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The Horse and The Mammoth Donkey Grow Up


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We moved to our new farm and final destination in Sequim, WA on June 1st, 2014. Miss Lily lives with Miss Trophy our horse in training. Rio lives with two rescue donkeys no paper work Oboe and Tuba and Rocket Man lives with two new minis named Maximus and Roy.

Still Rio loves to go see Miss Lily at the fence and in the barn every chance he get’s and I let them graze together every now and again. I have learned the horse prefers the horse to live with and the donkey the donkey. All are different but she really loves her new horse.

Need help with setting up your farm, diet, hoof care, purchasing ideas, donkeys, mules or horse?

This is what I do for a living, I am a virtual worldwide consultant, trainer and coach to you the owner. I train you to train your donkey.

 

Rio age 8 and Melody riding on the new farm summer of 2014, no bit, no spurs

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Rio the Mammoth donkey age one, Miss Lily, quarter horse age two

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Rio age 2 going for a hike with hubby Scott

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Miss Lily age four, Rio the Mammoth donkey age three

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Miss Lily age seven, Rio the Mammoth donkey age six

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Miss Lily 5, Rio is 4 here (not old enough to ride yet)

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Rio age 6, Miss Lily age 7

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Miss Lily age 8, Rio age 7

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

Melody Johnson, owner of Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Happy Mother’s Day/Birthday To Me! I’m turning 55


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In honor of my 55th birthday upcoming on Mother’s day May 10th, I am offering buy 10 lessons and get two free lessons. If you purchase the 10 lesson package deal I will add 2 free hours of my time. Must purchase by no later than the end of the day on May 10th, 2015. Here is our store for virtual coaching.

I have to pay KeyBank to manage all credit cards for no fraud worldwide. You are paying less than $40.00 per lesson, not including the keybank cost. This is a really good deal, and you can bank you lessons use, when you want to around my schedule per other students.

We have 1 mammoth donkey, 3 mini donkeys, 2 rescue standard size donkeys and 2 horses mares athletic, 8 is enough.
 Select OUR STORE to sign up for lessons.

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

Melody

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Britain’s ‘oldest donkey’ celebrates 50th birthday


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Donkeys need to be in our will as the average age in domestication is 30 to 40 years. This girl made 50!

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

Melody

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Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:

Source: The UK Telegraph

“With the World’s eyes turned upon the Royal Family it is important to remember that there is other uplifting news coming out of the UK.  Enjoy!” ~ R.T.


Sue Force holds Tessa ‘s 50th birthday cake

Believed to have been born in 1965, Tessa retired to The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon at 20 – around the age a donkey would normally be expected to live to.

She was born in the same year the Voting Rights Act was passed and The Beatles took America by storm.

But much like the world famous Liverpool band, her legacy lives on, because at 50 years of age, Tessa is thought to be Britain’s oldest donkey.

Believed to have been born in 1965, Tessa retired to The Donkey Sanctuary, in Devon, at 20 – around the age a donkey would normally be expected to live to.

But after being donated…

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Did You Know The Mammoth Donkey Is The Biggest Donkey?

Did You Know The Mammoth Donkey Is The Biggest Donkey?

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Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding

Rio the mammoth donkey and Melody bitless riding

Originally posted on Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog:

The Mammoth donkey and the mini donkey is man made.

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Here is the history of the American Mammoth Donkey  Gifts to President George Washington from the President Of Spain.  Enjoy!

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

Melody

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He comes in the most unexpected ways


Originally posted on Mustard Seed Budget:

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Nobody every expected Jesus to be born in a manger. Nor was riding on a donkey worth calling a triumphal royal entry into Jerusalem.

The leading interpreters were completely blindsided by the appearance of the Messiah — partly because their envy blinded them, but also because they interpreted erroneously.

Try to resist making God fit your theology. He’s a boundary buster. He’ll surprise with unconventional means: Muslims who see Jesus in a dream and serve the Savior without leaving the mesquite, for example.

