Sunday, April 29, 2012

Flowers?

There are no flowers in this post.  Only a jewel: an Opal.

This is Opal.  She lives at Codman Farm in Linclon, MA.  She appears to be a miniature donkey and she's an albino.


My interest in donkeys goes back a few years.  It started with an abandoned toy I spotted at the Antique Market given to me by Gillian and Peicha:


The next year, Gillian adopted a donkey for me from The Donkey Sanctuary.  They have a webcam where I can watch the donkeys in the barn or in the pen.

A few months ago, I followed a link from Slow Lane Life and found Morning Bray Farm.  From there, I found 7msnranch where Linda Carson writes a daily blog about her horse and her three donkeys, named
George, Alan and Lucy.

I'd never met a donkey before.  So, when I found out there was a an albino donkey at Codman Farm in Lincoln, I decided to visit.  After delivering a funeral in Waltham today, I met my friend Marlowe at the Farm.

These are the photos of  Opal and the animals at the farm.  I'm a little concerned that Opal has no Equine friends.  She did a little dance with a lamb, but the grown sheep push her out of the way, so she doesn't really have a companion.









Tomorrow, it's back to flowers with Janes'  Flowers in the House.  Next Sunday, Joe and I are going to Dartmouth Ma to visit with more donkeys.  Opal's nose is very soft. She likes scratches between her hear and cheek bone.  She seemed unimpressed with butt scratches, which I understand are welcomed by many donkeys.  She also seems to need brushing.  But what do I know?   yet.

10 comments:

marlowe said...

YET!! I see a donkey in your future.

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Jen said...

I've heard that donkeys are very sociable and make good (outside) pets. I fell in love with a baby goat last week, but I think donkeys are more soulful.

An Urban Cottage said...

Opal looks kind of sweet and sad at the same time. It was a beautiful day for a day in the country.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Marlowe- I'll always have YOU in my future!
Jen- there were sweet pygmy goats who were very engaging and sweet..and lambs who gently nibbled at my fingers with their little velvet mouths!
Steve- yes, sad that Opal could be lonely. I wish I could brush her.

Terri said...

I think Opal needs to come home with you :) I'm concerned about her being out in the sun since she's an albino.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Terri - I know. I'm worried for a few reasons, but the sun is one I didn't think about. She's not stuck in the sun, though. There is a shady barn for her to wander into. If I didn't live in the city....

Amelia said...

Opal is quite beautiful (in both looks and name)she seems very sweet. I have a thing about goats myself, and sheep, and horses, and dogs....

Bow Street Flowers said...

Amelia, yes, dogs, dogs. I don't know any horses, but I love watching them.

crisangsteninteriors.com said...

She's lovely - but looks lonely too. Maybe a little love would help - brushing every day, some attention to look forward to.