Friday, November 2, 2012

Mule Day Cavalcade

I got up early this morning and went to the end of my grandmother's driveway to see this private parade. 150 years ago people got everywhere like this. Only I guess the road wouldn't have been paved. Georgia has 159 counties, the most in the country after Texas. They planned them so anybody could get to the county seat, conduct their business, and get home that night, all on horseback.

These people are on their way to Mule Day in Calvary, GA to celebrate the importance of the mule in agriculture. See if you can pick out the mules from the horses. I can tell the mules because they bob their big ears as they walk.

I suppose I'm a farmer just like these people, but my crop plants itself and takes 150 years to mature. No mules necessary. Just a saw mill.

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