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Donkey Meadows

Donkey Meadows Donkey Meadows is a small non-profit farm that promotes the American Mammoth Jackstock. Our goal is to inform and educate folks about the AMJ and all their wonderful qualities.

Come visit us and have a special experience with the donkeys! Donkey Meadows also does birthday parties, private events, religious events and just about anything you want!

📞Please contact Audrey Cadle for information and scheduling! www.donkeymeadows.org

Operating as usual

We Cant Wait To See Everyone Tomorrow! Keep in mind that Donkey Rides are from 10am-1pm!
05/20/2022

We Cant Wait To See Everyone Tomorrow! Keep in mind that Donkey Rides are from 10am-1pm!

05/10/2022
It’s time to warm up your cheek muscles because you’ll be doing A LOT of smiling at:      DONKEY MEADOWS FARM TOUR!!!   ...
05/10/2022

It’s time to warm up your cheek muscles because you’ll be doing A LOT of smiling at:

DONKEY MEADOWS FARM TOUR!!!
MAY 21 & 22 10:00-4:00
DONKEY RIDES 10-1 BOTH DAYS
MEET AND GREET 1:30-3:30

FOOD AND ICE CREAM TRUCK
KIDS CRAFTS/GAMES
LEARN ALL ABOUT THE ENDANGERED AMERICAN MAMMOTH JACKSTOCK WHILE EXPERIENCING A BIT OF LIVING HISTORY

DONKEY MEADOWS is an official 501c3, all donations are 100% tax deductible!

37352 Wineberry Lane
Purcellville, VA
donkeymeadows.org

The donkeys can't wait to meet you!
04/19/2022

The donkeys can't wait to meet you!

Learn about the history of the American Mammoth Jackstock, an endangered breed of donkeys being raised at Donkey Meadows. You will have a chance to spend time watching and interacting with them.

Some pictures from this morning. Can’t say thank you enough to my husband, Mike and my good friend, Jenna Britt for help...
04/10/2022

Some pictures from this morning. Can’t say thank you enough to my husband, Mike and my good friend, Jenna Britt for helping me pull this off. With my hand in a cast, I’m limited in my “donkey wrangling” abilities. Thanks y’all!

04/10/2022

This morning our AMJ, Molly helped this congregation celebrate Palm Sunday! She never ceases to amaze me!

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our volunteers at Donkey Meadows! 💗💗
02/21/2022

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our volunteers at Donkey Meadows! 💗💗

02/16/2022

Check Out Our Online Store!

We have adult and children's sizes!

What Better Way to Show your love for donkeys then some RiDONKulous merch!
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Meet Opie!Comment below with questions for Opie! ❤
02/16/2022

Meet Opie!

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Meet Floki!Comment below with any questions for Floki! ❤
02/14/2022

Meet Floki!

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Meet Molly!Comment below with questions for Molly!❤
02/11/2022

Meet Molly!

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Meet Fancy!Comment below with questions for Fancy! ❤
02/09/2022

Meet Fancy!

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Meet Hoss!Comment below with questions for Hoss!❤
02/07/2022

Meet Hoss!

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Meet Gus!Comment below with any questions you have for Gus!❤️
02/05/2022

Meet Gus!

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01/12/2022

Going to see the Podiatrist tomorrow. Think I have a bad case of turd 💩 toe. You know, like the NFL’s turf toe, except I stubbed my toe on a frozen donkey turd! Kinda the same, right? 😂😂

WOW! What a day! Thank you to everyone who came out to Donkey Meadows for Christmas with the Donkeys. We had an incredib...
12/09/2021

WOW! What a day! Thank you to everyone who came out to Donkey Meadows for Christmas with the Donkeys. We had an incredible turn out, so many happy people and lots of children to see Santa and the donkeys. Donkey Meadows has now been completely approved by the IRS as a non profit organization. I am so grateful for all the support and volunteers and am excited to see the impact we can make towards preserving the American Mammoth Jackstock in the new year! May God Bless you and your families this holiday season. Merry Christmas from Donkey Meadows, Audrey Cadle, and all the donkeys!

Don’t forget “Christmas with the Donkeys” THIS Saturday, December 4th! We have many great gifts too for the donkey lover...
12/01/2021

Don’t forget “Christmas with the Donkeys” THIS Saturday, December 4th!

We have many great gifts too for the donkey lover in your life! Check out our shop at donkeymeadows.org to see all we offer!

See you Saturday!

Here we go again!! Come start the season with the American Mammoth Jackstock at Donkey Meadows!!
11/15/2021

Here we go again!! Come start the season with the American Mammoth Jackstock at Donkey Meadows!!

I love hay day! Everyone is so happy!!
11/06/2021

I love hay day! Everyone is so happy!!

A few more great pics of kids and donkeys!!
10/26/2021

A few more great pics of kids and donkeys!!

