So I'm just getting around to posting this because I don't download the camera very often, I get busy doing other things, and I procrastinate...a lot! Anyway, this is part 1 of the Duel mule mothers day ride with the 4 legged mule variety. Part 2, with the 2 wheeled mule is posted in the adventure section. I didn't want to get anyone mad by posting non-TW in that section even though it was on the same day.
Started off the day waking up and seeing our Fox neighbors eating breakfast...that is our other neighbors prized Polish Chicken. They been looking for the chicken for a couple of day's...we found out what happened! Not gonna share these pictures with them cause I think they will get mad. Per mother's wishes, wife, mother-in-law, and three daughters went into town to eat and watch a movie...so the rest of us when riding.
They're so cute! Eating the neighbors chicken. I hunt, but can't bring myself to hunt these. They have been neighbors for 2 or three years now. Georgie even play's (I think plays) with one of the parents when they arrive for giving birth season. Got pictures of it, but too blurry.
Son #3 on his first mule ride. His mule is the ever so stable (and old as heck) Dolomite (not dynamite).
Rode with #3, father-in-law, and wife's cousin and her son. #3 smiling cause his butt doesn't hurt yet! lol.
Off we go towards the back 40. Back 40 is the BLM we are lucky enough to be adjacent too.
Getting riding instructions during our first break.
Break number two.
Georgie pointing at Whistle Pig in old Badger hole. What we call a whistle pig, is a small squirrel like rodent that comes out in our area late winter thru early summer and hibernates the rest of the year. They are all over in our area and on this day we have to avoid the whistle pig hunters (humans). Sounds like a war zone during whistle pig season by our house.
Heading home. Can you see by #3's posture how his butt is doing!
Georgie catching up after chasing whistle pigs.
Final home instructions from the trail boss. I think he's just turning his mule around and had to yield to oncoming traffic. Honest, he's not yelling at anyone!
As we finished the ride I can tell #3's butt is in pain now, no smiling now!
End of part 1 of duel mule mothers day rides.