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Living On Our New Farm In A Fifth Wheel, Summer of 2014

Living On Our New Farm In A Fifth Wheel, Summer of 2014

Well this is the scoop; Me and my hubby Scott (my best friend of twenty-two years) have been living in our 29 foot 5th wheel since June 1st, 2014 and life on the new farm is beyond wonderful, GOD is amazing! We are praying for the new owners to purchase our home and farm of thirteen years in Kingston, WA so we can build our last home as we are in our fifties now. Life on the twenty acre farm in Sequim, Washington is wonderful beyond my wildest dreams Jesus has provided us with the perfect place to set up our home, farm and business.

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Every day I see sunshine here, ok one day we had rain since July 1st, 2014. Every day I see the mountains, stars, sunrise, sunset and sometimes a little bit of fog from the Dungeness Spit. We live close enough to the Dungeness river to go fishing and hopefully we will get to go this fall I cant wait to fish again as it has been way too long. The semi-truck accident changed everything and now I am strong enough to give it a try again. The first time I went steel head fishing I caught a nice size fish around twelve pounds and well this was the last time a very long time ago in the earl 90’s.

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Our three mini donkeys are so much fun and they love the new farm and play tug each night when it cools down with their orange mini traffic cone and jolly ball. So much fun to watch them play tag too. Rio is enjoying grooming Tuba and he plays rough with Oboe so all is good here now as he had a hard time missing little Rocket Man. He still stands and watches him every now and a then just to be sure he is safe and happy as they are divided by the hot wire.

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My mare Miss Lily is so happy to have Miss Trophy our new black saddlebred they are always together and literally walk the same and dance the same. When one trots so does the other and they lay down and sleep together. Lily is Trophy’s new mentor and leader and she thinks we got Trophy just for her, to funny as we did. “Horses really want to live with a horse, donkeys want to live with a donkey and a mule well they can live with either and be very happy depending on the sex, age, size etc., common sense.”

I am so grateful to have my new MD barn as I can no longer lift heavy things due to the screws in my pelvis. I can swing the lazy susan door around and put my ausie saddle on Rio and Lily and go for a ride on the farm. No more hard work to get to ride. GOD is amazing! I remember going to physical therapy and wearing my ariat riding gloves to lift weights thinking one day I will ride again. Well GOD never ever lies, I get to ride again and one day I will go for a trail ride again and perhaps canter again. My back and core muscles still fight me every single day. Pain is always in my body but I have learned how to manage it one day at a time. If you have pain, pray to Jesus and NEVER GIVE UP!

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We continue to pray for GOD to give us favor and sell our home in Kingston, WA on five acres to the right family. A Family who will love the home/farm as much as we did and care for my flower gardens. God has a plan and now we must wait. Seems waiting is the hardest part but it is not too hard as every day is a beautiful day living on the new farm in Sequim, WA. I am very busy training five new equine, working with my virtual students and this winter I will finish my book, the book is a surprise (educational and humor) I promise to share after it is ready for sale 2015.  Please support my new business Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC as I enjoy educating and sharing information to make life wonderful for all the donkeys, horses and mules in our most fragile world.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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BLM to send wild burros to Guatemala to become beasts of burden?

BLM to send wild burros to Guatemala to become beasts of burden?

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Originally posted on The PPJ Gazette:

by Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to send America’s supposedly “protected” wild burros to Guatemala, where the once free-roaming wild burros may well become beasts of burden for poor rural Guatemalans with, most likely, little spare income for farriers or veterinary care (if there were any even available). Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Latin America.

BLM plans to ship the burros about 2, 000 miles. The food for burros will certainly differ between the USA and Guatemala. The BLM recently had about 80 wild mare’s die, supposedly from stress, shipping the mares from one location to another WITHIN KANSAS.

Will the burros be shipped by ground, through regions with drug gangs? There are many human rights violations in Guatemala, so why would American…

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1,0005 Followers! Thank You For Following The Donkey Whisperer Farm

1,0005 Followers! Thank You For Following The Donkey Whisperer Farm

 
 
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Posted by on September 7, 2014 in 2014, animals, Award, donkey, GOD, Jesus

 

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The Rare Poitou Donkey

The Rare Poitou Donkey

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 “We recently brought home two donkeys with no papers one is named Oboe who we think is part Poitou donkey and the other is Tuba.  Not 100% sure if Oboe is indeed part Poitou unless we send in a hair sample to UC Davis to confirm,  for now I will just stick with thinking it! Oboe is very strong and has lot’s of the physical examples of the Poitou donkey except for the long, long hair. Thus why I think he is a part Poitou donkey. :)  Just look at his ears and body, he is one strong boy no matter we love him and this gives me the opportunity to share about this very rare breed.”

