Japie – the transport


So we know that Japie arrived for the price of a pie.  But WHO do you imagine might be the broker for this donkey deal?  A shy guy?  Or maybe someone who has a questionable background and knows that a face on the internet might alert the appropriate authorities to his where-abouts.  We know that he definitely did NOT want is picture taken.  His motives for avoiding the camera are still under investigation – I’ll keep you posted.   Here’s what we got:


Whatever he’s hiding from, he is obviously kind enough to have found my very cute donkey, accepted a pie in payment, and transported Japie to our farm (I might owe an additional pie for the transport – but don’t tell anyone). 

Blackie was able to coral the donkey before we arrived.  Then he expertly moved the donkey to his horse trailer and off again at our farm.

Here I am trying to get Japie to eat a carrot – but he’s a bit distrustful.  Maybe he learned that habit of distrustfulness from the people he was associated with before moving to Gredemeer.

Critters of Gredemeer – continued


Several of you know about my yearning for a donkey.  Prince Farming was not as eager to add another creature, but was willing to acquiesce (look it up) if the price was right.  I’ve been talking to people and spreading word about my need desire for a donkey, and I finally found one.  For the right price.  I’ll share that in another post.

Here’s my new little friend.  His name is "Japie" – named after my grandmother’s donkey.  She used to tell me stories about how she rode to school on a donkey.  The word is pronounced  "Yah-ppy" – where the vowel sound is a little longer than in the word "yuppy".

Isn’t he cute!?  I love his markings. 


He’s exploring his new field – all by himself for the moment.  No cows in that field yet – he owns it for the moment.  But I think he’s lonely.

It’s time to make friends . . . it’s going to take time because no one has really been interacting with him, but I know it will happen.

He’s curious enough.  I just need to remember to bring sweet treats down with me.  I’m loving looking out of my window and seeing Japie.

You can read about more critters of Gredemeer here and here.

Heads or Tails?

This entry is inspired by this Meme website.  The current challenge/topic is "Three Things from Any Category"

My Category:  Things I’d love to blog about but can’t yet because . . . .

1)  A few of my favorite things. . .

I had great pictures of several of my summer time favorite things that were the makings of a really good post.  My hard drive crash and the loss of my pictures postpones this really good post.  Hope you’re not suffering as much as I am over this loss.

2)  Stamping projects . . .

I keep threatening to stamp and share what I stamp.  I’m sure the anticipating is killing you.  It’s killing me.  Next week is looking better than this week for stamping.  Don’t hold your breath.

3)  My new Gredemeer Critter . . .

It isn’t here yet.  I haven’t convinced Prince Farming of the necessity of a new critter.  Actually, I can’t decide what the critter is.  Either a donkey (first choice), or (currently) a little dog.  Our house guests have a little Yorkie that doesn’t bark or stink or shed.  Nor is it high maintenance like I’ve understood Yorkies to be.  I think I might dog-nap the little rat and rename it "Gremlin" when they move out.  Don’t tell anyone.

You can play "Heads or Tails" every Tuesday.  Just visit this site for the rules and the games.


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