How the Oklahoma Donkey Dairy, one of the first and only Donkey Dairies in North America, began....
We never planned on milking donkeys, but sometimes God throws a wrench in our best laid plans. For our family, that wrench came June 6, 2014. The day our 6 year old woke up with strep throat that caused her immune system to mistakenly attack her brain. We were one of the few who got a correct diagnosis early, PANDAS disease (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disease Associated with Strep Throat). The top doctors in the nation said their "best guess was antibiotics every day for the next 13 years." This guess wasn't good enough. We cried a lot, prayed a lot, and cried some more. God ended up answering our prayer in an unlikely way, through an unlikely source...Donkey milk.
In other countries, donkey milk is well known for its health benefits, but in America it was practically unheard of, made even more difficult to find since donkeys give very little milk!
So we did what any desperate parent would do for their child, and started our own herd of American Mammoth Donkeys. These critically endangered donkeys are the descendants of President George Washington's first imported French Donkeys, royal gifts from the King of France. It was Washington's dream to create a breed of mule that would be strong enough to work this new land, and for this, he needed a large, strong breed of donkey to sire those mules. When the mule fell out of favor with the advent of the tractor and the plow, the need for Mammoth Donkeys declined, and so did their numbers.
Our farm crafted donkey milk skin care is created with the donkey milk that our daughters and other sick children don't need for their health. Our story and our products have been featured in Southern Living Magazine, Garden & Gun Fieldshop, Fox News, KOCO, News 9, Good Morning New Mexico, Channel 2 Tulsa, and multiple local publications.
Now you can visit the Oklahoma Donkey Dairy where it all started, meet the American Mammoth Donkey, hike the trails through the woods, hang out in the grain bin gazebos, swing in a hammock, while the littles take turns on the teeter totter and trikes, play in the playhouse, slide down the old school slipper slide, or play a few rounds of corn hole, giant checkers, and donkey tic-tac-toe.
Year round farm visits by appointment only through our website.
Annual Donkey Dairy Days:
Saturdays in September through October, we will be open to the public for Donkey Dairy Days! We’ll have donkey milk tastings, you can meet the endangered American Mammoth donkey, enjoy woodland farm hikes, swing in a hammock, play corn hole or donkey tic-tac-toe, enjoy a picnic, and purchase donkey dairy souvenirs (farm crafted donkey milk skincare products, donkey milk, handcrafted items, and more!)
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No toll roads:
From Oklahoma City / Edmond
- From I-35
- East on Memorial Rd 9 miles to N Peebly Rd.
- Turn right (south) on N Peebly Rd
- Go .5 miles, turn left (East) at Donkey Milk Lane
- Enter at The Oklahoma Donkey Dairy sign
- From Kickapoo Turnpike
- Exit on E Britton Rd
- Go .3 miles West on E Britton Rd to N Peebly Rd
- Turn right (North) on N Peebly Rd
- Go 2.5 miles on N Peebly Rd
- Turn right (East) at Donkey Milk Lane
- Enter at The Oklahoma Donkey Dairy sign.
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