Monthly Archives: May 2014

Drought

The drought in the Alicante region of Spain is the most serious since records began in 1893 and threatens ruin for many local fruit growers. The almond crop is badly affected and if drought continues trees will begin to die … Continue reading

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Evening feed time

This is just a blogpost about routine matters, a video of the evening donkey feed. When I come home from work the first thing I look for is guilty donkey faces: I can always tell when they have been up … Continue reading

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Pigeon post

This blog post is dedicated to the pigeon, who stayed with us for more than a week and now seems to have finally moved on… At least I hope he has moved on, and not been clobbered by local avian … Continue reading

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Long-reining Morris

The training of Morris with long-reins reached a new stage yesterday. He walked all the way to Finestrat and back following instructions from me walking behind, guiding him with the long reins. In Finestrat I put the head collar on … Continue reading

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Donkey research in Benidorm

I went on a rare expedition to Benidorm this Sunday morning. It is only ten minutes away by car but I very seldom visit the town. What motivated me to go there was an old photograph of a donkey. To … Continue reading

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Norty donks eat a fig tree

I worked very hard over the weekend to make an extension to the field to take in a shady spot under the fig tree, so the donkeys could have another cool spot to spend the day when I am at … Continue reading

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Rood donkey steals pigeon’s supper

The pigeon first appeared on Saturday morning, sitting in a corner of the donkeys’ stable. Since it didn’t move at first I assumed it was injured. It would certainly get injured if it was stood on by a donkey, so … Continue reading

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