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The Olympic Mountains Is In Our Backyard

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Sitting Area of Hurricane Ridge, can see this mountain from our farm in Sequim, WA

Sitting Area of Hurricane Ridge, can see this mountain from our farm in Sequim, WA

Hurricane Ridge, WA very little snow

Hurricane Ridge, WA very little snow






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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC



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For The Health Of A Domesticated Donkey







Donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys must have a strict diet of low sugar/protein hay or they will get sick and eventually die a slow painful death.

If you own a donkey in a green area please do your best to get educated on how to set your farm up to keep your donkeys healthy. Never throw them out in a tall field or wooded area of brush as they will get laminitis, white line, colic and founder. The donkey can grow a fat crests neck and/or a big belly. Next the hoof starts rotting off literally and they can’t walk. It is not a pretty site to watch.

Diet, exercise, clean water, (warm in winter) and dry ground is essential to a healthy donkey living in domestication. Just like a horse a donkey needs a vet check, shots depending on what you are doing, teeth check at least once a year, fly spray, fly predators, pick up the poop compost. Standing in urine and poop will cause health problems with the hoof. The hoof in domestication on most small farm should be done every six weeks in the spring and summer as the hoof grows so fast in the warm season. Seven weeks in the fall and winter, keeping your donkeys on a regular schedule will prevent major vet bills, save you money and tears.

Donkeys do not shed out like the horse

All are different, we have ages from twenty-one to three here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC and each sheds at their own pace. Some are patchy and some like Rio our Mammoth donkey lose their hair nicely. We do not shave our donkeys as we do not show them. Donkeys actually do not enjoy riding in the trailer and prefer to stay home in my most humble opinion.

We let the individual donkey decide when it is time to shed. The long hair we leave on them is removed using a dog shedder (fur removal) careful on the face go light, tender and under the belly by their private parts it works! I trim around the jawline using scissors, a buzz cut on their mane. You need a trained donkey to do this as accident will happen if you do not have a plan.


Why Do I leave the Fur on?

The insects will make a donkey bloody, the long fur prevents this. Shelter is a must as it is for the horse and mule! Plus it is so much work to razor clip an entire donkey.

Lice can happen to your donkey so be prepared and talk to your vet about what works best. We use a liquid spray on that prevents ticks, fly’s and lice named buzz off. Talk to your vet. Many people say my vet knows nothing about donkeys we now have the internet and many vet’s around the world are doing studies on the donkey. Ask your vet to coordinate with a donkey vet, if your vet refuses find another vet. Better yet do your own homework and share what you find out as vet’s are busy.

We have cut our hay-field four times since spring appeared in 2015 on the Donkey Whisperer Farm in Sequim, WA with our brush hog. This does two things;

  1. Prevents weeds from spreading
  2. Keeps our horses and donkeys from over grazing and getting sick

If you would like to know how to set up your farm for your donkeys to keep them in optimum health. I am now taking two more new students. Select Our Store to sign up virtual coaching, consulting and training sessions. I look forward to meeting you!

Our donkeys live full-time in a sacrifice area and only get small amount of times a few times a week in these pastures until the grass is safe. Mornings is the best time to let your equine graze as less sugar is in the grass in the morning.IMG_20150519_141420







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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC





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Ruby Beach, Washington State

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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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Rosario Beach and Deception Pass Bridge

Originally posted on The Little Green Mix:

Rosario Beach is located at Deception Pass State Park in Anacortes, WA. It’s a small cove on the southwestern corner of Fidalgo Island. Here you can find sandy beaches, century old trees and meadows full of wild flowers.

We found this place just driving around and were stunned by the beautiful views when we arrived to the parking lot. Imagine the beauty we found ourselves surrounded by when we got closer to the water. Breath taking! Oh, how I love living in Washington, I never thought I would get these feelings rushing through my body and head just being in this kind of scenery. Maybe it’s because this is all new to me, and it’s the way my body and mind have to say: Me like it!! :)

We didn’t have much time to spend there, it was a quick visit, I didn’t capture enough of the beauty that Rosario…

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Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker

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Birds are another one of my favorite things to study. Here is a new blog I am following enjoy!

Originally posted on nature has no boss:


We followed this guy around in very dark pine forest while on a hike in Yellowstone National Park for quite some time before he finally settled down for a little break. Luckily he chose a spot where just enough light was getting in through the trees to get a somewhat decent photograph of this wonderful looking bird. It was the first time we had seen a Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker and hopefully not the last.

Happy Friday.

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Just Give Me Some Love

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Ruby Beach, Ocean and Lake Crescent, March, 1st, 2015

Ruby Beach, Ocean and Lake Crescent, March, 1st, 2015


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Melody Johnson













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