When I talk about the mule, it always gets the quizzical look.
The look that says, "Uh, wha––?"
We found ours used (from nice little old man who only drove it on weekends on red clay dirt in Georgia) and hauled it to the farm, where we instantly put it to work.
The mule hauls buckets of water from the pond, transports loads of junky hay to the compost heap, and conveys small boulders from their frost heave landing spots to the new rock projects. And at a pretty good clip, too!
The mule easily scrambles up over rocks and through muddy water, and it's made the long path from the road to the beaver-pond an easy –– if bumpy –– ride for visitors.
It sips on the gas, doesn't need its stall mucked out, and it works well for blazing new trails. No kicking so far. Yay mule.
backhoe, bucket loader, an' some Cadillac fins
4/6/2017 10:53:13 am
Please assure that Jeff will install some pvc rod holders so that after a day's honest toil yawl can tootle on down to the pond and teach the local trout and smallmouth some respeck !
4/6/2017 09:34:00 pm
Good thinking, Backhoe et al!
4/7/2017 06:57:37 am
Have hauled water with a yoke and two hands, uphill, way too long - Big thumbs up for the mule !
4/9/2017 09:48:54 pm
Yo Gary --
4/10/2017 07:58:21 am
Snowing mosquitoes, whilst sliding backwards downhill on dry leaves? - yes! Lord, I'll take the fluffy cool silent happy white kind !
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