Think About Grass Height Managing Weight


Grass Height and Its Relationship to Hyperinsulinemia in Horses

Did you know? Mowing pastures in active growing seasons can help reduce NSC intake of horses, thus decrease insulin response. Decreasing the grass height by frequent mowing decreased the amount of NSC available with subsequent decrease in insulin responses in horses, Donkeys and Mules.

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Small Farms Of America Are Dying


Owning a small farm is a dream come true for me and my husband Scott. As children we both have found memories of the family farms. Now that we are in our late fifties something has drastically changed, small farms are being sold for cash something most farmers would never think of doing ever.

Hay Field Plowed

 

Scott plowing the field fall 2019

What has changed over the last sixty years?

Big farms can sell their produce much cheaper than small farms.  Customers support the big farm over the small farm by shopping in the store over and over and not thinking about the little farm down the road.  Another huge issue; the new workforce does not want to work as hard as a farmer they want a desk job no more than eight hours with a half hour lunch.

In the past people started farms for the lifestyle and the freedom to work hard and earn a fair living. Today if a person wants to start a small farm, they had better have a full-time job or savings to pay for it. Why? Farming is expensive it’s not a business anymore but more of a hobby for most people new to farming. No profit is seen for up to seven or ten years. That’s a long time to not get any profit while working seven days a week, long hours and no vacation ever. Farmers rarely take a vacation as the cost is not prohibitive to leave the farm.

Please support small farms. Purchase from our store  now.

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WaterColor Print “Who’s The Boss”


 

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Enjoy this beautiful piece of artwork capturing miniature donkeys Rocket Man and Maximus playing Who’s The Boss. Donkeys love to play games, donkeys love to play tag, grab the neck, ear and tug with a toy. Donkeys are intelligent and playful at the same time. This is a limited edition collection for 2019.

Melody Johnson, Donkey Behaviorist captured miniature donkeys Rocket Man and Maximus playing on the Donkey Whisperer Farm ®.  Introducing Kay Lodhal our watercolor artist! The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® paid Kay Lodhal to paint the watercolor made exclusively for the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® store.

8 X 10 Water Color Reproduction Print Is Ready For Framing and Hanging. We proudly ship worldwide. E-mail us at Info@Donkeywhisperer.com for a quote to ship anywhere in the world.

It is difficult to tell the print from the original water color as each print was created using giclée.  Giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. Giclee prints delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard used for museums and galleries around the world. Each print is professional grade printing for artist specifically spraying millions of ink droplets on high-quality paper.  Giclee provides expert detail and smooth transitions of color gradients.  The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is acid free. Next each print is attached to a ClearBags® 4-Ply White Backing Board inserted ClearBags® Plastic Bags Acid Free.  Your print is ready for you to frame and hang. 

Shipping is FLAT RATE Medium Box to protect the artwork.

  • USPS Priority Mail® Medium Flat Rate Box
    11″ x 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2

Donkey Rope Halter Made To Fit Your Donkey Not A Horse Head


Select Our Store to order your donkey halter/lead line.  Adjustable from age four-months to full-grown for the miniature or standard/burro size donkey. Lifetime Warranty.

Made by hand in the U.S.A. with quality yacht rope to never mold. Dirty? Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry. Brass screw on snap will help you train your donkey and makes adding a longer or shorter lead line a breeze.

 

Source: Donkey Rope Halter Made To Fit Your Donkey Not A Horse Head

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Bringing Your Donkey Home DONKEY CARE


The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® proudly presents a free educational video “Bringing Your Donkey Home”

Introduction

1.Have a Plan

  1. Donkey Meets Human
  2. Pasture
  3. Pair Them Up
  4. Touching Donkey
  5. Environment
  6. Bio-security
  7. Shelter
  8. Gates and Locks
  9. Diet
  10. Manure
  11. Training
  12. Toys
  13. Vet & Farrier it’s a Team
  14. Emergency Preparedness

 

Plowing The Hay Field


We purchased our farm (raw land) in 2013 for our small business the Donkey Whisperer Farm ®.  Yesterday we hit a milestone “Plowing The Hay Field” the first step to growing premium low sugar/protein hay for our donkeys and horses. We will never have weeds or alfalfa in this hay ever again.  In the spring of 2020 we will plant orchard seeds.  God willing we will have some beautiful healthy hay for our donkeys and horses. 

The next time you buy a bale or more of hay I hope you take a moment to thank the farmer that worked really hard to provide you with your hay. Growing and harvesting hay is really hard work and expensive. No wonder hay cost so much in the Pacific Northwest. Premium hay will always cost more as it takes so much more time and effort to produce.

Hay or straw cannot be looked at and guessed to determine sugar or protein we must test it. The color means nothing, the fact it is straw means nothing.  Send hay samples to Equine Analytical. 

Donkeys evolved from the desert making them seriously easy keepers. Donkeys cannot eat high sugar/protein hay or straw without getting obese, sick and finally dying. Our hay will test in at 10% or lower in sugar/protein, thank you Jesus.

A few photos of my husband Scott working really hard for three days to get this field plowed. Seems the field has not been plowed in at least thirty years or longer. 

We look forward to sharing our beautiful hay in the spring and summer of 2020. 

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

Melody & Scott Johnson

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Happy Cows Produce More Milk