Looks like I might have myself a donkey in about 2 weeks, if the riding and training all goes well! Fingers crossed for Ju Ju Bean the donkey, and Thomas Hayes who is riding it. YAY! The first chore to do was measure some existing fence to calculate how much more fence will be needed to erect. There is already a small fenced in area, but the donkey needs room to run and play! I need room to run and play with it! Within the newly fenced area my donkey will have access to two natural water sources to drink from, including a spring filled watering hole that he'll be sharing with the pig.
Each fence post has to be 120 inches apart, and is about 50 inches high (probably 3 feet underground to stay in place.) Any farmers & fence makers out there have fencing tips, send them my way. :)
So here is my donkey check list:
1. Chop fence posts, approximately 100 of them.
2. Erect fence with bunches of help
3. Settle on a place to get natural grass hay from (everyone around here does hay... everyone.)
4. Complete it's shelter.
5. Put a carrot on the end of a stick & get ready to ride!