Monthly Archives: August 2011

End of the holidays

And still no sign of the expected foals. I am spending each night in a tent on the donkey field in case assistance is needed with a night-time birth, but I go back to work tomorrow and this is not … Continue reading

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Could this be the first milk?

We have just returned from the fiestas in Finestrat, and processing the Christo del Remei from the hermitage to San Bartolomeo for Sunday Mass, then lunch with family and friend Ben Carter, visiting from Portugal. I looked at Rubi as … Continue reading

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Making space for foals

It seems only yesterday that I built my eco-friendly donkey stable, but it was six months ago, and now I have stripped all the brushwood exterior from it and rebuilt the structure to make an extra ‘nursery’ space for the … Continue reading

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Donkey breakdown on the road

I have been looking forward to spending a little time on the road with Matilde, and while I have family staying during August it was finally possible to leave Rubi in good care and set off for a walk. As … Continue reading

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Both donkeys are pregnant

I have family visiting from England and the donkeys are enjoying all the attention. In the middle of this, I had a phone call from Paco who sold me the donkeys, to say that there had been a muddle over … Continue reading

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