Sunday, May 23, 2010

Playschool Visit

Looking at the Mares and Foals

Honey and Children

I had six classes of Playschool children come visit the farm last week over 3 days. They were just awesome little munchkins, we all had a lot of fun. This is possibly the first and last time that some of these children will ever see a farm. There were several parents who had never been to a farm before and most were quite interested. Sent eggs home with one teacher, her first taste of farm fresh eggs - they most definitely passed the taste test! My Appaloosas made me so proud, the new moms kindly showed off their babies so the children got a good look, babies agreed to play a few games of tag for our entertainment! And Honey, our Appaloosa pony so patiently and kindly allowed the many tiny hands to touch and pet her. Can't leave out the entertaining greyhound X, Pluto who even won over a couple little ones that were afraid of dogs, he soooo loves kids that guy. I have one more children's group booked, a class of Kindergarten that will come in June. Guess you could call it my community contribution and my promotion of Agriculture! Lots of fun...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Last Foal of 2010

Our last foal for this year was born about 3 AM, May 13. A beautiful solid black colt. He is a very strong and sturdy boy! And does he shuffle too!! Love his face markings...Starwalker X Arctic Top Spark

Saturday, May 8, 2010

2010 Baby #3

Baby #3 arrived safely at 3 A.M. on May 7! He is a stunnig bay with blanket and spots colt with a TON of gait. He has incredibly long legs and is so cute. Kids have been calling him Bambi (just like in the Disney movie). Starwalker X Magic Snow Flake. We have been blessed with colour and healthy foals so far this year, only one left to go.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Baby #2 for 2010

Well baby #2, a filly, arrived quite by surprise this morning at about 8 AM! She is doing fine and so is mommy, but the weather is horrible.....that wind is so cold you can't believe! Have them blanketed which seems to be doing the trick, neither seem cold at all. Baby is nursing, trying to gallop already, passed the myconium and having nice naps. She is gorgeous!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Mane Event 2010

Spent another extremely busy weekend in Red Deer participating in the Mane Event April 23 - 26 as a representative for the Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada. Worked in the booth and helped a friend do demos with her horses. Overall it was a really great weekend as usual.

First Foal of 2010

Our first foal of 2010 is a beauty! Colt by Stars Fim Koppur out of DREA Kemosfancyeagle, born at 12:27 AM on May 2. Krissie & Lenard were pretty happy to be home for the event! It is always so exciting when the new babies begin to arrive, not much for sleep! Mare #2 is getting pretty close, due on Thursday. Of course, the weather has turned ugly, will be putting this guy and mom into the barn for tonight for sure. He is doing well though, no shivering or anything....