Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Asses report for Friday, April 1st


Hello All from Poole's Paradise Hill Farm! Todays Happy Asses Report will be full detail of each Ass from left to right....
  1. "Linzi Beth" (Windcrest Linzi) is a light red jenny that is due on May 15th.  As you can tell from the photo, Linzi is a well-seasoned momma-to-be, she knows how to get the "slender" look for photo's by moving that back leg up towards her shoulder.
  2. "Pweshus" (WhyNameIt's Precious) is a 6 year old jenny, who is not with child at this time. I have her in this paddock for a few days to keep an eye on her niece, Boop (read below).
  3. "Boop" (PPHFarm's Step Asside Girls) is our 18 month old little rotten, teenager jennet. She is going to charm & etiquette school right now, so we have to keep her close to the barn so she will get up in time to make the bus. 
  4. "Destiny" (LUA John's Destiny) .....what can I say? She is a wide-load for sure! Destiny is due on May 10th. She has a very active foal and can be seen getting knocked off-balance when she is walking. Let's everybody give her a  great big "Bless Your Heart!"
  5. "Katie-bug" (Turnpike Creek Katie) is the other half of the bookend buddies. She and Linzi Beth are BFF's and look like book-ends.  Katie is due on May 28th.
Stay tuned for the next installment..... however, if you catch something on the cam to post about, gimme an email "ring at  I will make sure to include it!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Want donkey manure to add to your compost?

It's better than cow or horse and breaks down fast to mix in to your flower beds and veggie garden! If you would like to schedule a time to "scoop some poop" from our ever-growing poop-pile, call us at 615.807.3848 to schedule it. First come, first get - with more to come. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Follow us on Twitter

We will be doing more updating via Twitter as we move in to spring. I do not "over-tweet"..... but if you would like to stay up-to-date, follow us at:!/PPHFarmDonkeys


Friday, December 17, 2010

Legend of the Cross

"Just A Little Donkey"
By: Rita S. Beer
Just a little donkey, but on my back I bore,
the one and only Savior, the world was waiting for.
Just a little donkey, but I was strong
& proud -
I gladly carried Mary through the
chaos of the crowd.
I brought her to a stable where she made a tiny bed...
A place for Baby Jesus to lay His little head.
I pray the world remembers that special Christmas night 

when just
a little donkey carried Heaven's Precious Light. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's Parade Time!

If you will be in the College Grove, TN area this next Sunday 12/5 at 2pm, make sure to stop and watch the parade! You will see us and a few of our donkeys!

Then on Saturday, 12/11, we will be in the Leipers Fork Village for their annual parade! This parade also starts at 2pm.

If you are in the crowd, make sure to yell to us when you see us!

Also, we have updated our FOR SALE page, if you are looking for some great gifts, think donkeys!

Friday, October 8, 2010

PRODUCT(s) OF THE MONTH: Basic-H and Basic-G by Shaklee

I have been using these products practically my whole life. They were "green" decades before "green" was "cool".  I love them for all sorts of things around the farm and I don't worry about them harming our animals. 

If you would like to order some, just click on the link provided throughout the posting. You can feel safe ordering from the link - it's my parents! They will take good care of you! :)

Here are a few uses - as I remember or hear about more, I will add to the list:

Cuts & scrapes Apply Basic-H directly on the wound. This will stop infections and help heal.
Fly Spray 1 quart of  Basic-H 4 quarts water Spray where it is needed.
Fly Spray for fogger: 3 quarts linseed oil [use very light oil] 1 quart Basic-H 1 tbsp Basic-G where this is needed. This mixture will not harm your livestock.

Pet Baths
  • To kill ticks, fleas and mange add 3 pints Basic H and 6oz. Basic G to 50 gallons of water in large tub or kiddie pool and dip dog. DO NOT GET INTO EYES!
  • For regular washing 1/2 tsp Basic-H to one gallon water or apply full strength directly to wet fur and rub well to get into skin starting at top of head and ears and working toward the tail. Do not get into eyes.
  • For equine and tack wash with 1 to 2 tablespoon(s) Basic-H to 5 gallons of water, more if you are dealing with hard water and rinse. Reduces fly problem,won’t itch or take natural oils out of skin, keeps coat and tail clean without residue.
Skunk Odor Removal – 1 T. Basic H² in gallon of water
Equine skin fungi or mange, a bath with Basic-G works great!!!! Mix a couple of teaspoons into a gallon of water. Sponge on and leave on the skin for a few minutes, then rinse well. Wash all the brushes in the Basic-G too.

THRUSH: (My personal favorite use for Basic G) – during thrush “season”, use a 4 to 1 mixture of water & Basic G to spray on hooves each time you clean hooves out. Basic G is not as harsh as the more traditional use of bleach water. Other benefits, any overspray of Basic-G does not bleach out your clothes and it does not erode the squirter mechanism of the sprayer like bleach will.

Basic G is great at deep cleaning barns and stalls. Pour it into a “Ortho hose sprayer” and spray down your walls and floors.

Basic H works great in deterring spiders.

  • Basic-H with one gallon of water. Spray on the whole seedling & around the entire trunk. Apply once every ten days.
  • Trees - nursery stock Small seedlings or seed beds Mix 1 ounce of
  • Sick trees 3-4 feet tall Mix 1 quart of Basic- H with 8 quarts of water. Then, of this mixture, feed at the base of the tree one cup of solution twice a day for the first day, then once each day until the mixture is gone. Feedings are of mixed solution. Do this feeding three times a year.
  • Sick trees 4-8 feet tall Mix 1 quart Basic-H with 6 quarts of water. Feed at the base of the tree. Use 1 pint of the mixture twice a day for 2 days and 1 pint a day thereafter until the solution is gone. This must be done three times a year.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Our junior Herdsire - PPHFarm's Assk Me No Questions (Q) is a daddy! x2!

PPHFarm's I'll TellYou No Lies
The last ten days have been quite the whirlwind! We did the usual waiting, and waiting for POKEY (real name is Lady Panther) to get on with the birth of her foal - we think she holds her legs together for days! We were especially exited as this was to be "Q"'s first foal!  This pairing did not disappoint!  On 9.21.10 a little after 5 in the morning, Pokey & Q had a compact beautiful little jack we appropriately named.... PPHFarm's I'll TellYou No Lies (we call him "T")!
PPHFarm's Boyhowdee
Imagine our surprise when Starr, who was not due until October 8th, goes in to labor this past Saturday and delivers practically a mirror image of "T" - this is "Q"s 2nd foal. Since all five foals born this year have been jack-boys, we feel that Starr & "Q"'s foals name is quite suitable to end our foaling year. Introducing PPHFarm's Boyhowdee!

Boyhowdee had to be bottle fed for the first few days as Starr didn't have enough milk to keep up with the meals. Today we think we are over the "hump" and mom and baby are doing great! (and we can get some sleep!)

The sweet disposition of the Windcrest Little Red Man lineage is passing on and I must say they we are very pleased with both these little ones!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

PPHFarm's Duly Noted, born 9.2.10 -

Bill took this cute video of Noelle & Kings baby jack born on 9.2.10. Enjoy!