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 get some night photos of the donkeys, particularly in the full moon in the past few nights, but this has not been entirely successful. With a bit more practice I’ll try to get some better night shots and post them later. I like being with the donkeys at night because they keep very calm and still. Here’s the whole family at night.
It will not be long before the foals are too big and too heavy to sit on my lap. Already it is an effort to lift up Aitana now. Some friends came here for lunch yesterday and took this photo of me sitting with Aitana and it is clear that she is a bit of a handful now!
Finally, here’s Morris, looking like a painted savage after he had been rolling in the mud during his first experience of a rain shower.
Update: midday Sunday 16th October. Aitana in sun hat
This was the hat worn by her mother Matilde as an Easter bonnet with flowers, earlier this year. It seems to fit Aitana much better!