The best way to kick off the 2012 year is with huge hopes and ASSpirations, so at Teamdonk that is exactly what we are doing. The donkey boys are enjoying this warmer and dryer than normal Pacific Northwest winter. Yesterday all but one had their midwinter mane trims. I ventured into the pasture with grooming scissors in one hand and a dog rake in the other. Hank was first and willing for some one on one attention. The others followed suit except, yep you guessed it….. Mr. Luc, who strolled over to the wettest, the muddiest, the yuckiest roll spot and did his best to come out wearing as much as he could. The muck was hanging off him in globes when he came to see if the others were scoring treats that he needed to get in on. Did my best but the rake and scissors were no match for Luc’s tenacity!
Farm Updates; we’ve had some fierce wind storms and this is how the roof on our old hay barn now looks.
Here’s the tin, still in one piece and ready to be put back up with a little tweaking here and there.
Jim and I have been spending every opportunity to cut, split and stack wood since September. With a dozen logs left to process here is how the shed now looks. The new indoor wood furnace which hooks to the ductwork is keeping us toasty! We’ve learned that two pieces of wood keeps me just right all day and three is perfect at night. That means we are using one third or less firewood than the wood stove and we are warm throughout the entire house instead of only in the basement. I’ve also decided to part with my two year old Princess style Blaze King Catalyst Stove, anyone interested?
The last photo shows Teamdonk’s harness in winter mode suspended from the basement ceiling. There are five leather work harnesses and all the accessories cleaned, conditioned, redyed black, with the stainless steel polished and buffed. Here are three harnesses hanging up and out of our way.
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