I went on a very muddy walk before the forecast rainstorm arrived and passed a herd/drove/coffle/pace of donkeys. (Collective nouns are so amusing!). They have been at the animal farm for donkey's years (!) and are very friendly. They are always hopeful for a carrot, though the notice on the gate says not to feed the animals. The heavy rain is set in for the rest of the day, with thunder expected, so I think a movie by the fireside is called for!