Never a dull moment around here!
But that's how we like things to be, right?
Hubby was out of town this weekend helping a friend at his cottage.
I looked forward to some time alone, I always do.
There is something good about doing my own thing.
I don't mind the silence for a few days.
But Mother Nature had something else in mind for me.
Early Sunday afternoon, Cassa Blanca decided it was baby time.
Now, I might be the farmer's wife but I must admit that hubby is much more hands on with the animals than I am.
Since I was solo I put on my farmer's gear and off to the pastures I went.
Cassa Blanca is a pro at this and the new cria was standing and nursing within 45 minutes.
He's a big 23 lbs male in a gorgeous light fawn colour.
About two hours later, a huge downpour came through. I mean the rain looked like a wall of water falling from the sky. I knew that the cria would not enter the barn so off I went back to the field, picked it up and closely followed by mom, we made our way to the barn. I dried him off and made sure he was not shivering.
All was good and we slept very well that night...at least I did!
Hubby came back home on Monday morning and I told him all about the new cria.
We decided that we would go check on him together.
Well guess what we saw as soon as we set foot outside!
Ginger is a first time mom. Cria's head is out as well as the two front legs...so all is looking good.
We stay back and let her do her thing.
But for some reason, she decided to lay back down and she gave birth this way to a lovely dark fawn cria. And you might have guessed it...it's another male!!!!!!!!!!!
He's smaller that the other two...at 15 lbs but he's doing very well.
Here he is still wet shortly after birth.
And a few hours later, he's all dry, running around and figuring things out.
I just love that chestnut colour!
We have not yet come up with names for these two little guys.
Three births in 6 days!
One to go.
...how about a female this time Mother Nature?
Just to stir things up a little!