Look who arrived last Saturday!
This is Saul the Sicilian donkey! He is utterly lovely.
He came to us from our neighbours down the road. They have several donkeys, but Saul wasn't getting along with another one of the males, so they were looking for a new home for him.
We couldn't resist! We've wanted a donkey for ages. We arranged this back in November but couldn't manage to transport him until now.
Even though he had NEVER been in a trailer before, four of us get him in within five minutes, with the help of a bucket of grain and a strap around Saul's butt! He was really good.
My friends came over to help with introducing him to the ponies, which went very well! Finney chased Saul for five minutes and that was about it. There's still a bit of posturing going on and I saw Saul give Finney one well-deserved kick, but my sense is that they will eventually be friends, which would be great for Finney because he needs a youngster to play with! Esme turns 13 this year, Finney turns 4, and I think Saul is turning 4 as well.
I think he's looking forward to getting out on pasture!
Meanwhile Finney was having a crazy hair day!
We are continuing with our riding lessons, which are lots of fun...
I got to ride Missy the Haflinger at my last lesson. She was lots of fun and a really good girl!
Have a great weekend. Today we are celebrating our 22nd anniversary. :)