Let's start at the barn! Every night, the donkeys are closed into a large paddock adjoining the barn. They are never locked into stalls. Being smart donkeys, they choose to stand under shelter when they need to, thank goodness! The section under the overhang to the right is my feed/ tack room.
|Here's another view - I threw a fence around a section in the middle, last May and it grew a very little bit since the summer was so hot and dry, but I am opening it up bit by bit and the fence will be completely gone in a week or so.|
Here is "the lower driveway paddock" and it is off limits to the donkeys right now so that it can grow and replenish. They will be allowed in here in the Fall. If we can get our brush mower fixed, I usually mow ad rake before letting them on, otherwise, I'll put in an electric fence and let them onto strips.
Here are three shots of what we call "the wooded paddock" (must come up with some better names!) Nothing much grows in here although the donkeys manage to find odds and sods ...
This is the new "bush paddock!" It's about 2 acres of Salal, Oregon Grape, Huckleberry and Sword ferns.
The donkeys have been regulating their time in here all on their own, which I find very interesting!