Saturday, May 5, 2012

Donkey mowing service

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Donkeys are my favorite, can you tell?

Photo taken by Wil

Donkeys love to have the inside of their ears scratched.

When Dutch blog-friend Reader Wil was here in March, a veteran kibbutz member of Degania Bet (where we overnighted) took our tour group way out to the fields near Umm Juni.
He tried to explain how Jewish pioneers came to farm there in 1910, in what would develop into Kibbutz Degania Alef, Israel's first kibbutz, at the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee.

I tried to stand and listen but was naughty instead and could not resist stepping away to play with the donkeys.
So then our guide had to explain how these days herds of donkeys are temporarily put in places that humans would find impossible to mow.
He said the donkeys learned to be more like mountain goats on the steep slopes.

And indeed, way down below by the water, you could see at least three more donkeys.

You can click on the photo and then click again on the photo that opens, to see it much bigger.
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These sweet donkeys are for today's Camera Critters meme.
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15 comments:

Eki said...

Look at the donkey's face and its closed eyes!;)

It must have enjoyed your touch so much....

I like donkeys too. Unfortunately we don't have it here. Such a gentle animal.

Dina said...

Shalom Eki. Indonesia has no donkeys? How sad.

Pat said...

What a cute little critter! I don't blame you for being distracted by him.

Spiderdama said...

They are so nice and very special! We do not have them here in Norway either.., well, maybe in the zoo:-)

Dina said...

Spiderdama, no donkeys in Norway either?? How is it that some countries have no donkeys??

Sara said...

He's got a sweet face, no wonder you could not resist. I've never met a donkey in person (yet).

Glad you enjoyed that music (Eden mi Qedem)...I've been playing it over and over as I sit here at my computer, sort of dancing in my chair...

Robert Geiss said...

Must be years since last I saw one.

Please have a good Sunday.

Pietro said...

A cute animal indeed, and what a pleasant countryside!

Rob and Mandy said...

Very cute!

eileeninmd said...

Donkey are cute critters, great photos. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

smudgeon said...

i have never seen a donkey (except in photos/video), but they seem like such characters.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I would have been distracted also Dina, they have such sweet faces and as you say, ears that are just begging to be scratched!
No it's not a joke Dina, there is definitely a Kakula's Sister store in Fremantle, I will definitely have a visit there the next time I'm down that way.

JM said...

I think you might know how much I love donkeys. This is such a cutie.

Joyful said...

I can only click on the photos once. But the donkeys always seem so peaceful as Eki says.

Jessica Cassidy said...

what a cute donkey :-) beautiful shots too :-) Dropping by from Camera Critters