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News from the Maternity Ward at Gullringstorp


We thought Pumpkin had started her labor around 8 pm last evening.  I think we misjudged her earlier in the day.  It was an indoor day due to weather so there were all kinds of sounds in the stable, from both ends.

We left her and expected a long haul ahead before babies came.  I prepared dinner, ate dinner and after dinner I prepared to head out to the stable.  It was bottle time for Hilda’s babies, I collected my telephone, iPod and flashlight to check on the chickens. I had planned to spend the duration of the time with Pumpkin, during her labor and delivery.

Entering into the stable we were shocked at 10:20 pm to see Pumpkin with two beautiful tiny babies!

Pumpkin and her new little family born August 22, 2011

Pumpkin and her new little family born August 22, 2011

Pumpkin decided, after resting in every corner of her box, to deliver on her upper berth

Pumpkin decided, after resting in every corner of her box, to deliver on her upper berth

Pumpkin is just such an attentive mother.

Pumpkin is just such an attentive mother.

These babies were just born before we came into the stable. they were wet and still had the sac on them

These babies were just born before we came into the stable. They were wet and still had the sac on them

This little one was a worry for us. This baby seemed really weak and was having a difficult time.

This little one was a worry for us. This baby seemed really weak and was having a difficult time.

We tried to help this weak baby to start to suckle. First milk is really important.

We tried to help this weak baby to start to suckle. First milk is really important.

Baby finds milk supply

Baby finds milk supply

We didn’t feel safe with the babies on the upper berth so we decided to move them down where they would be safe and avoid any falls.

The clean -up continues

The clean -up continues

Pumpkin stays really close to her babies

Pumpkin stays really close to her babies

Babies !!!

Babies !!!

Both babies were up and very active this morning! Pumpkin has her molasses water.

Both babies were up and very active this morning! Pumpkin has her molasses water.

Pumpkin pays attention to her little one after she has had some chopped goodies

Pumpkin pays attention to her little one after she has had some chopped goodies

Standing strong on wobbly tiny legs

Standing strong on wobbly tiny legs

Pumpkin and her little family today August 23, 2011

Pumpkin in the sunlight with her tiny ones

Pumpkin in the sunlight with her tiny ones

Pumpkin enjoying some fresh greens from the garden

Pumpkin enjoying some fresh greens from the garden

New family in the afternoon sun

New family in the afternoon sun

Baby in the greens bowl

Baby in the greens bowl

Baby trying to eat greens

Baby trying to eat greens

My beautiful Pumpkin!

My beautiful Pumpkin!

 

This is the end of News From the Maternity Ward at Gullringstorp.

Welcome back for continual news from the Nursery at Gullringstorp.

 

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