COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS

Hello dear readers. Thanks for stopping in today for Cocktails With Donkeys.

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Yes, that’s right, every evening of our stay at the lovely Orcas Island retreat, Rutabaga Farm, we enjoyed our evening cocktails with donkeys.

COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS | Rutabaga Farm | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

The 2 resident donkeys who live on the 5 acre property were anxious to greet us humans, who along with cocktails for us, came bearing apples for the donkeys.

COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS | Rutabaga Farm | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

I’d pour a glass of wine for Brad…

COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS | Rutabaga Farm | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

and whip up a gin & tonic for me…

COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS | Rutabaga Farm | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

and off we’d go down the the path thru tall grass to greet the donkeys.

COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS | Rutabaga Farm | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS | Rutabaga Farm | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

At the Orcas Food Co-Op in Eastsound I bought the most delicious smoked mortadella by Jack Mountain Meats and served it along with crusty fresh bread, pepper jack cheese and eggplant dip as an evening appetizer. We did not share this deliciousness with the donkeys!

COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS | Rutabaga Farm | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Life on Orcas Island is beautiful and relaxed. Here at the charming Rutabaga Farm we were able to slow down and smell the roses…

COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS | Rutabaga Farm | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

and the other flowering plants that decorated the grounds.

COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS | Rutabaga Farm | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Our little evening ritual of having cocktails with donkeys was a simple pleasure I will always remember fondly.

COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS | Rutabaga Farm | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

It is small rituals such as these that ignite pure joy in my soul.

COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS | Rutabaga Farm | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Cheers to Rutabaga Farm. Until we meet again…

COCKTAILS WITH DONKEYS | Rutabaga Farm | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

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Comments

  • Celia,
    I couldn’t agree more. There is something about a more rural setting that just calms me. I often think I’d like to live on a farm, but seeing how much work it can be stops me in my tracks! lol
    Karen

  • Yes, I too have often dreamed of living on a farm. I think I must have been a farmer in another life, lol;) My idea of farming would be to live on Patina Farm in Ojai. But even that would be work overload!

  • Sheena Anderson

    Such pretty pictures and looks so relaxing.

  • Thanks Sheena, it really was a beautiful, relaxing place to stay and the donkeys were so sweet!