We have a foal! Born in the early evening on October 1st. I went for a beer in Finestrat and returned to find a donkey I didn’t recognise standing next to Rubi. He is beautiful, and when I first saw him he was still wet. Rubi gave birth in a dusty corner of the field -after all my efforts to ensure there was clean straw every day in the stable – and she had done everything for herself when I arrived home. The placenta was lying discarded in the field. Here is Morris with his proud mum.
The photos are not very good quality because Morris was born just before the end of natural daylight and I did not want to use flash and scare the newborn. More pics in the morning when I can see Morris in daylight. He is lovely!
Thanks for all your comments! It’s nice that so many people can share in Morris’s first hours of life.