Well I guess we should expect "cooler" weather since it is October, but I don't have to like it. The days are almost perfect, but as soon as the sun goes down, it gets chilly in a hurry. I'll be racing tonight and am seriously thinking of wearing long jons. I would rather sweat than shiver.....!!!
Got a call from Mocha and Tucker's Mom yesterday. They did live in Las Cruces, New Mexico, but have moved to Lordsburg, N.M. which is just about 60 miles from here. January has never been here, said she plans on coming over to see our donkeys soon. Of course we will go over as soon as we get a chance to see how much Tucker has grown. She said they are spoiled rotten, which isn't a big surprise. Tucker is 2 years old and still smaller than Mocha. I don't know how much more he will grow, since he was premature he might always be small. His daddy Beau, wasn't very big either. They have the run of 62 acres of pecan orchards with great Pyrenees dogs as playmates and January to anticipate their every want or need...!!!! LIFE IS GOOD.......!!!! LOL
We talked about not participating in the Open House this year, but have about decided to go ahead. There's a lot of people that come back year after year and we hate to disappoint them. We will need volunteers to help, Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th, if anyone in the area would like to come out for a few hours to show people around. If interested, let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org This year if I can get the feed room cleaned up we're going to leave the dutch door open, so people can see the donkey's favorite room. They all know where the "chow" comes from, if I have the door open, there are always heads inside watching me. Max the big red horse was big enough he could take the lids off some of the cans, which added a sense of adventure to the whole operation.
Penny did real good yesterday with her feet, I picked all 4 up and held them till I decided to put them down, while scraping with a hoof pick. She was just fine. I have been using a clicker and she really knows what that means, which helps I'm sure. Tomorrow John is going to see if she is willing to let him pick up feet. If that goes well , then we'll see if Lysa can pick them up Monday when she's here to clean pens. Then the next barrier will be when Courtney comes to trim. Will Penny let her pick up feet? Guess we'll find out.....!!!