All the babies are getting so big! How cute are they!? Capella's boys are catching up in size fast to Scarlet's triplets! Everyone is doing great :-)
In other news, our last three does are due to kid (Faith, Pepper & Pie) at the end of this month/first of July! Praying for healthy babies and easy deliveries for everyone!
Can't even handle how cute Capella's little boys are! Huckleberry was pretty touch and go since he was born as he had a very, very challenging birth, but homeopathy and prayer did wonders and now he is bouncing, playing and catching up with his brother! God is good, ALL the time! :-)
In other news, Faith's due date was today and we are still on baby watch! Stay tuned.
Scarlet's triplets are getting to be so big! All three bouncing babies love running and playing all day long! Hallelujah and Zeke are always up to no good, all over your laps and eating your hair, very energetic little bundles while Ruth is a more mellow, very sweet girl who would prefer your head and body rubs than eating your clothes. They are all too cute! ;-)
After an extremely difficult kidding, Capella finally delivered two bucklings at 2:30am. One polled, one horned. Their names are Huckleberry and Acorn. The smaller boy (Huckleberry) is not out of the woods yet as he had a very challenging delivery. He was coming out head first with one leg twisted all the way back, so I had to intervene and push him back in to dig for the other hoof. I could not find it! Finally, after much prayer, I located it pretty far back and was able to pull him out with her contractions, but she was pretty exhausted by that point. Boy #2, Acorn, had his own set of challenges as the largest buck I have delivered to date. Both legs pinned back and shoulders first AND he had a huge head on top of it, so it took a bit of twisting and pulling to get him out. Many times, Capella gave up and wouldn't push, so it was quite the challenge. God was in the barn with Hannah and I this morning no doubt and we really felt His presence. We could use prayers for mom and kids today as she is pretty beat up. Both boys are chocolate buckskins - one is blue eyed and heavily moonspotted, and the other is polled, blue eyed and moonspotted and is Glory's "mini-me." The boys are adorable and are just so photogenic.
The beautiful thing about permaculture is that you not only reuse everything on your land but you are also working to improve it at the same time. Old manured shavings and hay, dead leaves and wood, and more can turn into food! All of our garden beds were started on just open lawn - no digging at all! Eventually all of our hugelkultur beds will merge into a food forest, right here in our own back yard! These are very happy currents (with elderberry behind it, and grapes on the right that are beginning to climb the shed). We try to keep water on our property by creating long hugelkultur beds on our sloping backyard. It has been a brilliant solution to what was once a very wet lower backyard. We keep the water where we want it! ;-)