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August 18, 2006

Montana Mule Days 2006

We had a super time at Montana Mule Days this year, and greatly enjoyed getting to meet a number of you and visit for a while!

Congratulations to all the great winners! And thanks to all the donkey folks who brought their donkeys this year. It was fabulous to see you all there, and to have the donkey numbers up again. We look forward to seeing you all there again next year.

I took Lily and Andy to Montana Mule Days, and we had a great time participating in a number of classes - some we had done before, and some were totally new to us. I think one of my favorites was the log pulling and team log pulling. My donkeys had only ever pulled a log once before, and just as singles (not as a team). I'd driven them single and double with my easy-entry cart and wagon, but not with a log hitched behind them. They did really well with only a few hitches along the way.


We also had a fun time bringing Santa and his donkey from the North Pole for the youth costume class. Here is a photo of Santa and Lily waiting for their class to begin, and another of them being inspected by the judge.

(photo by Kristi Kingma)


With the exception of a little rain on several of the mornings, Montana Mule Days was a fabulous, fun filled show, and we hope to see you there next time!

Kristie Jorgensen

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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at August 18, 2006 11:05 AM