Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holidays Bring...

It's the holiday time of year.  Christmas, Hanukah.  And how are the donkeys celebrating -- with lights, of course.
All right, it's not quite dark enough to see the lovely lights, but the donkeys ooh and aah each night when they get plugged in.  Take my word for it.

It's also the time of hot slop.  You've heard me talk about it before when the cold weather arrives and Natural gets a bowlful once a week.  He loooooves his hot slop.  Licks the bowl clean until it's shiny.  Well, maybe rubber feed bowls don't get shiny, but darned close.

For donkeys it appears to be an acquired taste.  And, this morning (yes, Sunday is slop day) I saw some good scrapin's left in three bowls.  You'd better get back at it donks.

What are the irresistible ingredients in hot slop, you ask?  Take a healthy serving of hay cubes (never pure alfalfa for donks, too rich), add a cup of bran, as many carrots as you feel like cutting up, and a little splash of cooking oil.  Mix with hot water and stir vigorously.  Put the cover on the plastic bucket to marinate.
Voila, tastiness in a steaming bowl.  


  1. Love the lights, ours have them year round in their stall, so they wouldn't oooh and aaah, the hot slop sounds good!

  2. (Where have I been?!) How cool are those lights! I have solar rope lights on the chicken coop year-round. The donkeys need to be decorated up too. Will try out your yummy recipe! -Tammy