Last night we had our first fire of the season. We have no central heating in our house, only a wood stove. Arizona has nice enough weather, to get away with "alternative" heating. But the cold nights certainly cut down on the fly population. This morning we decided to leave the fly masks off, which means the donkeys could have access to the 20 acres of Burroland during the day for the first time in months. When they got thru eating, they didn't realize the gate was open, & followed their usual routine.........go up to the hay barn & see if there were any scraps of hay they could pick up. I put a halter on Lucy & used her as a Judas goat. Sure enough, they followed us across the wash to the open gate. Once they all figured out the gate was open, it was almost like a stampede. Really really, silly because they had been over there all night, until John called them in this morning for breakfast.