Are you warm yet? It is so cliche … but we Canadians can switch from complaining about the cold to complaining about the heat in no time flat. Phew! Hot and muggy with unrelenting sunshine. It was amazing to watch Rosie cozy into the sandy paddock and soak up that sunshine. HOW was she not melting! We watched the storms float past us to the north on their way to Ottawa and south of us on their way to Brockville. We went flower shopping yesterday. A birthday tradition I quite enjoy! Looks like our front porch will be pink this year. Looks like I will need to remember to water them if I want them to last!
Jeff, our farrier extraordinaire, and myself had lunch together today while we checked out a DVD by Peter Ramsay. It focused on the difference between donkey and horse hooves. We had noticed that our jennies’ hooves were developing long toes. I admire the heck out of that guy. He is so open to learning and so easy to talk to. It isn’t only the donkeys that are fond of him. He arrived at noon and we finished up out in the barn just after four. I know he was a little nervous about cutting into the first hoof using a new approach. I think it will really pay off. Even with this first trim back Bella seems more comfortable. She isn’t flopping in ‘clown shoes’. And now our area has a farrier with that much more expertise. Thank you donkey network for leading me in the direction of Peter Ramsay’s material.
I had to include two of my birthday cards in today’s post. Isn’t it hilarious that you can buy birthday cards with pretty much any theme? Check out the two donkey cards! Ha! Thank you Kathy, Tony and Cindy and crew! Hugs from the Meadow Critters coming your way.