We're all staying busy, Lynn's been cutting firewood for a neighbor, today he and John are at her place, splitting said wood. Don't know how long they will be gone, once Lynn gets started on a project he stays with it. He cut that huge tree down in a day, John had been looking at it for years and saying he needed to start cutting on it. He would have cut off a big limb and been satisfied till we needed more wood. Lynn saw the tree, and once John said it needed to be cut down, the poor tree didn't have a chance......LOL
The donkeys are enjoying having them back, Linda usually brushes on them every morning before they go out of their pens. And of course there is always the required animal crackers. I think everyone is being a little stingy with the crackers. Dr. Jeremy was rather judgmental of our animal cracker regime, which consists of you see a donkey mouth and it gets a cookie, so everyone is trying to cut back. I think Penny is still getting what she thinks is her fair share, especially at night when they go out of their pens at bedtime. She is persistent and will run up behind John, stick her head under his arm and start pushing his arm up and keeps at it, until he gives her a cookie. Once the cookie is eaten, she will do it again.
Bryan sent a picture of Casper having breakfast. Bryan still hasn't worked with him, but I'm sure Casper is enjoying having friends on both sides of him, unfortunately the pen looks "Casper" proof for escape..!! LOL
Linda took this picture a couple of days ago. This is the most important building on the property...........THE FEED ROOM.!! They all know this is where good things come from. Doug was standing by the door and they were trying to get him to give them treats.
This is Miss Pennypacker and her friend Coquette. Someone must be in the feed room and Penny is trying to get the point across that she would like a cookie. For a donkey that probably never had many treats in her life, she's has certainly learned the art of begging and is making up for lost time.
Yesterday we went on an adventure. Lynn and Linda went with us to the Pecan Festival in Sahuarita. They have it every year and advertise as the largest pecan coop in the world.
This was the band area, they had food trucks and tractor pulls, wagon rides thru the orchards, and of course lots and lots of assorted pecan items to sell. I think they had 4 gigantic jumping castles for the kids. The news this morning said there was over 20,000 people there and I believe it. It really was nicely organized, but they needed more people to take money, it seemed there were lines everywhere. John stood in line to buy some pecans for me, he's such a nice guy..............sometimes.....!! LOL He said they only had 5 registers going and the line looked like a snake, curling back and forth 2 or 3 times. They charged $5 to park your car, in an area probably 40 acres, and it was pretty full.
|They had a little petting zoo, with 2 cute little mini donkeys.|
|It was in the high 80's yesterday, I hope this squirrel survived without having a heat stroke. Lynn, Linda and John had just got a hug and the squirrel was headed for me..........!!|
Years ago John and I went, and it wasn't nearly that big. We parked in the parking lot, no charge, went in and could look at all the pecan items, but over the years I guess it's become a happening. I can't imagine how many people it took to get it set up. That's just one tent in the picture above, there were probably 3 or 4 more, huge tents too.
Yesterday was Veteran's Day and a lot of the businesses give discounts, so we took the stock trailer (made parking fun, but at least they didn't charge us extra for taking up 2 spaces at the pecan festival.........LOL) and after the Pecan Festival we went to Home Depot to get Leo's shelter material. The stock trailer is great for hauling boards and plywood, you don't have to tie it down and unless you need to use the trailer, it's a great place to store it. Lynn and Linda are leaving for California to sell Christmas trees around the 20th of November. They will be taking all 4 dogs and Doug is going with them and will be working on the tree lot as security. I don't know if the shelter will be up before they leave. This time of year the weather is usually pretty good, doesn't usually rain until after Christmas, so shelter isn't really necessary........hopefully.
So I guess John and I will be on our own until after Christmas, for the 1st time in about 4 years. We also might be losing our poo picker, heard this morning he might be going back to Ohio. If that happens we will be busy busy until the gang gets back.