stubborn as a…

this past weekend we went to Columbia Tennessee for Mule Days 2008.  'twas a day of fun, mud, and fried food.  classic.
among the many events and beauty contests, the mule pull was one of the most interesting to watch. 2-mule teams compete as to who can drag the heaviest weight for at least 10 feet.  the mules couldn't wait to start pulling. 
here's a particularly impatient team:

it wasn't all work, though: there was some sporting fun to be had:

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3 thoughts on “stubborn as a…

  1. Love. Mules.We used them for skidding logs, pulling stumps and pulling farm implements (we didn’t own a tractor until 20 years or so ago). I miss our mules! I think they’re beautiful.

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