It’s a girl! When my dad went up to feed Annabelle this morning, he spotted extra little legs under the fence. Annabelle had given birth overnight, cleaned the baby, buried the afterbirth, and both of them are happy and healthy. I woke up this morning to a call from my mom that the baby had arrived! Needless to say, I grabbed my camera and jumped in the car to see her.
She’s a spotted draft, just like her dad.
I can’t quite imagine how she ever fit in Annabelle’s belly.
Duke wanted to go in the pen, but it’s best if he stays away for now.
We were surprised by how clean both of them were. Annabelle is proving to be a great mom. She’s protective but will allow us to go in the pen and even briefly pet the filly. Her fur is so soft!
So, it’s time for us to think of a name. Options so far include Emma, Isabelle, Belle, and Bella. We want their names to go together nicely.
Annabelle seems to know that we won’t hurt her baby, but we still want to give them quiet time alone.
Annabelle and her baby will move out to a separate pen by the farm market in a few days. Until then, they have some privacy.
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