Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Well yesterday was my Tuesday Farm Day, what a beautiful day to go for a drive through the country side and what a beautfiful day it was to spend outside, sure got some sun too and some wind burn, but that's ok. Lots of things going on at the Farm today, the Mules have been all over the place between different paddoncks, so really didn't get to see them today except when I got there. I met Sandra at the yard entrance, Sandra is the owner and operator of the Sanctuary, very lovely older lady, and we walked down to the barn together. The donkeys were mostly out in the paddocks and bottom of the barnyard, since there were diggers on the top part digging a drainage trench and also laying telephone cables. So the donks were a little bit confused but thanks to Worther, the sheep foreman of the crew everything went according to plan, I had to just smile when I saw her beside the kneeling construction workers looking into the ditch with them, and then looking at them like she was saying boys you did a good job. I was there all by myself today, and since Monday are no volunteers there at all, there is a lot of stuff to do, and I pretty much worked the whole time I was there, cleaned the whole barnyard, the barn and the garden paddock and only groomed little Poppy, now my back hurts, because she is a mini and darn they are low to the ground when you do their feet lol. There were a few new ones on the special needs side due to more skin infections, so I finally got to meet Amigo and Trooper. Spice looks still very sore. Gordon, Ed and Dusty have been moved to the Halfway Haven, since it has stalls with special bedding for Donkeys with feet problems, I kind of miss Gordon. I spend a little bit of time with Cocoa at the fence and with Buffy and Augusta in the barnyard. Juno was happy grassing in the office paddock today minding her own business. And little Odin, well he is not little anymore, but he seemed to get on everybody's last nerve today, and was constantly pushed aside by the other donks. Poor little guy.