Farm - The Saint Report
is Mule Day in commemoration of the delivery of Spanish jacks to the
New World on October 26, 1785.
one of the goals of the Saint Report is to wipe out agricultural illiteracy,
here is the recipe for making a mule: mix one male donkey and one
female horse. Put in a warm place for 11 months.
- A member of the genus Equus with larger ears and smaller build
than the horse. Group includes donkeys and burros but the term usually
is used only for the wild versions.
- Mother of any of these animals
- Either a male or female domesticated ass
- Baby (either sex) horse or donkey
- Castrated male horse or donkey
Sterile offspring of a stallion and a jennet. Now I'll bet you are
wondering why you never see hinnies even though you can't walk ten
feet without tripping over a mule. Gail Damerow probably has the
answer in her groundbreaking essay "Why
Not Hinnies?" And if she doesn't have it, Greg Sefton and
Leah Patton have collaborated on the scholarly "Ponderings
- Means a horse, either a male or female
Jack - Uncastrated (intact) male donkey
Jennet - Female donkey (pronounced jenny)
Mammoth Jack - Exceptionally large uncastrated male donkey
Mare - Female horse
Mule - Sterile offspring of a jack and a mare
Sire - Father of any of these animals
Stallion - Uncastrated male horse
breeds of donkeys are determined by measuring them at the withers.
The withers are located where the donkey's cross and dorsal stripe
meet. (or where the top side of the neck attaches to the donkey's
back) Miniature Donkey -- an adult donkey 36" tall or less when measured
at the withers; Small Standard Donkey -- 36.01" up to 40"; Standard
Donkey -- 40.01" up to 48"; Large Standard Donkey -- Jennets: 48"
up to 54"/Jacks: 48" up to 56"; Mammoth Donkey -- Jennets: 54" and
over / Jacks: 56" and over.
job is done for today: you can now tell your ass from your elbow.
Saints o' the Day include Saint Bean, Saint Cedd, and Saint Eata.
birthday to Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947) and Bob Hoskins (1942).
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