Spring isn't just mud season and shedding season, it's also foaling season.With only one foal due this year, James and I knew our chances of being present at a birth were fairly small. Fortunately, Mahaganaska was very accommodating. She had her foal right on schedule and not too late at night. This was the scene when James and I arrived.
"Hello, little one."
A few minutes later, the umbilical cord broke. Linda treated the filly's navel with iodine...
and Lee toweled her dry.
Of course, James had to sneak in there, too. For some reason he thinks this foal is his.
She's not, but she'd be a good one. She was on her feet in less than a half hour.
Not even wobbly!
James helped guide her in...
for her first meal.
Then she sampled a little hay...and passed the meconium.
With all her first day milestones behind her, it was time for photos!
Okay, I kind of want her, too.
What a fun foaling party...
and what a beautiful foal!
Thank you, Mahaganaska.
And now I'm off to the barn again to see "our" baby in the sunlight!