I love animals and thoroughly enjoy having them here on the farm. Yesterday we were lucky enough to have 3 donkeys join our little funny farm.
Yet something unexpected happened last night as I was sitting on a chair in the middle of the pasture getting to know them...
I was smitten. They are such curious and gentle creatures. They were slightly cautious at first, but I bribed them into coming to me.
After they realized I brought apples they were as friendly as could be...yes the way to an animals heart is certainly through its stomach!
Meet Jackson...he the daddy donkey (Danni he has been gelded since siring his daughter!) he is just a few years old and is beautiful! He is curious and friendly, we are hoping to get him used to the kids sitting on his back.
This is Jennifer...she is the mama donkey. She is 10 years old and is the most friendly of the bunch. She is calm and sweet and the kids can already ride her while I lead. She is also trying to wean a 1 year old daughter...ahhh I feel your pain sweet girl, been there and soooo done that!
This is Elska...she is 1 year old and is the most hesitant of the group. She is a tad nervous about us but she is lovely and I'm quite sure we can win her over.
I must say I am completely in love with these three and am going to have to discipline myself to get my outside chores done instead of hanging out with them all day!
But we also have other fun things going on around here...
Every morning the kids go out to the blueberry patch to gather berries for breakfast.
Yesterday Sweet Girl decided to make a mud pancake to go with her blueberries...yummm!
We've got spiders on sunflowers...
As well as daisies!
The honey bees are doing what honey bees do...working non-stop!
We on the other hand take the time to relax and share a bowl of homemade vanilla coconut ice cream (recipe next week)...ohhh it is delicious! This is a weekly ritual for hubby and the kids.
Speaking of food...
Did you all notice that we have now given 42.5 pounds of food in our Grow to Give program...yeah!
I know as the season goes on that number will grow substantially! Just remember to involve the kids in the giving. Explain to them about hunger and want, let them learn to reach outside themselves to care and give.
That is our week, how about you? How is your KinderGARDEN growing?