Monthly Archives: September 2011

A first taste of ass’s milk

The photo says it all… “How much longer do I have to bear this weight?” Having discovered yesterday that Rubi has milk (see yesterday’s post), the birth of the foal appears imminent and I am really hoping to see it … Continue reading

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The donkey who thinks she is a chicken

The heavily pregnant Rubi got into the unfinished chicken run, squeezing through a narrow doorway beteen two posts, in order eat some carob beans she had spotted on the ground in the chicken-wire pen I have erected. She then got … Continue reading

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Rubi donkey latest pictures

For anyone still following the long wait for Rubi’s foal, I have loaded up another video onto YouTube showing my little ‘Zeppelin’ donkey. The long wait for the foal continues. I was out of the tent at 3 a.m. again … Continue reading

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Donkeys in the sun

It has turned hot again and after a few days without their mosqueros (the fly-catcher strings that hang across their eyes), I have put them on again. The donkeys always have an added air of mystery to them when they … Continue reading

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Donkeys in the rain

I have uploaded a very short video to YouTube showing Matilde and Rubi in their stable in a thunderstorm. Their perfect Zen-like stillness and attention to their surroundings is lovely to watch. The blue tent in the background is where … Continue reading

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A waning moon and still no foal

It is time to come indoors from the tent. There is still no foal and the full moon has passed. Time for me to get a full night’s sleep in my own bed indoors. Rubi may wait another month now … Continue reading

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How do donks know it is a full moon?

We now have a full moon. Since every commentator on Rubi’s condition has said, ‘She is waiting for the next full moon,’ I spent all night awake in my tent listening for the sounds of a foal being delivered. It … Continue reading

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