Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
It's not Christmas without hearing this song a few times. (Uh, for the record, it is not the most "PC" Christmas song ever written, so there is your disclaimer.)
"Make bloody Mary's cuz' we all want one! Send somebody to the the Stop and Go. We need some celery and a can of fake snow..." Robert Earl Keen is just the best.
We sent the January issue to the printers on Tuesday, and Grandma Sue is picking up blueline today. We are having our annual Christmas party at Sybill's (YUMMM!) next Tuesday, and we will be closed next Friday-Sunday to celebrate Christmas. The deadline for the Jack issue is Jan 2. If you have a suggestion as to what type of articles you would like to see regarding breeding and caring for colts, please let us know.
We got a lot of compliments on the December cover. I agree, that mule had the sweetest face. But our January cover is very cool. Grandma Sue said it was one of her favorite pictures to appear on the cover, which says a lot, as she has been looking at Mules and More covers for 20+ years.
I am down to just a few names on my Christmas shopping list, and am hoping to finish those up soon. If you are still looking for gifts for your favorite mule/donkey lover, check out our "M&M Store" on our website. It's got a lot of ideas, and we can work with you on shipping to ensure it makes it by Christmas Eve.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
As if dealing with slow delivery isn't already a problem, this has been all over the news recently:
Yup, they are closing 250 mail processing centers.
We are appreciative of the (almost always) kind calls we receive from our subscribers checking on the whereabouts of their most current issue. As I mentioned earlier, we mail on the 25th of the month, and are recommended by USPS to allow 15-20 days for your magazine to arrive to you. If you haven't received your magazine by the 15th of that month (for example, if it was the December issue, it would be December 15) then you should feel free to give us a call and we will replace it for you. We keep a record of whose magazine we have to replace, and try to fix any patterns of lost magazines immediately by verifying your address and if necessary contacting your postmaster.
Sue, Kelly and I all want you to get your magazines as quick as possible. We work so hard on our magazine, we want you to be able to enjoy it in a timely manner! After all, magazines are "time sensitive," they contain dates and information that you need before an event happens, not after.
I would like to be able to say that things will get better, but if you watch the news you know that's just not true. Please, hang in there with us. Your magazines were mailed with the most positive and optimistic thoughts behind them, wishing them a safe and quick journey to you. Just stick it out a little longer. They are worth the wait.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
It is with a heavy heart that I report that yesterday Blue passed away. He taught me, my brother, and my daughter to ride, along with countless other children. I have so many memories interlaced with Blue, from high point buckles to lessons learned the hard way. It is impossible to imagine my parents house without him there to nicker at feeding time, but I know that we were so lucky and blessed to have ended up with that little mule in our life. They don't make them like Blazin' Blue anymore. Rest in peace, Blue.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Happy Mule Appreciation Day! Be sure to give your mule a big hug (or a scratch on the butt, which is what MagPie prefers) today! And don't forget about your horses and donkeys, since without them, we wouldn't have our wonderful mules!
The photos above are from the Mule Day Celebration event that took place last week at the Mule Trading Post in Rolla, Mo. It was a beautiful day to celebrate our long-eared friend!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Dozer Beaver will be spending the next 4 weeks at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN for treatment.
Let’s all pull together and shower Dozer with Halloween cards to help brighten his stay. At this date we do not have an address for him in Memphis, so either mail your cards to Mules and More, PO Box 460, Bland, MO 65014, or to his home at Box 1412, Stilwell, OK 74960. Time is running out, so get your card in the mail today!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I am going to sell my aluminum cans, too. And take that pile of stuff to the dump. And move the computer desk to the storage shed. And I am going to have my garage back!
Like I said, I am way more pumped for what basically amounts to cleaning than I should be. But it has been getting chilly in the mornings and it would be so nice to be able to park my car in there.
We just sent the November issue off to the printer. That means we are officially working on December. Oh man, I don't even want to think about all that yet. But, I do love Halloween, and Thanksgiving, and Christmas...so I guess it's not too bad :)
Thursday, October 6, 2011
-Steve Jobs 1955-2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
I might possibly have some videos to post from the challenge, but I'm not quite sure of their quality yet. Camri recorded one of them (of Jessie's run). Dad said he added commentary to my run, so I am sure it turned out great (especially since I momentarily forgot how to open a gate, lol).
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
nose up in the globes, you never know if you are passing out
no it wasn’t maiden-up, the falling or the faded luck
hung up in the ivory, both were climbing for a finer cause
love can hardly leave the room
with your heart
--Bon Iver, Michicant
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
We are headed back to the beach in the a.m. After we get some sand castle building supplies, that is :)
Monday, August 1, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
I am always interested in what kind of patterns are being used at mule shows across the country. I had snapped a picture of the senior mule trail pattern on my phone (because I was too lazy to draw it) while at Shelbyville, so I thought I would share it. What it doesn't show is how TIGHT they set this pattern up. The serpentine was insanely tight and I only saw one or two mules make it through. The warm up pen is huge where they set this course up, but they only used about 1/3 of it.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Reserve: Big Bruce, ridden by Hunter Gramman
There were 15 in the class.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Since Shelbyville is next week, I have been spending lots of quality time with Hoosier, attempting to get him ready/in shape for the show. He has been ridden every day since I got back from Wyoming. We went to a schooling show up the road from my house where we had some much needed jumping practice. He even got to go to work with my dad at the sale barn yesterday. Hopefully, this will do the trick and we will have a successful show...