Monday, February 28, 2011

April Trail Riding Issue

April will be our special Trail Riding feel free to send in any stories, tips, or photos you would like to share that focus on the subject!
Also, if you are camping/trail riding business owner, contact us to take advantage of our "Trail Guide," which will appear in the magazine and online.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pop, Soda, or Coke?

Well, where we are in Missouri is definitely a soda county. We travel a lot, and we often get asked what kind of pop we want, or "do you want a coke with that?" I always assumed it was regional.
At any rate, it has been almost one month since I have had a soda (officially a month on the 25th). So I guess I won't have to keep current on the pop vs. soda vs. coke debate!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Boone County Draft Horse and Mule Sale

I was up early on Friday morning to go set up a booth at the Boone County Draft Horse and Mule Sale in Columbia, Mo., last week. Only horses sold on Friday and they finished up at about 4:30 p.m. I drove across town to see a girlfriend of mine from college who had just had twins and went out for dinner later that night with a girlfriend of mine from high school. Then it was up early again on Saturday for the big mule sale!
It seemed like everybody was at this sale. It is the first mule event in Missouri after the winter (and boy, has this winter blown) so everyone is anxious to see their fellow mule folk. I had a good sale and sold quite a few subscriptions, with a lot of them being new. I got lots of praise about the new format and content of the magazine. I really like visiting with subscribers and hearing what they have to say about the magazine. Of course I like the compliments, but if anyone has a "constructive criticism," I like to hear that, too.
Mules sold from very high to moderately low. It was a good sale though, with lots of consignors and even more bidders.
I visited with the folks who sold the high selling mule ($12,700!) and took their picture with the mule. We should have more about that in the April issue.
I also snapped a few photos with my iPhone...

Tuff Enuff - Greenwood, Ark.

Golian's Saddles and Tack - from New London, Mo.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Finishing Up March...

We are currently working on finishing up the March issue. I am going to the Boone County Draft Horse and Mule Sale, in Columbia, Mo., on Thursday through Saturday. My grandmother has gone for as long as I can remember, and since she is in Arizona this winter, I will be going in her place.
Sue went to the DeWitt sale in Arizona I had mentioned on this blog earlier and had a very good turnout. There will be an article with pictures in the March issue.
Camri had 4 1/2 snow days last week. I enjoyed having her around, but it was definitely time for her to go back to school. I heard, "Mom, I'm bored," a lot last week. It was too cold to play outside and since my car was snowed in, we were pretty much stuck at the house. I finally got my car out on Sunday...but it did take me two tries to get up the driveway to work today. It is supposed to get up to the 50s by Sunday, so that will help melt all this stuff.
We have been getting a lot of calls from subscribers who haven't received their February issue. I'm not sure what the hold up is, but we are required to allow 15-20 days for the magazines to be delivered. If you haven't received your magazine by February 15, give us a call and we can replace it for you. But until then, all we can suggested is to wait it out. I know it is frustrating, but some things are beyond our control.

Friday, February 4, 2011

I Heart Donald Glover

Thank goodness for Thursday night TV on NBC. It is literally the only TV I watch all week. Community was great. So was Parks and Rec. And 30 Rock. I just love them all so much!