Monthly Archives: June 2015

Pope Francesco’s Amazing Climate Theatre

Rubí donkey always does thinking on Tuesdays and she was pleased to receive an unofficial copy of the new recyclical by Pope Francis, which is embargoed and due for release on Thursday.  Obviously that would have been too late for … Continue reading

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Rood norty donkey Matilde is confined to stable

Today we had the most dangerous incident in five years of donkey walking.  There was some cloud cover this morning, so it looked like a good opportunity to get donkeys out walking. I wanted to explore a new route for … Continue reading

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Dappled things

Thanks to Cath (see her comment on last post) for suggesting this: Pied Beauty BY GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout … Continue reading

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Birthday weekend for donks

Rubí was six yesterday, following Matilde’s seventh birthday on Friday, and they both had presents of new head-collars and lead ropes. Matilde has gone pink.  Rubí stays red: she has had a red head-collar since the beginning and – like … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Matilde

Matilde is actually seven today (not ten as I wrote yesterday). A friend was curious to know how a donkey bought in 2010 age two could possibly be age ten by 2015.  There is a simple answer to this mystery: rabits is … Continue reading

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Dapples and beans

Matilde is losing her winter coat and yesterday I managed to pull off nearly enough hair with the curry comb to fill a small duvet!  As the winter coat comes off, the dapples are now appearing and they are much more … Continue reading

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