- The day dawned cold and windy but that did not deter mule, donkey and draft enthusiasts from assembling to celebrate their animals. They plowed, pulled wagons and skidded logs, seeming to enjoy the brisk air as they performed their various tasks. Read the rest of this entry »
A lot of folks think that if it has long ears it must be a donkey! Mule enthusiasts can readily spot the differences but the genetic water is getting a little muddy. Following are some standard crosses:
Bojangles is the latest addition to the LaDon and Cathy Dewrell family of animals.
“Bo is a 17 hand bay mule. Although we have not had him very long he seems to fit right in with us. He has a very easy going nature toward not only people but other animals also.
Lily is a sweet, black miniature mare. She was bred to a miniature jack for a September 2009 foal; but Lily was carrying a foal that just wouldn’t wait! Early on July 24, 2009, she delivered without incident a little john mule. For about two weeks his survival seemed problematic at best. Who would have thought that two adults could hand milk a miniature mare? Believe me when I say that the process was not as easy as one might think! But then this little john seized life by the horns and now seems to think he is the biggest thing on the place! He will certainly steal your heart away!
Southern States Mule and Donkey Association will host a Mule Day Celebration this year!
Click on the link below for details:
All mules, donkeys, and draft animals are welcome. Everyone is encouraged to come out and share the day with us.
|Tip Campbell working Julie and Napoleon|
Our 2009 Plow Day commenced on Saturday, May 2nd at 10am in Opp, Alabama. SSMDA members and friends gathered on the plow site at the intersection of Veteran’s Memorial Parkway and Hattaway Road on Friday afternoon for an informal supper, a little work and a whole lot of socialization! Several people brought musical instruments and played and sang well into the evening to the delight of all.
Elections were held for the 2009 Officers and Directors on January 20, 2009 during the regularly scheduled meeting at the Covington County Extension Office. Congratulations to our new Board! May you have great success in the coming year!
PRESIDENT: LaDon Dewrell
VICE-PRESIDENT: Kerry Hancock
SECRETARY: Cathy Dewrell
TREASURER: Patricia Graham
DIRECTOR: Anne Hancock
DIRECTOR: Tip Campbell
Hootie and owner Kerry Hancock
Hootie is a 2 year old mule on his way to becoming a great friend and companion to his owner Kerry Hancock. Born and raised in Laurel Hill, Florida, his sire is a 15 hand black mammoth jack named Panhandle Rudee and his dam is a 15 hand spotted saddle horse named Patches.
Saturday, April 19, 2008 was a great day. Don’t get me wrong…there was a lot of planning, work and combined effort that went into making the plowing competition happen. But don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?!