Friday, 5 June 2020

A very proud Jess with her foal, Pat.
A massive relief that these two are OK after such a long wait. She is totally besotted with her foal (called Pat because we bought Jess from Pat, in Ireland and also Postman Pat and Jess the cat?!)
We had to tube the foal with some colostrum this morning because when we tested Jess's milk it had very little colostrum left in it as she had been running milk for such a long time. Doug bought it from a stud in Culworth at £150 for 750 mls - Liquid gold! We might take up milking horses for a living if  everything else goes to pot.
We now just have Dream and Tik to go - Keeping everything crossed that the good luck continues.           

Thursday, 4 June 2020

At last!! Jess has had a beautiful colt foal born in the early hours of this morning. She absolutely loves him and looks as though she is going to be a wonderful first time mother. What a relief.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Jess continues to 'bed block'. She has been running milk for at least two days now but is still far too interested in eating to take time out to have babies. Dream and Tik are now also in the maternity suites at night time and Popaway and Bea are in the yard with their gorgeous foals, both of which are getting more playful and braver each day..

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Jess is thoroughly enjoying staying in her five star hotel with two meals a day and is refusing to give birth in case she gets kicked out - She has always done things on her own terms.  Yesterday Tik and Dream were fitted with their alarms and they will be coming in at nights as from Monday to be watched by the cameras, when hopefully Jess will have produced another stubborn offspring and can be moved to the other box.

Jess this morning, catching some rays and eating before she goes back to her lovely hotel room to eat some more.

Burrows Spring and Neil, her foal looking fabulous in the sunshine

Roy and his favourite girl, Popaway and 'Roy Boy' (Jess in background...)

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Those of you that have been watching the cameras will know that Jess is very much still intact.... She is now happily grazing in the field. Tonight will be the night (?)
We had a lovely day yesterday when Roy, Carol, Steve and Rachel came to visit Popaway and 'Boy Roy'  He is growing like a weed - We have just had the vet visit to do vaccinations and she was shocked to hear that he was only three days old - She thought he was about 2-3 weeks.
He has just been having a gallop round the field. Quite extraordinary how quickly they develop. I have got some lovely photos but for some reason the computer won't let me load them so I will put them on later.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Oh come on Jess! We were convinced she was going to do the business last night but she is steadfastly hanging on. At one stage she was lying so still under the camera that I thought she had died and ran out to see her only to be greeted by a very loud snoring sound. She was having a lovely snooze. Tonight will be the night fingers crossed....