LGRS Blog

Herschel and Friends: Donkey Snack Time

No matter where the John Donkeys are on the sanctuary property, they are always looking for a handout. They love to be fed even if it's a very small amount. Here comes Herschel, Jules, Nestle, Kharma and Zeus - sauntering up to the small pen behind the chicken house....

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Callie & Mocha Share Late Afternoon Meal

It's been a year since we switched-up the feed grain regimen for the jennies Callie and Mocha. They were getting a common "all stock" type of feed along with some oats before that. But that old diet contributed to them being overweight. Over the winter they lost...

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Rowdy Jules and the John Donkey Line-Up

Five of the eight donkeys at the LGRS sanctuary are geldings. Four of the five live in a wrap-around pasture with access to the new barn on one side, and a covered loafing area on the far side. When the John Donkeys congregate at the gate for breakfast or dinner, it's...

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Nestle Goes Home to Mommy

Our precious gelding Nestle is about nine years old now and he's been a real comfort to his mommy BonBon who's dry-lotted and on a special diet. At feeding time, BonBon is penned so none of the Jacks push her out of the way to eat her food. The male herd hustles in to...

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Hummingbird Nest In Scrub Oak

Whilst in Coryell County TX on a weekend jaunt, we were fortunate enough to see a live hummingbird's nest. We visited friends but social distancing was the order of the day so we sat on strategically placed lawn chairs, facial masks affixed -- all of us sitting under...

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Ewe Priscilla uses Mare as Scratching Post

Priscilla the Dorper ewe is uncommonly friendly for her kind. Many years ago she had an accident while being loaded into a livestock trailer. She smacked her front right hoof on a metal part of the trailer and lost most of her right toe. It took about six months of...

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Jacks Line Up For Breakfast

Now that BonBon is in dry lot and on a special diet, I have to feed her separately from the other donkeys. Mocha and Callie, the other two jennies, are down at the hangar barn pasture, and BonBon has been relocated to the corral at the new barn because it's easier to...

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BonBon’s New Routine

Our gentle jenny BonBon has been through a lot this past year. She has twice been to the emergency room for "choke" and had to be treated for an abscess a few months ago. She has also had trouble walking about lately due to chronic laminitis. A trip to the equine...

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Goat Herd Hoof Trims

Here at Lucky Glider Rescue & Sanctuary, we are very grateful for our volunteers. When it comes time to do hoof trims, inoculations, and de-worming -- it's almost impossible to do it alone. Fortunately for us, friends of the sanctuary Jennifer and her son Wesley...

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Brady Goes Cuckoo for Brush Time

Those of you following Lucky Glider Rescue & Sanctuary are familiar with Brady, the nearly two-year-old Pygmy wether that's in with the sheep herd. He is a constant source of joy and interest owing to his little pranks and demands. Brady loves to stick close to...

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Herschel and Friends: Donkey Snack Time

Herschel and Friends: Donkey Snack Time

No matter where the John Donkeys are on the sanctuary property, they are always looking for a handout. They love to be fed even if it's a very small amount. Here comes Herschel, Jules, Nestle, Kharma and Zeus - sauntering up to the small pen behind the chicken house....

read more
Callie & Mocha Share Late Afternoon Meal

Callie & Mocha Share Late Afternoon Meal

It's been a year since we switched-up the feed grain regimen for the jennies Callie and Mocha. They were getting a common "all stock" type of feed along with some oats before that. But that old diet contributed to them being overweight. Over the winter they lost...

read more
Rowdy Jules and the John Donkey Line-Up

Rowdy Jules and the John Donkey Line-Up

Five of the eight donkeys at the LGRS sanctuary are geldings. Four of the five live in a wrap-around pasture with access to the new barn on one side, and a covered loafing area on the far side. When the John Donkeys congregate at the gate for breakfast or dinner, it's...

read more
Nestle Goes Home to Mommy

Nestle Goes Home to Mommy

Our precious gelding Nestle is about nine years old now and he's been a real comfort to his mommy BonBon who's dry-lotted and on a special diet. At feeding time, BonBon is penned so none of the Jacks push her out of the way to eat her food. The male herd hustles in to...

read more
Hummingbird Nest In Scrub Oak

Hummingbird Nest In Scrub Oak

Whilst in Coryell County TX on a weekend jaunt, we were fortunate enough to see a live hummingbird's nest. We visited friends but social distancing was the order of the day so we sat on strategically placed lawn chairs, facial masks affixed -- all of us sitting under...

read more