Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pasture evening

The skies are threatening rain--again. So far it has stayed dry--but the distant rumbling and deep steel blue horizon suggest it may happen--this time.
We've had another afternoon of 100 degrees.
The goats seek shade in the barn for most of the day, emerging at dusk to graze as the sun is setting. Last night it dipped to 82--barely a chance to catch your breath before the next sunrise heats the day.
The cattle and donkeys across the road have spent their evening enjoying the fresh grass in the lower pasture. They must tire of hay on these hot days, for they barely look up as I approach.


The baby jacks still stick pretty close to their mothers. The ears-too-big-for-his-head, knobby knees and shock of hair cropped just above the eyes. Is there anything cuter than a donkey foal?

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10 comments:

RuthieJ said...

Oh Nina, the only thing cuter than a baby donkey is a baby deer. Are those baby donkeys tame enough for you to pet through the fence? I just love those ears!

nina said...

I think they'll eventually come closer--right now, like the shy child, hiding behind mama's skirt.

Mary C said...

He sure is cute, Nina. I love those beautiful eyes, too. And those ears - they must be as soft as a bunny's ears.

Lynne said...

Oh Nina- that's the cutest thing! I love donkeys and I like to tease my husband that one day when we retire to Hasty Brook I'd like to have a donkey rescue farm!

possumlady said...

Oh great, now I want a donkey along with some pygmy goats!

KGMom said...

Oh what a cutie. I agree--nothing cuter.
Of course, any baby mammal is cute--something about that fuzz and wide eyes just does me in.

Mary said...

Nina,

I want to hug the baby donkey! Those ears! Sweet!

I share your 100. Let's hope for 80.

By the way, I don't think I told you I love your profile photo!

Cathy said...

Much cuter than a donkey foal? Hmmmm. That's pretty danged cute. Could I suggest a Golden retriever pup as a close second?

I just saw a huge line of storms headed for Columbus. Hope you got some of that.

Susan Gets Native said...

Ever since watching the movie Shrek, I am fated to now say donkey like this:
"DANK- KAY!"

dguzman said...

oh my gosh! he's beautiful! Niblet could use some of the extra ear....