As mud season approaches, you hear the groans: Oh, no, road ruts again. Dirt tracked into the house. 

Mud as we know mires our vehicles, soils our floors, icks our shoes, double-icks our children when they go out to play.

In a few months, June 29 is International Mud Day.

We have to live with it.

Mud actually has its supporters, primarily those who use it for facials, but some who also tout its happiness factor, its health benefits and its artistic potential. 

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