It was 8 degrees when I got home last night and it looks like its gonna go down hill from here. Good thing Ramsey has friends who know how to sew and made some blanket liners for him. The seamstresses (that would be Riding Buddy and her mother, NobleWoman) did a much better job then my feeble attempts for Emma last winter. Ramsey has two of these nicely tailored little blanket liners made of wool that can be layered on top of each other for extra warmth.
"It's good to have friends who know how to sew isn't it Ramsey?"
"Umm hmm, yeah sure. Thanks. ALMOST OUT OF FOOD HERE MA..."
And Evemarie, the food dish on the bucket is my "trick" for getting a six month old donkey to stand quietly and patiently for bandage changing and foot photographing. As long as the food holds out, I can do just about anything, up to and including minor surgery, with no donkey wiggling or squirming. It makes such jobs much easier and pleasant for both of us.