Rosie surprised us by having her kids a couple of days early. We were down working with Tatiana and heard a 'different' noise coming from the barn. When we got there, Rosie had already delivered two, cleaned up one, and was trying to have a third little one. Unfortunately, the last was not completely developed and although he tried to take a couple of breaths, he just couldn't make it. We were a bit surprised at the three as this was Rosie's first time. She was tired after her deliveries, so we helped her clean the two surviving babies and got her up so they could nurse and get their colostrum. Rosie had two absolute darlings and gifted us with our first doeling of the year... a little girl with perfect traditional red-head markings. She is a sweetheart and fearless to boot! The little boy reminds us of his daddy, Gaige, with similar markings. Mother and babies are doing well. :)
Russell Ranch is located in beautiful NE Oklahoma, just a few miles from the Illinois river in Green Country. There are lovely rolling hills, lots of wonderful lakes and rivers, and forests full of wildlife.