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2012 Danny Crawford's Ride

 

Over the weekend of July 21st and 22nd, Danny Crawford held his annual mid-Summer campout and wagon ride at his farm in Fleming County near Hillsboro, Kentucky.  Several of the members of the Community Draft Horse and Mule Association had met at Columbiana Farm earlier in the week to join Homer Rader for a three day wagon train ride from Paris Kentucky over to this event.  As is the case every year, on both Saturday and on Sunday a lot of wagons and buggies showed up to ride.  There were also a lot of family groups with numerous children and a few oldsters, all of whom really seemed to enjoy themselves.  We even had a couple on their honeymoon join the ride. (Danny's grandson and his new wife had just been wed on Friday evening!) There had been showers in the area leading up to the weekend and some folks needed a tractor to assist them in getting into the farm, but by Saturday morning things were starting to dry up despite some overcast skies.  Not the best weather for taking photos, but the clouds sure kept it from getting too hot.  Upon our return on Saturday afternoon, Danny and his friend Shelton Morris had arranged a great meal with fresh fried fish, hamburgers, and a lot of other dishes provided by all of the attendees.  On Sunday, the group rode into the town of Owingsville, Kentucky and had lunch at a local dairy bar followed by a nice ride through the countryside.  The highlight of Sunday's ride was an old swinging bridge which crossed the Licking River. Several of the participants were able to work up the courage to walk across and back and a couple of folks even made the trip multiple times.  Overall, it was a great weekend.  Because there were a lot of wagons and a lot of children and a lot of people having fun, there are also a lot of photos.  I hope you find some you enjoy!

This 89 year old lady was determined to sit on the back of this mule. 

Click the links below to see photos from this event!

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Saturday Ride 1 of 2

Saturday Ride 1 of 2

Saturday Ride 2 of 2

Saturday Ride 2 of 2

Saturday Evening

Saturday Evening

Sunday Ride 1 of 2

Sunday Ride 1 of 2

Sunday Ride 2 of 2

Sunday Ride 2 of 2

 

 

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