Last year I was looking for a traditional vintage Spanish donkey cart with big wooden wheels, and then I found out that only rubber tyred vehicles are allowed on the roads now. That scuppered the plan. I hadn’t really thought about it very much since. Then I saw an advert in a British supermarket at the weekend: “Donkey cart for sale 250 Euros”. Various wooden slats need replacing and a mudguard fell off on delivery; but I got it for 225 Euros, so I can’t complain.
Of course, it will need a harness. And the right donkey. I was thinking about Rubi. It might give her a new purpose in life and get her out of her dreary Eyore attitude. If she could get excited about the cart, I might eventually find that she wants to race around the country roads pulling it at speed and causing as much traffic chaos as Toad of Toad Hall in his motor car phase.
Anyway, for the moment it can just sit there in the garden. As a garden feature it works quite well anyway.