October 16 and 17 Donkey Meadows had our first “open” event since 2019! We were also introducing the new path we are tak...
10/26/2021

October 16 and 17 Donkey Meadows had our first “open” event since 2019! We were also introducing the new path we are taking as a Preservation Farm. My passion and love for the American Mammoth Jackstock has led me to do as much as I can for the endangered breed by introducing my new program “Preservation By Education “. My goal is to reach and teach as many people as I can and give them an incredible donkey experience while educating them all about the AMJ. I am also starting back up my Kid’s Donkey Club in November and already have many children ready to learn about and work with the donkeys! I am halfway through the nonprofit procedure and am looking forward to that completion. I love what I do and thank all of you who are already supporting my purpose and those who join me in the future!

Thank you @bossjr’sbbq for coming to Donkey Meadows Farm tour event today! Don’t miss out!
10/16/2021

Thank you @bossjr’sbbq for coming to Donkey Meadows Farm tour event today! Don’t miss out!

DONKEY MEADOWS FALL FARM TOUR!! LOTS OF DONKEYS AND LOTS OF FUN!! DON’T MISS OUT!
10/08/2021

DONKEY MEADOWS FALL FARM TOUR!! LOTS OF DONKEYS AND LOTS OF FUN!! DON’T MISS OUT!

Meet my two new boys! Both are 3 and gelded and a lot of fun! Floki and Opie say, “Howdy y’all!”
10/05/2021

Meet my two new boys! Both are 3 and gelded and a lot of fun! Floki and Opie say, “Howdy y’all!”

Timeline photos
09/30/2021

Timeline photos

Mary Ellen Nicholas was a Lifetime Member of The Livestock Conservancy and widely respected as a Master Breeder of American Mammoth Jack donkeys.

“She will always stand out to me as a staunch supporter of the important work of livestock conservation,” said D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, Ph.D, The Livestock Conservancy's Technical Advisor.

Mary Ellen worked with The Livestock Conservancy for more than 15 years, including serving on our board of directors. When she passed away in December, her brother Peter Vanderhoof, left, generously encouraged memorial gifts to be made to The Livestock Conservancy in her honor.

In May, Peter met Audrey and Mike Cadle at the Heritage Breeds Stamp event at Mt. Vernon. The Cadles raise American Mammoth Jacks at their Donkey Meadows Farm in Virginia, and they purchased animals from Mary Ellen when she had to close her farm a few years ago.

If you’d like information about making a memorial or estate gift, email Development Director Karena Elliott at [email protected].

We love honoring the Master Breeders like Mary Ellen and devoted livestock stewards like the Cadles who have protected these animals for generations.

Tune in at 2:00 EST today to talk donkey!😍
09/28/2021

Tune in at 2:00 EST today to talk donkey!😍

Ready to learn more about the critically-endangered American Mammoth Jackstock donkey with breeder Audrey Cadle? Join us at 2 pm EST for a Donkey Chat Facebook Live!

In December 2006, Audrey, husband Mike, and their three children moved to Purcellville, Virginia, motivated by her interest in owning American Mammoth Jackstock donkeys. They found a lovely home with some land and a nice barn ready to be occupied. They brought Gus and Hoss home in February 2007. A short year and a half later they were on their way back to Tennessee to pick up 3 pregnant jennies and a foal.

Audrey read and researched anything and everything she could about the breed. She wanted to spread the history and versatility of them as far as possible. She worked with the donkeys, made plenty of mistakes, learned from those mistakes, then researched and retrained those lessons correctly.
Audrey has done a little breeding, a little selling, and training with her donkeys and a few others. She also trained new human donkey-owners on the care, handling, discipline, feed, and exercise for their animals. She's helped prepare barns and pastures for new donkey-owners as well as searched for and found the right donkeys for clients.

Audrey also started a 4-H donkey club in Loudoun County. After two years, she decided the kids would be better served by with the donkey club at her farm. The children learned how to care for, groom, handle the donkeys as well as teach them to navigate obstacle courses and to learn to have patience with the donkeys.

Now, 15 years after getting her first Mammoths, Audrey is focusing on saving the American Mammoth Jackstock. She is working to achieve 501(c)(3) status at her farm, Donkey Meadows, so she can do more to preserve the breed. She is constantly educating people and providing a true experience of what it is like to love a mammoth donkey. She calls it “Preservation by Education.”

Address

37352 Wineberry Ln
Purcellville, VA
20132

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm

Telephone

(703) 901-1715

Products

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✔️Water Bottles
✔️Socks
✔️Stickers

Visit our website STORE to see all that is available to help support the donkeys and all their needs!

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Thank you for all the help, Audrey!
My boys had an amazing time meeting all of your animals and riding your mammoth donkeys at the Loudoun County Farm Tour. We loved Samson, Junior and of course your grape eating pig. Thank you for the fun memories.
Audrey, thank you for a lovely visit today. We are looking forward to coming back and trail riding. Posted our visit on our FB page, and hope it'll spark more interest. We are new donkey fans! Jeff and Jan Watson