Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Zavia is the oldest of this years babies, he has been spending some time pretending to be a haversack. He has started to do what little boys do, I don't mind but he is teaching the younger little boys....bad habits !
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Zavia and Zazu having a loving moment earlier this week.
Thursday, 19 July 2012
This is Zodo, Marquette's baby he is now just over one week old. He is the smallest baby here at the moment and he has been having a little toilet problem, I think we have it under control. He is very vocal and has a rather big 'toot' for his size. Marquette has lots of milk and I think this might be the part of the problem. I am keeping a very close eye on him.
This is Dusty and Zanto today, we had a bit of a scare with him last week. To cut a very long story short, I found him in the field the day after he was born, not breathing I ran all the way up the field to find him lifeless...lying with his eyes open. I had only left him for minutes after keeping a close eye on him all afternoon.... it was a horrible moment. I just managed to get there in the nick of time and somehow I managed to revive him, I was so relieved when he came round and started to breath and come round. I really don't know what happened but I think maybe he was knocked over or something ...maybe the pigs were the culprit as they had got into the orchard and the girls hate the pigs......maybe in a dash to escape and he was caught in the stampede to run away from the pigs. Thankfully I found him in time, but I believe that if I hadn't noticed him at the time I did ...he would not be here now....!
This is Zavia and the new baby getting to know each other today.
Zavia, Zazu and the new baby having a bit of a play.
This is the girls today out grazing in the field, the group is growing day by day. Needless to say we are on baby watch after the last weeks events. Just goes to show...you can't be too vigilant.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Tonight as we have rain again, everyone is inside keeping warm and cosy....here are the two new arrivals this evening, having a well earned rest.
The new arrival is greeted by Zavia and Zazu !
I am always excited to see what the new arrivals look like, I can honestly say, Zanto is a double of Zeto and he is very similar to Zimushka, his full sister who was born here last year. Its lovely to see that my plans and breeding programme is working, Dusty is a wonderful mother and has produced some fabulous grey babies here. In fact Marquette is her first baby she had who came with her at foot all those years ago....its quite strange that they both decided to have their babies on the same day.
Zavia, the oldest of this years babies having a good sniff of the new arrival.... Zodo.
And finally...this is Zazu he is now 11 days old. He is growing up fast and its amazing just how fast these babies grow !
Monday, 2 July 2012
The younger girls in the big field which is temporary accommodation watching the boys.
The other neighbours don't cause such a stir, Norris with the mother Orpington and her chicks now enjoying their freedom in the orchard.