We were invited to bring some donkeys to be part of this year’s Goose Fayre at Colyford, Devon and take part in the medieval procession through the village.
We chose Joe from Paccombe Farm for his good looks and amazing character. Wanting another white donkey to look super together we started taking Daffy for walks with him. They got on wonderfully and Daffy passed the test to go out into the public. The problem with being white was that it took 2 scrubs with shampoo to get them white!
Sue Letheren and Jen Littley loaded them up from Paccombe and arrived in Colyford to find everyone dressed up in medieval costumes. They were pleased that Margaret Nicholson had gone to the effort of coming to measure the boys for their own costumes but less pleased that they also had some to wear!
What we did not expect was the noise and bustle as we started to walk down the high street. Joe and Daffy seemed totally unfazed by the Morris dancers, musical lutes, prancing jesters and people lining the streets with cameras pointed at them.
Once they reached the fayre ground their job of looking handsome and being admired was only just beginning. They had crowds of people around the pens, cuddling them for the next few hours and loved the attention.
Thank you to Paccombe Farm for providing two wonderful donkeys and two equally wonderful grooms; a big thank you to Sue and Jen for their time and patience.