Friday, February 15, 2008
Sammi has decided to stay pregnant forever. No contractions or anything else. She acts like she isn't even pregnant. Eating like a horse, laying in the sun and teasing Diva. I have a teeshirt and tote bag ready to give to the kids godmother as soon as I have kids photos to put on them. I am also going to do a tote give away to celebrate the new kids if they ever get here. On a different topic Flower, my satin bunny had 9 babies the other night when the temps were down to 21F. She has always been a awesome mom so we weren't worried about the babies. We put in extra bedding for them and left them alone. The next morning William went out to find she had taken the babies out of the nestbox and put them out in the cold on bare screen. All were dead except for 2. William brought the 2 in and I have been bottle feeding them for 5 days. They are like mexican jumping beans. When I take them out to nurse they are bouncing everywhere! One is black and one is gray but I haven't named them yet. I really didn't think they would live after being so cold all night. The first couple of days I kept them wrapped in a baby blanket that I put in our bed under the electric blanket. Now that they are doing so well they are in a small box with bedding and a blankie. We are finally a one cat family again. Whiskers is the only one we kept. He belonged to my mother and I promised I wouldn't find him a new home and keep him. Baby Kitty didn't go far though as the handyman adopted her. We tilled up some of our garden spots today. We have cabbage, carrots, radishes,lettuce and onions to plant in the next couple of days. William is still working on his truck. Please say a prayer that it will be a inexpensive repair and he can get back to work soon. Life here at the homestead is busy, stressful but I wouldn't trade a bad day of homesteading for a month of fun and easy days of city living. Have a great weekend and don't forget to count your blessings!