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Have You Met Rosebud?

January 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Rosebud

Rosebud

Rosebud is a very special mule.  She came to us as a rescue and was severely underweight.  She has been my project for the last 4 months.  Because of her age, it has been an uphill battle to put weight on her.  Randy has told me several times that it would be impossible to actually have her gain any real weight.

I must admit that I have almost given up several times.  It seems like no matter how much I feed her, she just doesn’t put on a pound.  When my daughter gave me Progressive envision which is supposed to put weight on fast, it was my last hope but thankfully it is working.  It’s very expensive at about $1 per pound but I can tell the difference after just a few weeks.

Rosebud is about 20 years old which is pretty old for a mule.  She has worked hard for most of her life.  We can tell this because she is very familiar with a work harness and a plow.  She also rides and pulls a cart.  I plan to use her to do some light plowing and cultivating in our garden this year.   We won’t do a lot of it at one time but she will be more efficient than either the garden tractor or a hoe.

Come back in the spring of the year and I hope to have pictures of Rosebud at work.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rosie // Jan 5, 2010 at 9:28 am

    She is certainly a stylish lady, looking forward to hearing more about her!

  • 2 Cindy // Jan 5, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Rosebud is a trip! If nothing else, she makes me laugh no matter what…

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