“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Wanna Play?

It's early morning in the front pasture
and the donkeys are out grazing...
with their grazing muzzles on, of course.

The sun rises behind Daphne,
and as I sit here watching her,
she sees that I have a camera.
Of course...

Very shortly, though, she goes back to eating....

I took a little video of her eating with her muzzle on...
so you could get an idea how efficient these girls are at eating with the muzzle.
(I am seriously thinking of designing one for myself!)

Each bite is small, because she can only bite off what sticks up through a 1 ½ inch hole.
But, as you can see, she pushes her nose into the grass to get as much as possible
to come up through that hole.

Meanwhile, Chloe can't be bothered with visiting...
she's much too busy getting as big a meal as time will allow!

Most mornings, as the donkeys graze,
MaryAnn will head out to the pasture to be with them.
She follows Chloe around grunting and grunting...
trying her hardest to communicate.
As you can see in this video... Chloe would rather be left alone!

I love all of my animals, I truly do.
I have to say, though, that the donkeys and the pigs are my soulmates.
Of all the farm animals, I feel a certain affection coming from
the donkeys and...

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