Feeding and harnessing the cantankerous mules wasn't exactly the highlight of her day.
A horse and rider could cover more distance in a day that the mules could pulling the heavy freight wagons.
She fed and hobbled the mules and then started a fire to cook supper.
Grabbing an armful of the hay they had packed around the supplies in each wagon, she dropped it on the sand and the mules eagerly began devouring it.
You and your mules have a lot in common, you know that?
The mules were harnessed and ready to go.
Get those mules inside the circle of wagons and be ready for trouble.
Fritz and Royce were watching the mules in a makeshift corral outside the wagons.
The Indians were stealing the mules left outside the wagons.
That left only a dozen mules and the bay.
Or, we could throw our saddles on the mules and use the rest for pack animals.
On the other hand, if you abandoned the wagons and rode the mules, you might be able to keep ahead of the Indians.
I can close my eyes and see the hustle-bustle of the village, the children playing, the pack mules and miners, the ladies decked out in long dresses and fur muffs.
The tax on property in mortmain, dues for the verification of weights and measures, the tax on royalties from mines, on horses, mules and carriages, on cycles, &c.
15o,ooo horses and mules are maintained on a peace footing and oo,ooo on a war footing.
According to an approximate calculation the number of head of Live live stock in Italy in 1890 was 16,620,000, thus divided: k horses, 720,000; asses, 1,000,000; mules, 300,000
The following is in brief the sequence of events: In 560 B.C. Peisistratus drove into the market-place, showed to an indignant assembly marks of violence on himself and his mules, and claimed to be the victim of assault at the hands of political enemies.
Farmers of the Piedmont Plateau formerly kept large numbers of horses and cattle from April to November in ranges in the Mountain Region, but with the opening of portions of that country to cultivation the business of pasturage declined, except as the cotton plantations demanded an increased supply of mules; there were 25,259 mules in 1850, 110,011 in 1890, 138,786 in 1900, and 181,000 in 1910.
In 1392 a law put an end to riding in the Merceria, on account of the crowd, and all horses and mules were obliged to carry bells to warn foot-passengers.
Indian corn, flour, cattle, horses, mules and hides are exported to the neighbouring states.
Coal was brought down from the hills on the backs of mules, and iron carried in two-ton wagons.
Mules are universally employed for animal traction, and narrow gauge lines with single-mule trams are generally used where the traffic is light.
The hardier mules are generally employed for draught, carriage, and saddle purposes in every part of the country, and their breeding is a lucrative industry in the southern states.
Next in value came wool (£226,000), horses and mules (£110,000), skins, hides and horns (£106,000), tobacco (£89,000), tin, coal, copper and lead.
This change is due to the decline of horseand cattle-rearing in the llanos, partly in consequence of political disturbances and partly of a murrain which broke out in 1843 among horses, mules and asses.
We visit the horses and mules in their stalls and hunt for eggs and feed the turkeys.