Saturday, August 5

Daily Farm Photo: 8/5/06

Just When You Thought You'd Seen It All. . .

Donkey Doodle Dandy Loves To Roll In The Dirt

Okay, I haven't figured out how to make a video of Cary with my camera yet, but I did muster up the courage to turn the little dial from its permanent setting on AUTO to a new shooting mode--Fast Shutter: "For shooting fast moving objects." So while I don't have a mini movie of this priceless donkey moment (do you love that big white underbelly or what?), I did get several more action shots. Click here to see them. This photo is actually the last one I took--right before (and this has never ever happened) the memory card announced that it was full!

(If you're wondering about that ratty blue halter, click here.)

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  1. OH MY !!! OH MY !!! I nearly passed out from the cuteness. My mind can't handle it. Best photo ever !!!!!

  2. I thought maybe he was Rolling On The Floor Laughing! Awesome picture!

  3. Hahahahahahahaaaaaaa!!!!! Hilarious DDD photos! These are priceless! This rolling-in-the-dirt thing must be the same all through the animal kingdom; I have a hen and several outdoor cats who love a good roll in the yard. I guess it helps them scratch, or get rid of fleas?

  4. Bwuahahahahahahaha! THat's a hoot!

  5. How cute is that!?! I want a donkey now...

  6. Adorable donkey! :) How many times do you get to say THAT?

    I have to say, I just found your blog and I think it - and YOU - are delightful. I'll be a regular visitor from now on.


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  7. Great shots! Makes me feel like rolling in the dirt, too. ;)

  8. Oh my goodness! He certainly looks like he's having a good time!

  9. It makes me want to scratch him on his white belly like I do our dogs!

  10. Couldn't be better or cuter! My "aahhww" factor went through the roof! Wow, is Dan cute!

  11. Maybe someone's mentioned this in a previous post, or maybe you already know, but Jon Katz has a great series of articles on how he came to own and love donkeys at Slate. I haven't read the most recent article to the end, but his earlier ones were delightful.

  12. What a wonderful photo!

    What kind of camera do you have? I make movies with mine simply by putting it on the movie setting and pressing down the shutter button (which stays down in this setting--action!). Then press it again to stop (cut!).

    You can even post them on your blog without having to anything but uploading them to a free service like which has a blogging feature.

    It would be fun to see some footage (pun intended) from your farm. :-)

  13. hi farmgirl,

    I hope you'll post a video of this darling guy too! It's been raining here and all of my horses have been rolling in the mud. they are not a pretty sight.


  14. Like a cat! O that Danny Boy!

  15. I have a donkey, too! That's why I'm visiting your blog for the first time. My donkey, Magnolia, does the same thing--especially after a period of rain, when the ground dries up, she gets on her back and gives it a good scratching in the dirt. I'm loving your blog; I only get to be a farmgirl part-time, so this is helping me get a daily dose.

  16. A donkey roll! I love it. But, that piglet, now. That's Babe, isn't it?


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