As I walked into the barn this morning two little birdies were busy building a mud nest above Rio and Rocket Man’s barn they have been working for a couple of weeks now, working as a team helping to create a nest for their new babies. Soon I will get to enjoy watching the babies put their little beaks up for food and the bonus they eat the mosquitos and fly’s.
Got a fly problem? We pick up the poop twice a day and compost. Additionally we use fly predators as they work.
This morning as I was placing the fresh hay, clean water I did my normal routine picked up poop out of their barns, gave the donkeys their morning rubs and loving along with kisses. Little Rocket Man will kind of nudge me if I forget to rub him and give him kisses his loving time is very important for him and me. Next I move to their hooves, pick out all the junk as it’s raining again in Washington. Both our donkey boys act like they are in a yoga class stretching their back legs out before I pick out the gunk. Donkeys are so much different from the horse they are special indeed.
Next I get to rub my horse for a few seconds she really does not enjoy being rubbed when it’s meal time as she is all about eating, that AAA personality it’s ok, I have the same personality, I get it. I pick out her feet with nothing on her she gently picks up each foot as she understands the drill after five years together. Our relationship has changed as I can’t ride any more, I think she misses going for trail rides with me and a trail buddy and the trail horse. I do take her for walks for a hand graze and we work a little on manners if need be, not too much now as she is not a filly any more she is a full-grown horse, the lead mare of her herd of donkeys, smile.
When I come down to the barn I always receive her nicker it is a sweet sound and I love it. The donkeys are always calm and patient with me unless the coyotes are out they just feel like a black lab comfortable and mellow. I truly believe the donkey is for the disabled or over forty human looking to experience riding, farm life and not have to be a super smart human to manage them.
The little surprise is the gift of life GOD has given me each and every day, my best friend and husband, all the animals on the farm and our oasis garden full of birds, squirrels and butterflies. Yes the butterflies have returned and I am thrilled, what a wonderful surprise to see the butterflies return to my garden.
Do you love surprises? Blogging provides the opportunity for many surprises as complete strangers send me the most wonderful notes of caring, prayers and deep emotional connections, it is a wonderful thing to be part of the blogging world. A little surprise awaits the blogger!
Thank you for reading my blog it is indeed a wonderful thing to make friends all over the world.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!