Sophia, 34" Red
Grand Sire: 758's Rosebud, 32" Red
Grand Dam: LCR Philamena 79, 33¾" Dark Red
beautiful, healthy heavy-boned boy with a lightning bolt shaped star and show quality conformation.
Thank you to little angels at marestare for coming up with the perfect name! His barn name
will be Streaker. Click
here for a video of his birth if you missed it. Thank you to Chero on marestare for
taking the video!
Little Bridget, 32 ¾"
Grand Sire: Windcrest Little Red Man, 31" Dark Red
Grand Dam: Windcrest Red Beau's Robin, 32" Brown
seems every time we have a foal I say, "this one is the prettiest one ever!" We have been
so blessed with so many gorgeous foals this year and each one is so special and unique.
Rocket is another one that fits this description.
In keeping with the Patriotic
week of 9/11 we wanted to name this beautiful little jennet in remembrance of that day in
history. May we never forget what happened the day that has forever changed our country
and may "God continue to bless America."
Can you believe we missed Rocket's birth?
Yes, we left for only a few minutes to run get dinner just two miles down the road and our
phone started ringing the minute we sat down to eat. The Mare Stare family was doing their
usual outstanding job of notifying us that we had a jennet in labor. I rushed out of the
restaurant, leaving Joe behind, and was home in 3 minutes. This outstanding little red jennet,
Rocket, was on the stall floor greeting me and letting me know she was just fine and perfect
in every way.
After quickly cleaning the stall I ran back to the restaurant to pick
up Joe and we both came back to enjoy the beauty of Rocket, our newly born little girl.
Bridget has always been a jennet we loved and we even owned her at one time when
she, herself, was a tiny little girl. When we recently had the opportunity to purchase her
again we did and are so happy to have her back with us at our farm. Rocket is the same beautiful
color as Bridget and is the "spitting image" of her mother. You see she, too, is perfect
in every way. She is stocky, perfect bite, straight legs, fantastic head, and that friendly
personality that we all like to experience in our donkeys.
Rocket lights up our
eyes as we admire her beauty, lights up our hearts with her endearing personality, and lights
up our farm as she mingles with the other donkeys that are quickly becoming her friends.
Our patriotic little girl will wave true in our hearts and at our farm!!
catches your eye with her dark red color, captures your heart with her endearing personality,
and melts in your arms as she runs to get her hugs and scratches. She is truly the “Apple
of OUR Eye” and always will be special to us.
Summer Sunrise, and her half sister,
Strawberry Jam, were born only 9 days apart 10 years ago in 1998. They have always been
together and when sold they have always been sold together. This is the last home they will
ever have and we are so proud to say we own these two girls. Their pedigree is highly sought
after, as their sire, The Fireman, is no
longer producing foals. We are so lucky to have these two girls as permanent residents of
Half Ass Acres.
It took us a couple days to get Eve’s photos as it was a very rainy
afternoon and night when she was born, and the next day was so cloudy and dreary that no
way would we get her outside in the mud and clouds for a photo session. I am sure glad we
waited so you would be able to she her at her very best…..outstanding in all ways....(compact
body, great legs, perfect bite, endearing personality, soft eyes, rich color, and excellent
LOVE this little gray, brown, rose-dun, or whatever color you may think Gussy is to you.
All we know is it is very different color and she is as cute as it gets! She is truly a
people pleaser and everyone falls in love with her as soon as they lay eyes on her.
The minute she sees us coming she is running over to greet us. She appears to be all “gussied
up” in her grayish, brownish, rose-dun, coat of many hues, and saying “come on let’s go.”
She is eager to play, run, follow, and just have her nose in to everything going on in her
little donkey world. “Miss Happy” should be her middle name as she enjoys everything and
everyone. Big smiles appear on faces when they meet Gussy Up…..even Gussy seems to smile.
We purchased Gussy’s mother, Emerald Ridge Piper, sight unseen, about a year ago. When we
went to pick Piper up we could not believe our eyes. We were already in love with this little
gray donkey that was going back to our farm. She was everything we had wanted in a little
gray 'no light points' jennet. She sure gave us the cutest little “grayish, rose-dun” jennet
in the world. We could not be more pleased with Piper and her little girl, Gussy.
Feel free to drop by for a visit with Gussy and take a souvenir smile home with you.
If you missed the birth
for a replay compliments of our friend, Gita, at marestare.
to start?? I can’t begin to tell you how proud we are with this tiny hunk of a black jack.
Probably need to start telling you about his dam, Junebug. Don't tell the other donkeys
but Junebug is my favorite.
