I'm blogging early tonight because we are all very tired and in need of baths! Sam was a star last night and finally managed to latch the baby on - it took a long time and we were about to get the colostrum out but he did it. And eventually, at 3am this morning, they seemed to bond and Belinda let the baby drink without us interfering. It is a strong baby and kicked her severely on the way out so that probably didn't help the bonding! It was born in the water bag which needed breaking - you could see the poor thing struggling. In the end Belinda seemed to give up but I managed to help it out. She then wandered away and left it in the middle of the field which was why she had to go in the barn. That was not easy though as by then it was almost dark and, the first time we got them in, the baby crawled out through the hurdles and when this was sorted he succeeded in half climbing into the hay manger - quite a night! Anyway, here he is! His name is Norton, Barry for short!
Both Velocette and Sunbeam are doing well. Vellocette has discovered that by pawing the ground she can create her own little rolling pit - just like the Mummies!
A better penning solution! - After a long "family illness" and a subsequent reduction of our herd, I am back to report a more recent enhancement to Easter-Wood. One of the problems we ...
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