I have been a bit slack in updating the blog. Everything has slowed down in the July heat and the long leisurely breakfast seems to lead effortlessly into lunch and siesta, and before I know it the day is gone. Such is the down time I have been looking forward to all these months. Two months out of the classroom.
One side-effect of keeping two donkeys is the accumulation of flies. Naturally, the donkeys seem to attract swarms of the little blighters. Yesterday I went to the animal supplies shop and bought mosqueros for them, fly veils. I have just fitted the basic string mosqueros on Matilde and Rubi and it gives them an instant extra mystique! They were quite puzzled by them and perhaps concerned that the next stage might be to put them into full burquas!
Predicting that these string mosqueros will soon end up looking very tatty, after a few donkey dustbaths, I also bought two smarter mosqueros made of leather, to go with their best headcollars when we go out walking.
Of course there are some wonderfully ornate mosqueros in Spain and perhaps one day I will get Matilde and Rubi kitted out with something like this.