A couple of days ago I sat with four donkey nuts on the driveway so they could get their fix of green grass. When I first started doing this a few years ago, I had to string a rope across the driveway to ensure there were no escapees (a few times they did escape and it was no easy feat getting them to leave the across-the-street neighbor's lawn). But now they seem to know and respect the rules. I take a chair, a short whip and a book, and keep an eye out while reading.
It's just a tad too early to let them out on the pasture. Looks nice and green from a distance.
But when you get up close... a different story.
Weedy and not so lush.
We've worked so hard on the pasture and never seem to get ahead. Yes, we threw seed in the sparse patches in March, but don't see much reward for the labor and money spent.
As I strolled around the pasture, everyone was on high alert. Donks and chickens alike.
l-r: Ruby Dee, Sweet Pea, Emmy Lou, Golda
And here's the whole gang
Just keep your shorts on little donkeys, only another week or two...