At lunch I feared for donkey safety as well as my own so made a shavings path from the barn to the gate.
Brilliant! Worked like a charm.
All of us used it with ease.
Conditions improved today with the second day of warm temperatures. Moods improved. Donkeys had more area to walk around in their yard, with sure footing, and I could maneuver more confidently. Three cheers for the weather, please.
For some reason, though, donkeys wanted to eat dinner inside tonight. Fickle beasts.