We usually have to leave fly masks on until in November sometime, and it looks like this year will be no exception. At least it is cooling down. Last night when we came in from the races it was jacket weather, really chilly. Didn't realize how chilly, until I hopped into bed..........YIKES........those percale sheets were really cold. So this morning I stripped the bed, put on the mattress heater and covered it with flannel sheets. I hate a cold bed, you jump in, curl in a little ball and warm up pretty quick...........at least where your little ball body is. Unfortunately if you want to turn over or stretch it's cold, cold, cold, all over again. We usually turn the heater on before bedtime. When it's time to go to bed, I turn the heater off, jump into bed, and I don't think there is anything else that is quite as "yummy" as jumping into an overheated bed, from a chilly room. I don't like to sleep warm, so I never sleep with the heater on. John on the other hand, just wants the chill off and then doesn't mind sleeping with the heater on low. Good thing we have our own controls.........LOL
The donkeys have been fairly cooperative lately, must have something to do with the absence of weeds and mesquite beans. They are still on short rations and really aren't acting all that hungry, although some of them make sure to check out all the pens to see if anyone left any scraps. Once it starts getting down in the 30's at night, we'll up their hay to help them keep warm. It will be hard to take weight off the "fatties", like Rosie, and Coquette during the winter, but I think we can keep them from putting anymore weight on, hopefully.