I’M DOING THE HOLDING & THE FERRIER IS DOING THE TRIMMING
Probably our coldest night so far as the thermometer showed us a 22F setting this morning. Everything had a heavy coating of frost on it. By afternoon we were up into the mid 70's. The smart people sleep to noon:)) We generally get up about 5:30 a.m.:((
JOLEAN TRIMMING DONKEY HOOVES
Slipped down to the corral first thing & brought Poncho, Nellie, & Sarah, the Mom, Dad, & Daughter family from the main corral into a small pen with the lure of a yummy breakfast of baled hay. A little clean up here & there & we were ready for the Ferrier. Jolean arrived about 9:45 & within minutes we were into the donkey pen & the nail hoof clipping & trimming was underway. Happy to report all went well & nobody got hurt. No stepped on toes, bites, kicks, or bumps occurred. Jolean spent about 20 minutes on each donkey & they all seemed to enjoy the extra attention. As I stood amongst them holding a rope halter on each one as Jolean did the hooves I couldn't help but notice the individual donkey personalities at play. They love attention & will slowly work their way between each other to be in the front line of attention. Sometimes I would be petting one & a big head would slowly come around & gently nudge the other donkey out of the way. Sometimes they would slyly back their bums in between so that they could get the most attention. Very personable animals & ya just want to give them all a big hug & smooch:))
KELLY’S SET TO DO SOME SERIOUS PLOWING
This afternoon we headed over to the Aviation division of the New Tribes Mission for a tour of the facility & I will blog about that to-morrow. I can tell you one thing though.....it sure wasn't the dusty little aerodrome we thought it was going to be!!
THAT FLOOR DOWN THERE WAS SO CLEAN YOU COULD HAVE EATEN OFF IT
May have breathed in a little too much donkey dust this morning & am feeling a little pooky to-night so am going to keep the blog a bit on the short side......if that's possible.
IT’S OK GUYS, YOUR ALMOST DONE
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Did you know Sea captains don't like crew cuts.
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Al, you are a true donkey lover! They are usually pretty docile, gentle animals, but I know that they can react if they need to! Hope you've gotten over that pooky feeling by now!ReplyDelete
Al, you should have got a pedicure yourself while the farrier was there. If she does donkeys, she probably do you - don't ya think? That's a very clean looking hanger all right - looking forward to seeing more pics of those airplanes!ReplyDelete
There is something about donkeys - you just want to hug them!ReplyDelete