Firstly the flies.
So often Facebook is maligned as a frivolous waste of time. Au contraire I say. I belong to several donkey groups on FB and find many of the suggestions quite useful. This is one of them.
Dollar store children's socks to cover fly-bitten donkey legs.
Not to be outdone, Alice shows off her beauties as well.
One of my side stories involves the ever feisty Gabariella. Today when I called the donkeys off the pasture, Alice and Gabby came in first. I can only take a wild guess as to what happened, but as Gabs moved off toward the donkey barn, she started bellowing like a house afire. Not your typical donkey bellow. Luigi and Fran came running in from the pasture on the fly, so clearly it was a come help me bellow, although I didn't believe she was in distress. It only lasted a (long) minute or so and then all was quiet. When I checked on her munching hay in the barn, all appeared OK.
And then, there is the milkweed.
Not pretty you say.
But, good golly oh so very fragrant.