Five years ago, before we ever owned Junebug, she had
a baby that had to be delivered Ceserean and did not live. We had always admired Junebug's
beauty and wanted to own her but Linda Trimnell would not begin to entertain selling her.
Luckily, when Ed and Linda dispursed of their herd, we were able to purchase this drop dead
gorgeous jennet. That’s her background in a nutshell.
For five years Junebug had
not had another foal. So with baited breath we waited for the arrival of this foal. No way
were we going to leave the farm for a second when her due date came. Junebug's water broke
at 4:21 am and I started praying nintey miles per hour for a safe delivery. At 4:25 am the
first little hoof arrived and Bruise slid out and took his first breath at 4:31am. That
was the fastest, most textbook delivery we have ever had in all our years of having foals.
Whew!!!! What a sigh of relief for us that she had no trouble whatsoever. Praise the Lord
for answered prayers!
Now, about Bruise. I think his pictures say it all but just
let me say this is one stout boy. His wide chest, his stocky build, his heavy bone structure,
that perfect small head, all are the makings of a Jr. Herd Sire if I ever did see one. He
weighed in at 25 ½ lbs and only 20 ¾ inches tall. It was evident this little
black hunk could deliver a “knock-out punch” in the pasture with the girls, or in the ring…that
is show ring. We decided Bruise
best suited this dark colored jack that was so “black” he almost looked “blue”---Black 'n’
Blue already has a best buddy named Presto so the boy already has great taste.
Sorry, but for now, Bruise will remain at our farm as he matures into our next Junior Herd
Sire. How could we possibly sell Junebug's baby that she has waited on for so long?
above made possible by my good friends, Brenda and Casey. They took his full body shot above.
I love it! Buise is almost a month old in the photos above. We had to wait because his ears
were not straight when he was first born but as you can see they are standing at full attention
now. Bruise is not for sale at this time!
Meadows Valerie, 31" Dk Brn/Gray/White Spot
Grand Sire: Dewey Meadows Valentino,
32 ¾" Dark Brn/White Spot Grand Dam:
Dewey Meadows Cactus Flower, 31" Gray-Dun
precious little jennet was no problem for us to name. We had been in a “Tizzie” just waiting
for Valerie to have this foal. She had miscarried her last two foals so all eyes were on
her for this birth. We had put her up in the birthing stall Tuesday morning around 9:00
a.m. as we noticed some changes in her behavior and her anatomy. It was still a few weeks
before her due date but we didn’t want to take any chances with her. Thank goodness we did
that because by 1:15 p.m. Valerie was in full blown labor. With baited breath Joe and I
watched until it was safe to enter. Valerie was delivering her baby with no trouble whatsoever.
What a relief!! She was a real pro with a textbook delivery.
In-A Tizzie described
me, Joe, and the newborn foal. She was up and ready to check things out in no time at all.
She was jumping and bucking as if to say, "I made it, I’m here, now show me the ropes."
We have laughed at her antics as she keeps us entertained with her constant energy.
Tizzie is the most unusual color sometimes looking mostly gray and other times gray with
brown tones. Whatever it is we love it and have never seen it before in our foals. She has
the smallest most correct little head which her sire, Beamer,
seems to pass on to his foals. We love her short, stocky body but adore her playful personality.
What a fun little girl!!!! Pardon her different shades of gray but it is due to the sun
going in/out while we were taking photos. Tizzie is for sale! Visit our
'for sale' page for more information.
Well, it just took a while to name this precious little dark jennet. I can’t tell you how
many names were sent to me as suggestions and I loved so many. It was so hard to pick just
the right name for this perfect jennet. Thanks for all the suggestions!
She is everything
one would hope for in a newborn jennet. She has the pedigree of champions, is short and
stocky, straight as can be, and a charm about her that is breath taking. Goochie appears
to possess all the attributes to be an awesome brood jennet, show girl, or both. We are
just so blessed to have her. She proudly wears her extensive gene pool which makes her such
an exceptional jennet.
If you look at her pictures, each one tells you something
about her “look at me attitude”, her confidence, and her extreme beauty, her show girl pose,
yet her young innocence. When you look at her your heart just melts and you immediately
go to her wanting to love and adore her. I have found myself even talking to her and saying,
“Goochie, Goochie Goo” sweet baby. She talks right back to me with sweet hugs and a gentle
warmth. She assures me all is well and I do the same for her. She has to have an endearing
name so we have chosen to name our new baby, “Goochie Goo”. She loves it and so do we.
