So we have been waiting for more babies, getting up every three hours day and night to check on 6 theoretically pregnant ewes and 2 supposedly pregnant does. In addition, 50 chicks were going to arrive this morning. So I spent hours last week shoveling, sweeping, and scrubbing an area and its fixtures in anticipation of this event. The chicks didn’t arrive, and the next possible date will be May 6th.
But our time hasn’t been entirely wasted in sleep deprivation. We have had visitors. On the weekends we have had some of my coworkers and their family visit. Here’s photos from that visit (I hope they do not mind my posting them). Here they are “helping” feed hay with Tom:
And here they are surprisingly enjoying the feed cart:
We also had my parents out. My step-dad took really cool 3-D photos of our place and its critters. I am not smart enough to post them in 3-D so simply took a 2-D photo of one of them. You can check out more of his cool photos on his blog.
We’ve been enjoying and taking care of the babies we do have. The goat kids are getting older and cuter. This is Swami in one of his favorite (and cutest) poses:
And the bunnies are also getting older and cuter. Today they graduated into their cages:
We lost two bunnies because one of the does is not producing enough milk. So we have been supplementing some of them with milk via a bottle.
In addition this last weekend, I helped our non-profit Washington Wool at our craft table at the Shepherds Extravaganza at the Spring Puyallup Fair. It was a nice weekend, and we had great Washington State produced fiber for sale. The crowds were great, and sales were decent. I also had plenty of time to sit back, chit chat, and spin with my miniSpinner. I believe a nice time was had by all.