Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Amazing World of Electricity

You know by now that our donkey set-up is very basic and simplistic.  No well by the donks so haul water up from the house in the winter and snake a garden hose out in the summer.  In the dark winter days, carry a lantern to navigate.  The only lights are those Rick installed in the shed which either operate via solar panel or a boat battery.  Until recently that is.

Look at these beauties Rick put in at the corner of the yard.  I can now flip a switch and actually see what I'm doing in the morning hours.

You see Rick had labored a year ago to trench in an electric line from the house to put a water heater out for the trio.  They didn't tend to like frozen water.  Sooo, as the title says, electricity is an amazing thing.

The only (ironic) caveat -- I actually like to flip OFF the lights as soon as possible after clean-up.  The naturally dark surrounding are pleasant in their own right.  

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Don't Bother Me With Treats!

Cut into a new bale of hay this morning (by the way it was a beautiful start to the day -- sunshine with birds singing and a little nip to the air).  This particular bale was extra green; I remember noting the color to husband Rick as we hauled it into the shed about a month ago.  Well anyway, the donkeys were drawn to it like peanut butter to jelly.  Perhaps you're asking, "Janet, perhaps it was alfalfa?"  Shouldn't be as we always get first cutting.  Anyway, I called the donks to their weekly treat of grain.  No way, we're not leaving this hay.  Offered a couple bits of carrot.  Again, too busy with the tasty green stuff.

Sorry donks, only one bale of the stuff.