It's been particularly eventful on the farm lately. Our new cat Misty gave birth to give gorgeous kittens 2 weeks ago and we've had a few chicks hatch (Australorp and Araucana).
The last couple of days have been particularly busy.
7 am check the Araucana chicks under Sally and Amy (yes they've decided to share) one more born, one hatching, third egg chirping... Yay!
8 am check the kittens, bit sneezy, call vet, pack mama cat and 5 kittens up plus 3 yr old child. Drive to vet for 8.45 appointment, see a kangaroo being run over on the way ooouch! Call wildlife rescue. Get to vet, kittens are OK, get some meds, drive back.
9.30 am meet wildlife rescuer on way home, search together for kangaroo (better hurry... Got 6 cats and a screaming child in the car!). Find roo... Dead. OH NO! Drive cats home then take child horse riding... Yes she's mad about the only animal we HAVEN'T got!.
Short lunch and rest. Llama training afternoon, very proud, we are finally getting somewhere... Consideration... It's not that hard when you do it often. Learning to tell the difference between a stressed llama = time to stop and let them be; and a llama that's just a bit annoyed = do some massage to relax them and get them interested in what you want them to do. Planning better holding pens to fast track training of fuss pots :)
Born and raised in Italy, travelled a lot and lived in Singapore and Spain