Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Calling all Fans of Long Ears and Fiddle Music

“Too few people understand the Missouri Mule, a beast of burden in peace and war.
They worked farms, forests and mines, yet never shed a reputation for stubbornness, even cantankerousness.
Those who knew them tell a better story: Mules are intelligent, hardworking, agile, quick to learn, dependable – and wiser than horses. “You must be smarter than a mule to work a mule,” they say.

Long-time MU agriculture journalist and photojournalist Duane Dailey spent years photographing Missouri mules and their owners. This work, created mostly in 1982-83, has never before been exhibited. What we learn from these stubborn, gentle, persistent creatures, and the men and women devoted to them, is a beautiful partnership of man and beast.”

This McDougall Center documentary features the music of our Fiddler and his friends... and they make a special appearance at the end of this less-than-10 minute clip.

Missouri Mules and Men from McDougall Center on Vimeo.




TexWisGirl said...

awesome fiddle music! :)

i think once you become a mule fan, it is for life. the old guy who lives behind our property, across the creek and in the woods, is a mule trader. well, he was for years. he's too old to do much these days - including fixing fences - and his mules tend to get out several times a year. beautiful animals, though. and my next door neighbor has 3 mini-mules, too. :)

Melinda said...

Don't know much about these animals.
There aren't many here in the city.

M : )

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

Those beasts are bee-u-tiful. But, gee, I might be prejudiced.
The fiddle music was a perfect accompaniment!

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