All equines are herd animals, but donkeys are especially bound by strong herd instincts. Donkey’s are considered “Species-Specific” which means they prefer to be with their own kind.
This is why two is a magic number. Two donkeys mean health, happiness and longevity. It has been shown that a single donkey, living alone, is more likely to suffer from psychological and physical health problems than two donkeys living together.
So, if you want less vet bills, less worry, a happy donkey and a healthy donkey, well, two is the magic number!
“Cows were huddled in, pressed up against each other in corners of pens and refused to move. Farmers couldn’t get them to move into milking barns. Herd instinct,” said Gerald Baron, executive director of Save Family Farming, a farm advocacy group. “Most cows died from injuries from each other and some from cold exposure. They went down and couldn’t get up.”
About 28 cows that were injured are likely to be euthanized, farmers said.
“Each cow could be worth $2,000, so we’re looking at $3.2 million plus future production loss, but right now the bigger impact is a huge emotional loss to farmers,” said Dan Wood, executive director of Washington State Dairy Federation.
Dairy farmers already are struggling to survive in extremely difficult market conditions, so the storm losses are like a double-whammy, he said.
“Farmers put up hay bales for wind barriers and tried to do what they could. Farmers were out there in zero degrees or less with wind chill, risking their lives to save cattle,” Wood said.
No farmers or workers were reported injured, he said.
SEATTLE — An extremely rare tornado that touched down west of Seattle was the strongest to hit Washington state since 1986, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.
A Weather Service storm team surveyed the damage just south of Port Orchard, Washington, and rated the twister an Ef2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale with top wind speeds of up to 130 mph (210 kph). The scale rates an Ef2 as “significant.”
“Donkeys are self-thinkers, deep thinkers. Brilliant as GOD gave the donkey the gift of problem solving to survive in the desert. Think first, react later most of the time. Horses have speed, horses are the flight equine. Donkeys are seriously into self-preservation.
“Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained. Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC.”
Building a custom home requires many years of planning before breaking ground. Organizational skills are a must. Plan on giving yourself lots of closets as life has a way of needing a place for every little thing.
If you would like to add new closets to your current home or you are building a home I highly recommendHome Storage Solutions we highly recommend this little business as John Plake is a man of his word. What a relief to have John come into our new home and make the master closet gorgeous and our pantry.
John Plake is full of ideas and sells only the best quality. His attention to detail and quality workmanship is hard to find these days. John is a busy guy for a reason, people know he is the best in Kitsap and Clallam county, Washington. Trying to measure and fit cabinets is never easy.John takes all the stress away and made our new home look like a magazine. Each home owner is unique and John understands how to help us get organized.
John did not charge us extra for the pulls in our master closet. One quote is it! I highly recommend John Plake to anyone needing help doing a remodel or a new home. Dream and call John Plake as you will be amazed at his work.
Looking to finally create that perfect custom closet? The team at Home Storage Solutions can make that happen for you! We create professionally designed closet solutions for walk-in or reach-in closets. Our extensive closet product lines allows you to create the perfect closet for you needs, with the right balance of different types of hanging options, drawers and hampers.
1) Custom closet cabinets that come in 15 different styles and finishes. Custom built to the exact specifications you need, with drawers of many sizes & depth.
2) Custom closet hanging systems, available in many different styles and configurations. All of which are available with chrome, stain and oil rubbed bronze baskets in 3 different sizes.
3) Custom closet options include our deluxe laundry hampers. No closet would be complete without a fully functional laundry hamper.
4) Custom closet cupboard doors are available in multiple profiles and finish options. We can design the perfect solution to fit your needs and taste. We can often match existing cabinets!
5) Shelving, cubbies and top shelf dividers to organize your space.
6) Designer shoe racks for his & hers.
7) We also offer a line of belt, tie and valet rods to fit your specific needs.
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Proudly Serving The Greater Puget Sound Area, from Blaine at the Canadian Border to Olympia and all of the Olympic Peninsula.
My name is John Plake and I live in Port Orchard, Washington. I would like to introduce you to my business, Home Storage Solutions. I started the business over 11 years ago to serve the Olympic Peninsula, providing solutions to easy and difficult storage and closet problems.
My background is in home building as well as furniture building and now I am able to blend the two together to provide storage spaces (typically closets, pantries, linen and garages) which are not only functional and practical, but are also very aesthetically appealing. I will come to your home and take measurements and then develop a plan that will work for your space as well as your budget.
You may wonder if “custom” means your closet costs more. The opposite is actually true. Instead of having a warehouse full of parts trying to fit to your job; the company I use (www.stor-x.com) is a unique manufacturer and they start every job from scratch which means you get the storage solution you want, without having to pay for the “warehouse” so to speak. When the product has been created exactly to your specifications, it is packaged very carefully and shipped for installation.
I am able to offer a variety of wood grains and colors at a much reduced price. I also offer a line of baskets and tie & belt racks to complement your new closet. The possibilities are truly endless and fun!
Race Deck® is also a product I offer for the garage as well as mudroom floors. If you have ever thought of wanting a painted or coated floor, think again. Since most garage slabs are not prepared for a paint product, they will usually chip and flake in a short period of time. Race Deck®, which is made in the USA, is a durable option for a non-slip floor that you can even take with you if you move! Many colors are available and patterns are unlimited.
I am only a phone call away, and there is no charge for me to come and discuss your storage options, create a plan for you, and give you an estimate. So whether you are just starting or finishing your dream home or taking on a fresh remodel, Home Storage Solutions is here to serve you with your storage and closet needs.
STOR-X® Organizing Systems have a one year Warranty on materials. This warranty covers all STOR-X® Products – Shelving, Storage, Components, and Drawers. For questions or concerns regarding the STOR-X® warranty, you may contact Home Storage Solutions at (360) 670-3297. You can also email us at HSS@olypen.com. Our installation and workmanship is covered for as long at the original purchaser owns their home; less issues deemed abuse by Home Storage Solutions, LLC.
STOR-X® Organizing Systems are custom-built, modular, and wood laminate-based storage systems that use European cabinet technology to achieve a highly flexible design in numerous applications. We offer over 15 environmentally friendly finish options. We also offer tie and belt racks, garment valets and roll-out baskets as well as many more accessory options to personalize your custom storage solutions.
We highly recommend John Plake to you as your organizational specialist. Everything has a place in our new home, this makes our life less stressful. Getting organized seriously reduces stress. I am excited to share my experience with John Plake as he is a small business owner who does what he says. Truly a breath of fresh air to hire Home Storage solutions.
We looked at many on-line DYI projects and well it was not only expensive it was time-consuming and overwhelming. John Plake comes into your home and helps you make the difficult decisions easy. Next he orders the quality material and sets up the install date. He even wipes the dust off your new cabinets. Wow!
John Plake is a man of his word. A small business owner who will go above and beyond to make your life easier.
Growing up and living all of my life in western Washington the rain has always been a source of beauty and inspiration. Now that we live in Sequim, WA the rain is a relief as we own a farm. During farming season we are so busy growing hay, cutting hay, keeping the pastures maintained.
Here comes the rain means it is time to rest on the Donkey Whisperer Farm as even the animals rest in their stalls waiting for the rain to stop. The Olympic Mountains are getting new snow. Snow we will use for irrigation next summer.
Water is the source of life for all living things: