Everyone loved mingling with Marianne Smith's immaculately presented donkeys while she explained how they came to be donkey owners and about their jennies and youngstock.
left: We were all ready for lunch held in Baxter and Marianne's beautiful garden.
above right: Peter van Dijk came down from Auckland.
left: Diana Humphries right with Les & Marj Pratt, donkey breeders from Victoria, Australia..
below: Jean Reid on right and a friend enjoying the dinner.
left: Diana & John Humphries gave a demonstration of branding on the Sunday. First the hair is trimmed away and then a iron is momentarily placed on the skin. This method does not cause the hair to go white and just leaves a raised area which is visible for life.