Monthly Archives: October 2011

Morris adventure: foal’s first time out of the field

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The joy before the storm

I spent the late afternoon restoring the large parasol under the fig tree in the corner of the field. It is the donkeys’ sheltered eating place. They spent the entire two hours standing watching me, trying to push down the … Continue reading

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Of snakes, barbecues and sanctuary

Toadspittle’s comment on the previous post referred to the rains here, which hit the international news because an English couple were drowned in a flash flood at Cala Finestrat, just six kilometres away from here. A very tragic accident and … Continue reading

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The foals’ first rain

The foals are two weeks old now and they saw their first rain yesterday. They found it so exciting that they rolled in the mud after the heavy shower and got into a complete mess! I have been trying to … Continue reading

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Foal play

The foals have been keeping apart since they were born, sensing the competitive distance that their mothers have kept between them. Now, finally, as the mothers are more settled, the foals have begun to play together. They are great fun … Continue reading

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Donkey and cart on the Voie de Vezelay

It is time to take a break from the October “foalfest” here in Finestrat on the Costa Blanca and celebrate the peregrina con burra who inspired all this: Barbara Reed and her donkey Dalie in France. They have just returned … Continue reading

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Sunset donkey frolics

The foals are a week old and now joining in the evening frolics that their mothers always habitually enjoyed in the last dying rays of the sun. The donkeys seem to come alive particularly at this moment of the day. … Continue reading

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