Yesterday we made the hour and a half drive up to Livermore where our little miniature donkeys were born and growing. So cute! Ella was born in May and is the darker one. She was imprinted for about a week so she is very shy and for the time being, stand-offish. Emma on the other hand, they were quicker to imprint and she loves to get her attention and follow me around.
It was raining the entire time we were up there and was chilly out, especially being August! It didn’t keep me away from them though. I’m sure once we get them both home (some time in October), and they both get the outpouring of affection I give to all my animals, Ella (the darker one) will be a little cuddler too.
Saturday on the other hand had much better weather. That allowed for the trench that used to have open water from the sump pumps, be piped and covered. Now the water flows from the house into the pipes underground and out into the ditch on the far side of our pasture. No more open trench! Not only did it look terrible, but it kept a lot of mosquitos around and split our pasture in two. My two sons, Matt and Chris, came over and helped by running the mini excavator and the tractor. It was nice for them to do a lot of the manual labor. Ed and I helped, but they did most of it for us.
Once the grass grows over it, the pasture will be one big pasture again. That will make mowing a lot nicer!