THE RIDE TO/FROM SCHOOL -WEDNESDAY

by admin on March 9, 2011 · 4 comments

Wednesday we saw…

…burros.

They are really a hard working, cute little animal.  We saw them early in the morning on their way to “work” and then loaded up on their way home.  And they look happy to work hard.

We drive down our (mountain) road each morning.  (many times we are running late)  This may not look as steep as it is in real life.  If I take my foot off the brake we are coasting at 45mph within a couple seconds.  Not recommended on this winding rocky ride.

Happy little burros

The burros trot to their destination each morning

They return home laden with their load



{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 DAD March 10, 2011 at 9:58 am

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BURRO & A DONKEY?

2 nicole palanzi March 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

These are beautiful pictures, nice ride! Austin you are getting so tall.

3 admin March 10, 2011 at 4:19 pm

hey dad. looked that up and here is what i found…
Here are the definitions according to the Mule Barn:

* Mule: A domesticated, hybrid animal that results from crossing a mare (female horse) and a jack (male donkey).
* Donkey: A domesticated ass.

Which, of course, begs the question “What is an ass?” Thankfully, Mule Barn also provides a definition of this particular animal.

* Ass: A four-footed, hoofed mammal related to the horse, but smaller, with longer ears and a shorter mane, shorter hair on the tail, and a dark stripe along the back.

So, it seems the aforementioned jackass is simply a male ass. The main difference between the jackass and the donkey is their domestication — the ass is wild; the donkey is domesticated.

But what about the burro? Turns out that the burro is a small donkey that is often used as a pack animal because it is particularly sure-footed.

4 Rebecca and George Duarte March 11, 2011 at 8:44 am

what a cute face he has.

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