Hard to believe a couple babies will be leaving for their forever home soon. The mamma’s are leaving them to their own devices more and more, they show real independence when being moved from pen to pasture. No more running nicely along with mamma, lured by the rattle of some grain in a bucket. Now they scamper off, not caring about rules, fences, grain, or mamma, they see PANSIES! That’s dessert in lamb language!
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.
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!
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.
Good thing I went out to check on the status at the sheep shed this morning, Miss Priss was ready, finally! Just got her into the barn, so she would have privacy and she presented us with a little ewe! Big! Miss Priss’s mother did not take well to her, so she was raised in the house by me. As you can see, Miss Priss is more interested in her snack than in her baby, so I’ll watch carefully for bonding, don’t want to interfere to quickly. Hopefully instinct will take over.
Of course, it is chilly today, but at least she wasn’t born in the terrible rain we had yesterday.
Watch for more postings as she gets up and around.