Village life is never dull!

Last week I was asked to video and photograph the Blessing of Daisy the Baby Donkey, which was scheduled to take place straight after Sunday morning service. Daisy is little sister to one-year-old Boris the Donkey.

It was a tough job, but someone had to do it!

Father Brian, our vicar, has conducted many blessings in his time, but blessing a two-day old donkey was something of a first for him.

Before the “ceremony” could start, little Daisy had first to be caught:

Chasing Miss Daisy ©HelenBushe
Chasing Miss Daisy ©HelenBushe

You can watch the blessing ceremony here on my YouTube Channel:

The donkeys are a great attraction in our village for young and old alike.

There are strict rules about feeding them:

Notice ©HelenBushe
Feeding Notice ©HelenBushe

I visited Daisy this morning. She is not yet two weeks old but already has a great number of admirers.

She is also starting to “grow into” her legs!

Baby Donkey Daisy at 2 Days Old ©HelenBushe
Daisy at 2 Days Old ©HelenBushe

I don’t expect she’ll ever grow into her ears though.

She is a donkey after all!

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Manja Maksimovič · 30 September 2021 at 20:58

Ahh, how lovely! 😀 Just today I posted Gina, another donkey. Daisy is wonderful. <3

Cory Burcham · 12 July 2021 at 20:49

Great post! We also just had a baby mini donkey on our farm. Congrats

    Helen Bushe · 12 July 2021 at 21:37

    Thank you, I’m so pleased you liked it. How wonderful to have a baby mini donkey! What’s he/she called?

    Anonymous · 12 July 2021 at 21:46

    The kids named him Cross Heehaw lol. Check him out on my blog. Life of CoryB.

susurrus · 26 May 2021 at 15:38

How sweet, with all those curls! It made me smile to see her being blessed.

    Helen Bushe · 26 May 2021 at 16:11

    There’s a lot to smile about with this donkey family. They’re much loved in the village.

lisaonthebeach · 26 May 2021 at 02:44

Oh, that is just so darn cute!!! I love it!

    Helen Bushe · 26 May 2021 at 16:11

    As you can imagine, I just loved being asked to record the ceremony!

bushboy · 25 May 2021 at 23:22

So cute. I wonder if Daisy enjoyed all the attention 🙂 🙂

    Helen Bushe · 26 May 2021 at 16:12

    Daisy certainly did. Her mum was watchful, her brother Boris tried to muscle in, whilst the other two feigned indifference.

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