Miss Gertie delivered in her own stoic way.
I was on frequent watch with her throughout the day … just knowing those babies were coming. At chores, I decided she would probably wait until late night.
So, my sister and I proceeded with our dinner plans.
Right before leaving for town, I had to take one last peek. Gertie just contentedly chewed her cud and didn’t tell me her plans.
When I returned home, I pulled the SUV up to the barn and went in for another peek.
I stopped. Stood still. Stared.
Then laughed and congratulated Miss Gertie on a job well done.
Adding to my delight for the night, both my boys came home from college. My best friend’s daughters also came out (one of which is my oldest’s girlfriend).
My youngest didn’t hold one because he came straight to the barn from his car and had on his good coat. I told him he was missing a good photo op!
I had my “good” yet really old coat on … but still handled all the babies. I think it will clean up with a little leather cleaner. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
Pig-farmer missed all the excitement. He was travelling for work. Thank goodness for phones and pictures!