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The Old Mule

Old Mule Farms - Graves, Ga.

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Simmering Coals

A view from my back porch…

  Cooler mornings and nights find home once again here on the old farm. With the first of falling leaves time brings the beginning of years end closer towards winters mark. I think the farm has long awaited this season after the heat wave of summer, so lets enjoy as w…

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A Farmers Storehouse

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  The last of this year's hay is cut, rolled, and safely stored in the old barn for winters feed. This might be an age old chore, but one that speaks necessary within farm life. Not only do we have to provide for ourselves, the greater need is taking care of livestock…

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A Taste of Fall

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  It looks like we might be in for a early fall this year, so time to get the garden worked up for some greens. You know greens and corn bread is a meal in and of itself. That sure is something the fast life misses out on, but I tell you here on the old farm what once…

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Dwelling in Purity

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  Ground coffee rises out of the back kitchen as morning awakens here on the farm. Before long fried jowl will mingle it`s part bringing more country scents to the back porch of the old farmhouse. This old porch is where it all started years ago and where it still beg…

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Rows of Purpose

 

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  Just sitting here enjoying a nice calm morning to start off the beginning of another great day around the old farm. All is just right to take in the early morning sights not to mention the sounds of life as each takes form bringing with it that peaceful slowne…

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Summertime on the Farm

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  Summers heat wave has come to the old farm making record marks across the hollow. Even the big oaks offering their shade is bordering on not being enough this time around. The cooling of wolf creek is our magic place to unwind after a long day. Just like that slowly…

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Care for Tomorrow

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   Over the years patches have patched past patches along every fence line on the old farm. The last several months and more to come will find us building new fences to secure the next generation of cattle raisers in the family. It`s not a chore to make better now for…

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Grinding Corn

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   Grinding corn to feed another day on the old farm is just another day doing what we do best. We have animals that depend on us just as we depend on them. So, all must eat including us farmhouse dwellers. Living out today's portion for we know not what tomorrow hold…

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Spring Signs

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  Spring makes itself known all around the old farm. Our early garden is growing nicely along with the budding of vines to fruit trees. The summer grasses of our hay fields have stepped up on the color pallet. These are just a few signs that life marches forward as we…

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Happy Chickens

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  With an eye on spring like weather we have been working on the old hen house. Building some new nesting box`s along with an additional roost or two things are look`n good. It`s like most things in life. Every now and then a little attention, maybe a facelift of sort…

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Look`n Good

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  As February comes towards it`s end much has been accomplished. We have logged some fallen trees where we spent several days at our sawmill turning them into usable lumber for some upcoming old mule projects. Fence work continues in stages but looking good from a dis…

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Bring on the Rain

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  Our winter rains continue to replenish what's needed on the farm. Although it stops the building of new fences and needed repairs to old ones, but that's alright in the cycle of things. Rains do aid with my nap time as the old tin roof of the farmhouse sings just ab…

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Old Ways

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  In true Old Mule style, we are hammering out the beginning of a new year here on the farm. This old hollow is sounding out the first of many changes all with a eye towards the traditional ways of country life. Our rich historical history fuels the winter fires that …

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Christmas Past

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  Silence of still Christmas memories find rest in the old farmhouse this morning. My recollections from the past flood faster as Christmas day approaches. Through it all the blessing to see another day with clarity is by far for me the brightest star on this side of …

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Sausage Time

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  It`s a tradition around here after Thanksgiving its country sausage making time on the Old Mule Farms. With our weather cooperating in the cooler department fresh hog meat met the ole meat grinder over the weekend. Armed with my secret old mule sausage spice mixture…

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Remnants of Tradition

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  With crisp mornings and warmer afternoons my mind sets sight on childhood memories of carefree anticipation of things like upcoming celebrations of glad tidings and such. Extra food was expected in my boyhood home where family would sample on this and that till the …

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Come & Gone

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  Growing up here on the farm many seasons have come and gone. The changing of one then another always have brought there different colors to the field side. There has always been a rich bounty I find within fall colors. Quickly they come almost with exit plans in pla…

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Fall Nights

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  Our cooler mornings have my sights set on evening fires burning in the fire place bringing that comfort warmth only it can. Decades have found us doing just that here in the old farmhouse where the charm of it all still carries the day even in memories past. I tell …

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Get`n It Done

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  This month is sure to have me fiddling with one thing then another. That`s about right as we dive into October making ruts along our fall garden patch, stacking firewood high and dry, did I mention cutting hay again before years end. I have several ode jobs to get a…

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Passing Days

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  I tell you these somewhat cooler mornings we are having sure start any day off nicely. In fact they start my mind thinking about how the year winds toward the shortening of days, warmer meals, and winter nights in front of the fire. I know we still have some hot day…

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