700 Miles and Counting..

It is officially a new milestone in Teamdonk history.  Today’s drive marked a little over 705 miles!

Our driving route took us North and South avoiding the early morning sun in our faces.  This photo is our turn around spot, notice how the color of the wheat is quickly changing.

The first video is a four minute trip down a quarter mile hill. 

Here we go. http://youtu.be/EBIvQVvp1UM

The second video is a nice trotting session with these guys and a sudden surprise I was able to capture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp8bnxytlfk 

Finally a chance to catch our breath after turning and backing into a field entrance. We made Kristi very happy when we did this!

The team had to perform a dock before they could rest.  At the top of the hill we drove past our Rest & Relaxing point so they could back into it, which meant both had to back but Hank had to back and Haw Over at the same time.  I saw Merlin pushing him over, giving him that little extra shove he need to move over.   

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Coming home we cut thru the hay field and stopped for a breather above the pond where they could look across the Camas Prairie.  The dark green field on the other side of the pond is our Oat Hay we raise for a local cattleman.  That will make a fun driving field after that hay is cut and bailed.

Today’s Stats:  Drove 2 hours and 27 minutes 5.88 miles.  At 6:30 this morning it was 56 degrees but at 11 it was a scorching 82 degrees with a hot wind and thunder heads accumulating.  More storms are forecasted tonight.  Our maximum speed was 7.8 mph with an average  of 3.1.

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Teamdonk is all about Kristi's three driving and riding donkeys. Join us as we share our adventures. Meet the boys Luc, Galahad and Merlin. Don't forget to visit the older blogs at www.teamdonk.wordpress.com, 2010, 2011, 2012 13 & 14 add the year like this www.2015teamdonk.wordpress.com
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5 Responses to 700 Miles and Counting..

  1. Emily says:

    I love watching them go, the sound of the hooves and keeping an eye on their ears. Thanks for sharing these experiences, Kristi.

    • Teamdonk says:

      You are welcome Emily! I’m hoping today will bring you the sounds of their parade bells. I totally love this sound and am so anxious to get it on video! Thanks for watching and responding!

  2. Mel N.Y. says:

    Hay, Hank is only keeping one ear on you! 🙂

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