Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

We've been busy around here getting ready for Thanksgiving. The turkeys were processed yesterday and they weighed 12 and 10 1/2 pounds which was pretty good for being only 12 weeks old. The rams are in their breeding pens and the girls have adjusted to being in their company. Boggart, shown here with Elsa, did not like his ewe lambs, so they went to Bombarde instead. Bombarde now has six ewe lambs. Boggart had 4 ewes left, but now has 7 ewes. Donder's ewes have been added to Boggart's group after Donder broke a basement window last week. He was actually squeezing out under the chain link fence - amazing because he's a bit of a chunk these days. It wasn't so bad to have him grazing the backyard -- until he saw his reflection in the basement window and decided to bash it....

The kittens are four weeks old already but I don't have any current photos and my batteries are dead. We lost the calico kitten a couple weeks ago. The photos show them at two weeks and then at three weeks. Mama kitty didn't care for them crawling all over, so she moved them down to the basement in a corner contained by the base of a floor fan. It was so cold down there that we moved them back upstairs and I'll get more photos soon. They are very mobile and very cute. I'm trying to introduce kitten chow now. They will be ready for their new homes in about 2-4 weeks. Anyone interested, please let me know. I can only imagine how they will react to the Christmas tree!

3 comments:

  1. I like the new look of your blog! Your kittens are getting big. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. Thanks Kim, I was inspired to change my blog after seeing how nice yours is now. I'm glad I managed to get the comments back on here too.

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