No, it’s not a sculpture of a donkey, but a sculpture by a donkey. It was Simon who created this Balancing Bucket. I was impressed when I came out this morning and saw the salt block placed at just the right angle on the ground and the bucket it was in cantilevered off the mineral block.
Jon saw Simon pick up the bucket (which made me a little nervous to think that every day I feed carrots into jaws strong enough to lift a salt block) and dump out the salt then place the empty bucket on top of the bucket with the mineral block in it.
I ran back into the house to get my camera. (Jon was not as impressed as I was, he didn’t even offer to take a picture of it) Then, as I was taking pictures, my sheep came running over to check out the art. Suzy seemed the most interested until Red came and chased them all back up the hill, knocking the balancing bucket to the ground as they ran past it.
I put the salt block back in the bucket hoping that Simon would be inspired to create a new piece.
While Simon was making art at the Old Bedlam Farm, Jon was being creative in a different way at the New Bedlam Farm. Yesterday I took some insulation board off the bottom of the windows in Jon’s new office. There were lovely panels beneath them and we were both delighted. So after Jon got done painting the pipe in the pantry red, he had the idea to paint the newly exposed panels red. Oh how happy it made me that he was doing something so untraditional. Something I never would have thought to do. Paint the panels red, I thought, they’ve been covered up long enough!