Well, Saturday (10-9-10) Karen and Uncle Ken came for lunch (miniature burgers) and to visit the donkeys. It was a beautiful drive up… the leaves are just beginning to change. Our little herd is starting to recognize us more and more and when we approach the gate they are the first to come running up and greet us. :-)
My how baby Estelle has grown. She is a deep reddish brown and is rockin’ and tremendously fun afro. We are assuming that her natural locks will grow over time, but right now she is a big lovey-dovey fluff ball. She is definitely getting bigger but still a bit unsure on the legs so she keeps a nice wide stance (see photos) which is adorable! she has zebra striped legs and ears which are becoming more pronounced the older she gets. She was born on september 4 so she is just a hair over 2 months old, now.
As for Rucio, what can you say other than the is just the coolest. He has donkey hugs for everyone and is so sweet. There are not enough words to describe just how cool he is. Ya’ll will just have to meet him. Marty (one of the owners of the farm) said that we should order saddle packs for Rucio so that he can carry all of eric’s stuff when the two of them go fishing. How awesome is that!?! Our boy is getting ready to turn 1 on October 14, so Happy Birthday, buddy.
And then there is Mary Louise. Saturday was a very bitter sweet day for me. As some of you know I named the two girls after my grandmothers. Saturday, sadly, I lost my grandmother Mary Louise at the ripe old age of 99. My Mary Louise is just like my grandmother though, sweet to the ends of the earth, gentle, loving, and a bit of a social butterfly. (Hmmm… I wonder if she can cook like my grandmother? Cannot be any worse than my attempts!)
A very special herd mate is named Gale Storm and she is a spotted donkey. She has gray and white splotches everywhere. She has been sweet from the beginning and just keeps getting sweeter. She is a valuable donkey in that she is SO spotted but DANG, is she cute! You just never know… we may have another donkey joining the heard if she does not sell anytime in the near future.
You can see their full descriptions on the Elevenses website.