Our donkey farm began with the braying of one lonely little donkey. While returning from church one evening, I hear the sounds of hoofs behind me and then a sad little bray followed. In the field beside the church parking lot stands a long eared little donkey. He begs for my attention. For several evenings,I continued to pet and feed my new friend. Due to his strong nature and determined will, I appropriately named him Samson. It wasn't long until I had talked my husband into contacting the owner. After a short negotiation, Samson was soon in a trailer headed for his new home. However, as all donkey owners know, a story never ends there. A single donkey needs companionship. That was only the beginning of our donkey purchases. Now, we currently have a small herd of donkeys with expectations of future growth. -D.
It's a 'Character' thing! Every donkey has their own distinct personality. They are highly intelligent, comical and extremely playful. As life continues to become more complex, nothing can relax you quicker than spending a few minutes with the personalities of the herd. They have a well defined social structure that can provide hours of entertainment. They are kind, docile and love people. Unlike a horse, a miniature donkey is more likely to run to you than from you. Miniature donkeys are very social animals and they actively seek the attention of people and other donkeys. Within the herd, they will develop a "buddy system" with other herd members. For those who spend a few minutes with the herd, these clicks can easily be visible. If your still asking "Why miniature donkeys?", then we suggest that you take a few minutes to visit with a herd near you. We promise, it will not take long before the answer is evident.
We breed and sell registered miniature donkeys. We are a small miniature donkey farm
located in the beautiful mountain valleys of Eastern Tennessee. We
are located in town of New Market, which is 30 minutes northeast of
Knoxville, Tennessee. Our breeding program consist of a brown and
white spot named Meatball along with a young black jack named Noah.
Both of our jacks are of small stature.
Our mature brown and white spot stands at only 31 inches. He has proven his consistency to
produce small, spotted jennet foals. At 1 year of age, our young
black jack stands at 30.5 inches. Our brood herd consist of Grey-Duns,
Brown (Chocolate) and Spots jennets. We are looking
forward to a variety of future foals. We interact with them
daily thus all are very tame and easily handled. This simple
practice also allows us to properly imprint our foals at
birth. By nature, a miniature donkey is more likely to run
to you where a horse may run from you.
January 2013 - We had stepped back our breeding program for 2012. Looking to restart the program in Spring 2013. Keep an eye on us. Thank You.
February 2012 - First foal of 2012. Look in Nursery for Hazel's little Dark Brown(Chocolate) jennet foal.
August 2011 - First and only foal of 2011. Look in Nursery for Heshey's Chocolate Chip. Dark Brown/White Spotted Jack.
March 2011 - 2010 foals are now available for purchase.
October 2010 - Foal weaning has begun.
August 2010 - Fourth foal of 2010. Look in Nursery for Honey's foal. Brown/White Spotted Jennet.
June 2010 - Third foal of 2010. Look in Nursery for Delilah's foal. Light Brown/White Spotted Jennet.
May 2010 - Second foal of 2010. Look in Nursery for Hershey's foal. Brown/White Spotted Jack - Sold
April 2010 - First foal of 2010. Look in Nursery for Hazel's Foal. Sadie Lynne.
March 2010 - Halter training and Spring cleaning for the barn.
October 2009 - Introduction of Itty Bitty Noah as future herd sire.
April 2009 - Birth of Tuesday Dew - Our farms first born.
No ugly asses!