Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Setup

A commenter asked me if I am sleeping in the barn.  The answer, thankfully, is no.  I have done so in the past and have some interesting stories to tell as a result, but I am rather glad I don't have to now.  I didn't have foal-watch in mind when I built my barn, but I do like to be able to look out my windows and see my horses.  It's the very first thing I do every morning and it always gives me a sense of satisfaction to be able to look out and see my beasties hanging out, content with their world.  It has the added bonus that now, with the addition of a low wattage lamp, I can get up and check on Emma right from my living room.

The barn from my living room window...

I hung a brooder lamp (with a 20 watt bulb) in my barn and it gives off just enough light that I can see into the barn at night without having to disturb Emma or get too far away from my bed. 

Poor Tessa is feeling rather left out and like she just got kicked out of the Country Club.

"Can I come back in?"


"Pretty Pleeeease....

"I Promise to be good...

Emma has decided to keep thinking about everything for a while.  She rather likes all this special attention and has made up her mind to just take her time and get as much as she can out of the situation.   


  1. Now that is down right handy! We have had to run out to the barn every 2 hours during foal watch. :-(

  2. I'm glad to hear that you don't have to leave the comfort of your bed, that arrangement was good thinking on your part. Crossing my fingers for Emma that she has a safe and simple delivery; I can't wait! Christina