Well, you would think in this self isolation situation we are in, it would be boring, but so far everyone around here is keeping busy.
"The hairdresser will take you in the order you arrived. Please stay 6 feet apart."
Last week Marika came by herself to brush the donkeys. See how polite the donkeys are keeping their "virus" distance patiently waiting their turn. I'm glad she got a picture of them like this. One of the reasons they are such interesting creatures is the more you watch them the more interesting they are to watch. She and Ruth are coming out again this week to do some more grooming. As you can see the donkeys love the attention and are more than willing to wait in line.
Years ago we had a donkey here named Belle that loved to be brushed. Not only would she stand in line, but if you watched the line, she would get back in line to get brushed again. She's been in a wonderful home for years with Shiloh, I hope they get lots of brushing when Kathy gets a chance.
Yesterday was clean out the jungle day. I think everyone here had spring fever except me....!!! They were all working with shovels and rakes, chain saws and John was hauling gravel with the tractor. There's an area on the north side of the house we've kept fence, so the donkeys couldn't destroy all the trees. It's just mesquite and one lone salt cedar we dug up in the river years ago. We actually had 6 originally, but only one survived the transplant. First they took down fencing so the donkeys could get in and "help".
As you can see that was a big hit with the donkeys. The last time they were allowed in there a few weeks ago, they pulled a big piece of bark off the poor salt cedar and had to be ran out. It must be like Temptations are to cats, because once they zero in on it, they won't leave it alone.
Quilla, the white one was the culprit this time, so everybody had to leave. LOL
It was rather crowded, especially with the tractor in there hauling river rock. But they all managed to eat some of the weeds before Quilla ruined it for everyone. And John managed to not destroy the house......!!
Suzanne has some really nice outdoor wooden furniture she wanted to use. Unfortunately wooden furniture wouldn't last very long with these guys they are like big beavers when it comes to wood. So the only place to put it is behind a fence. Between the house and the trees when they leaf out, that area should be shady all the time, which will make a nice place to sit outside and contemplate life, when we have time......!!! Ha!