Well, Luke graced her with four mule babies this summer. She expects to get some calls from a few other people that bought mares from her this summer as well.
When we went to pick Lena up, I saw a couple of the mule babies with their mothers. They sure were cute.
Jan had bought Lena from the kill pen last December. So there is a possibility that she was bred there. If that's the case, she would be due sometime in December. If Luke is the father, she may not be due until March. With as big as she's looking, I don't think we'll have to wait so long.
I've put some pictures of Luke and Lena's pregnant belly at the end of the post. Notice the ears on Luke!! We'll be able to tell right away if its his baby or not!
As we were discussing the possibility of Lena being bred and such, Dad said, "So, weaned and gone right?" Well, immediately me, mom and Lydia shouted. "Nooooo!" And Dad just shook his head! So if we do get a baby, it's here to stay.
I'm excited for the chance to train a baby right from birth...even if it is mule. We looked up some mules braying on the computer and some of them sound like a freight train! They are loud! The good thing is that mules make very sturdy, dependable riding animals. Some were even used on the range by cowboys. They generally have a quiet disposition.
Another reason we think Lena might be pregnant is her mood swings. She was pretty even tempered when we got her, then the last while has been moody and grumpy. She hasn't wanted cinched either. Now all the sudden, she's friendly and wanting to be cuddled.
I have less than half of the book to go in editing. Then I've got to put it all together and get it sent off. Shouldn't be too much longer.
It's been cold the last while, but today is pretty warm, though the sun hasn't decided to show it's face yet.
We should have some goat babies by the end of December. Belle isn't looking terribly huge, but last year when we got her, she didn't really look pregnant but she was carrying twins. Libby and Shiloh are due the beginning of February.
Last night, one of Levi's rabbits got loose, one of his good ones, in the dark. Everyone but me went to help catch it. Mom finally grabbed it and it promptly fainted! It's fine now.
Well, I better get back to work on my book.