Annie is still hanging on to that foal. Today, she is at 336 days of gestation.
A few nights ago it was a full moon.
One night, it was very, very windy.
Yesterday, I was away at school all day and attended a meeting that lasted late into the night.
It rained all last night and most of this morning.
What does it take?
She isn't as active as usual and she seems to have slowed down on eating. She stands at the back of the paddock away from everybody and hangs her head low, quite often now.
Her teats are very full and hard.
She likes to be scratched on her neck, always has, but maybe even more so. Look at that lip curl down. Her bottom lip trembles.
She really likes to back up to me and spread her hind legs as if I can do something about it! I would name this foal Erotica but the name has already been taken. lol.
I also noticed this morning that her hind leg has swollen up. She's not lame. I think it's from the pressure of the foal, or something. Has anyone experienced anything like it?
I have slept out in the barn four nights now. So has Lisa and her kids. We use the tent because the air is so dusty with hay bits and dirt. Also, it's cold! It's been in the 40's every night this month, I think.
I just wonder if, when the time does come, we'll sleep through it. I do like to sit in her metal feeder and watch but Scout drives me crazy by hanging his head through the rail and teasing me. He nuzzles and nuzzles and every once in a while, nips. Such a bad boy, Scout.
Place your bets, people. It can't be much longer, can it? (fingers crossed!)
Hang on to yourself - song: Hang on to yourself, artist: David Bowie, album: TRAFOZSATSFM