Something you may or may not know about me is my love for gardening, working in the dirt. Oh how I love to grow flowers and food. Here is a few of my most favorite flowers on the Donkey Whisperer Farm ®. Enjoy!
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Farm life is the best life! I love our farm, and all of the animals but let me be clear this is not the life for all humans. Our farm animals require twenty-four-seven care, seven days a week no exception.
Our farm is growing low sugar & protein hay and boy does this require some work. My husband Scott is a seriously physically fit middle-aged man, he is constantly lifting heavy items for the farm, moving hand lines, building fences, lifting heavy bales of hay. Did I tell you farming is hard work?
Farms Require Work!
* Farmers work full-time seven days a week, twelve moths out of the year.
*Farmers must have another full-time job to keep the farm alive.
*Farmers do not take vacations very often.
*Farmers must have passion for the farm and the animals.
*Farmers use their personal resources as its difficult to pay someone to run the farm.
*Farmers work in hot, cold, wet, windy, mudy and freezing weather all hours of the day.
*Farmers pray! Farmers pray for sunshine, rain, wind, and for favor to keep the farm running.
*Farms with animals require the farmer to provide food, water, shelter, fences, vet care, and basic husbandry of boring choirs such as picking up poop and composting at least 2 times a day. Picking poop out of the hooves at least three times a week for donkeys, mules and horses, no hoof, no equine.
*Farms require the owner to work full-time with very few breaks or trips away from the farm.
If you can agree to all of the issues above, hurry and get your farm up and running! Congratulations you are indeed a rare human, you are a hard worker and you are a farmer.
God bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Seems like forever since I walked in my bare feet to move the sprinkler. Listened to the hissing of the water landing on the hay field, trees and plants and yet its truly only been weeks. Spring and Summer are truly my most favorite times of the year.
Donkeys deserve to wear quality halters that fit a donkey not a horse!
The Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC is a small business located in Sequim, Washington. We sell quality equine (donkey, horse and mule) tack. Each item and service we provide has our attention to detail.
Providing outstanding quality products and service by means of attention to every stage of the process of delivery, production and finally shipping to our worldwide customers. Our contractors are the best in the world. Their attention to detail is why we are selling our donkey halters worldwide. Everything we do is quality. We work for you!
Our soft yacht rope is quality and humane for your donkey, horse and mule. Our fit is like no other…. We want your donkey, mule or horse to feel the difference and follow you as a leader using resistant free methods. The soft yacht rope halter/lead line is one part of our training program. The second part is our E-TRAINING. This is a powerful training tool as we train the owner to train the donkey.
In Stock Donkey Halter/lead lines turn-around time is usually two days in the U.S.A
We keep our store stocked. Our contractors need time to hand make each quality yacht rope halter with the brass screw on snap and leather end. We work hard to ensure you can order our measurements and get your halter quickly. This takes planning and time.
Mammoth donkeys, Mules, Horses and ponies require us to build your equine a custom fit halter. The soft yacht rope halter must fit corectly to work. Our halters are made with the best material in the world, this is humane. No abuse ever for your equine, no bleeding from horrible cheap material. Choose from 17 colors of soft yacht rope. Dirty? Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry. Yacht rope will never frail and will never mold.
Our cost includes Free shipping in the U.S.A. We proudly ship worldwide!
WE ARE DIFFERENT!
We don’t sell your everyday rope halter and lead line. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond by creating a halter and matching lead line that work together as a powerful training tool for you and your donkey.
Our custom made rope halters were designed for donkeys with the perfect amount of pressure and release when training. Our lead lines include a heavy duty screw on brass snap that can be used as a compassionate correction device.
A lot of planning and design has gone into each halter/lead line set by trainer Melody Johnson. This is a training tool that along with an understanding of donkey psychology and personality can transform your relationship with your donkey (See Online Training Course 101).
Our donkey rope halters with matching lead line are made in the USA with top quality soft, thick yacht rope, not thin, hard polyester line. Each halter comes with a matching lead line and a lifetime warranty.
Last year we completed our home. Yeah!This year my goal is to complete our Video On Demand, E-Training series DONKEY 102. If you have not taken Donkey 101 we highly recommend you take this course as it is a prerequisite to Donkey 102. Select E-TRAINING DONKEY 101 VIDEO ON DEMAND.
Select OUR STORE to order your soft yacht rope halter, lead line, BRASS SCREW ON SNAP and Donkey 101. Our measurements will fit any mini or standard size donkey age 4 months to full-grown. All other equine require you to measure the head. We are now making custom fitting soft yacht rope halters with matching lead lines for all equine, donkey, mule and horses.
We provide the template and measurement tool after your order is placed. We ship for FREE in the U.S.A. and we ship worldwide. We just shipped a large order to Norway. We are now selling riding reins and Long Lead lines up to 22 feet with a brass screw on snap.
2018 HAY FOR SALE! SEQUIM, WA
For those of you who have been following my blog you know how much I love to garden. We are excited to share the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC is moving into full hay production. Just like last year if you come on the day we bale the hay is $8.00 per bale. Bring help as you pick off the field and load in your truck. If you wait until we pick up the hay and get under cover the cost is $10.00 per bale. This is nice local alfalfa, orchard mix hay, 2 strands 70 pound bales.
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:
Feeding straw is controversial in donkey circles, so we would like to address the pros and cons.
Upfront straw seems like a good feed for donkeys. It appears to imitate the woody, dry, chewy material that donkeys innately browse on in their natural desert environments. It is high in fiber and low in sugar and makes a good ‘nibble all day long’ feed. But, straw can be deceiving!
Straw may be low in sugar, but can test high in sugar and is traditionally HIGH in non-structural carbohydrates. These are the carbohydrates that are converted into sugar through the metabolic process. It also contains a lot of ‘lignin’ a non-digestible fiber that makes the straw shiny. This non-digestible fiber does not pass through your donkey’s digestive system easily.
Straw is also very low in moisture making it difficult for your donkey to digest and pass through the intestinal tract.
Due to these attributes, straw is known for causing chokes and colic impactions in donkeys, mules and horses.
Our experience with straw has not been positive. We realize that many people have good luck with straw, but at Donkey Whisperer Farm ® we don’t feed straw to our donkeys and don’t advocate that others do so. We feed a high quality, low sugar, protein low non-structural carbohydrate orchard grass hay and we test our hay every year to make sure the protein, sugar and NSC levels are in the low range 10% or lower.
If you choose to feed your donkey straw you must also feed hay!! Feeding only straw will not provide your donkey with the nutrition it needs and he/she will eventually suffer from malnutrition! Straw is only a between meal nibble! You must also provide plenty of fresh, clean water and the donkey must have the ability to move and exercise in order to digest the straw.
Lastly, if you choose to feed straw, even a little bit, we highly recommend you have your straw tested! Some straws are extremely high in sugar, carbohydrates and protein and will cause obesity and metabolic disorders.
In the end, you must make the choice, but from our vantage point straw is best left out of your donkey’s diet.
Provide clean water and warm clean water in the winter along with salt to prevent colic. Coic in donkeys is life threatening as donkeys are stoic and will not show pain until in most cases it is to late to call the vet.