This is a triumph. (For me, personally…)
Many months ago, our management at Halter Ranch Winery asked us for ideas on how to connect with the community, social media ideas, promotional ideas…
So… I suggested we adopt some wild horses and let them do weed abatement on the 2000+ acres here. Fire is a big deal here in California. I thought it would be a win-win.
Our GM said he loved the idea… but ‘how about donkeys instead’.
I said that was a GREAT idea and I could facilitate.
Well, that was months ago… it is tough to turn a corporate ship… but we did it!
Today, the first of many donkeys (we hope) landed at Halter Ranch Winery.
Many, huge thanks to Bryce, our GM, for allowing this.
And many huge thanks to All Seated In a Barn for hanging in there with me through all the ups and downs along the way. I had asked Skydog to let me know about any bunches of donkeys needing homes and she introduced me to All Seated in a Barn.
Small World story… Tahlia from All Seated in a Barn, was a wine distributor in Paso Robles a while back. She knew Halter Ranch well, and was praying, crossing fingers and toes that this would work out because she loves our property. She held onto these donkeys, just for the chance that they would be released at Halter Ranch. Today, she and the donkeys WON BIG.
These 4, formerly wild BLM donkeys (we don’t yet know where they came from because their brands are not legible – yet) who were found in a kill pen in Texas, are now free again on 750 acres of safe and glorious, pristine California ranch lands.
Sigh. A good day.
HERE IS THE VIDEO OF THEIR RELEASE
Click here to watch the video.