Exhilarating!

Click on the photo to increase the size

Word of the day…COLD!  Overnight temps plunged into the 30s!  It was a heavy sweatshirt and jeans kind of mid 50s driving morning that didn’t even start until 9 am.  The cooler temperatures always give the boys an extra bust of energy.  We changed our route by going down to the road, into the hay field on the north side and then into the stubble field and across the road to the hard red wheat field.  We spooked a covey of quail, a coyote and deer in that field.  The boys are getting so much better about running deer, this team has really improved with this year’s drives.  The fun part was following the low cut stubble around the other side of the canary grass to where the field borders Day Canyon and exiting from a different direction.  Teamdonk #2 will have to go that way on Monday.

A very large and extremely fast custom spray applicator with super large booms was spraying the bluegrass field.   Just the excuse we needed for a wheat stubble field trot to get away from whatever chemicals he was releasing as he came towards us on the other side of Day Road.  Traveling uphill the boys had an exhilarating 7.2 mph trot through our wheat field!  They loved it and so did I!

The next segment of the drive is captured on this video.  Here we are going thru the cut that takes us into the Oat Hay field.  Tomorrow this field is scheduled to be plowed so today was our last trip through here.  Hope you enjoy our video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64toQwOtC2w

Today’s driving stats for Luc and Galahad, a little shorter drive of 1 hour and 36 minutes logging 3.77 miles.  We had bright blue skies and a cool breeze making it a pleasant autumn outing and wrap up our driving for this week.

Advertisements

About Teamdonk

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
This entry was posted in Driving Donkeys, Equine Driving, Mammoth Donkeys, Teamdonk #1. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s