Wow, Eleganza sure chose the day! Very kindly, she also chose an hospitable time. 10:05 a.m. the first doe was born, a 9.5 lb white and beige cutie. I thought for awhile that she was a single, but at 10:29 out popped her sister, a lot smaller at 5.65 lbs. She is a red doe with white splotches, also extremely adorable.
The big player today was the wind, however, and at that time of the morning the sun wasn’t really high enough to make a difference in that greenhouse. We don’t have the south facing gable end closed off, and even with windbreaks, it was still feeling more than brisk. The key is to getting them dried off as quickly as possible, but with the temperatures, it didn’t happen as fast as usual. I have them all tight in a little jug with lots of straw, and towels and tarps blocking the sides. I was concerned for awhile for the little one, but her temperature is staying close to 101 and they are both nursing well. By this afternoon they were up and about, not falling down as much, and sweet as all get out.
Cuteness overload! I am going to have to be checking on them through the night, I don’t want either of them to get too chilled. The temperature is going to plummet and tomorrow we are supposed to have extreme, gusty winds again, worse than today. Let’s hope that Dorcas, Delta and Betsy decide to hold off until at least Sunday afternoon. Really girls, I mean it :*)