We went to the eye doctor this morning and then lunch. When we came home, we did not see Gracie anywhere. I changed and went looking for her. Yes, she was hiding and in definite labor. So the rest of the day was spent as a midwife. We got her into a jug and she was very calm with me beside her talking softly and some petting.
It took awhile, but finally, some tiny hoofs
And eventually a little nose to go with them
Hello world! I’ve arrived.
This first time mom isn’t quite sure what this is, but knows to clean it.
And she’s not quite sure what this fellow is doing. But finally they get it together and they are a happy team. I marvel at how the Creator has given these little ones the instinct to do the things that need to be done. They will stay together in this small jug for a week until they are bonded, shots are given, and any other medical care is completed. Then they join the flock.
This is the curious crew who all must come and say hello to the new one.
And so goes another day on the farm. There should be another 3 days like this some time this month.