I got some better photos of Luna's kittens (now just shy of two weeks old). The kids decided to name these kittens after Overwatch characters (a Blizzard video game). So, I'd like to introduce Mei, Tracer, Mercy, Hanzo, Genji, and Lucio... Though #5 insists that Genji is to be called "Cutie" like the mini oranges...
This morning both Peanut and Rascal had escaped their cages by removing their food bins. We managed to catch Rascal, but as soon as I got Rascal back into his cage, I couldn't find Peanut. Tonight he is still on the loose. He does not appear to be in the barn anymore, so good luck to him... If he survives the night and comes back in the morning we will try to find him again.
Here is an updated photo of Wanda. She's one of Calliope's babies (half Holland Lop, half Jersey Wooly). #5 slipped her a carrot, which she seemed to appreciate.
My poor animals. That makes two that are missing tonight, plus Tigerlily, who's been missing since Monday and is now assumed to be gone. I know we have bald eagles in the area, but I'm still hoping that Carbon and Peanut (and not likely, but still hoping Tigerlily) all come home safe.
I did finally get the indoor brooder back up and running. Its more like a playpen or a prison enclosure at this point since the duckling (Ping) and the gosling (Morgana) don't use a light anymore, but aren't feathered yet to go outside. Daily cleaning because water fowl are messy... but if my critters are starting to go missing (all of the outside ducklings from this year are gone, our older duck Matt is gone...), I am leery to put Morgana and Ping outside.
We went to the farmer's market today and picked up some carrots, a cucumber, some green beans, a couple of tomatoes (because something got into the greenhouse last night and ate all of mine), and a jar of strawberry jelly. I do love the farmers market. I hope they have watermelon and squash soon. I'm feeling a little miserable since I wasn't able to do a garden this year. I'm glad I didn't though because with how tied down I am right now with my tummy troubles, I wouldn't be able to maintain a large garden or deal with the produce from it. I'm barely getting through barn chores and daily routines at this point.