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The Old Mule

Old Mule Farms - Graves, Ga.

Thoughts from the Old Mule

Calm Appearance

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  The last hay for the year is stored away in the barn ready to feed hungry farm animals as the advancing season heads this way. With a little more summer to go fall makes a few appearances subtle I might add, but shortly the horizon will change bringing that much needed breath of freshness to the old farm. My how our seasons have changed over time, yet they still bring awareness that calm is held in the hand of its creator………..Dan

The Last Gate

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  With a calm and gentle start this day is sure to emerge into a normal day across the old farm. As I look just past the last gate south a new pasture sets against the horizon for tomorrow leading today closer with each step. Chores will get done through out today with routine second nature leading the way. The chickens will get feed, the cows will be checked on, then new with old work will take hold making time either tick slowly or fast before days end. With many blessings counted and many overlooked among the everyday challenges we face the outcome is sure to sum up what normal is on Old Mule farms……Dan

Still the Toll

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   Yes, time does stand still here on historical Old Mule Farms, although there are a few things that change. No doubt that our weather patterns have been changing for years now. For the most part we have been able to adapt along with such making our farm production flow steadily just the same. The toll might be more on the old mule himself, but hey I`ll keep on kicking as long as the old ticker can hold up to kick. That`s why I stand still a lot as I look forward towards the next chapter in an old mule's life…..Dan

Lonesome Roads

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   You know the only way I have ever known to be able to have something or get something as well as to be able to achieve anything is you have to work for it. There is no excuse for sorry laziness at any age. This old farm was not built on such nor will it ever be. The world might tolerate those with one excuse or another, but I tell you around here that will never be excepted. To have a place at the table is to take that active part building on the blessings that have rooted time with now. Remember this that sponges are meant to be squeezed and rug out, so part of our historical history on this old place has set many back down the lonesome road that once was there home……Dan

Changing Speed

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   Busy has been the normal around here for weeks now. Shuffling through summers heat woven around multiple chores brings most days along at different speeds. Also with the loss of a love one bringing change through open doors that over time will close again just as our deep rooted history emerges in rhythm telling more of its story along the banks of wolf creek. Change does balance as each new week comes, just as our old farm comes alive fresh and new each and every day……..Dan

Waters Edge

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  The old farm has been blessed with a rainy season over the last several weeks. What was dry is now awakened with new life. A flourishing foliage has emerged from somewhat of a dormant sleep, just in time to welcome summers edge. This farm has seen many weather cycles, but clearly within each is a life all of its own. Blessing come in many ways as witnessed right here on Old Mule Farms…….Dan

Watch and Learn

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  As with anything in life learning is important as well as timely if spent right. One can learn if they watch others who controls the lighted level for a precise measurement. Leasons are not just for children. For you see here on the old farm a natural classroom sets before each of us to enlighten a greater understanding of where we are at, with a clear view of where we are going……..Dan

Emerging Faith

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  May emerges just about as fast as April left us. Yet steady the old farm grows faster in foliage and garden vegetables just right to satisfy a days work with progress to show. The years have been good and with that comes recognized blessings that go acknowledged guided by a faith that all things work together bringing good in each direction…………………Dan

Oil Time

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  Time has been spent in the old blacksmith shop making repairs on farm tools and implements. With spring here along with some early planting these repairs are just in time for making the old farm sing like new. You know satisfaction comes in many ways, for me it rings flawlessly like a well-oiled machine…………….Dan

Shades of Spring

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  With sights and smells of summer on the horizon the old farm resonates the best the south has to offer. In fact what could be more normal as shades of green open the next chapter on this road we call life. Springtime has found its way to the farm once again just in time for the beginning of what comes next…………………Dan

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