I realized I had neglected to hand out kudos to those deserving in the "donkey project". Rick, aka husband and retired carpenter, built the small barn/shed for the donkeys, single-handedly in a weekend I might add. Not only does it give the donks shelter (which they use in the snow, rain and wind), but also shelters our hay, straw, and grain.
I'm hoping he'll add a window in the spring (cross-ventilation in those hot, no-wind days).
And, Paul Manning, who fenced in an acre of our front field, did an outstanding job. He offered valuable advice throughout the process and didn't mind some follow-up questions after the fencing was complete. He gets a "10" rating.