One of the things that is difficult to tell in these pictures is just how fluffy these babies are. They are far more fluffy than other babies were at this age. The reason for that is fairly obvious, it's quite cold. Last night was another night where the water bottles were frozen solid by the time I woke up. I'm looking forward to getting the money together to have the crocks which will be easier to work with and less likely to have a moving part break than the water bottles. Not having moving parts to break and all.
Litter 1 Day 13: 129.83 grams
Litter 2 Day 12: 179.6 grams
Litter 3 Day 13: 146.86 grams
The babies are still at that awkward stage. Below you can see one on the scale and how out of proportion their heads seem to their bodies. Right is my hand for scale. I can fairly easily hold three of them in one hand without worrying about squishing them.
I had been hoping to have more to talk about today, but the things I have been wanting to get done rely on me doing physical work. Chainsawing wood to length. Working on shelves, moving hutches to their new winter locations. I can't do any of that right at the moment though. I managed to, somehow, between working, sleeping, and homesteading stuff injure my right shoulder. What I did, I'm not exactly certain, but I have been treating it carefully. It has mostly healed up which is fortunate, but this week will be less productive than I might like in terms of actually getting things done.
If you are interested in the weight chart you can find it here.
On the other hand I have been getting things done that aren't quite as immediately tangible. I ran into a gentleman from where I used to live, and we ended up talking about homesteading. Finding other people who are into similar things are great opportunities for sharing information, learning experiences, and skills. We were discussing potential trades, opportunities he knows about, and coming out to see what we are doing and us going to see what he's doing. So it is always good to get more information.
In the same vein, we probably won't be able to go to this though we'd like to, but if you are in the Western Mass area you should consider it if you are free tonight. The UMass Permaculture Group is hosting a showing of a documentary on the water wars called "Flow: For Love of Water". The showing is tonight at 6:30 to 8:30 PM on UMass Amherst campus. It is completely free, so there's no reason to not go other than lack of access or previous engagements, or . . . . well, you get the idea. If you can, go watch.
I hope to have more going on for y'all next week. Stay warm, and be well.