On a beautiful warm sunny day visitors had the unique experience of meeting and greeting a very interesting group…of donkeys.
The Destiny Boonah Open Day welcomed families, visitors and many, many little people. The kids were excited to meet the donkeys, find out more about them and even give them a brush. The adults were pretty happy about it too.
Young and old, it all started with a quick introduction made more enjoyable for all (but especially for the donkeys) with a quick brush. Kids were invited to grab a donkey of their choice and even those who started out a bit shy became fast friends with these gentle, sweet creatures.
After getting close to their donkey of choice visitors enjoyed a scenic walk around the dam. The pleasant exercise gave the pairings more time to get to know each other. Many guests were amazed with how quiet these donkeys are!
Lunchtime saw a yummy picnic under the shade of a gum tree in the ASSquestrian Centre. A camp fire was the final touch to the beautiful bush atmosphere.
By the end of the day, new friendships had been forged between young and old, four-legged and two-legged. The donkeys were well-behaved and loved following the children as much as the children loved a chance to “be the boss”. Enquiries about the next Open Day were already being passed around.
And as luck would have it, we followed this advice like our well-mannered donkeys.
Sunday 29 September, 10am-2pm. All welcome. Come and enjoy a day with our gorgeous, friendly donkeys, our equally gorgeous and friendly staff and the exquisite scenery. This Open Day will include a thirty-minute talk “More about donkeys” for those who want to add to their knowledge in a fun and interesting environment. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Heike is the Owner and Manager of Destiny Boonah Eco Cottages & Donkey Farm. An avid Donkey Welfare supporter, Heike fell in love with donkeys fast and now spends her days working to provide refuge and love for her fury friends.