Monday, July 28, 2008
Washtub post has been postponed. Blinkin had her babies! Of course they were bucklings. What else do we have around here. I spent the night reading a who done it mystery to her. We had a very bad thunder storm pass over around 2AM that really made her nervous but reading to her seem calming. She was a lady in labor. Not once did she moan or cry. She would get up and walk around and come lay back down and let me rub her back and head. I knew she was ready to kid when I saw the discharge and decided to spend the night with her just to make me feel better. She is a old pro at kidding and didn't need my help at all. I did help with one foot just so I could say I helped. The first buckling was born at 6:30AM with the weight of 6lb4oz. The second one arrived at 6:45AM weighing 6 lb even. The first one was already up walking when the second one came. Blinkin is such a good mother! She got those babies cleaned up in no time and had them nursing. After a nice bucket of warm molasses water, a little grain and a little hay mom and babies are resting. Which is what I am going to do after a nice hot shower. Hopefully the Mighty Warriors can stay out of trouble till I catch a few winks.