But I don't wanna leave Donkeyland (photo taken 3/22/11)
You brayed (and e-mailed), and we listened. More donkey pictures! you pleaded, and The Daily Donkey, which began back on February 6, quickly became one of the most popular features on Farmgirl Fare. Thanks so much for all your wonderful feedback and support during the past five months.
More below, plus The Daily Donkey 140. . .
Fame has its price, though, and our seven lovable longears have announced that after 139 (just about) Daily Donkeys, they're a little tired—and hot. It isn't easy being adorable for so many days in a row, especially as we head back into another predicted week of 106 degree heat index days. It's that time of year when you can't believe you're thinking, Oh good, it's only supposed to be 90 today.
And what with Esmeralda's third birthday two days ago (three!), Evie's third birthday today, and Gus and Gnat's first birthdays coming up in the end of July and August—not to mention mine this weekend (43!)—well, our party hearty donkeys have decided they are in desperate need of an extended vacation. (I'm pretty sure the term party animal was invented by donkeys—and boy, do they get hungover sometimes.)
But don't worry, The Daily Donkey will return, relaxed, refreshed, and ready to make you smile. In the meantime, the rest of Farmgirl Fare will still be blogging right along with plenty of cute photos (including of the donkeys), farm life stories, and food, though just not on a two or three posts a day basis. (If you're just discovering The Daily Donkey, you'll find them all corralled up here.)
The plan is to hopefully devote more time this summer to my growing (and sadly neglected) kitchen garden blog, and to start catching up with some of the numerous backlogged recipes I've been wanting to share.
And oh yeah, the ductless a/c system has been installed in the upstairs of the new house, and everything else up there is just about done, so we we really are finally moving! Which means that besides all the extra work moving involves—even if it is just across the farmyard—our satellite Internet connection may be spotty for a little while.
Then of course there are all those birthday parties. . .
The Daily Donkey 140: Headed Off to Somewhere Cooler