Happy Birthday, my wee little ones!!
Exactly 31 days after breeding, Nordic Bonnie Lass gave birth to 6 fat, squirmy babies. Early this morning, I checked the nest that Bonnie had made and even though she had pulled fur for the nest it was still empty. An hour or so later, I checked in on her and saw that she was in the nest delivering babies, so I quietly left. Unlike the dogs, who like you to hold their little paw and give them reassurance, the rabbits do NOT like you to be around when they are kindling. After a few hours passed, I went back into the barn and found Bonnie lounging in her cage. Luckily, I checked when I did, as I found one baby on the wire, thankfully still moving and only a little chilled. I put the baby back in the nest and covered it up. Again, I quietly left the room. Early this afternoon, I peeked in, and it was obvious that Mom was finished birthing......6 fat, sassy babies. The chilled one, is fine.
I have been very fortunate with my bunny mothers. Knock on wood, they have been very attentive, devoted Mom's. Good work Bonnie!!
The temperatures here have been down right balmy! In the evenings after dinner when I have a chance, I like to sit in the yard with a glass of wine to watch the dogs and puppies play.
This weekend I had the opportunity to sit with them one evening.....what a treat! As I watched the dogs, I also worked on Paprika. It is coming right along........in fact, I hope to be finishing up with it this weekend! It has been such a joy to work on.
I am also working on my DD's roommate's scarf. I managed to get all of the Water Lily colorway spun and decided that I would give Susan's pattern in the new Knitty a try. It is very well written and is nice, easy lace work.
One of the reasons why it is such a treat to finally get outside with the dogs, is the lack of MUD. Thank Goodness for small pleasures!! One of the curses living in the Mountains, is the very long mud season.
As you can see in this picture of Dora and her brother, there is a layer of straw in the yard. I have found that the straw helps keep the mud that they track into the house at a minimum. It also helps keep their little feet clean. You should see the puppies tear around the yard with the straw flying in every direction.....too funny!!
I'll be out enjoying the yard again this evening.........have to do it now, before those nasty Black Flies make their yearly appearance
~ Enjoy the Day~