Friday, June 6, 2008

Stretching their legs

There's a perceived notion among many people that donkeys are lazy and tend to mostly stand around looking bored and miserable. This couldn't be farther from the truth.

Want to see for yourself?:

22 comments:

Mellimaus said...

AWWWW, they're so CUTE!!!! WOW, they run fast! How cool!

Farmer Jen said...

That was pretty awesome! I love the sounds of their hooves amidst the peaceful forest sounds. They look incredibly happy to be living there with you. Really cool video!

Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

That was really awesome!!! They looked so happy. My girls said they were playing tag!

seasonseatingsfarm said...

When they're running around like this it looks like there are twice as many. They look perfectly content and happy.

sugarcreekstuff said...

You can tell that wasn't a fluke run, they have trails worn already. Lady, you and your donkeys have an amazing farm.

Eve said...

They're so HAPPPPPEEEEEEE..HAWWWWW!!!!

Rural Writer said...

What a hoot! Aren't they having such a gooooood time!?! And what a great place to run round and round. They must think they've found Donkey Nirvana.

Robbyn said...

Oh man, they're loving the farm and making it their own...awesome, Danni!!

Solomon said...

That was a great video. They have such exuberance! :)

Christy said...

This is totally off topic, but have you seen this book?

http://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Survival-Guide-Complete-Protection/dp/1400049628/ref=tag_tdp_sv_edpp_pop_t

It looks like one you guys might enjoy.

CaliforniaGrammy said...

Oh my gosh, they are having such a good life now and loving every aspect of it. What fun, thanks for that. They are adorable!

Marigold said...

Oy. Such an expenditure of energy. A goat would never do this. Nonetheless, how are you ever going to give any of these donkeys up? Can you just keep them all? I think you should change your 'name' from Farmgirldk to DonkeyDanni. :)

Zitrone said...

Hi, this is Julia, your niece. I'm sitting on Omi's lap and we just watched the donkeys in the video. We sawed the chick movie too. What is Spongebob doing? Is she doing nice stuff or bad stuff? Omi says I have to go to bed now.

henbogle said...

Those donkey's won the rescue lottery. They look so happy! It is a joy to watch them.

Ali in Maine

ga.farmgirl said...

You don't have to sell me on donkey behavior, I love watching them.
I have dial-up and video watching is almost impossible. I want to see your pals in action though, and will try a little later.
Aren't donkeys wonderful?? Jack is such a good boy.

Twinville said...

Ok. I'm about to give up. I've tried to post several messages on your blog, Danni, but they're just not showing up. I posted on here last night and I guess it just vanished into blogspot thin air. lol

I'll try one last time....

I've seen donkeys run and play like this before, but only if they were in groups of of two or more....and were very happy and content.

You can see that your rescue donkeys must feel very safe and happy on your farm and are showing that by running up and down and all around joyfully over your beautifully forested hills.

Danni, you have truly arrived. You are now 'Critter Farm'. Congrats!

Outer Banks Mom said...

That WAS awesome.

Cheryl said...

Farmgirl_dk:

The donkeys look so happy :) Isn't it fun to just watch them enjoy life?

I love your blog! I grew up on a farm, and I am working hard at returning to my farming roots. I want my children to experience the joy, work, peace and sometimes heartbreak of living closer to nature.

I'm so happy for you and your family that you have made this work. Please keep writing - you are great at it, and it keeps my hopes up that it IS possible. :)

Cheryl

TOCCO said...

I enjoyed your video!
Christina

Kathryn and Ari said...

DONKEY TAG!!! I love it. They look so joyful running around--and I can't believe how much acreage you fenced in for them. That's really wonderful.

CeeCee said...

Yup, looks like your donks are lazy as bees! They are obviously very happy to be living at your place. Your property looks perfect for donkey fun.
How is Holly?

Emma the Golden Girl said...

and her Mom said,
Danni,
I've missed reading your blog while I've been settling Bull into his new home.
I just adore your new donkeys and they look like they are having the times of their lives. What a great video!