So, as luck would have it, Delta had her kids yesterday around midday. The coldest and windiest day of the year. Woo hoo!
They are beautiful twinnie twin girls. I can’t believe how perfect they are. They both weighed in at exactly 6.75 lbs, and a few hours later I took their temperatures to make sure they were keeping warm, and they both had the same temp, 102.3F. Amazing! We don’t have names for them yet, so we are calling them #1 and #2. Sam is threatening to name them Peepee and Poopoo if we don’t come up with anything. Oy.
Because they were born on a truly ugly day and we just couldn’t get them dry enough with towels and with mama’s ministrations, we ended up borrowing some lamb sweaters from friends and used the hair dryer on them just around sundown last night. All four of our girls are nursing well, so they did fine, but these two smaller girls had it all against them, so I really think the sweaters made a big difference. I am going to have to make some, although I never breed for this time of year, but these girls were not a planned addition to the farm, so we take what we get! So far so good, they are all lively and chatty.
Counting the hours until the gale force winds die down, probably during the night tonight. It can’t be soon enough!