Add to shopping cart

Donks on the field viewed from the place where I intended putting the webcam

Donks on the field viewed from the place where I intended putting the webcam

I have been very busy with work in these past few weeks, and also I had hoped to be able to post more news about the progress of the webcam, so I have been waiting for more feedback from the IT professionals advising me on the matter. Sadly, for technical reasons, it looks like the webcam is a non-starter at the present time. The main problem is the distance from the house to the webcam position on the field, apparently. I was quite surprised at this outcome: one gets the impression these days that technology is all around us and everything is possible. Apparently this isn’t, so there we are. You will have to make do with my photos and videos but no webcam for the near future.

Morris and the lemon tree

Morris and the lemon tree

Rubí following me around the field

Rubí following me around the field

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Matilde under the lemon tree

The vegetable patch is unsuccessful this winter but there is one red pepper

The vegetable patch is unsuccessful this winter but there is one red pepper

The one red pepper

The one red pepper

Maybe there is one advantage in the situation regarding the webcam: I had put some money aside to pay for the webcam and this is now available to spend on a replacement donkey cart.
The cart I bought in 2012 has been mainly used for training Morris. He was too small to pull it when I bought it, and Rubí was the intended work-donkey for the cart. Rubi never really learned to pull it, nor respond to commands, and Morris was the great bright learner once he was strong enough to pull it. We had a lot of fun last year going up the lane and Morris really enjoyed pulling the cart. Sadly, it was not very well made (I bought it secondhand from an English guy who probably constructed it himself and the welding was rubbish.) The left hand wheel support has now completely sheared off.

Ruined!

Ruined!

Replacement cart needed

Replacement cart needed

So, the money saved on the not-possible webcam project will now go towards a replacement donkey vehicle. “Add to cart,” as they say… I will start saving up and look around for a suitable replacement. There are a few local readers of this blog, so if you are local please keep an eye open for a suitable cart, if you see one that looks disused, sitting in a yard somewhere. It needs to be donkey or pony sized, not horse sized!

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About Gareth Thomas

A fairly mixed career starting as an aircraft technician and later Franciscan friar eventually led into secondary school teaching. I settled in Spain where I teach Geography part-time and spend the rest of my time looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I have two blogs: a geography blog and a donkey blog.
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3 Responses to Add to shopping cart

  1. Mary says:

    I envy your lemon tree! And the donkeys look beautiful.

  2. Frere Rabit says:

    The donks also envy me the lemon tree. This is why it is surrounded by electric pastoral ribbon and wired underneath with green plastic-covered chain link. Donks attacked it last year and removed vital bark from the trunk and boughs, as well as eating lemons… Next they will be demanding gin and tonic to go with the tree. 🙂

  3. grace says:

    Gin and tonic….tooo funny!

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