Most of the weekend has involved the erection of the new fencing arrangements to keep Morris from jumping on the females. The posts and the gate are all in place and I’m waiting for the concrete to set. Then the tension wires can be put in and the chainlink fence stretched across the field. it is such a shame to have to fence Morris off from the rest of the family, but esential to avoid another pregnancy! He cannot be gelded until the autumn, so he must spend the summer isolated. Goodbye to mother’s milk too: this will be enforced weaning for young Morris. Tuesday is the separation day.
The donkeys are all Catholics and there is an obvious moral theology problem here. For those of you who are concerned about canon law regarding contraceptive fencing, the ruling is as follows: as long as the gauge of the chainlink fence is wide enough for the donkey to get his dick through it, this does not constitute an obstacle to normal donkey intercourse. Since donkey romantic arrangements require the Jack to jump on the back of the Jennet, it is unlikely that the fence will be a comfortable part of these arrangements. So, the contraceptive fence is both allowed under Catholic canon law and an effective barrier to pregnancy.
Morris – on the left in the photo – is enjoying his last couple of days with the females browsing the cuttings from the olive trees that have been trimmed in neighbouring fields.