After all the weeks of work during the move I made a compilation video yesterday showing scenes through the day: feeding the donkeys, doing my laundry, feeding the donkeys, having a barbecue lunch, feeding the donkeys, tending the trees and plants; and of course, feeding the donkeys. If you are new to the blog, welcome! … More A celebration of El Parral
Rubí’s Tuesday blog post: Tonight it is the first full moon since we came here to El Parral and we are looking forward to it. Obviously we are closer to the moon here because we are higher up in the lovely mountains, and last night when it was an almost-but-not-quite full moon it was already … More Rubí considers moons and other new things
I am now returning to work for the two weeks of summer school teaching I have to do before the real holiday begins in August! The past few weeks have not been a holiday, but involved a huge amount of effort: putting up fences in the new donkey field, dismantling the old donkey field, and of … More A big thank you!
The move is all done! It was a close run thing: I am back to work on Monday for two weeks of summer school, so I have a rest day tomorrow to recover from the move. It has been an amazing effort and I am so fortunate to have the support of friends who share … More Move completed!
Rubí writes… I have been watching the rabit person assembling my stable and trying to closely supervise the arrangements from a close vantage point. Unfortunately he is not making a very good job of it. To begin with, he had a very good rabit-brain idea, which was to carefully take all the measurements in the … More Not a right angle init…
The donkeys are watching with fascination as their old stable reappears and is being erected more or less as they remember it. I did a drawing and took all the measurements before dismantling it at Elca Seriu. It will be more or less the same stable they remember, with the smells they recognize on the … More The stable goes up again
The removal of the old stable was the project for today and it is all done. First I stripped away all the roofing and then took away all the extra posts that I put in for the stable extensions in 2012 and 2015. I paused to take a photograph of the original 6-post stable built … More Stable down at Elca Seriu
This has been a very long day starting at 5 a.m. to get up and prepare donkeys before dawn at 6 a.m. Cait and Carl helped walk the donkeys and Fernando and his wife came along to provide support with a vehicle driving slowly behind us on the three kilometres of main road on the … More Donkeys moved!
After weeks of preparation it is hard to realize that today is the day. The donks will go to their new home. I have my alarm set for 5 am. Staying in Finestrat with friends tonight. Then I must get the donkeys ready to leave at 6 am. Field ready for them at El Parral. … More Donkey moving day