All posts by amyleroux

Introducing Clive

Clive has been coming to Origin for three weeks now and we are very pleased to have him. He is very positive guy and always keen to get involved in everything. He is pretty fearless but he makes me quite nervous when he wizzes around in his wheelchair so fast! In the picture is Clive collecting hazel for our goats, his chair came in useful for carrying it back to the smallholding.

Pygmy goats

The latest members of the Origin family are three little Pygmy goats. They are gorgeous and so much fun to watch. We have been doing lots of research into what they can eat and have been going on goat walks to find hazel, alder and hawthorn (but NOT the berries). We need to venture out a bit and find some oak leaves and some willow as we hear they love those too. They love the house that Jarred and Jess built and have lots of fun claiming up the ladder and onto the roof! I’m sure we will have lots of stories to follow!

Four baby rabbits

All of Amber’s babies have now opened their eye and are running around eating grass at 2 weeks old! We held them for the first time today and their mum was very relaxed. Haven’t yet sexed them, I believe thus can be tricky with rabbits! Looking for loving homes for them now.

Spring is in the air!!!

Amber our rabbit at Origin has been missing for a week, on Tuesday Jess found her and managed to catch her. On Reunion with her companion Dusty we realised that Dusty (who we were told was female) was extra specially pleased to see her and started to mate with her! The pet shop must have got the sex wrong. We left the ‘couple’ to it for 24hours. Everyone at the farm is very excited at the prospect of baby rabbits in 28 days! We have now made them seperate hutches which Dusty is not very pleased about! Amber will need somewhere on her own to have her babies soon. Watch the space!