Friday, 19 August 2016
Having a Laugh
This handsome lad is one of the many donkeys we fed at the Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary. Those huge hairy ears just add to his charm.
The donkeys come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Their characters are as varied as those of any group of humans and it sometimes takes quite a lot of subterfuge and bluff to ensure that every donkey gets their fair share of the treats, for there are some who will kick or bite the others as they try to gobble every treat they can wrap their gnashers around.
Most are very gentle. and take their carrot slices very delicately.
These two were quite a double act - and very gentle.
They loved posing for the camera
perhaps they knew that their comedy routine would get them extra attention,
Whatever it was, they were utterly charming and I know that I'll be going back to feed them again, very soon.
Meanwhile, serious preparations for the village show are now underway. Even as I type, there are cakes in the oven...
Villagers of Little Bunting and Dovecote Dell can relax though, I won't be entering any of the Cookery categories this year.
The cakes are to help stock the refreshments table.
Tea/coffee, slice of cake?
Let's hope that the weather is kind on Sunday, our village hall is tiny so we need to be able to put the half a dozen or so tables outside in front of the hall, otherwise tea and coffee drinking will become a dangerous contact sport in the cramped quarters.