Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thursday Evening

The mares and babies are enjoying the warm weather and the spring grass.  Alexa and I were visiting with them in the pasture and I got a few pictures.

 
 

 
Karma is slowly progressing but it looks like she will keep us waiting a few more days.  Her calcium test is at four squares (5 is the max) and her pH is still high.  We are checking her morning and evening and I'll update you with any changes.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Saturday

As many of you know, we had to say goodbye to our wonderful mare Rosa this week.  She was one of the three original mares that we imported from England as was very special to all of us. We will miss her very much but know that she is now pain free and running in green fields.

 

Thanks you so much for all the messages and prayers.  We appreciate you all so much.

Karma is our last mare due to foal this year and her due date is April 13th.  We are watching her closely for changes and will keep you updated on her progress.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tuesday Night Update


Evenstar foaled a beautiful filly around 4:45 AM yesterday morning.  It took Evenstar a while to pass the plancenta  but she finally did and is doing great now.  Her filly is just beautiful and is so sweet and friendly.  I took a few pictures while they were outside today.  She loved being out and would run and play, nurse , take a nap and then start all over. 



 
I hope to get new pictures of all the foals in the next week.

Karma will be our last mare to foal this year.  Her due date is April 13th so we should start to see her making changes soon.  I'll keep you updated on her progress.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday Night Update

Evenstar is showing signs that she is getting close. Her calcium milk test is at the max and her pH has dropped to 6.3.  Her bag is very tight and her milk is turning white.

We will be watching her very closely.  I hope you can join us as we welcome her foal.

It has been a beautiful Easter day here. I hope you all had a great day.  Happy Easter.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Update On Midnite's Colt

Midnite's colt is doing great.  He is drinking from a bowl and getting plenty of milk.  He does not have a strong enough sucking reflex to nurse from Midnite but can drink easily from a bowl.  We have been milking Midnite and feeding him with her milk and we are now starting to mix her milk with milk replacer.  We will gradually add more milk replacer as he gets used to the different taste and then switch him to all formula.  He is a beautiful, healthy colt and is such a sweetie. Once he is completely on the formula we will teach him to drink from an automatic feeder and he can have milk free choice.  Minite is a wonderful mother and will take great care of him just as she would a foal that was nursing.


We have raised several bucket babies and they have all thrived on the formula.  Yes, it is more work for us but absolutely worth all the effort.  I'll get some new pictures of him soon.  He and Midnite are on the cams 24/7 right now and will be until they start going outside.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday Afternoon Update

Midnite has made some fast changes.  Her pH is down to 6.2 this afternoon.  We will be watching her very closely.  I'll probably check her again tonight.  It is now a matter of when she decides the time is right.

I captured this picture last night from the cams.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thursday Update

Midnite is making more changes. I tested her this morning and she is now at the max on her calcim test and her pH has started dropping.  Her Ph level had been above 8 and it is now at 6.9.  I will test her again this evening to see if it has dropped further. 

It seems like is was such a short time ago that Midnite was born. 

Midnite as a baby
Her dam was our beautiful mare Joanie and we were so excited when Midnite was born. 



Over the years she has given us such beautiful foals and we are looking forward to seeing what this year brings.

I'll update you again tonight if there are any changes in her tests.

We are having more thunderstorms today and have even had hail twice today.  Surely we will dry out one day!