April 16, 2009

FOM Time! (foaling out mares)

Wow, it's been a while since I've updated my blog.  What happened?  I have no idea.  I guess I got sucked into the swirling vortex of life.  I've got to go back to Spring Break, but first I thought I'd post from today.

Bell is about to have her baby.  In fact, she's a week overdue.  This morning I heard a knock at the back door and it was Hayes with horse in hand needing a little help getting her into her makeshift birthing pen in our back yard. Chase wanted to go out and see her, but it was time for school, so the first thing he did when he got home was take a little ride in the pen. 

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Big smiles all around.  We have two more horses due this spring (Sandy and Sweetie), so it should be a lot of fun.  Spence watches and dotes on these mares more that he ever did when I was pregnant.  I can guarantee that he didn't once get on the internet to research anything about pregnancy or lactation for me....but for the animals....the skies the limit! :) He knows about softening and waxing and milk color and consistency...he even wanted me to taste Bell's milk the other day to see if it had changed from salty to sweet...I refused and told him to do it.  I don't know if he did or not...I'd like to know! 04 16 09_4880ee

I'll keep you updated on the maternity ward out at the potato farm...hopefully there will be a nursery soon!


Marcie said...

What cute pictures. He sure seems confident up on that horse. Cade is here telling me that he sure loves Chase...he makes him laugh.

Marcie said...

And Lauren is so grateful you FINALY updated your blog.

Kristen said...

That is hilarious about Spence! Could he possibly be related to my dad? Of course, with my dad it's dogs. And I'm glad you didn't cave and taste the milk:)

Missy :o) said...

OK, i want to know what editing thingy you used to get spencer faded into the background, it looks kinda cool.

Good luck with the new horsey!

Abbie had a good time on Sat. and she said she was waiting for the kids to say they were hungry, but I guess they were waiting for her to ask! lol oh well, next time maybe they'll eat! :o)