Everyday, the foal born late August and early September 2020, play in the field at Bell Meadows Farm Miniature Donkeys in Lone Oak, Kentucky. When the sun is shining and the morning's are still, the 'babies' can be seen chasing each other and running around in small circles while their mommas are busy grazing on the green, sweet grass.
Kitty Wells is sweet-natured and loving. She was the last foal born this season to Emma, the beautiful solid white Jenny. Emma is an amazing mom and she's quite protective of Miss Kitty.
Sheldon is a small foal and is very affectionate. His fur is mostly white with brown spots. He's quite the momma's boy. He stays close to his mom Gracie even now but does enjoy the company of the other foal.
Usually in the mornings, all the donkeys are in the corner of the field, closest to the house and the road. As you drive by, you can call out their names and they'll look your way in recognition.
Around mid-day, you can see the foal playing together. There's a lot of chasing going on and rubbing noses. Then, as the afternoon approaches, all the donkeys will head to the backfield, just before you get to the corn stalks.
In the evening, you'll see them head into the feeding area, one-by-one, taking their sweet time with not a worry in the world. What it must be like to have such a beautiful life.
It's a picturesque farm in the heart of the suburbs of Lone Oak. If you go a 1/4 mile down the road, you're on the busiest road in town. You'll see posts on Bell Meadows Farm Miniature Donkeys Facebook page regarding all the neighbors that drive by and say, "I drove by this morning and saw them on the way to work. I wanted to stop and take a picture." We all want to stop and take a picture.
Having the opportunity to enjoy this donkey world right along with Melanie and Kevin Bell, owners of the farm, is something special. For just a moment, you get to escape from all of life's worries.