A producer and researcher from the Channel 4 Come Dine With Me programme visited the house last Tuesday for a couple of hours to look at my proposal for hosting the show. Obviously, the donkeys are a key selling point and they would feature in the programme. The decision will be made in a few days time.
Meanwhile, poor forlorn young Morris has been fenced off from the jennets, now that he has begun exhibiting the normal biological functions of a jack donkey, and indeed exhibiting far too often! It is very sad to see him behind a fence and he gets very cross about it. Sometimes I put his mother Rubi in with him, and she likes to spend time with him anyway, but the other issue is that the foals should be weaned now. It is not necessary for them to still continue on mother’s milk: they are nine months old.
Here’s a video sequence showing Morris running around inside his new compound, finishing with a sad little scene of Morris watching through the fence while the love of his life, Aitana, rolls in the dust a few feet away.
Today I bought a donkey cart! More about that in the next blog post…