Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wide Open Spaces

Earlier this summer, when I mowed most of the pastures, I left a wide swath of my main pasture unmowed in an effort to help out the ground nesting birds.  I am not sure it really helped any, I didn't see many birds out there, but, I tried.  Regardless, after the first week of July, the birds are finished nesting and I wanted to get the field mowed so that Ramsey and Emma could go out there without getting lost in the weeds.

This field is about 8 acres and when I let them out there earlier this week, I was expecting that Ramsey would take full advantage of the wide open spaces.  Foolish me, you'd think by now that I would stop expecting donkeys to do anything that I expect.  Fearless Ramsey proved to be a  bit intimidated by all the open, unfamiliar space and instead of galloping all over, he has been sticking close to mom.

After three or four days, he did start venturing out, but he still saves most of his gallops for my lawn.  It seems cramped and cluttered to my mind, but to a baby donkey, it is apparently the perfect playpen.  Who am I to argue?  I have no doubt that given a bit more time, Ramsey will have the bigger fields conquered as well. 





Emma at least, has been greatly enjoying being out and about again.

The only trouble is that she is now one of the few "obstacles" that Ramsey can find to run circles around.  Poor Emma.....
 

11 comments:

  1. hehe! I bet you were excited to have the chance to see Ramsey use all that wide open space to run and play. I know I would have, too!
    Nice to know that he does still rely on and trust his Mom to watch out for him and know what's best, no matter how adventurous he likes to be. :)

    ~Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  2. Aww he is so cute! Especially on that video!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Mother donkeys have to put up with SO much :-)
    Arn't you glad to have a little monster to watch!
    Emma is looking so good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am having quite a lot of fun with the little monster:) I've always loved working with the babies and a baby donkey beats everything else hands down!

      Delete
  4. Poor Emma, indeed. But Ramsey is growing so fast!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ramsey it's pure GAS!!!! Enma it's looking very nice again,
    without a big belly.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Emma is looking sleek and beautiful. Ramsey reminds me of my ginger manx. My cat was such a "stinker" when he was a kitten, the rescue workers would separate him from his Mama for a little while each day so Mama cat could have some peace. Ramsey and Sunny Bunny are cut from the same furry cloth. Rambunctious and wonderful. Oma Linda

    ReplyDelete
  7. Poor Mama!!!! He is so cute, but sooooooo rambunctious..... Thanks for the update. The field looks like so much fun for them.

    ReplyDelete
  8. An American in TokyoAugust 1, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Love the video!
    I think it's cute how he loves to climb/jump on his mama!
    I guess all kids like to jump on moms, ha ha!
    Can't wait to see him sprinting around the field more!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Where'd you put the horses?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have my pasture land separated into three fields. The horses are in an adjoining field.

      Delete