It may be driving season but in shorts and a short sleeve top it is mighty cool in the mornings, especially after another night’s low dipping into the 30’s. The skies were filled with high wispy clouds and the light sporadic breezes remained icy. It feels like another storm front is moving in, probably with more rain.
One week from today is Merlin and Hank’s first parade. So next week I’ll reintroduce the hames bells and they’ll have their first hitch to the Buckboard.
Not so lucky this morning, we drove and drove before finally spotting the cows. Up jumped a big black calf standing in the barrow pit on the wrong side of the fence. “Scuse us Blackie but we are going back the direction we just came from.” Hank flipped a U-ie with Merlin supporting him and our entire driving plan changed in a heartbeat.
We had a slow 5.0 mph trot that is starting to gain some distance, thanks to changing the seat on the Pacific Show Cart the balance is back. We changed every one of our normal catch-your-breath stops with different locations. With donkeys you have to change it up as much as possible. I am seeing the boy’s fitness levels starting to improve as they have just completed their seventh drive of the year.
Here are more of those beautiful Camas Prairie photos everyone seems to be enjoying. This is a Canola field still in bloom, but beginning to fade, that is framed nicely with Cottonwood Butte in the background.
Merlin pausing for a moment between bites
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