  • If this man were of God, He wouldn’t heal on the Sabbath.
  • Does anything good come out of Nazareth?
  • He eats with tax collectors and prostitutes.

Their exclusionary clauses eventually excluded themselves from the things of God.

This Christmas, don’t wait for Santa to come down your chimney. Ask Jesus to come into your heart. Don’t limit God.

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Pacific Northwest Equestrian Farm On Five Acres, Six Garages and 3 Fireplaces

Pacific Northwest Equestrian Farm On Five Acres, Six Garages and 3 Fireplaces

Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

Ready to move to 26695 Trophy Lane, Kingston, WA?

We are selling our home and equestrian farm of fourteen years with Better Homes and Gardens. I was a master gardener who loved to landscape and grow unique flowers in my garden, most of the flowers, trees, bushes I planted enticed the wildlife to come in. Golden Finches, Owls, Blue Jays, Wood Peckers, squirrels, chipmunks and even baby wild rabbits. Oh how I loved the wild life and the quiet sincerely a total oasis. This was our home and a gathering place of family, friends, and beautiful memories as this home was a diamond in the rough when purchased in 2001. We worked very hard on this home to turn it into the beautiful turn-key equestrian farm it is today, every year was a new project.  Now that it is finished we have moved onto a larger farm as we have eight equine now, five acres is not big enough. The Trophy lane home was constantly full of family, friends gathering with the beautiful gardens, equestrian and car, r.v., toy lover’s dream, not to mention your own private camp fire for the kids and family camping fun without camping. Most of the plants were purchased with great thought and detail as I loved to take classes and purchase plants from Heronswood nursery in Hansville, WA just minutes from this home. This nursery was one of (select) Martha Stewarts favorite places to go and of course mine. Flowers bloom ten months out of the year, most came from Heronswood nursery in Hansville. Martha Stewart would fly in her private helicopter to see these world-wide exotic plants at Heronswood’s.  I loved going to this nursery as it was always an amazing adventure to plant a new plant. Today Heronswood is owned by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe I believe they have weddings here and tours still as it is a magnificent place.

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Interested in purchasing this farm/home on five acres? Select Better Homes and Gardens for a private showing as this farm is still for sale.

View from every room facing the front of the house

View from every room facing the front of the house

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Xander riding Rio

Xander riding Rio

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Stepping off the deck to the gardens and the other 2 car garage for hay storage

Stepping off the deck to the gardens and the other 2 car garage for hay storage

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Melody working Lily in the outdoor arena

Melody working Lily in the outdoor arena

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Carriage home 4 garages underneath with pellet stove

Carriage home 4 garages underneath with pellet stove

 

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Walk way outside entrance master garden

Walk way outside entrance master garden

Home with large deck for entertaining

Home with large deck for entertaining

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Entry way to the home and ktichen

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Hubby Scott ensured the generator was wired to run the refrigerator, t.v,, computer, lights, propane fireplace(s) fan so we never suffered one second when the power went out. The living quarters above the carriage home has two professional series propane fireplaces with serious fans to blow the heat, much cheaper than electricity. The video camera’s we installed in the barns and around the house send an alert to our smart phone whenever anyone comes on the property, peace of mind. My horse and donkeys are part of our family so this was my solution to taking a vacation, cameras! When we left to Hawaii or out-of-state I never had to worry about the caretaker feeding our animals.  Each time the caretaker/house sitter came in I received a text with video so I could rest and know my animals were being taken care of. These video cameras are on our new farm too in Sequim, WA. It is much cheaper to pay a person to house sit and feed all of your animals than pay to stay at a boarding facility or doggie daycare and my animals were much more relaxed to stay home. Video surveillance provides me peace of mind to take a vacation and if I needed to run errands I always could check and see live how my equine were doing. When I planned the gardens and carved each one out I also placed each water faucet everywhere you need to water without hurting your back dragging a hose. If you do not want to maintain the perennials, lilacs, roses, rhodies, hydrangeas, peonies, and more you can hire a professional landscapers to manage for you as we did after the semi-truck accident.

