As snow falls heavily over most of the UK today, the donkeys received their first sprinkling of snow this afternoon. I've just taken a walk around the Sanctuary and didn't see any donkeys out in their paddocks. Instead they are all tucked up warm inside their stables ... who can blame them! The only donkey that you could just about see was our chalk donkey on the hill.
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At last, the sun is shining, so it's a good chance to nip out to see what’s going on around the Sanctuary during these winter months.
Out of the blue, I received a telephone call today from Steve, a colleague I used to work with at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) to say he and his partner, Ruth, were on holiday and wondered whether I was around to drop in and say hello ... and see the donkeys of course.
There's a crispness in the air as I walk towards the Main Barn to say goodnight to the donkeys. Most of them are lined up each side of the feeder helping themselves to mouthfuls of barley straw.
After a busy day, it's time to head home. I get into my car and pull away from the car park. Already it's dark and I can see the outlines of donkeys grazing in a field along the roadside.