- Star, due end January 2014
- Dolly, due end July 2014
- Daisy May, not sure, but think she may be 5 months preggers, so due May
- Boytjie, our 2 year old bull
- Butterscotch, should be preggers, is up for sale, or we may butcher her when our meat stocks are finished
- Gabriel, Butterscotchs' boy, thinking of keeping him to breed with Little Red
- Little Red, our red cow, mum to Big Red
- Big Red, nearly a year old already. He has such nice colouring, with the frosting bits same as his dad Midnight had.
Have been working through in my head how to separate and pasture them. The boys need to all be together, except of course Big Red who is still nursing. Gabriel is too, but he's 15 months old and I don't want him jumping his mum. Think if I put the 2 together with Cavvie, then keep the Scottish Highlands separate from the Jerseys, then we won't run the risk of more cross babies. Not sure who has been jumping who, will discover that once the calves hit the ground. If Scotch is preggers, I'd think she may be about the same as Star. So don't really want to butcher her with a 7 month fetus, as that is just throwing money away, but with her skittishness and horns, we have no way of corraling her so that she can be vet checked. Should have done it when they went walk-about. At least there were stalls there that we could have chased her into. Note to self, don't always listen to DH.
Cavvie, our male alpaca has been behaving extremely oddly. He's out in the back pasture, and I haven't seen him come up for hay or water. Think I'll take a drive out there with some deworming meds, just in case. I'll check him and see if I can spot why he's being odd. The two young girls are full of high spirits, with Frogz coming up to me for kisses and to have her neck rubbed, and she is rather fond of chest bumping me, which I have to watch for as she could bump me down. Alli is still cautious, she watches Frogz play with me, but doesn't like to be touched.
Looking out of DHs' bathroom window this morning after dropping some laundry down the chute, can see where the sheep spent the night. Little snow-free indentations spotted through their paddock. They have the shelter, but only go in there when there are blizzard conditions.