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Monday, March 13, 2006

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Rachel

What an ordeal with that piece of metal. Lucky the donkey wasn't cut more. Whew! Seems strange to me about the gate being open too...

On your previous post about the groundhogs and skunks..a couple of summers ago I caught 3 groundhogs in a live trap. I used green tomatoes as bait. I caught them in the afternoons but I closed the trap at night because I didn't want to catch a skunk! I took the 3 groundhogs to the same place in a state park near here and turned them loose.

kathleen

Janis, aren't your donkeys halter trained and handled regularly? I know any animal is skittish about someone touching an owie, but it seems like with a halter and lead rope, you could have tied him to a post and clipped that metal off him in a flash.

Ken

Hello Janis,

Hope your feeling better.

Your having such fun with those donkeys. Them galloping up to you, sounded very satisfying.

Happy Birthday!

Janis

Oh, Kathleen, there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth here on the farmette, as you have exposed how little we have done to "train up" our donkeys! Ambrose is the worst when it comes to accepting a halter, and it probably would have taken more effort to get a halter and lead on then for Keith to remove the metal as he did. In fact, I had started to feel pretty proud that Keith had managed so handily without resorting to restraining Ambrose, when Keith reminded me that his accomplishment was all due to what he calls the "miracle of hay."

Ken, thanks for the good wishes and for remembering. You are amazing!

Tetanus

I caught them in the afternoons but I closed the trap at night because I didn't want to catch a skunk! I took the 3 groundhogs to the same place in a state park near here and turned them loose.

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