We are well and truly fogged in here! The forecast says the fog is supposed to lift and give way to sunny afternoons but no way! It's a thick enveloping blanket. Gloomy and damp feeling.
Poor donkeys seem to reflect the mood. They spend much of the day up in their forest paddock. It's a small climb but the difference in elevation seems to make it it a tad less foggy. However with the damp Fall comes .... mushrooms! Eeee gad - they pop out overnight in amazing variation! I am quite familiar and comfortable gathering chanterelles and oyster mushrooms (yummy!) but do we have those .... No!
Instead we have a melange of unidentified specimens - orange, brown, beige, white and red. Every morning I crawl around looking for the overnight sprouting of new fungi but there's no way I am able to find them all. And the donkeys seem to want to EAT them! Or some of them ...
There has been some diarrhea lately and yesterday I looked out from my studio and noticed that while everyone was grazing, Siog looked positively miserable - head drooping and just ... yucky. So I grabbed her halter and took her out (that's always the first thing I try and this is a good way of data collecting, in my opinion.)
Once out, she perked up and seemed absolutely fine, even trotting and eating the roadside brush with gusto - phew! But again today, diarrhea (sorry for the graphic detail!) I have started to give a small mash with ground flax, a vitamin powder and a day or two a week, I add psyllium. So hopefully IF they are eating some mushrooms, this will help.
Meanwhile, I have finished the work for my up-coming art exhibition, except for minor details and packing it up. Next weekend, I am teaching two workshops, then off to the show!