The donkeys are staying in at night. Every morning we do Poo101 when cleaning the pens and so far there aren't very many beans showing up. I guess we did a better job of raking and picking up than we thought.
Awhile back a couple of the range bulls got in a fight and wadded up one of the corner fences that is between Burroland and the 10 acres where the pens are and where they get to roam on in the afternoon. As soon as that gets fixed I think we can let them out over there. The range cattle have cleaned it pretty good. Don't know if we'll ever get them back or not once they are going over there. The first 2 or 3 days they were out on the 10 acres it was like herding cats when it was time to go back to their pens. In that situation you have to pick one and follow that one until they figure out you aren't going to give up. Sometimes there will be 2 or 3 together and as you "worry" them some might turn a different direction, but you stay with your original victim. Of course the ones that turned away think they escaped, so by the next day they are feeling invincible. LOL
Yesterday we took 6 of the donkeys out to Cochise RV Resort for show and tell. People really like to see the donkeys and the donkeys have learned to play to the people for attention. Some of them have tricks like sticking their tongues out to the side of their mouth, hoping the people will give them a treat.
For years Jasper has been a stay at home kind of guy. He was overweight when he came to us and had very sore feet. His feet are still sore off and on, but we have found out he really likes going on outings and interacting with the people. He is the big grey donkey staring at the women taking pictures. I observed him all day, he watches the people and as soon as they walk up, he presents himself for pets and treats. This was his 2nd outing and he will probably go on any outings like this in the future. Most of the donkeys like to go, but I've never seen any of them get as involved as he was.
It's suppose to start getting cooler, hopefully we'll be able to take Macho Man up to Gilbert to have the scar tissue taken off his sheath soon. We had been getting a little blasie' about putting fly masks on everyone and I am now doctoring Boaz, Cisco and Macho Man for habronema under their eyes. The flies are getting up before we do and have time to drop the habronema eggs in their eyes before we go out and put fly masks on. These nasty little larvae cause so much damage to the skin and tissue and cause itching which causes the donkeys to scratch and cause more damage. Hopefully the weather will get cool as forecasted and stay that way. Usually by this time of year we're done with fly masks.