Jolie’s Little Filly (& the Blog Birthday Giveaway Winner)
For those interested in the house in Hooterville decorating posts, I promise they will resume shortly because I do have some new things to show you.
However, for now, I hope you will indulge me while I show you a few more photos of the sweet little foal that was born at our farm last Friday night. I really do kind of feel like a proud grandma! ;)
Any concerns we had about the possibility of the mother, Jolie, not allowing anyone to get close to her foal were unfounded. She is being an awesome, attentive mother but still allowing us to pet and get to know her baby under her watchful eye.
I love these next three photos of Daughter meeting the foal up close and very personal.
Jolie will only reluctantly let me briefly touch her nose so I was surprised when she even allowed me to come into the stall to get acquainted with her baby.
We were having a lovely little visit…
until she stepped in closer to me and…
She didn’t have her foot just propped up on mine…she was standing with her full weight on it which resulted in an UGLY grimace of pain on my face until I could push her back enough to extract my foot.
Jolie is part draft horse so the foal is big and estimated to weigh at least 125 pounds .
Daughter is having a hard time deciding on a name for the foal (which is a girl) so I told her I would ask my readers. There is no prize involved but if anyone has any ideas come to mind, Daughter is open to suggestions.
Also, a sincere thanks to all who stopped by to congratulate me on the first birthday of my blog and enter my blog birthday giveaway. It really has been a fun first year as a blogger. I’ve said this before but I really and truly appreciate everyone who takes time out of their busy day to visit, especially with all of the wonderful blogs to chose from in Blogland.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 44 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 35.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.