Monday last week we unfortunately lost a prematurely born kid. So we were overjoyed on Thursday the 25th when one of our other Toggenburg does gave birth to a lovely, healthy little female. 5 days later it is still doing very well and so cute.
Then this morning yet another baby female was born and even though it is only a few hours old, everything is going to plan, mommy and kid doing very well.
Our oldest female Toggenburg is also very heavily pregnant, she has always given us two babies. So let’s hope. Her one udder didn’t produce milk last time and we had to help with bottle feeding. See New Kids on the block. We can see her same one udder isn’t going to give milk, so if she does have 2 babies we will be back helping with a bottle.
6 months later, the little boy has had 5 kittens 🙂 What makes it even worse is that, when, now her, stomach got big I did a Google search to found out why our “male” kitten was getting so fat. The results showed that there was a very good chance of worms. So of course we dewormed. Which obviously didn’t work in reducing the stomach size.
It was quite a shock when we found 5 kittens on Tuesday morning.
Sue and I have decided that the 5 greatest supporters of our blog, to show our appreciation, will all get a kitten.
This cute female Pririt Batis flew into our house and after settling down, she started to feed – darting around our rafters catching insects.
We wished she would stay longer, but after a few hours she flew out.
Whilst watering some plants this Nightjar took off from almost under my feet. It’s camouflage was so incredible that I wouldn’t have seen it if it didn’t take off. Nightjars are crepuscular (active in the evenings and early mornings), so this one was resting during the daylight hours.
I have been trying to work out which one it is, so if you can help – please let me know.
Monday night we had our first good rains here at The Plot, just outside Letlhakane, measuring 14mm.
However, gale force winds accompanied it. This seems to have been the story of our “spring”. High, high temps – most days being well over 40 and we have already been to 47C. The winds have been howling for about a month now. Our weather patterns seem to have become much more severe.
The nice rains have brought some relief and the bush is transforming to a beautiful green