The farm is fostering two male donkeys, Pongo (left) and Chris (right), from the Donkey Sanctuary in Devon.
They were born at the Sanctuary from a pair of pregnant Jennies which had been rescued.
They are intended to be working donkeys, as a small farm might have employed in the 50s and 60s, pulling a small cart. They are only three and a half years old so won’t be ready for riding or cart work until they are four and until then they will become accustomed to the farm and volunteers, being groomed daily and generally fussed over.
Chris and Pongo are handsome, good natured fellows who are growing fast. They have just been visited by Justine our donkey welfare officer from the Sanctuary who is very pleased with their progress, and has given them a clean bill of health. She was particularly pleased with their ‘perfect’ weight as many donkeys have a tendency to be overweight.
We are looking forward to including them in our future events when they are old enough to ride.