Category archives for: Mules

Bishop Mule Days Packs the House

Driver with two-mule cart team.

The Bishop Mule Days Celebration stampeded into Bishop, CA, over the Memorial Day Weekend like it has for the past 43 years.  Despite the high cost of fuel and a struggling economy, the loyalists and fans came out in droves, as they do year after year. But that could be expected; Mule Days has grown […]

Courting Jester

Jester, a Haflinger mule, and owner Jennifer Wells.

My mule Jester was born on April Fools’ Day, hence his name. But he has proven to be no joke. Jester was a two-and-a-half-year-old untouchable mule that the breeder had “left behind” at birth, due to lack of time and interest. He was parked in a large pasture with other John mules and became uneasy […]

43rd Annual Bishop Mule Days


The journey to Bishop Mule Days on Memorial Day weekend was a long and strange one this year. It was long, because I drove from Los Angeles to Prescott to pick up a trailer. Had I known the drive from Prescott to Bishop would take 11 hours, I would not have spent the night drinking […]

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