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.
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!
You may wonder if the other animals at Cabin Creek Acres are being ignored? How can they be? They certainly can set up a ruckus when they hear the tractor start, that means food!Despite the messy weather, they prefer outside, Bullseye and Hinny share….unlike Princess.Don’t you wonder when Hillary will finally pop? Her favorite pastime is guarding all the hay for herself. there are other critters too. This is Speed, he escaped his cage last August.. Finally we caught him, and he has his own condo. Don’t know why he sits in one corner, this area is about 6 feet long and four feet wide. After the great outdoors, I guess he needs security. This is Rachel’s nest, she turned her food dish into a nesting box, just like last year, seems too early and too cold, but she must know what she is doing, she hatched 8 last year. The other big ducks are laying also, there is a nest in the goat house and one in the hay barn. Even after the lambs are all born, the arrivals will continue at Cabin Creek Acres.
Another great day at Cabin Creek Acres…Laverne, who jumped into the nursery barn when the first babies were born, finally made her residence official. She had Twin Girls this morning! All is well This year’s lambing is going so much better than I expected, that I have run out of pink pajamas! They are so wishing for a pair!Do wish this wet weather would subside so they can go outside, it is getting crowded in here.even though Shirley’s babies live with herand their aunties in the big barn. We so need the sun!
A wicked storm blew through Cabin Creek Acres yesterday, and the computer and camera had to be rescued from the sheets of rain tearing across the fields. The bunnies are fine, and so are the rest of the animals at Cabin Creek Acres, but a single tree in the middle of the field didn’t make it.
In other weather news, it’s starting to get cold…brrrrrr… at night. And new babies are due soon. So the bunnies may be moving inside so their little ones are protected from the chill. Bunnies you say? Yep… there may be more than one new set of babies in the coming days. We can only wait and see.
So, the webcam is down for now as we reconfigure things, but it’ll be back up in time for any potential bouncing baby bunnies. Just keep checking back. Thanks!