Nigel and Patrick1

Nigel and Patrick2

Nigel and Patrick3

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It was Thursday evening and I arrived home just as the sun was setting.

I found seven donkeys playing, grabbed my camera, and jumped out of my truck as fast as I could.

Joy to my heart. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

October 2011

The surprise and cuteness of Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe… and Juan:

 The privilege of watching this magnificent creature stand for the first time:

Welcoming our loveable and huggable Buck to Morning Bray Farm:

November 2011

The joy of Nigel’s monumental moment. At long last:

Watching Buck sleep-drool:

I think this was one of your favorites:

December 2011

The teamwork required to carry the heaviest traffic cone in the history of the world:

The happiness of having a cohesive and content herd:

Being grateful for the unexpected love and laughter they all bring to us each and every day:

Priceless. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

August 2011

Welcoming our beautiful Gracie Belle to Morning Bray Farm:

Being mesmerized by Patrick’s transformation:

Always being amused watching Bernard amuse himself:


And always being amused watching Bernard amuse us:

September 2011

Loving all of my Ds:

Realizing the way to Nigel’s heart:

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A couple of days ago, Flartus jokingly worried about whether Bernard is growing up and becoming a mature young donkey.


Don’t worry, Flartus. He’s not. We give you five minutes of a still typical Bernard evening:


Nigel: Oh good grief, Gracie. There he goes again.


Ellsworth: There he goes again, Buck.


Ellsworth: Round and round he goes, where he stops, nobody knows.


Bernard: I never want to grow up. Hey, I wonder if Gracie wants to play with me.


Bernard: Not so much. I wonder if I can find someone who does.


Bernard: Buck, do you want to play with me?


Bernard: Please?


Buck: Okay, Bernard, I’ll play with you.


Bernard: Squirrel! Oh look, there’s mamma! Mamma, do you want to play with me? 

Me: Oh dear. His ears are back. That means he really wants to play.


Bernard: Squirrel! Oh look, there’s Patrick! Patrick, do you want to play with me?

And there you have it. See? Don’t worry. ♥ ♥ ♥

When Carson and Lucy were here a couple of weeks ago, Bernard managed to get a hold of the bucket I had set out with water for Lucy.

Before Carson and Lucy left, I pointed out to Carson what Bernard loves doing with buckets. Carson’s reply was, “And you don’t have this on video, why?”

And so, friends, enjoy Bernard’s newly released video production… The Class Clown of Morning Bray Farm.