Ok, I've been bitten by the mini donkey bug and they've been plaguing my mind ever since. So since I've been thinking of them so much, I've started researching them, even went to the library (which proved fruitless) and have even contacted a breeder. Yes I'm crazy, I already know this. I had originally started looking as a guardian for the goats. However, the more I read, the less likely I will have one for that. I actually believe for us that is, that there is no guardian that would work. So its up to me. Which has worked for us so far, so we'll continue this plan. Anyway, back to the subject. I'm still interested in donkeys. I like minis for their size. Fits our small farm much better. So my next thought was a separate pasture for the donkeys. Yes I meant it plural. I'm planning on 2. Shhhh.... don't tell hubby. Haha Seriously, I've already informed him of that. Can't help myself! I was just curious if there were any donkey owners on here, well I know there's a couple at least. What do you think about them? Have you had horses before, do you like them? I have never had horses though I use to volunteer at a stable growing up to be around horses. I fed and cleaned up after them. I have always wanted horses, but we do not have the right place for horses so donkeys would suit our situation better. Eventually we do want to have some horses, but it'll have to wait till we move in a few years or until we buy more land. I figure its a step in the right direction to get us familiar with equines and besides. Who hasn't fallen in love with a sweet little donkey when you've met one. I have been utterly smitten with the ones I've met. Ok, I've rambled long enough. Wasn't sure were else to post this. Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks of donkeys!