After visiting our friends in eastern Washington we have renewed excitement about our upcoming miniature donkeys. It will be about a year and a half before we get them, but we will spend the time planning where they will live and building suitable shelter and paddocks for them. We will also begin to acquire the accoutrements we desire, such as a small cart and saddles. These donkeys are so intelligent and sweet and they just love people. We plan to keep them as pets, but they will also be able to pull carts through our orchards when we prune (to collect scion) and when we harvest (collecting fruit). One donkey can pull two adults so two donkeys will be more than able to pull our whole family. We are so excited and will spend the next year and a half reading like crazy about donkeys.