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Sycamore Springs: City girls learn muleskinning

Young women from Florida now apprentice mule handlers. Post graduate lesson included instructions on dippin'
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By Cynthia Meyer

Center, Metcalfe Co., KY - Leaving the big city lights of Orlando, FL, Chelsea and Kayla Quindardo migrated to the Bluegrass State for a little rest and relaxation while visiting their grandfather, Ronald Bain, and Uncle Eli.

It is apparent that Uncle Eli felt the girls should learn some old fashion values, so it was off to work on the Virgil Nelson Farm, in Center, KY, where the girls learned to be apprentice muleskinners.

"These city girls catch on fast, however they have not got the hang of dippin' yet" their Uncle Eli said.

So as a going away present he presented both girls with their very own can of snuff. Something tells me the snuff never made it to Florida.

This story was posted on 2010-08-22 05:20:44
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Florida girls learn muleskinning at Center College

2010-08-22 - Photo by Eli Bain, Center, KY. Center, Metcalfe Co., KY
Center College of Muleskinning, Metcalfe Co., KY:Chelsea, left and Kayla Quindardo are learning Basic Farm Life 101 by getting ready to take a wagon ride around the Virgil Nelson Farm in Center, KY with their Uncle Eli Bain. Chelsea is holding the reins of Dolly Mule, and Kayla holding the reins of Dizzy, a Halflinger mare.

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