Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Wednesday Daily Dose of Cute: It's A Birthday Girl!


Meet Esmeralda at Age One Day, Born Sunday July 6th

Is this the cutest birthday present a farmgirl could ask for or what? The other day I said I would post more
newborn photos of Dinky from last July that I never shared, but before I could get around to it, a new baby donkey was born! And guess what? That mother isn't Daphne - it's Dolores!

On Saturday I noticed that Dolores actually looked wider than Daphne (who I'm sure will someday actually have a baby), on Sunday morning the donkeys were nowhere to be found (which is normal since they're free to roam the farm), and then while doing chores late Sunday afternoon I realized there were only three members of our
inseparable four member donkey gang down by the barn. My baby animal radar immediately perked up. And sure enough, I found Dolores standing at the edge of the front field with little Esmeralda by her side. And yes, Donkey Doodle Dandy is the daddy! Mother and baby are both doing fine, and of course I'm just thrilled that it's a girl.

More photos soon, but right now a glass of birthday champagne and some freshly picked sweet corn from our new
Amish neighbors (because 12 miles down the road is considered the neighborhood when your 'next door' neighbor lives two miles away) are loudly calling my name.

Previously Blogged Birthdays:
7/9/05:
My Sweet Birthday Treat (and the recipe for Really Rasberry Tartlets)
7/9/06:
I'll Be Back, But I'm Taking the Day Off

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FarmgirlFare.com, the award-winning blog where Dinky was born on July 2nd 2007, Esmeralda was born July 6th 2008, and it takes an average of 12 months to have a baby donkey — which means Donkey Doodle Daddy got right to work. Who's the man? Oh yeah, and I was born 40 years ago today — which I still can't quite believe.

34 comments:

  1. I wish you a wonderful birthday and the best year ahead. Thank you so much for all you are sharing with us closet farm folk. And I can tell you that once you hit 40 - the best part of the journey is still ahead!!

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  2. Susan, that is the cutest present I have seen! Can you hug this one (since you can't hug the pups)? Happy birthday!!!

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  3. Congrats on the new donkey baby, I love the name! And a big Happy Birthday to You!

    Blessings,
    ~*~

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  4. Happy birthday! My nephew was born today, just about 12 hours ago. It seems good births happen right around this time! Hope your next 40 years are filled with lots of happiness and more farm babies than you can imagine!

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  5. Happy Birthday Susan!
    What a lovely present you've received. I love that your donkey brood is increasing!

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  6. Happy Birthday!!! What a wonderful present from Delores and Dan...

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  7. Yeah, it's you Birthday! Happy Birthday.

    What a great photo.

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  8. Happy Birthday Susan! That little donkey is so sweet. What a wonderful birthday gift.

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  9. Wow, happy birthday to you both!! By the way, I was visiting my brother and sister-in-law in California last weekend, and what did I see on their kitchen counter but a bunch of very black bananas? So what do you think I did with them? Yeah, you know it, yip yap...and they were a big hit! Thanks.

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  10. A suprise donkey seems like a great gift for a 40th birthday.

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  11. Happy Birthday Susan! :o)

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  12. Linda in St Louuis7/10/2008 4:02 AM

    Happy Birthday, Susan!

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  13. What a cute donkey girl!
    Happy Birthday to you, there's no better present than a bunch of soft cuteness.

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  14. That's a heck of a cute baby. Happy birthday to you.

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  15. Happy Birthday Susan - and welcome to the wild world little Esmeralda! Pretty special b'day gift and quite appropriate that it be a real surprise -

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  16. Happy birthday to all the girls!

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  17. Happy Happy Birthday, Susan! Baby Esmerelda is so so sweet!! What a nice surprise she is.
    Hope your day was very special and you enjoyed some of that sweet corn and a sweet treat, too.

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  18. Happy Birthday! to all!!! What a wonderful birthday gift!

    (Your blog is a gift to the rest of us - and thank you so much for sharing it with us.)

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  19. Congratulations on the new donkey baby (I love the name) and a very Happy Birthday to you, from a longtime reader and admirer of your blog!

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  20. Happy Birthday! Thank you for beautiful picture of momma and baby.

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  21. OHH!!!! MY!! LOOOOOOOORD!!!!! BABY DONKEEEEEEYYYYY!!!!

    Sorry, FG. I just got all excited about an itty-bitty donkey. On my way home from work every day, I pass a cow pasture that has a pair of donkeys guarding the cows. There's a jenny and a jack, and I can only hope for sweet donkey teensyness very soon.

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hip-hip-HOORAY!

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  22. Happy birthday and as the Greeks say, kronia polla (many more years)! Love your pictures of all your creatures, but the donkeys are my slight favorite. Do you still have the llamas?

    mapia

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  23. Happy Birthday to you...and what an adorable little donkey. I love her name!

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  24. Happy Birthday and congrats on the cutie pie! She is adorable.

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  25. Happy Birthday!!

    And wow, Dan is On Task. Dolores looks so chill - and Esmerelda is adorable.

    Baby donkeys are just so cute.

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  26. p.s. I hear that 40 is the new 20. Welcome to young adulthood!

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  27. Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures, inspiring stories, joys, heartaches, life lessons and recipes with the rest of the e-world!

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  28. Whoa, Donkey Doodle Dandy is a Dude! Nice little family.
    Happy birthday, Susan.

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  29. A happy birthday to you....sweet little baby donkey to help you celebrate. I love her.

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  30. Happy birthday, farmgirl. Thank you for sharing more photos of the newborn.

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  31. That has to be the cutest little donkey! Hope you had a great birthday! I enjoy reading your blog!

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