The large square oat hay bales have been removed from what is now our driving field. This morning Luc and Galahad toured the entire perimeter giving us a good two mile drive a terrific start to our day. We checked their pasture fence line. It’s in pretty good condition, in other words there have been no donkey escapees.
We drove back to where we could look into Donkey Park. The boys have keep the trees trimmed and the grass mowed so well it has a park like setting back there. It must be pride of ownership, good job boys, it looks great!
We had never driven this close to the pond before, our drive this morning took us directly along the earthen sides and all we could see were the pond walls and tall grass. This would be a great place to be surprised by wildlife, but it was pretty quiet back there today even the ducks just swam to the other side totally unconcerned.
Once we topped the hill we could see into the far off distances, miles and miles of wheat and canola fields. We watched a convoy of combines, quad track tractors and support vehicles for several miles before they passed directory in front of us. By the time they reached us we were perched on a hilltop with a great view point and out of their dust.
The rest of the drive was spent in our hayfield until suddenly Luc decided he wanted to go into the wheat stubble field and off he went! I was a little surprised and just let him go to see what he was up to. Galahad thought it was going to be a run away so I had to finally slow Luc down. Luc was off to the races and I’m not sure what he had in mind but he definitely wanted to go into that field and away from the farm. It was fun, thanks Luc!
In other news we had an unforeseen combine breakdown that threw our harvest off schedule. Looks like the county fair parade for Merlin and Hank is out for this year. We’ll just have to make up for it with more field driving!
We received our Donkey Mischka Press 2013 Calendar with the Teamdonk three abreast on the cover! Order yours today at www.mischka.com. Three of the boys made the month of August, 2013 it is going to be a banner year for the calendar boys! Thanks Joe and the crew, the calendar is very well done, so nice to have all sizes of donkeys portrayed in such a positive manner… pretty much eye candy to us!
Speaking of photos today Teamdonk Three Abreast in Black and White was entered in our local county fair in the open division. The photo was blown up and mounted on black acrylic, we think it is stunning! There should be lots of great competition in that division for them! I’ll update this blog to let you know how they did.
The plan is for Luc and Galahad to go out again on Friday morning so until then Luc sez to stay in the shade and drink plenty of water and suck up to whoever has treats in their pocket.