Friday, October 20, 2017


I'm a little late (story of my life, really...), but I wanted to post the pics of the Harvest Fest at Reservoir United Methodist Church and say how thankful we are to have been invited. Momma Ruthie and Lil' Louie made their public debut on Saturday October 14th. Ruthie has not left our farm since the day she came back in November of last year, and Louie...well...he was just born, sooo...yeah. A day of firsts! I was worried Ruthie wouldn't load in the trailer, especially given the trauma of leaving the home of most of her life the last time she stepped foot in that trailer. But she went. The fact that Louie bounded in as if we were going to a donkey theme park (I dunno...what exactly ARE donkey kids excited to see??) may have been part of the reason, but I was grateful nonetheless. We had a great day, visited with many donkey friends who came out to see us, and made new ones. It was a blessed day...for sure.
Our Littlest Fans
Every girl loves a good hair appointment!

Janice and Sarah getting some Donkey Love!
Janice runs the show when is comes to the Harvest Festival and she aims to please! Sarah is a donkey friend that actually aided in the creative name "Sweet Ass Farm".
Isn't it funny how life gives us just what we need when we need it sometimes?

 Best Roadies ever! If it weren't for my hubby (St. Pete)
and my son, I don't know how I'd do
 these events. Long after I'm
spent from a long day on my feet, they are there to pack me up
 and go home. Pretty sure I couldn't do it without them.

There was an awesome Blacksmith Demonstration by a fellow parishioner and friend Gary. A couple kids really had a blast and my two monsters were lucky enough to make beautiful fire prod/pokers. Thanks so much Gary! We should do events together
more often! I think we make a great team. ;-)

Until next time Donkey Friends...
       Have a Sweet Ass Day!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

We had a VERY busy week so far, and we're not done yet!
Ruthie has been on stall rest and on Thursday we finally met Dr. Angell (I've heard amazing things about him) from Bentley Vet in Pine Plains, and he was AWESOME. He diagnosed Ruthie lickety split, and it didn't even require a costly xray. She is suffering from a pretty old, deep abscess that has likely been troubling her for some time. Doc cleaned out the abscess, gave me a bit of a medical lesson, and then packed and wrapped the hoof. With a little luck, Ruthie will be better in no time!

Thanks Doc!

Later today, we will be at the Reservoir United Methodist Church for their annual Harvest Fest!
This is Momma Ruthie and Lil' Louie's first Meet & Greet. Quite fitting that its at this church with my good friend Janice (who is our pastor's wife). After all, Janice went with me the day I went to just "inquire" about a baby donkey that happened to come with a whole dang family! That led to her starting a GoFund Me to get them medical attention. And here at Sweet Ass Farm. Yep...Janice went along for the ride and we are. A whole Ass Menagerie! Haha!

So come on out and see us later! I even made cupcakes... ;-)

We had a great time at the Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association's annual Corn Harvest at Saunderskill Farm last weekend! Lots of Donkey friends came to visit and support us, and we even made some new friends networking in the community. It was a very good day. Here are a few pics...
Corn Harvest Demonstration and  Pete harnessing up Harry for a little familiarization training. He tolerated the bit and harness well. Next year we hope to start ground driving him more.

Harry and his adoring fans. He can really work a crowd!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Fall!!! We had a truly wonderful Donkey Baby Shower to welcome Little Louie to our herd. I have to admit, when my good friend Janice came up with the idea I thought it was a tad silly. But then, well....why not...? I DO like parties...and we DID have a new baby donkey...and there WERE adult beverages...AND a campfire. It was a great night shared with amazing friends and REALLY, REALLY good chicken wings. Special thanks Big E for those amazing "pocket wings!"
Oh! And kudos to my friend Lorene for a wicked cute, delicious cake too!
We get by with a little help from our friends!
Donkey Do-gooders!
Our AssTastic Friends!
Louie says, "It's all about ME!"
For the love of Louie...
All the girls love Louie!



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