Monthly Archives: June 2013

Renovated pack saddle

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Croisillon renovation

The croisillon is the wooden frame of the donkey pack saddle. It has just been repaired by my friend Carl after Morris broke it on Monday. He had been tied onto the croisillon, worn by his mother Rubi, and as … Continue reading

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Donkey weeding

Whenever there is an overgrown patch to clear, all that is needed is an electric fence corral and the donks can be put to work. This patch has been cleared in an hour. After the exhausting gardening work, the donks … Continue reading

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Fiesta time…

My scruffy old Fiesta, bought from a friend for 250 Euros has seen me through the school year. With just three more teaching days to go, she has suddenly started cutting out at low revs, echoing my exhaustion. At the … Continue reading

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Benidorm donkey kitsch

Today I was on the set of Benidorm, the TV sitcom, with a group of school children. We watched the making of a one minute scene on location in a Benidorm bar. It took numerous retakes and about an hour … Continue reading

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Sun down circus

Here below is the maddest donkey sundown video this year. Matilde, Rubí, Morris and Aitana went quite crazy this evening in the last light of the day. The sequence also includes some rare braying on the hoof: the clever things … Continue reading

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Valley walk

The short walking route to Finestrat from home involves a descent on a very narrow path into a river valley then a short climb up the other side to the village. Rubí has been happy to walk that route since … Continue reading

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