Oboe is on the left and Tuba the right. I am happy to share that both can now take a walk with me on the lead line around our twenty acre farm. Both can pick up their hooves without a lead line on and Oboe no longer requires sedation to get his hooves trimed.

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Need help with your donkey, horse or mule?

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Posted by on September 7, 2014 in 2014, animals, donkey, farm

 

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Questions and Answers From Rio The Mammoth Donkey

Questions and Answers From Rio The Mammoth Donkey

 

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Hey did you know donkeys are really smart?

Did you know donkeys can think all of the time? Well most of the time while the horse can’t! Yes it’s true donkey evolved from the desert meaning they had to evolve to learn to think as they could not out-run the predator. The horse on the other hand uses his speed to survive the predator and when under stress/attack life or death will fart, poop and run.

What will the donkey do when stressed Usually not Always?

Stop and think about it and try to find a way to survive. Thus why the donkey is given the horrible name as stubborn when they are simply smarter than most humans who work with them.

What Can A Human Do To Help A Scared Horse, Donkey or Mule?

Be consistent with your training, voice, body language and never ever abuse the equine. Remember you chose the equine they did not choose you!

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How Long Will It Take For My Equine To Trust Me and Respect Me As A Leader?

This all depends on the personality of your equine, sex, age, past experiences with other humans and how you treat them each and every time you are with them.

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What Is The Easiest Age and Sex To Step Into The World Of Equine Husbandry?

“If you are brand new to owning an equine the age will be different for a donkey but you will need to be patient. If you are not patient and are in a hurry I suggest purchasing a donkey that is number one full-grown and number two tall enough to hold your weight. Perhaps a mule would be best if you need a super strong equine as 16’2 hand mammoth donkeys are difficult to find.”

Back to the question, remember my mom is typing for me but this is Rio the Mammoth Donkey talking to you!

The easiest donkey is a brand new youngster that has never been abused. A clean slate, like a child your baby donkey is physically, mentally and emotionally not an adult until they are FULL GROWN like me. What age are they full-grown this all depends on the size. A Mammoth donkey like me 16’2 can take six to seven years to be full-grown.  Have empathy, youngsters are just like you were as a baby they are children in the mind and physical strength.  Baby donkeys have very short attention spans and need small lessons in imprinting (touching them all over their body).  If this is not done at a young age it is more difficult as the donkeys body gets stronger and faster and yes we can out think you. :)

A male that is gelded after he has dropped ask a professional veterinarian who has experience with donkeys to explain this to you will be so much easier than a Jenny or in the horse world a filly/mare.

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Why?

A  gelding does not have testosterone interfering with learning and wants to be your buddy, take a walk with you and hang out with you. Jacks (stallions horse world) want to dominate and reproduce. Jennies (mares horse world) have a few days a month they can be a challenge as well they have the estrus thing going on you know just like women have their periods. Moody, hurt with pain and can get short-tempered faster than us geldings. I know as I lived with Miss Lily my human moms quarter horse for seven years I am much happier living with Oboe and Tuba our two new rescue gelding (standard size) donkeys as well they are not so emotional. :)

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Let’s Say You Are In A Hurry – You Want To Ride Now?  What sex and age is the easiest for beginners?

If you want to ride right now I would recommend a gelding in the horse or donkey, mule world between twelve and sixteen years old. Make sure your gelding has never been a stallion (you know having sex as this is called proud cut and can be more challenging for a beginner).  Choose a gelding that has been there and done that for all things you want to do. Oh one more thing; donkeys, horses and mules will test you to see if you are a good leader so make sure you get a coach.  Ask my mom Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC for more info.

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Never Make A Donkey, Horse Or Mule Live Alone

Why? We are herd equine and us donkeys need to play; we like to grab the neck of another donkey and if you force us to live with a smaller animal such as a pig, goat, baby sheep, cows etc., we can play rough and have been known to kill smaller animals. We are not evil we just play this way and prefer to play with our own species. ” I lived with Miss Lily (quarter horse mare) and Rocket Man a 20 year old mini donkey for seven years. Believe me Miss Lily is much more happy now that she has Miss Trophy to live with. Why? Miss Lily wanted to run and I did not want to run I am a Mammoth donkey. Miss Trophy loves to run.” Rocket Man lives with our two new mini donkeys now as well I was too rough with him I am just too big for him now.

