Hee Hawww, Yee Haw...


Today, we were invited to go for a walk - but not just an ordinary walk.


My dear friend Eleanor has four donkeys. 
She asked if we might like to come by and take them for a walk.
Of course we would!


Yowsa!  A bit of doubt, a bit of fear, a whole lot of excitement.


But, then, ...a whole lot of walking. 
My daughter - the donkey whisperer.


She walked them all.  Some of them twice.
And we left the donkeys promising to come back soon.


It was a good day. 
We brought our cousin from Miami with us.
He found himself a John Deere tractor in action and got to drive it.
It was a very good day.


...did you see me walk that donkey..
...yes, but did you see me use the front loader of the tractor!

This is it, isn't it. 
This is one of those days.
The day you remember always.
The day the two cousins held hands happily.
For the first time.

34 comments:

Mallory said...

Sounds like such fun! Simple days like that are the best, aren't they? And those donkeys are so cute - I want one now! :)

All That Jazz said...

Oh how fun!! Those donkeys are so cute and I bet they appreciated that walk, and the kiddos appreciated the time with such precious animals!
~michelle~

erin said...

so, so sweet!!

Carmel said...

Aah - I want to walk a donkey - truly a day to remember - pure sweetness.
Carmel

♥ helen said...

What a wonderful wonderful day :)

Tom Stephenson said...

What a lovely day that must have been. I'm very fond of donkeys too.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Sounds like so much fun. Kids are so much happier enjoying simple days like this rather than at home watching tv or playing computer games. Very sweet memories for you and the kids.

I want a donkey too!

Sarah Elizabeth x x

Firefly Hill said...

just sooo cute...we only have one but I would love a little herd of them. Did you know they live something like 40 years? We joke that we will be bringing ours to the assisted living home with us!

It sounds like a wonderful day!

xo,

annie

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

That is so sweet! I love how the kiddos are holding hands. I've been trying to convince my husband we need a donkey (or two). They're so funny! I just posted about a donkey we hung out with on my blog, as well.

Courtney said...

Oh my gosh, what an adorable day. Both the kids and the donkeys are wonderful, and that house is pretty gorgeous too!

Allison at Novice Life said...

So cute! WE LOVE DONKEYS!

Pinecone Camp said...

Very cute. Lily looks so big all of a sudden!

pollydove said...

now that is just too precious! :)

Lovin That! said...

That looks like so much fun! I really enjoy your blog. I recently moved to South Surrey and have started my own lifestyle blog. I'd welcome your feedback.

www.lovinthat.blogspot.com

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

How sweet is that...just precious.

Emily said...

Oh gosh, that is just so cute! I can now add miniature donkey to my list of undersized farm animals that I'd like to own one day.

Carol said...

Priceless...incredible memories for days and years to come!

Carol said...

Priceless...incredible memories for days and years to come!

The Moerks said...

Too cute. These are how special memories are made.

lasninastextiles.com said...

This is lovely.

Kerri said...

i love donkeys. and i never get to see them in real life. thanks for posting the photographs! what a fun outing! :)

Iniyaal said...

Lovely post... Those donkeys look cute :)

Barbara said...

What a sweet post!

Moocy said...

So cute! I have friends who have donkeys, but they are much bigger... and a bit grumpy. :)

c and d said...

heather i love this post!! love it. your little girl, is growing too fast..xo

shellie said...

how ridiculously cute are these photos!

Vintage Home said...

....oh my goodness.....so sweet...dear cousins!

Genevieve said...

So incredibly sweet!

SL Kim said...

i just discovered your blog - i love reading it! you are feeding my dreams of living in the country...but since i'm not so good at even gardening, i'll just enjoy your posts and beautiful photos.

hatjunkie said...

Oh sweet! That really is the ultimate. We can just toss out all the rest.

simpledaisy said...

What a fabulous day!!
Lucky you and your family:)

Danielle G. said...

Just found your blog and I stinkin' love it. Maybe because my last name is Goates- haha. But seriously, love your work... lots of inspiration

Jen @ The Gifted Giver said...

Lovely! Your life is beautiful!
Jen

Deborah said...

Absolutely precious!!
Unforgettable!!

Deborah xo