Hills Miniature Donkey Farm is smack dab in the middle of Oregon's wine country where we
sit on a hill about 920' up. The view is spectacular! The farm overlooks Mt.
Hood, Mt. Saint Helens and 3 other mountains on the East side and on the West side we have
the Pacific Coastal Mountain range where we watch gorgeous sunsets!!! We have
wineries and fields of grapes all around us...pinot noir, merlot, pinot blanc, shiraz and
cab's!! Mixed in with these are Filbert/Hazelnut orchards and fields of rye grass/oats
are 'retired' and we wanted a new venture so we bought 5 beautiful acres where we built
our dream home. We also built a barn that we spend more time in than the dream house.
Then we went on line in search of the perfect animal for our new barn, and NOT a big animal
as we've always had small pets. Even our dog is a Chihuahua!
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ended up with miniature donkeys after doing a lot of research on them. We met so many
nice people on the web last summer doing all this research, so in October of 2002 we hitched
up our brand new horse trailer to our RV and we took off to pick up our new babies in Ohio,
Tennessee and Texas.
round trip was a little over 7400 miles in only one month! We had bought 9 donkeys
but of course we had to buy one more from Dayle at Half Ass Acres which made our total 10
donkeys in a 2/horse trailer!!! We picked up our last donkey in La Grange, Texas from
Rita at Low Down Donkeys, and headed for home. It took us 3½ days to travel over 3100
miles to get home. We did very little sleeping, but a lot of stopping and watering,
feeding and resting the little critters!
we look back on it now we realize how much God was with us all the way because we were total
NEWBY'S when it came to any of this! All the miniature donkeys arrived home very happy
little critters to get on solid ground again.
I mention they rode in the trailer for the whole 3½ days and not one donkey got stressed?
Two hours after getting them home our 5 yr old granddaughter was walking in their pen petting
and brushing them. It was an adventure!
of our original jennets had a foal on Father's Day and last Spring I bought another brood
jennet in Washington State, which is a lot closer than Ohio and Tennessee. She is
due any time now. Check back here soon to see the new addition to Eola Hills Miniature
Donkey Farm's family.