My girlfriend Lynn asked Ron to tune up her beautiful mule. He's a big one. Sweet mule, but his steering is broke!  After Ron got him tired, I got on him - my first mule - AND MY LAST.

 I don't care what anyone says, Mules are not like horses.

Well, summer is finally here and Ron's in a much better mood - it was touch and go for awhile there. He's still working on the wagon and he's off in the woods now looking for willows.  We've been riding every day and enjoying the weather.  This will be The Rusty Cowboy's last summer - we are selling down and moving to New Mexico as soon as we figure out where to go - looking at the Sacramento Mountains near Ruidoso. It's just a matter of getting us, the horses and our stuff there with the least amount of effort. If anyone has any ideas about NM - let us know at stetson@3rivers.net