To catch a glimpse of you running through the green grass
Little foal, where are you
We spent ten days at my brother’s house waiting for Fat Mama (Lena) to have her foal. Well, we left there Sunday mourning and guess what? This afternoon, around six o’clock, she had her baby, after 356 days!
It’s a boy!!
I was so disappointed that I didn’t get to witness his birth! It would have been a first! Baby is doing find, found his milk after a few tries. Photos were captured using a cell photo and sent to me. Earlier today, before she had her baby, I wrote this poem and planed to post it tonight with pictures of Lena and now I get to include photos of her new baby boy.
These are a few photos of their other horses! Hot Rod and Big Red. There is also Lace, a one year old filly and I will post photos of her and more of Big Red later. I bet I receive more photos of the new baby!
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It is! I knew you would think so.
These are fabulous images Sheila.
Thanks LuAnn. I enjoyed taking them. The photos of the birth were sent to me. I hope you are having fun and safe travels.
What glorious pictures!!! I’m so sorry you were not able to witness that birth…oh, I would so love to have been there!!! 365 days….really??!!! Ugh!!!
Hi Barb. Thanks! I am sorry I missed it for sure. The Mom was artificially inseminated and the vet set the date. It had been about 356 days! I was told the longer the Mom carries the foal it will most likely be a male.
God Bless that horse, what a loooong pregnancy.
Oh, how wonderful. Great photos!
Hi Ingrid! When you look at a baby, any baby, it is a wonder and a miracle. Thanks!!
Thanks for sharing. They are all beautiful. Reminds me of when I watched my quarter horse giving birth to her colt. Nature is so amazing!
Hey Gale! Thanks! Yes, nature is amazing! Hope you are having fun days and warmer weather. See you soon!
I cried when I saw the pictures… as a city kid, I always wanted to be around horses! Guess at this ripe old age, I’ll have to be content drawing them on my quilts! Thanks for the beautiful poetry, and pictures.
Hey Anne Marie! You could see about finding a local barn and go visit! I would guess, seeing them on one of your quilts, would be beautiful!
I was sent a video and I could hear my great, great nephew, who is 2.5 years old, saying – “Daddy, Daddy, it is a baby” He kept saying, every time he saw Lena – “where is her baby”. Go figure! I could not believe it, but I guess that is the way in the country.
I am so sorry you missed the birth. Horses are such beautiful creatures! I so love their eyes. Thanks for sharing them!
Gay, I was sad to leave, but we had made reservations and well we really could not tell when the foal would be born. It looked like last Saturday was the day, from the was Lena was acting, but it didn’t happen. You must be spending your last days in Tucson for awhile. Safe travels to your next destination.