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Date:4/18/2014 9:09:35 PM
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We will have a very exciting adventure tonight. Shadowfax has hinted at something miraculous but it's hard to guess what's on his mind.

We are camped out in the plains and everyone is relaxed as the last of the sun's dying rays light up our world. Do we want to sleep? Or is the promise of an adventure enough to pique our interest yet again?

Okay, you know the answer to that! We are going on another ride! The horses pause from their blissful grazing and look up at us expectantly. Shall we go?

We mount and are ready to speed away into the twilight. There is a sense of urgency. We don't want to miss out on anything.

We near a copse of tall trees and see a mare lying on the ground. She seems in some discomfort but we go no nearer. Someone questions aloud what we are doing there.

A few minutes and we can see two tiny little hooves from under her tail. Our hearts skip a beat. We are about to witness a birth! Two pushes from the mare and the new baby foal slips out and onto the ground. He is covered in a whitish translucent sac. She quickly pulls the sac open so he can breathe.

He's lying there without any motion. We feel concern. Suddenly he lifts his tiny, perfect head, and looks at his mama. We can feel the connection. She cleans him up and he starts his attempt to get up on his spindly legs.

He folds one front leg under him. