It has been a joy and a privilege to share our lives with the animals on our farm.
They teach us not only about themselves,
but also about us... on a daily basis.
We strive to provide a good life for our two and four legged friends...
in meeting not only their physical needs, but their emotional needs as well.
We have received as much in return as we have given.
We could spend less time managing our animals lives,
and they would do just fine...
but just fine never seems good enough to me, and so we strive to make their lives great...
which definitely ties us down to a rather rigid schedule...
but, to us... it is a fair exchange.
We cannot fix all that is wrong with the world and its inhabitants,
but we can strive to make our little corner of the world a peaceful,
safe, and comfortable place for our critters.
You might be aware that we have been trying to help our donkeys shed a little weight.
Soaking their hay, and limiting their grazing through the use of a grazing muzzle
has definitely helped... but not enough to suit me.
And on top of that, the donkeys have been eating their fence...
a sure sign that they need more tough fiber in their diet.
After doing a little research, we found a suggestion...