Well, the wait is finally over! I am pleased to announce that we have 2 new litters over here. One is a red/broken red litter and the other is a blue/broken blue litter. In my last blog I wrote that we were expecting 3 litters but our white doe, Clara Belle, did not take. It was her first breeding and we were not at all concerned that she did not have any kits. We also had another litter from our very experienced black doe, Darcy, but she decided to have them on the wire for the first time ever and we were not home to catch it in time so, of course, we lost them.
I wanted to share both our successes and our losses with you to show that it even happens to those of us who have been doing this a long time. Even with all the planning we are really at the mercy of the does but we still do all the necessary things to get ready.
These things happen from time to time and we choose not to lose sleep over it. We continue on with the program as if nothing happened. To do anything else would not make us very successful. We are constantly "studying" our stock and trying to learn their behavior in hopes that we can better prepare for the future but there are no "fool-proof" guarantees.
We have simply learned to try to adapt and overcome. I hope you guys are getting something from these blogs. Drop us a line and let us know. Until next time....