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 going to be an ideal way to continue. I can only hope now that the birth may take place during a weekend, otherwise I will be going off to work leaving the new-born foal at home and fretting about it!
Rubi seems to be very tired now, flopping about in the dust for hours on end, after bearing the weight of this foal in the heat of August. Thankfully, the weather on this last day of August has turned cooler and that is not only good for pregnant donks but helps me too. I have a number of practical jobs to finish off in the donkey field before I return to work tomorrow.