Here’s the big news!
Jasmine (“Jazz”) and her foal Eli have come to Tuppinz Farm!
We’d been interested in donkeys as pasture alarms for the sheep for some time, but couldn’t find any small ones (small sheep and small fences equal a need for small donkeys. We tried a friend’s alert llama, but he just stepped over our E’Nets, so llama went back home to mama.)
But when these two became available very near to us, we knew that it was providential.
They could not be better pasture companion. Judging from the echoes that resound from the nearby hills when Jazz brays, we’ll be kept informed of any nighttime predator activity tout de suite.
Best of all, they love to be hugged and kissed. Our kind of livestock, for sure.
The goaties are too busy fattening up for winter to be jealous. (Hermione, the orange and white doe on the right, is really fat, as she is due to deliver next week!)
The guinea fowl are all grown up. Here they are stopping to investigate the pumpkin display as they go about their tick-munching rounds (go, guineas!!!)
Fall is here in her full glory. I’d love to paint this scene with my new watercolors… but at present I’m too busy shoveling donkey poop.
Have a beautiful day!