Morning all. We are down to SIX days until we close on Water Oaks Farm. So much has been going on… but this morning started with tiny pieces of bacon… silver dollar pancakes… and, well regular sized coffee cups, but if I had tea cups, they would be used! Lunch: Our friends Karen and Ken (AKA Uncle Ken) are coming out for sliders… and then…. FIELD TRIP TO SEE OUR BEAUTIFUL/ HANDSOME DONKEYS!!! Get it… everything is miniature today! Because we are going to see the miniature donkeys… Oh, never mind!
Yes, we are taking Karen and Uncle Ken out to visit the donkeys. We had Ken in tow when we went out to put our deposit down on Rucio and Mary Louise and we were fortunate enough to witness Contessa give birth to Estelle, so since then I have jokingly been calling him Uncle Ken. It is gonna be a great day!
First – let’s back up!
Last time we visited, Estelle was about a month old, fluffy, sassy, full of herself and testing her mother. She was so soft and sweet. Her mother was keeping close tabs on her since she was still in a herd of about 15 donkeys, but like any growing girl, she thoroughly enjoyed testing the limits of what she could get away with. She would just prance around and was a sassy as could be!
Mary Louise was so sweet and so loving. The trip before that she had just been weaned and was just plain bent out of sorts. For six months you get delicious milk, then you are cut off and all you get is grass from that point on. Cannot say that I blame her a bit. But last time she had been on ‘the green stuff’ for about a month and was so happy. She would let me ‘lead’ her with just my hand and wanted to snuggle.(Imagine me blubbering…) “I LOVE HER SO MUCH!!!!….”
And then there was Rucio. What a damn awesome donkey! From the minute that we went out to the pasture, Rucio and Eric bonded. Eric did not pick Rucio, Rucio picked Eric and I have no doubt they will be inseparable at Water Oaks Farm. I could spend hours blogging about my boy and his donkey, but that is for him to do, but rest assured there are few things cuter than seeing Eric sitting in a field, with his donkey’s head resting on is shoulder.
This is all just catch-up, I will likely let you know how the visit went and post some pictures later today or tomorrow.
Until then… Cheers!