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Round up time

Written by Sue, Monday, June 6, 2011                                                   Hot, humid, 96 degrees
Sunday was spent relaxing inside with air condition cooling. We are under a heat wave with very humid conditions. The only excitement today was the round-up of three foot loose and fancy free donkeys. 

This was right up Lucy's alley, she loves to be moving and she felt like she had the world by the tail, the horses in the other pasture didn't seem to mind  all the commotion. Just par for the course ~lol~

There is always one stubborn one in the bunch. Uncle Joe didn't want to go in the gate, and it took a little longer for him to decide he was  losing the battle. Years ago Dh would have had to saddle a horse, and round them up, but the ATV sure makes it easier, it took all of 30 minutes to get things back to normal.~smile~
When DH came in, I asked him how they got out, he said that one of the donkeys(uncle joe) lifted the lock on the gate, and that he had to tie it up. Desperate people donkeys do desperate things. ~grin~

 Animals always think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, and some of us humans too.
Until next time,


Christine June 6, 2011 at 12:32 AM  

Loved the donkey round-up.
What a hoot.

Jenni June 6, 2011 at 1:47 AM  

Love love LOVE it! That is so funny! I have always thought of a donkey as the illustration of the word "stubborn",and I know without doubt that I've acted like Uncle Joe myself, a few times, LOL!

What a fun post!

Girl, it was 104 here in our part of Texas today, and we are praying for rain! We need it sooo badly.....

glad you all stayed cool in the AC... thanks for the update of what's new on the farm....I enjoy it so much!

Southern Lady June 6, 2011 at 6:52 AM  

Oh, how cute! I love donkeys and have heard that they are very smart. I wonder if they'll figure out how to untie the lock?

I love your header picture of your beautiful little granddaughters. I know they love spending time at the farm during the summer. There's always something new and interesting to explore, isn't there.

tania June 6, 2011 at 7:52 AM  

Love your "donkey tale" I didn't know they were so smart!

Vee June 6, 2011 at 8:29 AM  

That is one smart donkey! I can't imagine that it was too much fun for them to be out running around in a heat wave. Love the picture of the dog playing little sarge with his tail flying straight out. Hope that your hubby got a nice tall glass of iced tea when he got back inside. Stay cool down there now!

Carmen C. June 6, 2011 at 8:31 AM  

LOL! Lucy makes a GREAT donkey herder:D Have a wonderful day!!!

thesedaysofmine.com June 6, 2011 at 8:54 AM  

Cute story. I can imagine that ATV makes rounding up wayward donkeys much easier.

I also love your header photo: too cute!

Debbie June 6, 2011 at 9:00 AM  

Good Morning! Loved this story! haha....I love to see pictures of your farm too....it is just soo beautiful! Yes, I am very sure the ATV made that a whole lot easier. Mike and Mel have a little golf cart that they wisk from one end of the dairy to the other in. I have taken a couple of rides around in that thing, and it is wonderful, haha. The weather sounds HOT....we haven't started over here yet, but I am sure it is coming. Have a wonderful week Sue! HUGS

Cindy June 6, 2011 at 10:46 AM  

Hi Sue, it's been awhile since I have been by. Staying busy and haven't been getting alot of blogging done. I have been going back through old post to try and catch up. You are one busy woman!

Love the picture of your grandson. But I will confess I am partial to the Navy. My ex and I spent 20 years serving the Navy, and I loved it!!! BTW Will is a very handsome young man.

Now, going to hop over and read how you and your mom canned those beets. Love them!

Have a super week and I'll try to be back soon.


Happy@Home June 6, 2011 at 10:58 AM  

What a cute story and a clever donkey.
I also think your new header picture is precious.
Keep cool. I'm currently awaiting the arrival of our A/C repairman. I think the poor system is overworked.

Elena June 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM  

That is so true. When my husband was a kid they had some box turtles in their back yard that they kept as pets. He said whenever the gate on the side of the house was left open, even for a few minutes, those turtles would move it into high gear and stick their necks out and head for the open gate. lol! Thank you for the cute story and sharing your sweet life. Hugs, Elena

no spring chicken June 6, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

Great analogy. We are like sheep who need a shephard, and donkeys who think that the grass is always greener on the other side. Hmm. Not near as pretty a picture as I'd like. :)

Blessings, Debbie

Farm Girl June 6, 2011 at 11:59 AM  

That is so great!! I love those donkey's. I also love getting to see more of your place. It is just beautiful. Some time could you take us on a tour? I would love to see your chicken houses and stuff like that. I love that your husband uses the ATV that is so great.
I am so glad you got to stay in the house yesterday.
I hope the heat breaks your your week isn't so hot.

Ms.Daisy June 6, 2011 at 12:23 PM  

Just loved seeing DH on the ATV and Lucy rounding up those foot-loose donkeys! Yes, and aren't we humans sometimes the same...wanting what is outside our "fences." Your new header picture is lovely of your two sweet granddaughter. I took a tour of your farmhouse at Christmas and it is beautiful! We also had a heat wave (3 days 90 or above and high humidity) over the Memorial Day weekend...which I spent in PA visiting my daughter Jillian her DH and little Bebe. We are starting on another heat wave this week and I guess I'll be in pretty much all day enjoying the AC.
Love visiting you at your beautiful farm.

P.S. Will is Soooo handsome!

Michele Katherine June 6, 2011 at 5:28 PM  

Hi Sue,
You know I'm the biggest fan of the donkey family. I don't know too much about them, if they like to be pet, etc..., but they are great to look at.

Your blog header picture of your grandchildren are precious.

God bless you and your week,

Janette@Janette's Sage June 7, 2011 at 7:52 AM  

Oh Benjamin will love this...and of course the lesson in it is for me...I do think the grass is always greener so I must be more like a donkey. LOL
Now I am going to pack and remember all day that what God has for me is His best and stop looking backwards at the pastures I am leaving. So He won't have to come round me up and put me back inside!

Hugs...the granddaughters are just beautiful!! Coming here is always like a glass of cool water.

Cheryl June 7, 2011 at 3:03 PM  

At least the donkeys waited until Monday...and didn't take you out of the air conditioning on that relaxing Sunday afternoon! :-D

Stay cool, Sue! (Are we ready to put our autumn decorations out yet? I think I'm getting there. ~lol~)

Debbie June 7, 2011 at 4:46 PM  

I tried to come here earlier, and my computer froze up. I'm so glad I gave it another try.

Just call me a donkey in this story. I have remind myself of that often, sometimes more forcefully than others.

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