Based in Somerset, England, Cyndy Robertshaw of Shadow Model Horses has been handmaking the most charming miniature models of horses, donkeys, and mules since 1973. Made with British materials and
I’m taking a holiday week from the Top Barn challenge, so here’s a short post about a very interesting mule I stumbled across last month (Twitter followers may have already
1. The mule of Zhang Guolao Zhang Guolao was one of the Eight Immortals – a group of legendary xian in Chinese mythology (xian means an enlightened person, someone who is
One of my favourite past-times involves combining my love of mules and history, and going in search of the role played by the humble longear in centuries gone by. For
Back in 2016, I came across a poem called “Absence, or a record of the creation of a fabulous animal” by Gisela Kraft. Towards the end are two lines which
In Ostia, an ancient harbour city situated around 20 miles South West of Rome, there are the remains of a 1st century bath-house known as the Baths of the Cisiarii.
Some time ago, back when I still used Tumblr, I stumbled across an otherwise mule-free poem that contained a line about “Duldul, Ali’s white mule”. Naturally this piqued my interest