CABIN CREEK ACRES


Lots of furry friends… and a donkey named Puddles

Cabin Creek Babies are growing up!

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!

Newest arrivals

The first to find their forever home ……Wiley, a black wether, and Paisley, a mottled ewe,. Since she isn’t black and isn’t white, she can’t be registered, but boy is she loved by her new owner who visits often until they can go home with her

  

It’s Baby Miss Mellie

Born on March 6th to Mama Baby.

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Here’s a picture of Miss Mellie in her Cabin Creek Cozy – keepin’ warm.

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Happenings at Cabin Creek Acres

So much has been going on, no time to get to computer!  The rain keeps coming, grass keeps growing, as do all the critters!

IMG_0011Everybody content!

IMG_0079  The flowers almost have to take care of themselves, the critters don’t.

IMG_0124 Scarlett needs a lift back to her house, at the end of a long day nibbling grass.  She is a bottle fed baby that just doesn’t accept the fact she is a lamb.

IMG_0133  Then, the birth of some new baby rabbits, Mamma is Speed, the runaway, that managed to out smart us for six months before we caught her…..She is doing well, mothering her three babies.

IMG_0162IMG_0157 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!

Moving Day at Cabin Creek Acres

The sun finally came out, the grass, short as it is, is green, and it was past time to move out of the sheep shed and  get busy trimmingGEDC0527

it really tired them out, GEDC0528 never mind how I feelGEDC0533 Time for a snackGEDC0535 Wide open spaces feel sooooo good.

Hi, from Cabin Creek Acres

It doesn’t feel like it, but it must be Spring…..two days ago, this,GEDC0523appeared in the door of the Call Duck cage.  Rachel finally put  her mind to nesting and the hatching begins!GEDC0524 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. GEDC0525 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.

Cabin Creek Acres, Scarlett moves in!

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!

GEDC0497 Scarlett now resides in the laundry room, fed with a bottle and claimed as his own by now Farmer Elijah!

 

She is catching up with her cousins in growth, loves her bottle, picks a little at hay and grain.  GEDC0498 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!

Cabin Creek’s newest baby has a name!

 

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 feedingGEDC0499 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.

Cabin Creek Acres, New Baby, doing fine

GEDC0497Up and around, had a drink or two, looking goodGEDC0500New Coat, now a name

Busy Morning At Cabin Creek Acres

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!  GEDC0493Big!  Miss Priss’s mother did not take well to her, so she was raised in the house by me.  GEDC0494 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.

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