Saturday, September 22, 2007

Visiting a donkey owner in Greensboro

I didn't expect to meet another Jewish donkey owner, but by the miracle of Craigs List I had a lovely field trip today to visit a man who moved here from New Jersey and has spent six years realizing his wish to be a farmer.

He has eight horses, two Sicilian donkeys, feral chickens, and a whole bunch of goats on thirty acres. He designed and built all the buildings on his property, from trees he cut himself and a sawmill brought to the site.

His daughter is a lawyer and an alpaca farmer in upstate New York.

His next plan is to get rid of all his current goats and import forty pregnant goats from somewhere in the midwest - he will sell meat to a local hallal butcher and to immigrants who see his sign by the side of the road.

He also wants to build a big greenhouse, with shrimp and tilapia on one side and hydroponic vegetables on the other recycling the water.

He offered me this most excellent trailer to convert to a donkey conveyance. He also said Menticia and I could come ride his horses some time.

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At 12:05 AM, Anonymous sylvia said...

Cool dude. Kind of a renaissance man, eh?

At 7:12 AM, Anonymous susanlynn said...

Hmmmm...Renaissance man...Rennaissance woman...Are you thinking what I'm thinking, Sylvia ???? I'm just saying.


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