On Christmas day we welcomed the fourth member of our herd to WOF. About 10AM Decemer 25th Ken & Marty rolled up in the Elevenses’ Astro van and delivered young Gale Storm to us. It was a surprise for Lisa who I assured that the new donkey would be delivered the next week. (We got her Marty).
Elevenses Gale Storm (aka Stormy, we have to work the Canes in whenever possible) is a stirking 10 month old jennet and our first spotted miniature donkey. She’s mostly white with gray and brown spots all over. Quite striking and and we thought she would be a great way to round out our little heard. So now we’ll have very nice examples of gray dun, chocolate and spotted jennets so in a couple of years when the breeding can start we stand a really good chance of producing varied and beautiful miniature donkeys that we can (hopefully) sell for good prices and have this operation pay for itself. So if you are thinking about miniature donkeys, call us in 2 1/2 to 3 years.
You may have noticed I said fourth member up there. We have purchased but have not receive the third member, Estelle, as she won’t be weened until March at which point she’ll come to us.