Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tragedy Strikes the Farm
Our Beautiful Eor
Ila Mae with Ricky
Ila Mae with Jay (Eor hidden in background)
Eor and Ila Mae, the two gentlest, sweetest donkeys to ever grace this world, are dead this morning.
They were victims of the savage electrical storm that swept through our part of the state overnight. Both babies were laying on the ground, nose to nose, beneath a huge tree that was split down the middle by lightning.
They died beneath the deceiving shelter of that massive tree, as they sought refuge during the storm. Both are victims of the lightning strike that severed the tree.
There are no words to describe the loss of these two special animals.
We will never again hear the playful hee-haw of our precious Eor as he gallps across the pasture. Never again will we kiss Ila Mae or Eor on their soft, velvety lips or put our arms around their necks and rub our faces against theirs.
Ila Mae has gone to join her precious baby, Aiden, whom we lost this past August. I hope that Eor and Ila Mae and Aiden are galloping happily over grassy fields in a place that is safe, where they are free from the pain and suffering of this life.
So many of you who have visited the farm know Eor and Ila Mae, the loving donkeys who would visit our guests and happily munch on treats of raisin bread or cinnamon rolls.
It is hard to imagine life on the farm without them. It will never, can never be the same.
We are devastated.