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 for the next full moon. 11 to 13 months is the wide variation in donkey foal gestation time, so it is a guessing game and a long drawn out watch. It could happen any time, but the fact is I am very tired with keeping nightly watch and tonight I will just sleep….


About Gareth Thomas

After a mixed career as an aircraft technician, London fringe theatre playwright, Franciscan friar, and secondary school teacher, I find myself looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I like to listen to BBC Radio 4 and the wind in the pine trees. I am writing a comedy about a school in Benidorm. My favourite film of all time is "Jean de Florette". If I had my time again I would not have spent the early 1970s working for Special Branch.
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3 Responses to A waning moon and still no foal

  1. Barbara says:

    Don’t believe all you hear. She will foal when she is ready, moon or not. Cheers

  2. Frere Rabit says:

    Yes, quite. The state of the moon is clearly quite irrelevant to a donk who spends all her time looking at the ground and eating straw. Rubi is a very Eeyore-ish sort of donk. Matilde is the one who is always looking up at the stars. I think she is prolly a philosopher-donkey. Anyway, I’m in the tent again tonight and the long wait goes on.

    Thinking of you and Dalie on the road. I hope you’re having fun. Can we have a photo for the blog please?

  3. Wall Eyed Mr Whippy says:

    You say ‘the state of the moon is clearly quite irrelevant to a donk’ etc. Wise donk who didn’t buy all that new age old hippie nonsense. I know, I was one.

    Go back to your bed; a watched pot never boils.

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