What do you call a small donkey?


Take the above poll before you read any further!

100_9311The bunnies at the Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, NC  are friends of the little donkey.

100_9402There were lots of bunnies.


Yesterday, I wrote a post about kettle korn and the burros or burrows from our recent trip to the mountains. I know that a burrow is a hole in the ground and a burro is a small donkey. But most people don’t know that either spelling is accepted for the small donkey. Depends on where you live. It’s kind of like that post I did on Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle, or Crapemyrtle and even Crepemyrtle. I’ve noticed that people are passionate about their take on a word.

I received emails asking me to correct the word burrow and correctly call it a burro. I did change it but now I’m thinking why. Did I cave being fearful someone would think me crazy? No–I’m not ever afraid of that. I changed it cause I think most of you probably use burro. So, what do you use? Burro or burrow for the small donkey? The poll should give us an answer!

Do you know what a borough is?

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Not a clue on the ‘b’ word.

    Love that pic of Mast Farm Inn. It really looks a special place.
    I don’t know either. I guess it’s going to be a burro according to the poll. I loved the Mast Farm Inn so much that it’s going to sit a spell as my header.


  2. Kathleen says:

    Those are the cutest little bunny hutches and bunnies. Interesting poll. I did not know what a borough was ~ but I see someone did which is what is so great about the Internet. I think I’ll stick with donkey too. It seems to be the simplest & most straight forward name for them.
    Now I want to compare a donkey and a burro side by side. If I ever do–I’ll post about it. Those are adorable bunnies and look very well tended. They were all sleeping and happy.


  3. Hey ya’ll, the folks at The Mast Farm Inn say the bunnies are pets and help eat the grass.

    Looks like most of you call it a Burro–so Burro wins. Thanks for the votes!

    I’ve had a busy weekend—one birthday, the 4th, and our anniversary===so lots going on right now.

    Still no Bilbo but I’ll keep you posted.


  4. Jen says:

    I thought “burro” was a hispanic word meaning donkey, and I don’t know of the “w” being used that way in many spanish words.

    Those little hutches are adorable. Are there chickens there too?
    That makes too much sense. Of course the hispanic don’t add the W–duh–well looks like burro won anyway. I don’t promise to remember it as burro though.

    I didn’t see chickens. There was a very curvy fast road close by. I’d be afraid for the chickens as I almost got run over. EEEEEk.


  5. Darla says:

    I love all those bunnies. Spell it however you want, we know what you mean. I did vote on burro though.
    Yes, burro is the most popular. Maybe mine was just a redneck version.


  6. cindee says:

    Well they call um donkeys here. Or a JackAss if its a male or a Jenny if its a girl(-:
    A Mule on the other hand is a cross between a Horse and a Donkey.
    Call it whatever you want!!! I have no problem with spellings or whatever. Everyone has their own way of saying things. Like Peonys…(-: Some people I know call them Pee-A-Nees. I say Pee-O-Nees(-: Whatever floats your boat! Hope you are having a happy weekend!!!(-:
    Oh yes, there are so many of those wonderful spelling and pronunciation things. Let’s see–I say-Pee-Oh-Nees.


  7. Fay says:

    This looks like an amazing place. Sharing two loves of ours, vegetable growing and rabbits. Love the lop-eared variety shown. Ours are eating the vine prunes with relish. I never knew they liked them until I saw an old tile with an illustration of grape leaves being feed to rabbits. Our have an extensive and necessary ‘run’ to stop them eating the vegetables before we can get them on the plate.


  8. I’ve always heard it was ‘burro’ but hey, I’m open to anything. I say crepe myrtle, not crape myrtle…so like potato and tomato–where the pronunciation can be potahto and tomahto, our spelling differences are OK too (in my opinion!!). Did I just make any sense there? Anyway, happy 4th of July to you and yours, Anna!


  9. Cathy says:

    Cute little bunny houses, Have a great 4th of July weekend Anna!
    They looked like little French condos. Happy 4th back at cha.


  10. Catherine says:

    They must love bunnies there. I love their little houses.
    Those bunnies were living in high style for sure.


  11. Janet says:

    I am curious like Betty, why all the bunnies hutches? Caged up is where they should be….not eating the produce.
    Still like the little burro.
    I told Betty that I suppose they are pets–but not really sure. I bet the poo is a huge reason. This is a very organic family. That little burro was very sweet.


  12. Betty says:

    A borough is the same as a township or area of a county. Pennsylvania is one of the states that has boroughs.
    Burrow is a hole in the ground and Burro is a small donkey.

    “Curiosity killed the cat!” Why all the bunnie hutches? Are these bunnies for sale as pets? That’s a lot of money tied up in the building of those hutches. Wonder why are they located so close to their garden? Maybe those hutches can be moved from place to place to keep the grass mowed!LOL!
    I didn’t ask the owners why so many bunnies but looks like they are pets. Maybe we can get the owners to stop by and tell us.

    Honestly, I’ve spelled burro as burrow my whole life. I googled it and looks like several hundred other rednecks spell it that way too. Go figure—I’m a country girl.


  13. Sue says:

    How about an asset? 🙂
    Very funny and with lots of truth.


  14. myenglishcountrygarden says:

    I was going to say “Cute” *groan*…….but I answered your poll truthfully and without frivolity.

    I love those two storey hutches.
    The bunnies do live in grand houses don’t they. Looks like I’m the only one to spell it burrow—well me and a couple of hundred other red neck southerners on the internet. Ha! showing my true colors.


  15. Yep – like Phillip I will go with Donkey 🙂
    You have taken a lovely picture of him
    He’s a donkey no matter what but he was really on the small size which made me think burro. I’ll be asking the owners for sure.


  16. Phillip says:

    Thanks Anna. I think I’ll stick to Donkey.
    I guess the only way to really find out if it is a donkey or a burro is to ask the owners. But it looks like form the poll that most spell a little donkey as a burro. This was fun!


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