Before modern day equipment, Mule drawn implements cleared and prepared fields for farming. These youth use restored implements to farm land as they have done many years ago.
The Aparejo was used by the Army in 1871, it was used to carry wounded soldiers from the battlefield to a field triage, to receive first aide, then the soldiers were loaded into wagons and transported to hospitals.
Since 1995 One Spade Youth Packers have participated in a yearly event called Mule Days in Bishop CA.
Youth have the opportunity pack into the High Country in the Sierra Mountains. They take a string a string of mules with all their supplies and spend a few weeks repairing fences, clearing trails, learning respect our Public Lands.
Working with Kern County Hot Shot Crew, these youth had the opportunity use chainsaws, safely and properly.
We are looking forward to working with more youth and preserving our cherished history.