Originally Posted by Hardbattle
Right - done it! Basically, based upon an idea from this thread, I noticed that there was no water at the stable - I was putting my water mill by the sea, thinking, you know, there's loads of water, knock yourself out.... This doesn't work, and I repositioned it by the river, then everything works ok. So it's not really a bug, but a pop up window letting me know that the water mill wasn't placed correctly would have been nice....
Hmm yea I think there is a futher hurdle it can get stuck at as well then. I did the same as you on my 1st go (built by the sea, where the land was GREEN!!), but when I restarted I did put it by the river instead, and the donkey was born, but then you get to the probelm I describe in my previous post, where the donkey is stuck in a loop and not 'connecting' with the cart!!
EDIT: Started again and it was indeed the proximity of buildings causing the 2nd bug. Keep buildings far enough apart (especially the Vehicle Hall) and it worked... gives enough room to "draw" the doneky + cart!