Hello, it’s nice to meet you. My name is Melody Johnson, Donkey Trainer, and a coach and teacher for humans who own and care for donkeys.I teach worldwide via Donkey 101 & 102 video on demand. Donkeys are a bit different from a horse as well the donkey is super intelligent so much that the donkey usually has the owner trained before the human has the donkey trained. If you have never been around a donkey let me share my favorite quote to help you understand,“Horses dream of being trained the way a donkey demands to be trained” Melody Johnson.If you would like to see what I do for a living come on over to the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® store.
2020 is the year of sitting down and re-thinking how to keep our families and business healthy. How to adapt to our new way of life. For most of us, the pandemic created a dramatic change or shift in thinking and behavior. Jesus brings peace.“Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way, prosperity will come to you.” JOB 22:21 NIV
Are you a city person or a farm person?
Living on a farm seems to be a simpler way of life in so many ways living with covid our farm is truly a blessing. For us, the Covid was not much different than our normal life. You see, we have so much to do on the farm, each day the donkeys and horses and doggies need to be fed and cared for. Last spring my husband Scott planted the seed (hay) in the field during the beginning of the pandemic. While city folks were trying to find ways to adapt we were just living our natural way of life. The sad part was we could not have visitors on the farm, we look forward to having our most fragile world return to normal.
If you are having a hard time finding anything positive in 2020 let’s think outside the box. It’s easy to get caught up in what’s wrong in our lives and miss what’s positive or going well. If you have lost a loved one in 2020, I am deeply sorry for your pain I pray GOD gives you peace. I truly understand suffering and pain and my heart breaks for your pain. Please know this too shall pass. Jesus will bring peace “Start each day in prayer, meditating on the good things in your life.” Thank Jesus for something good in your life every day, God loves all of his children deeply.
God bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Melody & Scott Johnson
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner
Donkey Whisperer Farm ®
Meet Rio our Mammoth donkey. Rio has been in our life since he was nine months old he turns thirteen this summer.
Interesting fact; Mammoth donkeys are rare as they are man-made. Standard or burro donkeys are the normal size donkeys. Miniature donkeys are man-made too. Rio is my riding donkey he stands 16’2 hands tall at the withers not the ears.
Donkeys are human healers. If you ever get the chance to meet a donkey I highly recommend it. Donkeys are truly gifts from God.
On Donkey Time ® is a state of mind, kind a like beach time. Life is slow and relaxed as donkeys live in the moment and they teach us humans how to live in the moment too. Thank you for sharing our blog Donkey Whisperer Farm. Each time you share you are changing a donkey and humans life world-wide.
God Bless You And Your Family Two and Four-Legged!
God knows what he is doing. Did you ever stop and think how some people are just placed in our life instantly? How some people are burned out of our life instantly? Its true. God knows what we need before we know what we need. God has a plan and this plan is much bigger than we could ever understand. GOD is the alpha omega the beginning and end. God has counted every hair on our head. God is in control of everything. Nothing happens by mistake. When we understand how GOD works with the universe and his children everything becomes peaceful. God in Jesus Christ name is amazing.
Our first Thanksgiving in our new home. Fresh flowers are such an important part of my life, I truly savor each morning I get to enjoy fresh flowers. A little share into my life, I am a master gardener, my home of twelve years had fresh flowers I could cut fresh flowers ten months out of the year. I found these flowers at my grocery store while picking up the turkey, not really sure how I would place them in the vase.
Fresh flowers are simply beautiful, I wish I could freeze them in time. Thank you Jesus as each day is precious and a gift from God. Tomorrow is unknown.
We purchased our farm land in 2013 with nothing on it, nothing, well two pear trees and one apple tree, a hay-field. My best friend and husband has worked so very hard next to me to make this a farm and our home. This is our forever home, we will live our last days here on earth. We lived in our 5th wheel for three years before getting to move into our home.
Fresh flowers have no place in tiny living. As you can see I am savoring each day I get to enjoy these beautiful flowers.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Please share your dream business in the comments section. I am excited to hear your dream business. 🙂
Meet my husband and best friend Scott Johnson, we have been partners for almost twenty-six years. This man is the reason I am able to be bold and step out in the world. He encourages me to never give up. He picks me up when I am tired. He is my soul mate. If you are blessed to have a supportive spouse you are truly living in GOD’s best.God wants his children to be happy, healthy and whole. This man was placed on the planet for me. I was placed here for him. Nothing in this earthly world is more important than my beloved. I love you Scott.
Starting a new business is always exciting, terrifying, and overwhelming as we may see our tiny business grow or not. Starting a new business in agriculture is even more of a risk as the experts are quick to calculate how this little business will fail. The startup costs of a farm are indeed high, risks are higher. I truly believe in GOD in Jesus Christ name. Without GOD to guide me, give me creative ideas and the strength to first step out and try, second never give up I could not do this.
Each person living on this planet has twenty-four hours a day to do something. Some people refuse to use even a small percentage of their day in a productive way as well they are stuck in their sorrow and grief. Failure has become an idol something they hold tight, day and night. Every failure is an opportunity to grow and learn how not to make the mistake again. Seems as we age the risk is higher to not try. I simply do not want to be taking my last breath and wondering if I could have succeeded at my little business. I do not want to say “WHAT IF” on my death bed.
Making the world a better place for donkeys and the humans who love them. This is what my dream and goal is, my purpose. Donkeys are the most abused of all the equine. Donkeys deserve to wear beautiful quality tack that fits a donkey not a horse. Donkeys deserve to be trained using resistance free methods, never abuse. This is my dream for the Donkey Whisperer Farm, helping donkeys and owners or caretakers worldwide. “Donkeys Are Not Horses With Long Ears. Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained.” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm ™. Stay ON DONKEY TIME ™ never drill or abuse your donkey. Less is more.
Starting a worldwide business is a little overwhelming as social media spreads quickly. The customer base is worldwide. This is a huge challenge. I simply give the Donkey Whisperer Farm business to God in Jesus Christ name. I am simply not smart enough to do this without GOD guiding me.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TWO AND FOUR-LEGGED.