Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Perils of Winter

After a month long hiatus from our hiking excursions, the donkeys were back out on the trail for some short walks last week.  Hunting season finally ended, the snow wasn't deep (yet), Ramsey's foot/leg are doing well and we all needed to get out.  I am not sure the walks really qualified as exercise, but fun nonetheless.

With the snow and sub-zero temps, one might think that the Delightfully Delicious Delectables would be in short supply, but not so for the ever resourceful donkey.  The only trouble with these delicacies is the face full of snow that comes with every bite....

and the frustration of not being quite tall enough .

It's very important to keep the ears at just the right angle and best to coordinate one's efforts...

so that your mother doesn't shake the branch right on top of one's head.

"Could you help us out here Ma?  You're the tall one with the thumbs after all.  Sheesh, ya'd think you could put that darned thing down long enough to help out a couple of starving donkeys battling the harsh elements for a couple tiny morsels of food."

"Hey, what's that over there....?"

Is that another new species perhaps?

You've seen seahorses, now let me introduce the never-before-seen SnowDonkey.

Since I took these photos we have had a snowstorm, high wind, freezing temps and now, this weekend, 40 degrees, rain and flood warnings.  It's supposed to be back down to the single digits by Tuesday.  It's crazy. 

"We came, we saw, we ate, we got laughed at.  How long till Spring?"

Happy Solstice


  1. Ha Ha Love this !
    Happy Solstice ~
    things are getting brighter every day !

  2. Looks like they enjoyed the lunch and they are sooo cute.
    Happy Solstice :)

  3. OMG, you are too funny! Your snow donkey are so adorable!!

  4. Happy Solstice to you and your herd.
    The evenings have already started to stretch over here, but the mornings continue to darken until early January. Nonetheless, I love to see the stretch in the evenings by the end of the year.
    I am conveniently forgetting that the two coldest months are yet to come...

  5. Happy Solstice to you Kris! AND to that goofy duo.

  6. They are lovely, even with snow on their faces.... we aren't the only ones with weather... Merry Christmas, Kris and all!

  7. I love this post! I really want 2 donkeys, but there could never be another Ramsey and Emma! Big sigh. :)

  8. Precious pictures! That pair are so much fun. Happy Solstice, must be downhill now, hmmm?? I keep telling myself this anyway.....