Category Archives: Donkeys

Skywatch Friday – Donkeys, Drilling Rigs, and a Big Sky

Donkeys and Drilling Rigs edit

We visited family last weekend in western Oklahoma and went out to their ranch. The ranch had donkeys in addition to the usual cows, grass, drilling rigs, and a big sky. They guard the calves from coyotes and provide comedic relief. Those big ears just kill me. Nolan is the guy to the left and I don’t know who the names of the other two. All three are big beggers. My wife Heather is feeding them treats. They have already figured out that I don’t do that.

Skywatch Friday

Donkeys versus Cows with the Lomography Oktomat Camera

Lomography Oktomat Camera

I got a new Lomography camera for my birthday from Nana, the world’s greatest MIL. This one is a 35mm film camera with eight lenses. It has adjustments at all. It has a fixed focus and there are no exposure adjustments, no flash, or even really a viewfinder and is certainly not wifi compatible. To take a pic you cock it and press the button and it operates a shutter on each of the lenses over the course of two seconds. Yep, pretty useless and I think that I’m going to love it. 

I shot my first role in western Oklahoma during our weekend visit there. We were out visiting cows and donkeys.

Nolan x8

Nolan the donkey thought it pretty interesting until he figured I wasn’t going to feed it to him.

Classic Cows

The cows were not impressed either.

Nolan x8 vers 2

Then Nolan was like, “Here is my good side.” I got a little thumb action or something in there on one frame Nolan, sorry.


And then the cows wanted me to show their good side also. Good grief, can’t those critters get along.


Thanks for the new camera Nana! She is a MIL who has a good head on her, uh hm, shoulders?

Open Range Shakespeare


You know, it is 106 degrees out here, if there were any shade, and there isn’t. Lets get this show on the road!


The audience has had all the refreshments that they can stand. Nobody has shown up yet.


Well finally, is that him, the critter in the white coat?


Look, both of them are coming, we can finally get started!


Isn’t Juliette just the sweetest girl that you have ever seen?


Truthfully though, Romeo is such an ASS, if you ask me.


Oh  Romeo, you big baby. Get back here.


Sorry guys, the big whiny baby has walked out. The show is cancelled. We have free treats for everybody. Check back tomorrow!

My World

Check out the 7MSN Ranch for a patriotic donkey parade.