Monday, 28 May 2012

Cute ass in the long grass

Well, I never thought this would happen but while I was out on Saturday morning MOTH (man of the house for those new to my blog) decided that he would cut a path for a new fence so that the donkeys could chew through some more hillside grass behind our house. It took him 3 hours to cut a track so that the electric fence won't short out when we installed it (Sunday morning's job).

Sunday morning: coffee and fencing. Away we went, I went right, MOTH went left. By the time I met him at the top of the hill he was wound up in electric fence tape and swearing his head off (lucky we don't have close neighbours). The two wound rolls of tape I'd give him were both thrown on the ground...


Fence went up and got turned on, donkeys were very suspicious that their fence had "disappeared" from where they knew it to be and took quite a bit of coaxing into the long grass. Ironic, I know.

Irwin, who is a big donkey could hardly be seen... in fact he looked a bit like a kangaroo!

... a very happy kangaroo...

But Guinness just stuck to the easy stuff...

Smart little donkey, the black one ;o)

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Bet you've never seen a lawnmower like this...

It's been a while since it's rained up here on the mountain and, with the nights getting cooler, the grass hasn't been growing as quickly as it usually does. Guinness is very vocal about there not being enough grass in his paddock. And you don't want to have a vocal donkey around the house.

So I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone... lawn mowing donkeys!

I'll leave them on the lower lawn this afternoon and maybe, if they're good, they can do the back lawn tomorrow.

And... any byproducts can go straight into the compost heap!

I do believe Guinness is smiling in this photo.