Monthly Archives: June 2011

A mule for Dalie and Rosie

Regular readers of the blog will know that my model for keeping donkeys was my friend Barbara’s pair of Jennies, Dalie and Rosie. Donkeys need companionship, so having two is a good plan. The problem is when you want to … Continue reading

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At last, the summer

The end of the school year has happily coincided with a real heatwave. Here on the Costa Blanca we have a weather system that has come in from the Sahara over the weekend and seems to be lingering all week. … Continue reading

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Site maintenance Sunday 26 June

I have finally reached the end of the school teaching year (hooray!) so I can catch up with long-overdue blog maintenance and it will be changing through the day. I have done the page banner and next will sort out … Continue reading

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Finally they are giving me their hooves!

After months of trying to pick up the donkeys’ hooves, and succeeding only for a brief time, they are finally letting me pick them up to inspect them. This is only possible after a long grooming session and brushing their … Continue reading

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Aqueduct work party

I hate having to set the alarm to wake up at 7 am on a Saturday! After a week teaching, especially in the exhausting humidity of June on the Costa Blanca, a Saturday morning lie in would be welcome. But … Continue reading

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Happy birthdays, donkeys! (update)

Matilde is six today, born on 5th June 2005, and Rubi is two tomorrow, born on 6th June 2009. They are pictured just now wearing their birthday presents, two new headcollars. When I have been to the bakery to get … Continue reading

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