Headed to Texas!
of mom and Goochie taken August 5th, 2008. New video taken on March 4th, 2009 @ 7 months.
foaling of this gorgeous black jack came right in the middle of one of the biggest donkey
shows for the year. Luckily Sierra had lots of signs that she was ready to have her baby.
I had come home from the show with some breeders from Texas who had wanted to see our farm
and our donkeys. Joe had stayed home from the show to watch Sierra and the Marestarers had
been keeping me posted on her condition. Luckily, as if it was MAGIC we were all right here
on the farm the minute Sierra went in to labor.
In honor of our visitors, Ed and
Angela Preston of Hill Country Miniatures in Texas, we decided to name this boy Presto.
Thank you to Wendy Lyon for dreaming up the perfect name. It was truly an “abracadabra moment”
for all of us….when he was finally on the stall floor we could tell that he was one magnificent
boy. He is a big boy and one that I would love to keep and train as my very own gelding.
No doubt he has the looks to catch the judge’s eye and his personally is just as magical
as his looks. I can see him now in a polished harness strutting his stuff in the show ring.
He is one of the prettiest newborn donkeys you have ever seen. His pictures and videos say
Click here to see a video of the birth compliments of our friend, Eennie,
video taken 7/13/08 ~ Right video taken 2/24/09 when Presto was gelded
Tangerine Twist, 33 ½" Dark Red
Grand Sire: Windcrest Little Red Man, 31" Dark Red
Grand Dam: Seymour's Magdalena, 32 ½"Red
color of champagne and the sweetness of homemade jam all wrapped up in this precious sorrel
spotted jennet. She is simply beautiful displaying her blanket of soft pink as she makes
herself so available to us as we enter her paddock. She runs to greet us every time she
see us and rubs against us showing how much she enjoys being with people. We have to be
very careful when we leave her paddock as she would walk right on out with us. Jammy is
truly a people/lap donkey.
Here we are with every kind of technology in our home
and barn to help us watch for our jennets when they go in to labor. But this little one
picked a very unusual time to be born….6:00 p.m. and we were not on watch at that time.
We had just finished having a 2 day donkey clinic at our farm and were worn out! Imagine
our surprise when we went to check the foaling monitor and found this beautiful spotted
jennet still wet and just barely up on her feet for the first time. A real “toast” is due
to Windcrest Tangerine Twist and Ass-pirin Acres Spectacular for a job well done with their
little girl. There is not a sweeter jennet in the world than her dam, Tangerine, and Jammy
has certainly inherited tons of sweetness from her mom….and wants to share it all!
a beauty!! She is compact and square. Just perfect in every way. Thank you to Asta Pinderup
for naming Queenie the perfect name. Asta viewed the birth (which was quite dramatic) at
marestare all the way from Denmark!! Drama Queen is not for sale!
here!! The product of two National Champions and it shows from her head to her tail! So
sorry to everyone who missed the birth. Marestare was down due to technical difficulites.
Bessie has produced herself only better! A sign of a great brood jennet. This little girl
has two dark eyes with dark eyeliner all around..wide chest...perfect bite. A wonderful
spot pattern almost perfectly symetrical with four dark legs except for two rear white fetlocks.
Thank you to Deby Cochran for coming up with the perfect name for this little girl.
new owner has been waiting for the birth of Peachy's foal for months. As fate would have
it Annie was born on her birthday! Annie has show quality conformation...very square, correct
and heavy boned. If you missed the birth click this link
for a replay compliments of Rachel from marestare!
Jack DOB 3/21/08 @ 3am Birth Height: 24 ¼" ~ Birth Weight: 34
lbs. Height 6/30/08: 28 ½" MDR #53010 Microchip ID#on file Sire: Windcrest Firefly,
Red Grand Sire: MGF
Red Grand Dam: Windcrest
Pinkee, 32" Red
World Holly, 34 5/8" Very Dark Brown
Grand Sire: LCR Valintino 75, (a.k.a. Red Baron), 34" Dark Red
Grand Dam: MW Heidi, 31" Very Dark Brown
We were blessed with a big, beautiful bouncing boy on Good Friday. He is a beautiful shade
of brown with the most gorgeous face. If you missed it click this link
for a video of the birth compliments of Rhonda B at marestare.
first foal of the 2008 season! Glorianna did it again! Her fourth girl in a row. She foaled
a dark brown girl when I retired three years ago and she just had to do it again when Joe
retired this week! She is a full sister to Bedazzled,
Ma Bell, and Hey