Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Newest Grandchild.....Mostly Legs




Here's Maggie with a nice round belly. Daughter was thrilled --- a new baby in the family, the sire no less a personage (horseonage? studsonage?) than her beloved Rooster! But then Maggie, even after the vet said "any minute now!" took her time, so much so that California Girl, having slept several nights at the barn in anticipation of the Great Event, decided that it must all be a hoax and went home to sleep in her bed for a change......And so wasn't on hand when the little filly made her entrance...... 




But drove down to the barn like a mad woman when she heard!


Here's Rooster, begetter of beautiful colts and fillies...




And here's their brand new baby girl....



taking her first, wobbly steps!

Here she is with Maggie, her proud mama...




Having a snack...




...then a cuddle...




...and then a lie down...






...because being born is exhausting work!

19 comments:

Relatively Retiring said...

Congratulations to all concerned and involved. A truly lovely baby.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Congratulations, she's beautiful !!
Have you decided on the pattern for her quilt yet ? A Log Cabin might be nice ....

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations Grandma! ;-D She's beautiful. And poor California Girl -- that's so frustrating -- to camp out for so long and then miss the big event. My uncle said the clue is "when the wax starts dripping" -- it won't be long after. I have no idea what that means, but maybe California Girl does!

Lee said...

So, so beautiful! They're magnificent creatures...I love horses.

Great to have you back, Molly. :)

Secret Agent Woman said...

Oh, how sweet! I love how gangly colts are.

(word verification: isblack obstetrician)

Wisewebwoman said...

Oh that is so beautiful, thanks for sharing this miracle with us all, Molly!

XO
WWW

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

congratulations
she is beautiful.
your sharing
made me smile...

Friko said...

Ah, that’s so sweet.
New life always seems like a miracle and a beautiful new foal is something really special.

Isabelle said...

Very cute. Maybe not QUITE as cute as my grandbaby girl... but nearly.

Murr Brewster said...

Being born IS exhausting! I'm still sleeping it off.

Anonymous said...

It always amazes me how a colt can fit inside the mare! Those long legs and such. Horse are amazing. How about 'rail fence' or 'picket fence' for a quilt?

Susan Kane said...


It always amazes me how a colt can fit inside the mare! Those long legs and such. Horse are amazing. How about 'rail fence' or 'picket fence' for a quilt?

Dee said...

Dear Molly, these photographs are so endearing. Life is such a mysterious beauty. Peace.

Lori Skoog said...

Dee sent me over to see your beautiful new filly. What a beautiful family!

Jenny Woolf said...

I can never get used to foals' legs, however mmuch I see them. They really are quite extraordinary. Congrats on the new arrival!

Friko said...

Hi Molly,
I’ve finally got round to doing the Where I’m From meme. It was very illuminating. Thank you for the suggestion.

riseoutofme said...

He gets his lovely legs from OUR side of the family, of course ... He's a horse Molly not a grandchild ...You need to take a holiday ... this way, of course.

Molly said...

"She," Rise, "she." The four legged granddaughter is a filly, as you once were yourself!

Julie's Journey said...

absoluteley gorgeous