Monday, May 10, 2010

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!  ;)

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IMG_Jolie & foal 5-8-10 (E)  IMG_1590

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.

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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…

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until she stepped in closer to me and…

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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.

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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.  
To see the winner of the giveaway
She selected the 3 in 1 gift card, good for purchases at  HomeGoods,  TJMaxx  or  Marshalls and I hope she enjoys her mini shopping spree courtesy of My Cottage of Bliss. 



Needles Everywhere said...

How wonderful. Those pictures are great. I'd be tempted to call her sore toe, smasher or crusher! She's just adorable.

Cindy said...

That little foal is just gorgeous! Her mother has what is referred to as "horse sense", she knows she is in good hands.
Congrats to the winner of your giveaway.

Lisa said...

Love these pics! How really great she is a sweetie!! I like Daisy for a name! Just a thought! hehe Congrats to the winner of your sweet give away!!

Adrienne said...

Thank you SO much for the sweet gift from your give-away. I have been smiling ever since I got your email! I'll be sure to share what I get with the gift card. I only wish you could see it in person.

What a sweet, little foal. She is adorable and I'm glad her mama will let you get close to her. It's nice that she to be close to you but, really now, standing on your foot is a bit too much! Hope you're doing OK.

The Green Pea said...

Thank you for sharing the photos. What a sweet little foal. Cute picture of her standing on your foot.
You need some steel toe boots. sandi

Kammy said...

Awwww , what a sweet little baby ! So cute ! I just love foals ! I love the color of this little gal !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

How precious!

Loui♥ said...

Hi Shari..
the foal is adorable!
I like the name Cleo!
once had a long haired calico kitty named Cleo..for Cleopatches..because of her many colors..
she thought she was royalty..very reagal!
and seeing the foal, the name instantly popped into mind!
congrats to your winner!
warmest hugs.. Loui♥

Betty said...

Congratulations to the winner. The horses are both so beautiful. You are so lucky to have them.


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh Shari, I love these pics! I'm so glad Jolie let you get to know her baby. How is your foot? Ouch
I like Daisy and Patches too. How about Misty?


Sylvia said...

How about Windy? She is the first foal born at Windswept Farm. She is gorgeous.

Beatrice said...

I think she looks like a "Trixy"...full of all sorts of tricks. What a beautiful horse!

Kristina at The Purple Pea said...

She such a tiny little girl! My favorite is the picture with you and the foal and her little toothless gums. Bless her heart. She looks like a sweetheart :)