Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Prouty's Corner Revisited.

Prouty's Corner Revisited. by AnnieElf
Prouty's Corner Revisited., a photo by AnnieElf on Flickr.
For as long as I can remember, the corner of Keyes Rd. and Geer Rd. has been occupied by burros. Specifically, they were rescued burros. Mr. Prouty cared for them for decades, finding them homes and bringing new ones in. Then Mr. Prouty passed on. The family sold the property and one day they were . . . gone.

I found out sometime later that the remaining burros found homes just down the road so one of these days I'll turn right on Keyes and Geer and see if I can spot where they are. In the meanwhile, I'll enjoy watching the changes as they progress. The land is being plowed and prepared for planting and rumor has it there is a produce stand to be built.  I hope we will see it sometime this summer.


Ginny said...

I hope you can find the burros in their new digs.

Felisol said...

Plowed land is good in my view. I like when things are made ready for use. The donkey shelter must have been something special though.
I hope they are still doing fine.

Felisol said...

Thank you Annie for the video. The burro looked so friendly and looked at you with such beautiful, longing eyes. It must definitely be friendly. Perhaps it was for the better they were moved. Lots of traffic noise where it stood.
We don't have donkeys. I always think of the donkey carrying Mary according to the tradition whenever I see one abroad. Maybe it's therefor I like them.

Sandy said...

Burros and horses are just not
something I've paid much attention
to being a city girl.. but I love
them.. hope they like their new
thanks so much for your viit
and leaving such sweet comments.

Pam said...

Was not sure what a burro was on reading this Annie, but sort of recalled the term from somewhere once - maybe a film.
In our twenties I remember husband and I trying to rescue a stranded donkey out of a ditch in Ireland. Have always loved donkeys, but understood their reputation for stubbornness that day. We had to give up in the end and leave it to someone more expert.
That's a great photo!

Sue in the Wood said...

Here in Mineral Wells the old timers remember "Jack Ass Flats" where the burros were pastured when not taking tourists up the hills. Now, there is nothing there, but it is fun to see them in the country as we did this week!

Light and Voices said...

I just signed up to be your newest follower. Glad they are going to farm the area and that homes were found for the burros.
JM Illinois

Jeanie said...

Hi, Annie, slowly coming back into the world of blog visiting. I know I'll never catch up with everyone, but I've loved looking down your posts -- haiku and lent and wedding shopping and a visit to Prouty's! I hope all is well.

Pear tree cottage! said...

It reminds me that after every season there is another and another and another, lifes movement is wonderful and you are never truly "gone" as long as another takes your place in the world.......whatever the shape of it is.

Hugs to you my dear friend.

sandy said...

I adore donkeys. Down the 15 going south there is some property across from about Sierra where there are six donkeys you can see from the freeway. We take the side road along the freeway and I get out and talk to the donkeys. I love the donkeys.

Hope you have fun with them when you see them.