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Any more questions

Ask my mom as I mentioned above she is a a world-wide virtual coach for humans who own or want to rescue, purchase and get into the farm business of equine husbandry. Wondering why I call it this? Domesticated equine need a human who will be a husband for us, trim our feet in the spring and summer (high growing time) every six to seven weeks. Winter we can go a few weeks longer! Have our teeth done once a year, Rocket Man had an abscess and he could have died if mom and dad did not take good care of us. Miss Lily had two teeth growing in one spot as a three-year old. Get the vet out at least once a year for a physical and shots. We domesticated equine need west, tetanus and the five way shots if you are exposing us to other equine.

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Diet and Care For The Donkey?

We need our hay to be tested, come in below 10% sugar as we are from the desert remember how I told you this above? We need clean water, warm in the winter, a safe vitamin talk to your vet. We need shelter and we need a blanket in case we get sick or the weather is horrific we cant take it when it get’s in the 20’s we freeze to death and well some donkeys do die from extreme cold. If we are white and have pink on our lips we can get sunburned and even get skin cancer. We need our hooves picked out every day. We need kisses, hugs and a good ear rub but be careful as youngsters ears can be broken and never stand up again. What Time Of The Day Is The Safest To Let Us Graze? Morning.

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Please pick up the poop every day and compost it. We do not enjoy standing in our own poop and it brings flys. My mom uses fly predators ask her about them. Some times we need more help fly masks I like the ones with the strings on them and we need a fly sheet, even socks depending on where you live in the world.

Well that’s about it for now I am going back out to play and be a Mammoth Donkey! GOD really gave me a great forever home as I love my humans and my life. Have a great day!

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in 2014, animals, donkey, health, horse, news

 

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Where will our wild horses and burros be going now?

Where will our wild horses and burros be going now?

Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

by Grandma Gregg

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Another BLM internet adoption recently ended… now what?

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wild burro captured by BLM ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

One-hundred and sixty-one burros were listed on the BLM August internet adoption … and only FOUR even got a bid.  Does this sound like a high adoption demand and high adoption rate?  The BLM stated in their Cibalo-Trigo capture EA there was a “high adoption demand for wild burros, which is supported by a high adoption rate” for burros.  Is there anyone out there that still believes ANYTHING that the BLM says?

37 of the 63 wild horses that were advertised on the internet were adopted and that sounds like 37 got good homes … right?  Well, I can tell you from personal experience as a wild horse adopter that even after our repeated requests to complete the adoption paperwork, nobody from BLM visited…

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Hot Air Balloons Flying Over The Donkey Whisperer Farm

Hot Air Balloons Flying Over The Donkey Whisperer Farm

Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

Living on our new farm in Sequim, Washington is a treat each and every day a blessing from Jesus Christ, yesterday was one special morning. The morning started out like all mornings on our farm and then at 8:30am our big dog a rescue started barking. We looked out the back of our 5th wheel windows top to bottom (temporary home) to see not one but two hot air balloons flying low over the farm. Wow!

Both my husband and I started running to get out of our jammies and find the camera. Here is a few shots of the photo’s we captured, we would so love to get some copies of what the passengers took of our new farm.  We moved to our twenty acres (GOD found for us) last summer with nothing on it except two pear trees, irrigation and one apple tree on June 1st, 2014. We have everything set-up for our eight equine now and we are waiting to sell our home and equestrian farm on five acres before building our last home. We are in our fifties now and this is indeed where we will live out the rest of our life.

Did You Know?

Sequim, WA was just voted one of the best places to retire in the United States Of America?

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 Rio (Mammoth donkey 16’2 hands tall) is a huge introvert and it only took him about two minutes to decide the aliens in the sky with the fire-breathing machine might just eat him! Rio quickly started trotting back to the safety of his barn. Oboe and Tuba followed him but Oboe (extroverted) took his time.  Our new mare Miss Trophy started getting really scared and running so I walked up and calmed her down. A hot air balloon makes noise and is a bit scary to equine I did not want my horses to run through a fence.  After the balloons and loud fire-breathing aliens left the farm it took Rio three hours before he would go back out and eat on his pasture and I had to walk with him and help him feel safe. Poor Rio he is thinking , Where did we move to? 

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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