WHAT A DAY ! I ran out early (6:00am) to get chicken feed, goat oats, and yes human food before the next storm.. RAN, and Made it back as the ice rain and snow hit. As I was trying to get 500 lbs out of the truck bed before the sacks got soaked. Well, as I was struggling to carry wet sacks I came in the barn as I caught Gretal makings those sounds. Small growling sounds, which is very weird when it is coming out of a goat. I really kicked it into high gear to get that grain in the bins and human food into the house.
At 3:30 full labor started at by 4:00 pm the first baby was out. White and tiny but moving and up. As I sat there watching her clean up the little one Gretal's mother would not shut up. With every cry the new baby gave, Mother Goose answered which was really getting the kid confused. I tried to shut her up with grain but no she was the typical mother - having to give advice when none was asked for. Then Gretal went down - starting her second round of contractions. She labored hard for over ten mintues without much progress. Just then the head came out but Gretal was so tired that she stopped pushing. She would not even stand up to let gravity assist. I went in and gently pulled out the little one, removed the sack and cleared the airway. Placing the little boy next to her face she started the cleaning process. What a GREAT, GREAT Mom she is - a first time Mom but a real trooper.
So we have One White GIRL with fog gray whispers in her hair. One White and Black BOY which looks like almost a mirror image of boy born to the Grandmother Mother Goose.
So names for these two are in play also. I have been having some techno issues about leaving comments. If you find you are having troubles just email your picks to firstname.lastname@example.org until I am sure this is fixed....