By Chris R.
With the summer weather comes strong easterly winds, which hit the Valley hard each night. The wind brings with it characteristic heat waves and sometimes, damage.
Last night, the gusting breeze took down an elderly jarrah tree from a neighbouring property. A portion of the donkey fence went down with it, and two of the three curious equines which call the south paddock home decided to take an adventure before sunrise.
Heading north along the brook line, Victoria and Albert left behind a very confused Spud, who returned to the feed shelter, looking for someone to tell of their disappearance.
A knock on the door from a neighbouring orchardist confirmed that the donkey duo were in search of apples (or so we believe).
With halters and lucerne in hand, it wasn’t long until the pair were back home, telling Spud of their early morning escapades. Chainsaws buzzed in the background, freeing the fence of its leafy burden and providing some tasty fodder for the goats and possums for the day.
We are appreciative of our helpful neighbour and pleased to have the curious donks home safely!