What do you do on a dreary, cold Saturday morning? If you live in Smalltownland, you pack up the family and create a little campsite next to the creek.
And......you bring the mules with you.
I had the pleasure of accidentally running up on this family activity yesterday afternoon.
A stretch of bottom land, next to a creek, was being plowed by several gentlemen. Gentlemen who have been schooled to plow the old way and work to keep the skill alive.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Vernon, the gentleman in this photograph. He stopped his team and introduced himself.
I was impressed with both Vernon and his team of mules. Both possessed a complete collection of southern manners. The mules heeded each and every relaxed, quiet command that Vernon uttered. Each movement was made with grace and confidence.
And to think I almost didn't turn my vehicle around to photograph all of this AND meet such a kind person.