Spiritwood has a new barber! Spiritwood resident Larry Knoeb offers men’s haircuts every other Thursday from 1-4 p.m. in Spiritwood’s barbershop. Partially retired, Larry said he is so excited to be at Spiritwood and the opportunity has given him “a renewed job in life.” Welcome Larry!
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Miniature donkeys, originally from Africa, were taken to the Mediterranean Islands to pull carts, carry loaded packs and labor on farms. Rumor had it they were often underfed, overworked and abused. In 1929, a New York stockbroker named Robert Green, while visiting Europe, heard rumors of the abuse and ordered six “jennies” (females) and one “jack” (male), sight unseen, to be shipped to America. Unfortunately, a few months after their arrival, the donkeys were attacked by dogs and three jennies were killed. The jack and remaining three jennies were the original foundation herd of miniature donkeys in the United States. One of the jennies gave birth on Columbus Day in 1929 and this foal was officially named “Christopher Columbus” and was the first miniature donkey born in America.
Spiritwood residents had the opportunity to spend some time getting to know Jim Wright’s miniature donkeys and learn about their fascinating history in America. See more pictures of our day with Jim Wright’s miniature donkeys here!