Daily Archives: May 1, 2013

Goats And Donkeys And Zebras, Oh My!

A couple of miles from us, there’s a little farm with exotic birds, goats, donkeys and a couple of other animals that you don’t see everyday.

I’ll save the best for last: the reason I called and asked permission to visit and take photos.

But first, the night before we were there, two baby goats had been born. How sweet is this? I wanted to bring him home, but I knew Sundae probably wouldn’t approve.

db baby goat_Snapseed

The first donkey ever on this farm was Jack, who, is now a very YOUNG 25 years old. Jack’s “wife” is with child donkey, possibly twins. No, I wasn’t really kissing him, although, obviously, he is a love bug.

jack and db

They also have emus and llamas, but we didn’t get pictures of those.

When Motor Man and I drive by this farm, we often see the animals out in the pastures. But there’s not a really good vantage point to stop and get pictures.

Last week, as we drove by, I noticed a newborn in one of the pastures. THAT prompted me to call and ask if we could visit.

zebra and  mom

Yes. A baby zebra. It was one week old on Sunday, the day we were there. The owners haven’t determined the gender, so it hasn’t been named yet. Mom and baby wouldn’t get near the fence where we were, so I was glad to have my long lens.

Dad was there too.

baby mom dad

I’m sure these zebras have caused many a second glance as folks drive by the pasture. Who would ever expect to see zebras on a farm in Virginia?

And this concludes another episode of “Animal Planet” here on These Days Of Mine. Thanks for watching.