Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Excitement at Critter Farm
We've been putting walls up:
And taking walls down:
We've been plotting and preparing:
The third stall, which had previously been walled off and used as storage, has now been graveled and leveled and stall-matted in anticipation:
As you can imagine, the barn inspectors have stopped in frequently to check our work:
And I think we've now finally gotten our stall situation just the way we want it:
...which is just in time, too, because yesterday, the good news I had been hoping for arrived: I have been chosen to participate in the 2015 Great Burro Turnaround:
This event gives ten trainers 100 days to gentle and (hopefully) teach basic skills to ten wild BLM burros. At the end of this time, in June, there is a competition to (again, hopefully) show off their new skills, and an opportunity for people to adopt these wonderful burros at the end of the show.
Chester was especially helpful this evening and, so you could see it, posed smack-dab in front of the stall that our burro guest will call home for his/her 100 days:
I'm fidgety with excitement and anticipation! The burros will arrive from Eastern Oregon this Friday. I'll meet my wild burro that afternoon and bring him or her home with me on Saturday.
You can bet I will keep you all updated on how it goes. :-)