Big synchronicity on Day One of my Walk for Farm Animals. After a year of seeing this Mother & Son donkey duo on my walks, they eeyored at me and ran to the fence! Then I met Emily their kind caretaker, who told me their names are Alice and Eeyore.
“Why do people keep donkeys?” I asked her, always wanting to know. Just as a pet, a friend, she said. The shy goat that hides in his stall is Ike (or Mike) and is 12- years old. They hand raised Ike, but he’s an introvert by nature, and as Emily said, “it has to be on his terms.”
Emily showed me her hen yard, with a nice big tree for shade and clover delivered daily. A farm with well-loved animals is a sweet thing to experience. It was super hot today and I felt drunk from the humidity when I hit the dirt road back home. A surprise encounter with a neighbor who actually wanted to show off her animals, and a great first day out. Thanks for your support with the walk!