I have to say the Teamdonk boys truly lived up to this year’s theme of Four Mammoth Driving Donkeys. Luc and Galahad drove as Teamdonk #1 with Merlin and Hank as Teamdonk #2.
We had a mega load of fun starting off with a little spring time runaway, nothing like that to get the juices flowing! After harvest we discovered some new driving fields that were delightful. Merlin and Hank’s first parade experience brought home the blue and some fun videos. Galahad was the winner of the 2012 Most Improved Award, especially the day he and Luc met a D-5 Crawler on a narrow gravel road where there was no escape and he was able to hold it together long enough to get us safely past the creature and calmly head towards home! Galahad has matured into a wonderful driving donkey.
It was a year of stress free fun and our first experience with filming and posting videos. Many of our box seat driving photos were part of this year’s write-ups! I even had the opportunity to relive the days of single driving which has inspired a pole to be installed on the Pacific Gig this winter so we can make it a part of next season’s adventures.
We came up a little short on what I was hoping for as far as totals, due to the late summer wildfires and heavy smoke that blanketed our world for well over a month, but in reality our driving distances and times are pretty impressive. As of July 10th, 2006 all the Teamdonk donkeys combined have driven nearly 842 miles in 474 hours. Luc has been driving the longest and probably is one of the largest contributors.
Today, November 5, 2012 the boys are on Sugar Maple Leaf Clean-Up Duty. As always click on the photo to enlarge it.
They have just gone through a five-day double dose wormer; their fence-line has been walked and is being repaired. The pasture has been cleaned up, it won’t be long now before the winter water tank with a heater will be moved into place as we await the first of many layers of snow and bone chilling temperatures.
Thank you to all our loyal followers, I believe the numbers of those who visited the blogs grew immensely this year! Next year’s blog has been launched! You will find it at, www.2013teamdonk.wordpress.com The new theme will be Teamdonk Yarns & Other Stuff. The boys and I plan to see you there for another terrific driving year!