Saturday, December 27, 2014

THEY'RE BACK........!!!

I'm surprised they are working on Saturday, but they got here before 7am this morning.  Unfortunately they are use to working in Tucson not in 17 degree morning temperatures, so John and I went on a mission to find gloves for the ones that didn't have any.  The sun's out now and it's warming up, but isn't going to get to 60 today.  John set up a burn barrel, so they can at least warm up a little bit.

This is what the courtyard looked like yesterday when they left.  Last night they left the flagstone in the driveway where they laid it out to seal it.  John explained the donkeys would be out over night, it was the least we could do, since they had been in all day yesterday.  At least we had a real nice couple from San Diego come out for a visit, so they got to do their "entertain the people" routines in exchange for timothy pellets.

Cesar said he didn't think it would be a problem and doubted that they would break the flagstone even if they did walk on it.  

They did............John said Ruger, Wister and Ruthie were walking on the slabs before he came in from letting them out of the pens at bedtime.  Total breakage, 5 least they didn't shatter them, just broke them in smaller pieces..........!!!  John caught Lynn walking on them this morning when he went out.  

They are busy laying flagstone this morning.  Another guy is working on the wood trim, sanding and sealing.  Some of it was really in bad shape.

They came this morning just as John was rounding donkeys up to go in their pens.  Some of the donkeys decided they'd rather stay out and not take a chance on having to stay in their pens today.  John had to actually halter and drag 3 or 4 of them. 

I doubt if the workers will be back tomorrow, which is Sunday, so hopefully the "fur" kids will get a chance to run around, more like normal.  

Doug and his son Conor are coming out this morning to metal detect our driveway.  The driveway actually use to be part of the old Butterfield freight trail.  I don't know if it was from San Manuel or somewhere else north.  We've found oxen shoe,  and part of a bit, so hopefully they'll find some goodies.  

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