it can't be bedtime already by jantan

it can't be bedtime already

The donks aren't very happy with me at the moment. Not only did they have a visit from the farrier today, but they have spent most of the day shut in the yard. The grass has been growing so fast in the past couple of weeks and they have really been pigging out. Grass to donks is like sweeties and I have noticed that they have gained a bit of weight so I have put them on restricted grazing. This should stop them from getting fat and developing laminitis. Donks easily gain weight because they have a very efficient digestive system because their natural diet, which would be scrubby plants and bushes found on the edge of deserts, is very poor in nutrients. I sometimes wonder if I was a donkey in a former life.

Next week when I have a bit more time I will get the electric fence sorted out and portion off part of the field and for most of the day and they will just have access to that. They will then be given the odd hour on the longer grass.

In this shot I am trying to get them down the hill to the yard after their allotted time on the grass is up. As you can see from Joey Boy's expression, they were not impressed.
That's a great shot - I've never seen a donkey look unimpressed before!
June 4th, 2013  
Total fave! I love everything about the shot. Poor donkeys, like bold children
June 4th, 2013  
beautiful shot ~ love the donkey and its expression :-) .. fab colour in the sky
June 4th, 2013  
I love this photo! I am not sure if processing gives it this surreal quality or just really good camera and lens. He is not happy ! You have a lovely view there! fav
June 5th, 2013  
Perfect Donk capture! Fav ; )
June 5th, 2013  
Wow, this is definitely among my favoritest favorites from this site!
June 5th, 2013  
The donkey is obviously not happy-- he wants more of that sweet, green grass! I love the way he's standing there looking glum with a beautiful sunset spread across the sky.
June 5th, 2013  
That is a darling shot, great colors and composition.
June 5th, 2013  
Beautiful Donk capture against a most gorgeous sky!
June 5th, 2013  
Donkey attitude, they're full of it. What a great shot, I love it. Fav :)
June 5th, 2013  
Gorgeous shot!
June 5th, 2013  
Lovely shot!
June 5th, 2013  
Gorgeous, with a beautiful background to a very resentful looking donkey !
June 5th, 2013  
Lovely image of the Donk with the lovely sunset behind. Poor boy looks very unimpressed but it's for his own good.
June 5th, 2013  
Wonderful capture! Tough love is always difficult! Fav
June 5th, 2013  
This is such a delightful photo. Gorgeous colors and the sky is soooo beautiful. I also love your description -- I feel like I'm getting to know the donks :-)
June 5th, 2013  
Really lovely and I enjoyed learning even more about donkeys. It is a great shot. fav
June 5th, 2013  
lovely!
June 5th, 2013  
Great shot - and loved the story as well! One unimpressed donk!
June 5th, 2013  
Wonderful expression on the donkey and great capture of a beautiful sky. It all works together so well!
FAV!
June 5th, 2013  
Good one
June 5th, 2013  
i love the composition of this shot!
June 5th, 2013  
Great shot love the expression but also the sky behind him is superb
June 5th, 2013  
Beautiful shot; that look - just makes you feel so guilty;0)
June 5th, 2013  
How did I miss this one, it is fantastic. LOVE and FAV
June 5th, 2013  
Amazing shot! Love that sunset and the donkey is super cute. Loved reading your intro. Congrats on the PP very much deserved. Add my FAV to the list :)
June 5th, 2013  
beautiful shot. fav.
June 5th, 2013  
Incredible. Instant fav. I love the expression on his face and the background sky is stunning! xx
June 5th, 2013  
What an idyllic scene and sweet donkey. I have the same problem with my draught....keeping her off the grass. fav.
June 5th, 2013  
The scenery by itself is gorgeous, but the addition of the donkey makes it a FAV.
June 5th, 2013  
love this beautiful land and sky and sweet donkey! and lots of info i never knew either. i wish i had your land AND your donkey! how many acres do you have? just dreamy. fav
June 5th, 2013  
Looks like he wanted to stay outside and enjoy the view!
June 5th, 2013  
Great shot. I love donkeys. I think his expression says it all. The sky is wonderful.
June 5th, 2013  
Great photo, I really like the different angles on the hills in the background.
June 5th, 2013  
fav, gorgeous image
June 5th, 2013  
Fav, absolutely beautiful!
June 5th, 2013  
Great subject for that dramatic background
June 5th, 2013  
lovely shot Jan!
June 5th, 2013  
Nice shot!
June 5th, 2013  
Gorgeous and a fav
June 5th, 2013  
heehaw...yeah I think I might have some donkey genes too! ;)
Wonderful shot
June 6th, 2013  
Super fav... haha! Love your story so much... am following too!
June 6th, 2013  
Oh love this and love your story. What a wonderful expression on his face and a fab sky behind him.
June 6th, 2013  
Obviously a fav - he can't get down the field, he's only got two legs!
June 6th, 2013  
LOL, this made me smile :-D
June 6th, 2013  
mag
Love this shot and narrative...a FAV...!!
June 6th, 2013  
This is one of my favorites in awhile. Love the donkey of course...what a winner! The surrounding landscape is so lovely and the colors are spectacular. Truly....beautiful! FAV
June 7th, 2013  
really gorgeous and he definitely looks as if he would like to take you aside and have a quiet word !
June 7th, 2013  
I love your donkeys!
June 8th, 2013  
Jo
This is a wonderful image, instant fav.
June 8th, 2013  
That look says "you and who else" in terms of who will get him to move!! Nice lighting and comp.
June 9th, 2013  
I've just had a chance to have a look at everyones photos - this is beautiful, lovely colours and what an expression on your donkeys face... a 'fave'
June 9th, 2013  
Beautiful shot, love Joey boy and the pinky sky.
June 11th, 2013  
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