Our neighbor bought his first guard donkey for his sheep farm. We are keeping his jenny (female donkey) for him until he has a flock to be guarded. She is now guarding our herd of oblivious mares and their babies. She is a sweet donkey and likes to be handled. And she might be in foal as well. So he is getting two for the price of one. She is a great guard and goes after predators without hesitation. I am learning to really like donkeys after having her around.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.