Several of the Middle TN Mule Skinners attended and enjoyed the festivities surrounding 2015 Horse Progress Days in Odon Indiana. The weather was a little testy at the beginning but did not hamper the Amish Community in kicking off the event on Friday Morning. Jeff Odle of MTMS served as a 'People Mover" along with his Partners in Crime James Robbins and Carl Bilbrey for the weekend. Grady & Carol George Jr enjoyed having a 'taxi' at their beckon call all day Friday by having the mule team of "Pat and Kate" on speed dial when ready to move from one event to another. One was liable to see the troublesome team of Preston & Simpson floating around anywhere throughout the weekend enjoying every event. We (Jeff & Cindy) became friends with a couple of the families who provided stables for our mules while visiting and especially enjoyed their advice on local cuisine. This is a must adventure for all at some point. Enjoy the photo gallery.
MTMS are always on the go, with mule power, of course. This particular section is to share the goings-ons with others. During 2014, MTMS shared the rural mule heritage with approximately 75,000 people in their activities, to our best count of course. This page also serves as a "Thank You" section for those who allow us to "share" these fabulous animals over a years time. This is a page that one will find updated often with small articles and pieces of information as they take place throughout the year.
Founding Father, William Bervard "Bill" Smith passes away. Link to Full Obituary Below.
Mule Industry plans to say good-bye to Buddy Black .... Ms. Anna Belle Black announced the passing of Buddy Black late Sunday night 4/2/17. Smith Funeral Home, Woodbury TN, will be in charge of arrangements. Visitation is Thursday April 6, 2017 5PM to 8PM at Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd, Woodbury TN. Visitation will continue Friday April 7th 9AM to 11AM at the Woodbury United Methodist Church, 500 West High St, Woodbury TN. Service will begin at 11AM at the United Methodist Church. SEVERAL HAVE INQUIRED ABOUT MAKING DONATIONS TO THE MTMS IN HONOR OF BUDDY. ALL DONATIONS SEND TO MTMS, ANDY DUGGIN, 121 AUBURNTOWN RD, WOODBURY TN 37190
May 2015 Spring Wagon Ride
Fall 2015 MTMS Wagon RIde