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Written by Sue, Monday, November 4,2013                 sunny, cool, temps. 50's

Busy day here at the farm, this little girl was born, but has a problem...

Her mother doesn't want to nurse her, so Mr P and I have once again become parents, every two hours she has to be fed. We have bottle fed kid goats, lambs, but never a foal! 

Thanks to our friend Brown, for coming over to help!
So sweet!! I warmed the blanket for her and she is sleeping
She is so weak, we don't know how things will go! Praying for strength for her legs so she will be able to stand soon.
Second feeding went well, Did I mention feedings are every two hours?Looks like it's going to be a long night. ~smile~, but she is worth it, we have been waiting quite a while for her arrival.

Tomorrow I will be, canning these tomatoes, they were gathered before the frost, and have been finishing their ripening on my dining room table.~smile!

Hope all is well at your home.


ellen b. November 4, 2013 at 9:58 PM  

Oh boy...every 2 hours. Hoping all goes well.

Debbie November 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM  

Good morning! yep, looks like your plenty busy as usual over there Sue. Every two hours huh? Soo sweet! But well worth it I am sure. Enjoy your day!

Debbie November 5, 2013 at 11:17 AM  

Oh my goodness. That is one of the sweetest little critters I've ever seen. I sure hope it does well!

Mrs.Rabe November 5, 2013 at 12:16 PM  

I wish you well with your foal! Praying that he'll do okay and thrive!


Happyone November 5, 2013 at 12:54 PM  

Hope she keeps eating and getting stronger. I've just a prayer for her!
Hope you can get some sleep too. : )

Doniene November 5, 2013 at 1:52 PM  

Ah, the trials and joys of animal husbandry!! Throughout my life we've raised several orphan foals (horse). This past January, we raised an axis fawn - she is still with us and lives with the steers that we are feeding out to butcher - she is so much fun. Praying all goes well with your little one. The first few days are the most critical - so I'll be thinking of ya!!


Farm Girl November 5, 2013 at 2:40 PM  

Oh my goodness, I have never heard of a foal not being accepted. Poor girl, I hope you are able to save her.
Every two hours? You must be exhausted. I hope you get to rest some. Your tomatoes are beautiful.
I loved the pictures of your new baby.

Jenni November 5, 2013 at 3:05 PM  

Awwwww..... she is ADORABLE! poor baby.. I am so thankful she has ya'll to take care of her...

Hope she does well...and ya'll will be in my prayers....that's gotta be exhausting!


Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor November 5, 2013 at 3:16 PM  

Oh I can't wait for Benjamin to get home to share this with him. Of course his comment will be..."we need to go help them!" We were just talking about your farm this weekend.
Oh we will be praying! So happy I got a chance to stop by and will bring Benjamin back when he gets home.
Love you lady!

Vee November 5, 2013 at 5:28 PM  

May all go well with raising this little foal...every two hours is a huge commitment. Praying. The tomatoes sure are pretty! They look delicious.

Christine November 5, 2013 at 5:31 PM  

I'm sure it's not easy but like you said, well worth it. Look at her sleeping! I just want to hug her.

I'm going to pray that you get your tomatoes canned! With little sleep, you're going to need some help from the Lord. They look beautiful and will look even more amazing when canned.

Cheryl November 5, 2013 at 10:55 PM  

Oh my goodness, if that isn't the cutest thing! I pray that all goes well with your foal and that she quickly grows strong. I love that you and Mr. P are such gentle hearts!


Nellie's Cozy place November 6, 2013 at 3:54 AM  

Hi Sue,
What a sweet lil creature, and hope she continues to eat well and thrive. Will be praying for her and yall........never know when you will have to go back to doing baby duty,
huh! We have had that experience lately, but with a real 10 mo. old
human baby. That was really sweet of your friend to help too. Always love coming by your blog, such neat things go on at your farm.
and those are some dandy looking tomatoes I have to say, yum, I love tomatoes. I like to eat a bowl of fresh diced up maters with bread and butter and a glass of milk, that is some good eatin! lol
Take care of that lil cutie.
Blessings, Nellie

The Quintessential Magpie November 6, 2013 at 9:12 AM  

Awwwwww... I pray she lives! What a sweetie pie!



SarahGeorge November 6, 2013 at 1:25 PM  

That's sure a great commitment! feeding every two hours more like new parents, as you've rightly said! Those tomatoes look great!Can't wait to see the canning pictures:)

travelintoadventure@gmail.com November 6, 2013 at 9:27 PM  

All I gotta say -- "every two hours" .. for real.. well my hat is off to ya..all the best.. and blessings for extra energy to be blessed to ya!
Oh and canning to be done on top -- OH boy! indeed blessings to ya..wink.

Elena November 6, 2013 at 11:39 PM  

I hope all is going well with your baby. She is really cute!

Barb November 9, 2013 at 5:38 PM  

Hi Sue!

What an adorable little creature! I hope that all goes well with the feedings...the every two hour feedings...my, you are a trooper!


Walking on Sunshine November 12, 2013 at 8:07 AM  

Wow, every 2 hours! Sweet photos. Love all the tomatoes! Have fun canning.

Debbie November 15, 2013 at 9:25 AM  

Just venturing into blog land after an absence. By now, I truly hope the status is that she is thriving.

I have seen this scene played out more than a time or two with my farmer BIL. He loves his animals, and his prissy pants wife becomes every essence the farm wife when they need feeding.

Happy@Home November 18, 2013 at 4:38 PM  

I am reading this after I read the outcome for this sweet little foal. After your tender loving care it must be so heartbreaking for you. It made me sad just to read about it.
The tomatoes look delicious!

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