There's always a pecking order isn't there?!? I miss my donkey so I always enjoy looking at yours! :)
Why do they have, what appears to be spray paint, on them? Probably a dumb question, but I am curious.
Hi R.J.,That's not a dumb question at all - in fact it's one of the things I'm asked the most. I actually meant to include a little note about those marks in the post and then forgot.When we work the sheep (read more about it here), we round them up into a small pen and then use special marking crayons to mark each one as they've been worked.Some of the colors wear off fairly quickly, but since we've been drenching the sheep pretty much every Sunday for the past year, they tend to get quite colorful. :)
I enjoyed your post and series of images, but especially enjoyed your last shot of your sweet donkeys munching on hay...Why don't you come enter it in my 'Weekly Top Shot' meme? We're on Week #13 and I'd love to see you share with me and my readers! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=5870
Thanks for the 'markings' explanation - I was going to ask that very same question.Love the pix- those donkeys are especially cute.
A lot of hungry mouths!
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