Valley Mule Ranch Saddle Review

This is a review of how my Queen Valley Mule Ranch (QVM) Trail Lite saddle performed after I rode it 7 months and 2,300 miles from North Carolina to Idaho.

My Queen Valley Mule Ranch saddle on Cracker after traveling 1,400 miles from Lenoir, North Carolina to Hyannis, Nebraska. It would travel another 900 miles to Idaho for a total of 2,300 miles on the road.
Trek of the QVM (Lenoir, North Carolina to Hailey, Idaho)

I may be calling… Continue reading

Blondes

My blonde dream

My borrowed look for the day. I’m thinking of growing my beard out to match.

Our Place in the Universe

Our place in the universe (Caldwell County, North Carolina)

“This is where I most proudly live, in the little cabin under the big night sky.” That’s what Julia wrote after I took the photo above of our cabin on a recent wintry night. You can read the rest of Julia’s beautiful musings over here on her ConsideringAnimals.com blog post.

Measuring Pie for Hoof Boots (Part 2 of the 3 Part Series on Transitioning to Hoof Boots)

We clipped her nails and pulled her shoes. In my recent post “Off With Her Shoes” I wrote about how my wife Julia and I are transitioning her pony Pie from steel shoes to bare feet. In this update, I’ll show you how we trimmed and measured Pie’s feet for hoof boots. But first, to recap, a few pics of Pie having her shoes removed.

Julia pulling Pie’s shoes. Lots of pics and descriptions on how this went… Continue reading
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