This is Bee our
new Khaki Campbell/Indian Runner mix who we brought
home yesterday. I named her in memory of a woman
named Beatrice who was the best friend of someone
really wonderful who I've recently come to know.
You can see her
feathers are a mess... poor darling. And she
probably doesn't know what to do with all this
And this is
Yolanda a White Chinese goose.
The lighting in
West Wing (the quarantine pens) is always terrible
for photos. So many shadows on this side of the
barn, but you get the idea. I'll try to get some
nicer ones another day, but for now, they are pretty
nervous--not used to having so much space to
themselves, so I only go into the pen twice a day to
check food levels and to clean the pen and refill
all of the water bowls--very limited interaction for
now. These poor ladies haven't seen much in the way
of bathing water, so we have two heated water
buckets in their pen and three different size
duraflex bowls of water too.
Because of the
cold temps, I have to string the hose out to the pen
everyday and then drain it out after each use to
avoid it freezing up. It's a lot of work cleaning
frozen poop, but it has to be done! Nothing less
than the best for my new babies!
In other news,
newcomer Marvin will be arriving soon and Bee will
have herself a Khaki boyfriend. He's with a wildlife
rehabber right now. Someone called because there was
a mallard in their yard and when they showed up they
found Marvin--decidedly not a mallard. Someone
dropped him off there and the poor boy has been
pinioned... who does this to a duck--especially a
non-flying one? So sad... poor darling...