sept 30 2023
What a delightful mail call we had last night—with the Colorado bunch.. they arrived with a 40+foot stock trailer with 23 donkeys happily in it... with hay and water it is really a barn- and they chewed their way across Indiana, ohio and new York without missing a mouthful.. we turned them into the donkey “café” area- and they quickly located the patches of sand I had made there long ago for rolling purposes....all 23 then ran the fences just to be sure there were no holes to investigate- and came back to argue with our white goats over the hay piles...the people involved are delightful and made our mail call a breath of fresh air... with their stories of pack burro racing--- which is hardly a race but “an accomplishment”. Their donkeys are a mixture of sizes as small as the ones I drove... like 32 inches tall—all the way up to a few mamouth size. 14 hands ( or 14 x 4 = 56 inches tall...). for pleasant traveling. they carry , on the side of the trailer ( as I used to too). Flat fencing which can be attatched in a circle to the end of the trailer – which lets them out to move and roll during their overnight stops. He pointed out how much hay... and water,,, they had gone thru on the trip... well lets put it the other way,----, the hay and water that had gone thru them ---that needed to be shifted by wheelbarrow to our manure pile....
After a jaunt to the friend of janine’s that is putting them up for the few day s—they appeared back here 5 pm. to feed and check on the animals—and have some fun at mail call...then supper made extra special by the birthday cake and pies which arrived in the mail..
\we are opff to a good start--- and are due to accumulate on Winthrop street shortly after 7
My panic of the day is that the hitch on the trailer I am assigned to is the one we had trouble with a few days ago—bob... brilliant guy ... from country motors said it would be fine after he soaked it in slippery goo... I sure hope so –my assignment is to transport 8 goats to the start--- a fallacy in itself because I know we have 4 with horns and 5 white ones.------- 4+5 was never. 8 in my school. But who’s counting.?
I will carry my phone with me –with hopes someone will figure out how to post the activities live...or something..
Let us pray-----
And thank you all for the Bail money we may need as we run the whole episode down memorial drive in boston/Cambridge tomorrow at 11am.....