"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Monday, May 10, 2010

Draft and Mule Field Day


B is for Bad Blogger.
Clearly I'm not a real blogger who sticks to one subject they know well and posts focused and relevant words n pics.
Nope, I ramble and skip about.
I'm trying to think more like a real blogger and at least carry my camera around more...
Kicked myself for attending the amazing Sheep and Wool Festival without a camera to record the genuine junk band music and colorful wools (and people).

BUT, I DID bring my camera to our Draft horse association Field Day!
Years past we brought our cute "Bonnie The Clyde." 
Since Jack's been born  we've participated less. We're hoping to finally get active now that the kids are older.

Hope you enjoy these pics of the various working breeds.

Beautiful Belgian mares pulled a sickle bar hay mower.
These four mules pulled the hay baler.
The Percherons pulled discs.
The Painted Drafts (Gypsys?) pulled a plow.
These sweet mules harrowed.
The pretty Creams also plowed.

And the farmers mosied over to get a closer look at the old combine...

3 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Loved the pictures...and yes, Texans just get right down to the facts with those 10 commandments...thanks for allowing me to come visit your world...so peaceful and natural...I told my grown sons yesterday if they buy me a farm then I will raise chickens for them...they want them without all the hormones...wouldn't that be a change, a city girl going to the country, but hey...maybe age 50 has that in store for me! Love your writing on how your place is an answer to prayer and most days your vacation!!!
Enjoyed...as always,
Janette

Casual (dash) Cottage said...

what a load of fun this looks like!

cute little farmer you got there.

Mom vs. the boys said...

wow, beautiful pics!
thanks for popping over to my 'crappy' blog post today! I hope you are feeling better soon too!