From the Foaling Barn


It Was A Long Cold Winter



We got our first significant snowfall December 9 with 20 wet, heavy inches. I awoke that morning with a splitting headache, sore throat, and fever--in short, I had the flu. The rest of the winter was more of the same--gray, snowy, icey and cold. Today is April 2 and as I sit here at the computer, I survey a still white world. All the pastures are still snow covered; the temperature the last three mornings has been around 10 degrees. My case of the flu dragged on through Christmas and was followed by a cold and bronchitis. With all the dreariness, we were really looking forward to the arrival of our first foal due February 2, an Einstein out of our mare Smart Sugar Pop. However, our new filly took her sweet time waiting til a fierce cold spell February 18. However, she's a beauty and well worth the wait.

Last year we named all our foals after Harry Potter characters.  This year we had another naming theme which we made into an online contest--the first person to guess the theme would get a Chatsberry Farm cap.  The first foal's name is Esther.  No one successfully guessed the theme until our second filly arrived four weeks later.  Our mare The Bun Is Dun had a gorgeous buckskin filly named Diane.


Ann Pulling was the first to correctly identify our naming theme as characters from the sitcom "Cheers".


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