Saturday, February 16, 2008

Number Four

Basil made his way into the world yesterday. I didn't write about him before because I was a little worried about him and I can't take a picture (see previous post about my camera.) He is doing much better today, although he seems to have gotten stepped on by his mom- his eye is all swollen and teary. Rather than over-reacting and worrying my head off for the next few days I am adopting a wait-and-see on this one.
Basil is on the small side but he is an aggressive little thing and he is eating like a champ. I will go check on him one more time tonight before I go to bed, mostly because it is crazy-stupid cold here tonight, but I think he is okay. The heat lamps are on and I put a jacket on him earlier.
Chive and her mom Fran got to leave the kidding pen today. It was so great to see Chive running, jumping and generally trying out those brand-new legs of hers. She is a funny little kid. Before I let her into the main barn she kept sneaking over into Basil's kidding pen to check him out. She and Sage chased each other around the barn for a while and it filled my heart with joy.
More soon. In the meantime, I've uploaded some new pics to flickr.


--Deb said...

Welcome, Basil!

SeDress said...

the pictures of the little kids in their jackets reminds me of Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit". Let's hope the kids are more like Flopsy and Mopsy [who were good little rabbits and minded their mother] than Peter.
Are the babies as soft as they look like in the pictures?