The donkeys are all excited! This Saturday, September 14th, 2013 we are having a big plant sale and a St. Patrick’s Day party here at Mike’s Plant Farm in Perry, Ohio.
A St. Patrick’s Day party in September? Yeah, that was the donkeys idea. Since they are Irish (because we gave them Irish names) and because my late father was an Irish immigrant and his birthday was in September, they thought we should have a St. Patrick’s Day party in September when the weather is nice. Unlike March in Ohio.
Pam decided the donkeys needed to look their best so she made them personalized scarves.
If you remember, I asked all of you to help us pick out Irish names for these guys and you overwhelmed us this suggestions. Thank you! We settled on Fergus and Finnegan. Fergus is the little dark brown donkey and Finnegan is the lighter colored one.
About the party and the plant sale. All of the details are posted on my nursery website, Mike’s Plant Farm. Actually what you see there is the copy from the actual newspaper ad that runs this Friday. That in and of itself is instructional.
Saturday should be a rockin good time. We had two plant sales this spring and the place was packed with plant buying customers, so a fall sale should be pretty good as well.
We are going to have a plant sale the following Saturday as well but I suspect the donkeys will be a little under the weather for that one because the vet comes out next week to do a little work on their “boy parts”. Anybody who knows anything at all about Miniature Donkeys tells me that having them gelded is an absolute must if you want them to act right. So that goes down next week.
Kinda puts the donkeys size in perspective. Gabby is only three years old.
I hope you enjoy seeing these pictures as much as we love these donkeys. You really should make the trip and come to our plant sale on Saturday September 14th and meet the donkeys in person. We have Shindigs for our customers a couple times a year where backyard growers get together to discuss the business of growing and selling small plants. We had one in August and we’re doing another in October.
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