There’s Magic Everywhere

bunty and her baby

bunty and her baby

Spring has definitely sprung.

In the last couple of days, the world has changed and there is new life and wonderful stuff everywhere.

It fair lifts the soul.

genevieve and gabriel

genevieve and gabriel

We have seen so many different birds that seem to have been hiding until now; yellow hammers, hobbies, shelducks and lapwings to name but a few. The crops are visibly growing overnight and before too long the oil seed and beans will be waist height.

There are blooms and butterflies everywhere and I could not love this time of year more.

The loveliest thing we have seen though was the arrival of 2 foals on the nearby farm and both at the same time.

some of gabriel's first steps as he warms up in the morning sun

some of gabriel’s first steps as he warms up in the morning sun

They are simply gorgeous and it is such a privilege to catch them within hours of arriving in this world. This little colt and filly arrived in glorious sunshine on Monday and we have watched their gangly little legs get stronger by the day as they feed and get used to this strange & noisy place.

confidence comes with each step and each minute

confidence comes with each step and each minute

Imagine the challenge when all those inches of leg and neck have been folded tightly in a warm dark are suddenly sped into this bright frightening world.

The first day, the mares were a bit spaced out from the delivery and you could do just about anything you wanted with them and their offspring. But as they regain their strength and the bond between the dam and foal develops, the mare will more often than not put herself squarely between you and her precious little one.

gabriel sticks by mum's side

gabriel sticks by mum’s side

They are getting bold and confident even after just 2 days and when they aren’t gambling about between feeds they are laid out enjoying the warming sun.

what's that?

what’s that?

I could watch them all day and their smell is completely addictive (anyone who has spent time around our equine lovelies will know exactly what I mean).

24 hours later gabriel is already steadier on his feet

24 hours later gabriel is already steadier on his feet

 

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