I have been oh so remiss in not showing you the new outside hay manger for the donkeys. Please don't give up on me!
As you know, if you've been following the tale of the four most destructive miniature donkeys on the planet, they pretty much demolished the original, made of wood, Rick constructed this summer.
Here are the remains.
Not much to say. The photo says it all.
So, my can-build-anything husband put together an indestructible manger, or so we hope. Metal and plastic. Well, of course those donkey chompers could work on the plastic, but clearly wood is the prime material in their sights. So far so good. Can everyone knock on wood, please.
Lest anyone think they're letting me off the hook, just know they're finding clever ways to find ANY exposed wood on the interior of the barn that's not covered by wire. AND they eat the wood shavings every night. E-V-E-R-Y night. I've been using the pelleted shavings that need to be hydrated when the temps allow (over 32 degrees) because apparently those aren't as tasty and I can actually get a good base going. But the pine shavings disappear every morning. This is a first. No other winter have they done this.
Perhaps I need a donkey psychologist to analyze the situation.