Thursday, December 29, 2016

Glitches On a Teeny Donkey Farm

Where to start.

How about the hay aisle door.

The structure has done a seasonal shift and the door cannot be latched.  Hmmm...what to do.  Exactly a job for the hay twine that isn't tossed.  Tying the door closed tight enough that inquisitive (and strong) noses do not pry it open.

And then we have holes -- in the walls -- again.

Last summer, if you remember, dear little Alice starting eating her way through the barn.  Rick covered the lower exterior with fencing.  Well what do you know, "someone" is now eating away from the inside.  We know at least one hole was Alice's doing because of the height.  The others, well who knows.

Yup, right about Alice height.

May I now call them devil donkeys?

And then there's the natural forces at work.

We had a snow dump, then we had a big thaw and then we had a cool down.  Voila -- ice.

Doesn't look too treacherous, but it's scary to me.  Solid as cement and very slippery.  Out came the cleats.

Thank goodness the driveway from the house to the horse trailer (probably over half the distance to the donkey gate) is ice-free.

Remember at the end of the last post I asked you to cross your toes and fingers for Alice?  Well someone forgot.  The vet was out today and it's not an insurmountable problem -- hopefully.  
But that's a story for another day.


  1. It does look extremely slippy where you are ... take care. Roll on Spring is all I can say!! I do hope little Alice will be OK. These animals worry us so much sometimes. It's so lovely when everyone is OK, gives you a nice warm happy feeling. I am very sure Alice is in excellent hands, so good luck on that front. Happy New Year to you Janet (and of course your family). Look forward to your adventures in 2017 and let's hope that it's going to be a good one for everyone. Very best regards.

    1. And good wishes to you too, Louise. So happy we have connected albeit in this electro-conduit fashion.