I feel as if I haven’t updated you on the petting zoo recently and it’s moved up a gear in the last couple of weeks.
I can just smell spring and spring to me means babies.
The sheep are fattening up ready to produce little lambs (just for me) and, after several weeks of observation, I think Coco and Clover the rabbits are female.
So, to try and encourage beautiful bunny babies, just in time for Easter, today we got Carrot. Another mini lop who, I hope, will make bonny bunny babies with Clover and or Coco.
Now when first introduced, the scene was like something out of an X-rated rabbit movie. They were all humping each other.
Hubster dryly said ‘I bet they’re all boys’. Who knows. If, in a month, there are no signs of bunny babies then I am going to have to find an expert who can sex rabbits. Until then, I am hopeful.
I also told you about the bantam chickens that flew up a tree. Well, two days on, four of them are still perching in a tree.
Cookie, my favourite bantam (tough Cookie) was very bloody and had one eye shut from horrendous pecking (they don’t call it pecking order for nothing) so I removed her and she is on her own which, I am told is the wrong thing to do but I wanted to give her some chance of recovery.
We have had a Gok the cock before who sadly met his end but the new Gok is so striking and fluffy that, I’m afraid only Gok as a name would do.
Saturday will see the collection of my 10 ex-battery hens and then, apart from some Silkie hens, I am done with my petting zoo (who am I kidding?!).
Unless Hubster finally gives in and lets me get pigs.
So maybe in the not too distant future, we may have bunny babies and chicks.
I love spring.