Of all the jobs we have to do on Almosta Ranch, the most rewarding of these jobs is bringing of new life into the world. Babies, whether they be human or animal, tend to renew the spirits of people who might otherwise become jaded with the world in general.
On the second of Jan. Mel's great experiment proved successful. You see, about twenty-one days before, she had placed some eggs from our hens into an incabator with the hopes of hatching a new brood of chicks. So for twenty-one days she was in mommy mode, going in each day to turn the eggs, checking for any signs of life within the shells. Well last week her efforts were rewarded with four baby chicks. So for now they live in a large bird cage in the house and out of the weather and they come running each time their human mother taps the cage before feeding them.
Meanwhile, out in the barn, nature was taking its course and two of our rabbits were busy adding to the rabbit population. Here are some pictures of the first litter but the second litter of babies are still too small to distrub with a picture taking session.
Life is never dull here on Almosta Ranch.