The mild weather we have been
experiencing since last fall has continued right through until mid
January. This will certainly shorten the winter here in Manitoba. We
have broken a few more records as well. I love it and I'm sure the horses think
this is quite alright too. Of course they have their fluffy fur
coats on so they stay warm regardless of the weather. The last few
days have been very cold so George goes out around midnight and
gives them an extra meal as that generates extra heat for them.
We are looking forward to the new
arrivals in Spring. George has felt a number of kickers already so
that is always exciting.
We have been very busy with many
things so I'll use that as my excuse for not keeping our farm news
up to date.
One of our mares developed an
Enterolith in the large
intestine and even though the vet did a lot of testing and various
treatments, we were not able to save her. This would be similar to a
human developing a very large gall stone. Of course we were
devastated to lose one of our little friends.
We have continued to have
wonderful weather and now have 5 new arrivals on the farm. They are
all so wonderful! You can see them on our
One of our Mares and her foal have
gone to a new home to bring much joy to another family. We will miss
We had another little filly, and
is she ever a tiny little lass. Check her out on the foal page. Her
name is Trixie.
We want to congratulate the
Maxwell family in Ontario on the arrival of Candi's foal. They were
very surprised to wake up to "3" minis one morning. We told them she
had been exposed to a stallion but being newbies, they just thought
Candi had gained some weight...What a wonderful surprise they got.
I apologize for not keep up with
the new at our farm. We had a great summer. The weather was very
warm, but not muggy. Had lots of company....life is good. The horses
as usual are a joy.
Fall was also very nice but before
we knew it winter arrived. All in all, 2012 was a very busy year.