Income Potential

The Trophy lane home is unique as it is permitted for four bedrooms and has all the plumbing installed for four bedrooms. Easily convert the first garage into a studio apartment and rent it out is one option.

Second option of income potential is; Boarding horses! If you do not want horses you can easily get boarders to pay you for the use of the pasture, stalls (two twelve by sixteen) with tall roofs to let the heat out and not worry about your beloved equestrian hitting his/her head on the roof or light socket. Covered space for grooming, saddling, farrier, dentist as electricity and water is all ready for grooming and vet at the stalls. Owning horses is a luxury item and so is having six garages and three fireplaces.

The Trophy lane equestrian farm is 100% private and gated so no one can come on your farm without your permission, a luxury item in these days of stress. The six garages are wonderful as you can purchase your hay once a year and store all your hay in a dry storage space without having to keep buying and introducing new hay to your horse. Additionally the carriage home has another space under the 1560 square foot deck to store things and a gravelled place to store a tall motor home or tall 5th wheel, this makes eight parking stalls.

Every window in the front of this carriage home has a view of your horses, donkeys or mules and your private arena built to never flood by Painted Valley, Poulsbo, WA with drains. I used this arena to jump and train and it was wonderful as I had total privacy.

Driveway to the farm for sale in Kingston, WA on five acres

Driveway to the farm for sale in Kingston, WA on five acres

Heating

Electric, propane fireplaces, radiant floor heating on a timer in the master on-suite with new tile and all new bathroom accessories. What more can you want?

Remodeled in 2013

New kitchen, stainless steel sink, Electrolux regrigerator, Elextrolux dishwasher, granite slabs, Jen-air professional series gas stove, oven, new porcelane tile floors. New carpet, gently used, New bathroom master, double sinks, glass beautiful door shower, radiant floor heat on timer and a phone in the master bath. Walk-in closet. Second bath, new cast iron tub, new vanities just like master, new toilets in both bathrooms, new procelean tile floors. All the doors are custom hand-stained and painted by a professional staining company. Anderson Windows in the kitchen and master bedroom. Slider to the deck from the master is setup for the hot-tub. Sorry I took my hot-tub as I need it. New water heater 2013 too!
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second living room, pine and 4 large windows along with another propane fireplace (no wood cutting)

second living room, pine and 4 large windows along with another propane fireplace (no wood cutting)

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master bathroom with heated tile floors on a timer

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Entry way to the home and ktichen

Entry way to the home and kitchen

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covered area to work with the farrier, trimmer, vet or just groom and saddle faces the arena and paddock

covered area to work with the farrier, trimmer, vet or just groom and saddle faces the arena and paddock

Large deck stand and watch horses

Large deck stand and watch horses

Large deck in total privacy

Large deck in total privacy

 

Another 2 car garage for hay storage

Another 2 car garage for hay storage

Back side of the house, master garden

Back side of the house, master garden

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Deck

2 car garage for hay storage

2 car garage for hay storage

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Weeping honeysuckle plant

Large deck

Large deck

Entry way to carriage home, STAIRS go to the right down to the 4 car garage

Entry way to carriage home, STAIRS go to the right down to the 4 car garage

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Walk way outside entrance

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walk way outside and the other 2 car garage for hay storage

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dining room table for 8

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large deck for entertaining

large deck for entertaining

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View

The Trophy lane home has a view out of every one of the large front windows and your 1560 square foot deck of your horse, outdoor arena, stalls and paddock not to mention the extensive gardens.

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Interested in purchasing this farm/home on five acres? Select Better Homes and Gardens for a private showing as this farm is still for sale.

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

Melody

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://donkeywhispererfarm.com/our-store/ 

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