So much has been going on, no time to get to computer! The rain keeps coming, grass keeps growing, as do all the critters!
There in the distance, you can see the latest addition, Princess had a baby boy, again, on June 1st., (her last, Toby, was also born on June 1st,) which happens to be our Grandson’s birthday! More and better pictures to come.
Bullseye and Cupcake are due to foal in the coming days, so keep watch! Now back to work!
It doesn’t feel like it, but it must be Spring…..two days ago, this,appeared in the door of the Call Duck cage. Rachel finally put her mind to nesting and the hatching begins! this one looks like Daddy, Joey, Rachel is white. We will be looking for homes for hem shortly.
Meanwhile, Scarlett continues to reside in the basement. She doesn’t think much of confinement, but does like the bottle deliveries. She is supposed to have one twice a day, she refuses to comply! Our grandson has claimed her as his own, so he takes her outside for her exercise and spoils her terribly. Wonder how returning to the lamb pen will appeal to her? Have tried to introduce her to her cousins, and also her mother, nothing doing.
Finally, you can go out without all the winter gear…except boots, high ones, of course. The only ones enjoying the water and mud caused by the mild day are the Runner Ducks, they go from puddle to puddle, the bigger the better. We know we have Runner Duck pairs, but can’t figure where they lay their eggs. We have picked some kind of eggs up and put them in the incubator, another week or two and we will see what we get.
Meanwhile: Puddles and Princess are unimpressed, they would just like the pasture to turn a bright shade of green and the gates to open! This is Hillary and her babies, who just love the feed pan as a crib…They are Tess and Teena. Harry and Sally and Thelma and Louise hang out with the rest of the gang. Still no cooperation from Shar. Maybe her babies will be born on a good, warm, sunshiny day….that would be a first!
Mamma Holly finally produced her first offspring, SIX baby bunnies.
Hard to tell exactly when they were born, already fat and happy. Holly had made a tunnel out of the protective tarp I use on the floor….built a nest, instead of using the already prepared nest box, and had her babies.
I found them while I was cleaning, picked them up all bundled in their furry nest and laid them in the box, counting five, including one little cold one that had wandered away.
Just now I thought I should check on them, especially the chilly one, and found ONE MORE!.
Holly is a little stand-offish, but by the size of their tummies, they are being fed and cared for. This gives me something to do in between bottle feeding Scarlett, the baby lamb and waiting for Shar the sheep to produce her baby(s).
So, even though the sun refuses to shine, and it is still cold and windy and snow-covered outside, Cabin Creek Acres is happy to welcome new arrivals.
After a week of trying to make Miss Priss be a good mamma, it was decided she needed a bit of extra care..a couple extra feedings was working well, then Miss Priss gave up completely, and poor Scarlett was hungry!
She is catching up with her cousins in growth, loves her bottle, picks a little at hay and grain. Here she is trying to decide whether to push the play yard to get out, or try jumping out. She isn’t going to stay in here long!
We are still waiting for Shar to have her baby…maybe she wants the snow to go away. What a year!
It doesn’t seem to bother the animal population at Cabin Creek Acres, but the human beans….sick of it!
Although her mamma, Miss Priss, is still not thrilled with her, I am. She is a bundle of energy. I keep making Miss Priss nurse her, but I still might wind up bottle feeding So at least she has a name…meet Scarlett…Miss Priss was not named for a character from Gone With the Wind, but since she is a reluctant participant, her name fits, and so, thinking tomorrow will be a better day, welcome, Scarlett.