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Dept. of Making History, Again

November 6, 2012


*Memo to the Koch brothers and Karl Rove: put your wallets away, boys. Didn't work.

This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/239723.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.


Nov. 8th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
Ah. Real horses. And its own holiday? Don't tell the folks in Kentucky. Heh.
Nov. 8th, 2012 05:40 am (UTC)
Yep! Real horses, fake excitement. At least to my POV, as I love horses and despise the Bizarro World rituals of horse racing!
Nov. 8th, 2012 06:15 am (UTC)
Horses are amazing, intelligent creatures. I can't look at them too long because they have alien octopus eyes.

I'm really rather fond of donkeys, burros and mules, though. Go figure.
Nov. 8th, 2012 06:33 am (UTC)
Donkeys are marvellous people! And they love coleslaw! I've had the pleasure of serial donkey guardianship in several countries. But more on that at some other point, as I have to go earn the proverbial crust now...
Nov. 8th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
They love coleslaw? That's adorable and amazing - how did you discover that? During one of your donkey guardianships? No matter - it's just nice to know someone else who likes donkeys. Hope the crust-earning went well!
Nov. 8th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
That's coleslaw without mayonnaise, of course :-)

We looked after two local donkeys for a couple of years once, a mother and daughter pair. Already knowing that donkeys liked carrots and sometimes cabbage, H2 and I used to make up huge bowls of both vegetables, roughly shredded, often with chunks of apple thrown in for good measure (handy when you have an orchard next door), and 'the girls' would go mad for it at breakfast time. And occasionally, if we'd accidentally awakened them when we came home from work at stupid o'clock, we would have to quiet them down with some leftover coleslaw :-)

I have to say that relationship was a mutually beneficial one. We had a 1.5 acre field full of horrid stinging nettles and other noxious weeds, and the donkeys ate every one and fertilised the field so well that the following spring it was a riot of buttercups and looked like a suitable place to film one of those shampoo adverts!
Nov. 17th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
I'd meant to drop by and tell you how much I enjoyed this tale. When you talked about the stinging nettles, I remembered that donkeys seemed to like eating the things, something that always amazes me. (I also remembered the story about the swan princes, but that's an aside.) And the donkeys helping present you a riot of buttercups come spring ... well, it's making me smile all over again.
Nov. 18th, 2012 09:36 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it - it just goes to show that donkeys have mysterious ways of spreading smiles :-)

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