Hello Sweet Ladies,
Taylor (our youngest daughter), the "human momma" named the new baby Kodiak.....Koko for short............. she is so precious.........we are blessed.
I am sorry this is up late........but it has been one busy day. It was so fun to check in and see the guesses. No we didn't have twins.......but we did have one BEAUTIFUL LITTLE FILLY who looks so much like her Momma.
It started early this morning at 7:15 or so. Ellie my granddaughter went out and we let everyone sleep in a bit because we had had a long evening the night before. We decided to go and check on Echo. We quietly walked through the Potter's Shed and slowly walked up to see the corral. There we saw little hooves laying down and then a new born baby foal. We jumped because we were startled and she jumped up herself and Momma moved her away from us. Ellie and I just stood there breathless. It was a sight to behold. We couldn't move. God had blessed our farm.
She wasn't very old because she was still trying to learn to nurse and the afterbirth was very fresh.
She was also very tired. Couldn't imagine this little sweet thing was here for us to see. I am over flowing with joy as I write this experience down for you. It is such a feeling of closeness with God to think He would bless mankind with such precious gifts. Our family loves children, any kind of baby and animals. I guess that is why we love living on a farm. The freedom that we have to be able to have animals has never been taken for granted.
She was beautiful and so tiny..........but she had very long legs and was very wobbly.
We ran into the house and woke up the family after standing there for about 20 minutes. Taylor immediately wanted to imprint Koko. The way you do that is to take some time and rub your baby horse all over it's body. You touch the face, nose ears, up and down the legs.......tummy back all over. It is amazing. Little one took it all in and Momma Echo was so sweet with us. You also let the baby breathe your human smell. It gets them used to who you are and when you go up to them (our other horses do the same with us) they will smell all over your face. It is really the neatest thing. We all have our own smell. Heehee. Some sweeter then others. Like girls are sweeter then boys........oh my am I tired. Not true boys smell sweet too! Smile. I have grandson's I know.
We continued to touch her.............
and touch her.
Then it was Farmer Phil's turn.........all the while Momma Echo letting us do this. She really is a sweet Momma.
Then we would give a break......and Momma would smell her........so sweet.
Then we would watch Koko nurse.........happened to be my most favorite thing. I always loved nursing my children. They had to wean me. Smile..........no kidding..........so I could sit forever knowing that the Lord so graciously provides for His creation..........so perfectly. Details.............so God.........how people don't want to believe in Him as Creator.
We had lots of family and friends come over to see the new little girl that now lives on Prairie Flower Farm . She was tired after a long day.
Later in the day we had to leave and when we came home Taylor went out to see her baby. Sure enough
Koko came up to her as Tay bent down and nuzzled all over Taylor's face..........makes this Momma cry thinking of how blessed our family has been. I am thankful I serve a God that gives good gifts over and over to His children...........even if they don't recognize that He is the one that is doing it.
I say thank you Jesus.........for loving me........my girls.......my sweet husband......our sons and their families. Wow. truly amazing.
So now you know the whole story..........hope you have been blessed. I had ton's more pic's..........I will show some more later promise not all of them.
Hugs and thank you for hanging in there with............I was truly so busy today.
Love you bunches and may the Lord bless you on His SONday,