Here is a picture of my new Thrianta babies. Unfortunately two didn't make it through the cold spell. So here is the picture of the three in their nest. Momma does a pretty good job of keeping them warm and covered with her fur and LOTS of hay. We try not to disturb them but it is also good for Momma to see that we are checking on them and try to make sure they are all moving. This week their ears are bigger, they have beautiful red fur and they really look like bunnies. I plan to show one as a junior at the fair but will have two others available for sale.
The babies have begun to arrive at Lakes Area Herefords. We have had two baby calves born and twelve more to go. Its been a battle to keep the babies warm and alive in this below zero weather. We have three in the pen to calf this week so hopefully they have their babies before the next cold spell hits on Thursday. Gotta LOVE Minnesota winters!!!!!!!!!!!
Diego - Our first 'KAP Disco Kid' bull
Stormy - Our first 'About Time' heifer
My first litter of Thrianta baby bunnies were born this week. Mom Rosy was busy most of the weekend building their nest with hay and her own fur. Luckily she held off until the weather was warmer, like 80 degrees warmer. The temperature went from -30 up to 50 degrees. I have tried to stay out of the nest but I did a count and I believe there is five of them!! I check occasionally to make sure there is still movement under all the fur and hay. They don't have fur now but hopefully in a week they will have fur and I bet they will be adorable. I am now the official owner of 9 rabbits! If anyone is looking for baby bunnies they will be ready for there new homes in 8 weeks. These little guys will be great show bunnies with big hearts! Pictures coming soon!
and getting colder by the minute. We have the "cow cam" set up to watch for overnight deliveries, we are heading into a stretch of 20 to 30 below weather and our first cows of the season are due any day now. I wish that the mommas would experience shock from the cold weather and not deliver until it warms up but as with all births as soon as there is a change in the weather, babies come. Stay warm!