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A Donkey Diary · 8M ago

Fall again and thoughts about donkey "clothing!"

Fall descended upon us so quickly this year!  I love Fall but the rains have begun with intensity already ... and that part, I don't love!  The ground is already soggy and will stay that way...
A Donkey Diary · 10M ago

Outings ....

Finally, after not moving the trailer for a year,  I hitched it up and took both Rose and Heather for a ride to the beach!  Phew!  Big deal for all of us!  They did so well but the roads are...
A Donkey Diary · 11M ago

Bomb Proof?

My donkey Rose, now 19 years old, was said to be bomb proof when I got her three and a half years ago. Meaning that she has a calm temperment and doesn't spook at unfamiliar things.  Of cour...
A Donkey Diary · 1Y ago

Rose's Birthday!

Today Rose is 19 years old - the sweetest, kindest soul you'll ever meet!   and she got new boots for her front feet!   and got the whole small paddock in front of the feed roo...
A Donkey Diary · 1Y ago

Pack Saddle!

Here is Siog with my lovely young neighbour, Forrest - first time with a pack saddle! She was puzzled when we fitted it on her but fine to walk around the paddocks. This is a saw buck pack...
A Donkey Diary · 1Y ago

Pack-String Lesson #1

For a long time, I have mused about training my donkeys to work in a pack string ... one donkey tied and following behind the other.  When I have tried this with two donkeys, the donkey in t...
A Donkey Diary · 1Y ago

Some games with Siog!

A Donkey Diary · 1Y ago

Video taping your work

It's a quiet Christmas morning ... crisp and chilly outside and the ground has hardened somewhat underfoot - good news from the spongy, soft footing that the many days of rain created.  The ...
A Donkey Diary · 1Y ago

Dark, short rainy days

I am in the barn at 6:30 AM (give or take 10 minutes!) and it's dark.  The donkeys are always so glad to see me and it's mutual!  Rolling out of bed in the dark, bundling up and heading out ...
A Donkey Diary · 1Y ago

Donkey Welfare Symposium Notes , Part 3

I still need to tell you about some of the lectures!  After a full day of outdoor demos on Friday, we spent Saturday inside, listening to lectures.  This year the organizers offered a Veteri...