Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Important Dates

September 4: The deadline for advertising and articles for the October issue is next Tuesday, September 4. 

August 31 - September 3: The office will be closed this Friday, August 31, through Monday, September 3.  WHY? Sue will be at Ozark Mule Days, and I will be at the Chuckwagon Races in Clinton, Ark.

OK, we got that out of the way! 

So now that you know the details, make sure you come visit one of us! Here is a little more info on these Labor Day weekend events:

Ozark Mule Days - http://www.ozarkmuledays.com/homepage.html - is held in Ozark, Mo. There is a wagon train prior to the start, and Mule Madness Friday night. There is a daytime show followed by a select saddle mule auction that afternoon, a parade, then another round of Mule Madness Saturday night, and another daytime show on Sunday. Sue will have a booth with lots of merchandise and would be happy to take your subscription or renewal! 

The National Championship Chuckwagon Races in Clinton, Ark. - http://www.chuckwagonraces.com/ - There is honestly to much going on for me to retype it here. I will highlight my favorites - the big mule chuckwagon race, the four-up mule chuckwagon race, and the mule race! My little brother is the four-time returning champion (on his black mule, BB). Look for them on Friday-Sunday and cheer them on!
I won't have a booth, but I will have magazines and can take your renewal/subscription while I am at the mule clinic (held about 3 on Thursday) or the All-Mule Competition (held Friday and Saturday mornings). We stand at the starting line under the tree during all the chuckwagon races as well. I will be riding my gigantic Maggie mule - she has a PairADice brand and stands about 16 hands. We should be easy to track down!

If you can't make it to one of these events, I hope you get to enjoy Labor Day weekend with your mule or donkey!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


As someone who spends countless hours in Photoshop, this made me giggle.

The September issue is long gone and we have moved on to October. I made a groaning noise when I created the October files, but Kelly, who works in our office and is due with her second child in November, said "Yay!" I think she is the only one rushing through these last days of summer....

We are off to the Chuckwagon Races over Labor Day weekend. Except for Sue, who is going to be at Ozark Mule Days. Look us up at either of these events if you need anything!

As for the girls and I, we are squeezing as much summer time in as we can before school starts for them next Wednesday. We are doing the zoo tomorrow and Six Flags on Sunday. I am prepared for these both to be crazy crowded as other parents will have the same idea.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012