Everything is still up in the air, but it looks like Sunday afternoon is going to work out for rounding up the 4 donkeys. I'll "blog" more when the arrangements get a little firmer. We won't even have to take our corral panels, so John can go ahead & build an "overflow" pen for Frijolita. She doesn't know it yet, but her pen is going to be for the 3 girls. And Falena & Salena will not eat in a pen, they will eat from a bunk out by the feed room so Beau can have their pen. Quilla eats "out" too. If they don't have any dietary requirements there's no reason for them to be in a pen.
Right now they are all eating mesquite beans, & really could care less about beet pulp & old dry hay. In fact the 4 minis have more beans in their poo than other stuff like hay, etc.............so as of tomorrow they will only be going out when Burroland is closed at night. At least John won't have to try to find them & get them in their pens. All of the donkeys are reluctant to come in, even when John rings the bell because of the bean crop. Last night Old Pepper didn't come in & didn't come in. Since the being down adventure, we worry about him. John finally went to look for him, & he was perfectly happy eating beans. At least he will follow once you find him. But it's our responsibility to find him.............old buzzard........!!!!
A couple of days ago we did some hauling for a friend. She had 2 mules & 2 donkeys, along with a generous assortment of geese, ducks, chickens, & quite a herd of pot bellied pigs. Last month she lost one of her donkeys, to liver failure. The other one was very lonely, so she asked if I had a friend. Not a healthy one unfortunately, cause it would be an outstanding home. She got in touch with one of Peaceful Valley's satellite adoption centers north of Tucson & worked out a swap deal. She had been looking for a good home for one of her mules & the woman had been looking for a companion for her molly mule & had a nice little jenny that she was willing to swap. So we hauled Ljuba the mule & picked up Honey now known as Olivia to bring home for George.
PRETTY GIRL, LJUBA (NAMED FOR A BULGARIAN OPERA SINGER)
HONEY AKA OLIVIA
GOING TO MEET THE BOYS
OLIVIA & GEORGE HAVING THEIR FIRST MEAL TOGETHER
When we left everyone was eating & seemed to be doing just fine. Terry says George follows her all over, & she makes sure he does it right.......!!!! Jennies have a way of being in charge, so he better get use to it...............!!! Zeke her other mule just ignores Olivia, like he did Ljuba when he wasn't trying to make her go away. He is 36 years old & I think wants to have Terry all to himself, he either ignores or tries to intimidate anyone in with him.