We’re having a heat wave…

And that was an understatement. Ok, so at the moment it is not a heat wave and the temp is pretty awesome. We have spent the previous past two weeks with high 90’s and with our humidity here, bumping things into the hundreds. The past few days just really put it up there. Whew…. And to make it worse, no rain in ages here, til Wed and I am not really sure that counts as rain as we got nailed with a storm that was something fierce and boom….power, what power? It took five days for us to see power again and the temps were at almost a hundred and add in some humidity, arghh. I dont mind roughing it and a lot does not bother me and we do not have air conditioning and with a well, no water. But the heat makes it rough and no way to get any air moving…unless I want to run around a lot, lol.

But the horses were the issue, luckily our neighbors were wired to the hilt with generators and we could mug them for some and kept the horses watered. Ya know, one would think the big, black, horses would hang out in the shed with the heat and sun…not! Every time you looked they were out eating grass or hanging somewhere else, dang. Though only thing I am sure they wanted and I could not really provide is being hosed. I got to a bit but not as often as I hoped. All of the Friesians seem to be water horses, they love to play in the water and will stand there forever while you hose them.

I am so glad the power is back on, though bummer our fridge is now completely empty. It has been a really long time since we have had this kind of outage, not since the first few years we have been here. ok, now back to catching up what got put behind after all this, the mooses will be so glad to go back to getting hosed!

Waiting, waiting and more waiting.

Waiting for a mare to foal can be extremely nervewracking. You keep checking on her looking for the signs to tell you she is close. With a mare you know and that has foaled a few times before she has certain signs which are different than the others or you know what she usually does before she foals but its still nervewracking and they can often be sneaky! Some mares want you to be there and often wait til you are checking, others do not want you there and the minute you are out of site, boom, lol.

So I wait for my mare who’s due date is really almost two weeks away but those that are bred late often go early and often if they are bred early they go late, such is the general rule we have found. So she is generally sticking to that but really closer to her date, I expect she will go within the week. Course now that I said that, hehe. Course the heat lately would make anyone want to avoid it. Her stall is ready for her and I keep checking on her. She looks at me as I do and almost seems to smile and goes back about her business. I truly cannot wait to have my arms hugging a little foal again, I wonder if she is excited to be a mom again. Hmm. If only they could really talk.