Monday, March 8, 2010

Another Sign of Spring--A Donkey Baby!

We've acquired 6 adult donkeys over the last few years. When Morgan had sheep, the donkeys lived near them to protect the sheep from the coyotes. Several months ago the guys noticed that several of the donkeys were pregnant. The gestation period of a donkey is about a year, so we've been waiting for a baby or babies for the last few weeks.

Cody and Morgan have been feeding their cattle early in the morning and also checking for baby calves--and this morning Cody came home excitedly announcing the birth of the first baby donkey! I think it's the first donkey that's ever been born on the ranch...and the ranch has been in the Burke family for more than 100 years.

I love living in the country and seeing sights like this, and experiencing the wonder of new life.