Flame is currently whelping, so far we have three puppies. Two boys and one girl, all dark red and perfectly marked. I feel it is going to be a long night. Will update her status in the morning.
UPDATE: Flame only had four puppies, two boys and two girls. All doing well!! It was not as long a night as we thought. Mark told me she had had three boys and a girl, he must have had blurred vision from the beer
Also KP Broadway Babe is looking close to calving, she was AI'd to Maclee Tabasco making her due 2 April, which should be an interesting combination. I am betting there will be a calf in the morning.
UPDATE: No calf yet, good job I am not a betting kind of person or I would have stuffed up yet again.
Well I am home safely, and it is nice to be back in Tasmania. The dogs were pleased to see me and it is now very evident that Flame is due to have a litter of puppies early April, either that or Mark fed her way to much.
The cattle are looking magnificent and the calves will be weaned when Mark arrives home early next week, weather permitting.
While away I took the time to develop some new content for our website with Sue Jackson, who did most of the layout for our Quality Assurance page. I have just uploaded the slides for the slide show, so would appreciate any thoughts or comments.
Mark was also busy while I was away, designing and commencing construction on our Barnstay units. I have just added a new page about this exciting project, so make sure you check back to see our progress.
Life is never dull at our place, and the next few months seem jam packed with exciting events.
I have had a lovely stay in WA, with visits to quite a few studs as well as cuddles with our beautiful girl.
I have just spent four days down south with Sue Jackson and thanks to Damolock, Hillview Lodge, Small Time and Glen Isla, who allowed us to view their lovely herds and made us most welcome with refreshments. OK that translates into alcohol and food, but they all made us feel so welcome. It is amazing to me that the friends I have made through breeding Dexters are so welcoming, letting us stay at their farms, look at their cattle and just have an enjoyable time. I have lots of photos, so will post some after I get home on Saturday.
Also thanks to Glenwarlock, Stoneybrook and Ozziggy, who let us look at their cattle earlier in my stay. It is great to catch up with so many of you while I am here in WA.
I will not miss the hot weather though and can't wait to get home to the cool. Also Flame is due to have her second litter of pups early April, so there is that to look forward to and I have missed our cows as well. Oh and my husband, I have also missed him!! I get home on Saturday and he is flying to Perth on the following Tuesday to deal with some issues on our house here. So it will feel a bit like playing tag or running a relay race, I am sure my life will go back to normal soon. By the way what is normal??