Since I still have balance problems, I've not gone on any of the Segway tours with Roy to the other side of the acreage on the Biltmore Estate . I enjoyed Roy's pictures and thought that was that. Friday morning we both found out about the tour on the west side of the estate, me in the shuttle to the house and Roy rolling on the river. There were openings for the tour at 3:30. We have heard this guide that did the west side tour before on the legacy of the land tour. He is well informed and quite interesting. These are some of Roy's pictures from the tour. Most of the vineyards, sheep and cattle are over there. They are experimenting with producing canola oil to use as bio-diesel fuel and the fields and the huge storage tanks for that are over there as well.
This is the guard donkey for the sheep. Donkey's make great protectors of sheep and chickens. Their kicks can injure coyotes and foxes. The donkey's braying sounds the alarm that there is trouble. Hey, the donkey is kind of like Lassie. It is so interesting to watch the interaction between the sheep and donkey. Another donkey cannot be put in there with them because the donkeys together will ignore the sheep or chickens they are supposed to be watching over.