"A spaceship has landed right in the middle of our field! Call the cops, cal the FBI, call the dog! Call somebody!!"
"Look Mom, that's an honest to God alien getting out of the spsceship."
"Do you suppose it likes donkeys? Um, I mean, in a friendly sort of way, not a lets-have-donkey-for-dinner sort of way."
Farm Buddy needed a temporary home for one of her cows.
Shannon here is going to have a calf in about three weeks and her last calf (who has been weaned for months and weighs about 500 pounds) decided to start sucking on her again, he is a terrible brat. Being a bit of a pushover, Shannon put up with this and ended up getting mastitis. She has been treated and is better now, but needs to be kept away from him until her new calf comes along. Since I have more grass than I need and FB didn't want to make Shannon stay in the barn for the next three weeks, she has come to stay with me temporarily.
The donkeys have never seen a cow before and Tessa has only seen a few times when we have ridden by. They are a bit appalled.
Shannon will be staying in the middle portion of the pasture, eating all the yummy grass that the equines do not have access to. Life is so unfair.
After the initial drama, things settled down and every one is getting along.
Shannon is thrilled to be out on grass and is very happy as long as she can be near the herd. They may not care for her, but she does indeed like donkeys.