While loading hay into the barn yesterday evening I heard a sound coming from the shed. Upon investigating Carey and I found our resident feline stray nesting in the lawnmower bag with four kittens about three to four days old, three which were still alive but overheating in the sweltering lean-to. Carey set out some water and food for the mother and helped relocate the kittens, taking the most distressed one indoors to bottle feed and care for. In an effort to help control the feral feline population we will attempt to capture the female and have her spayed. We'll also attempt to gather any of the other kittens that survive when they're a tad older for spay/neutering and finding homes for them.
Here be the newest member of the household: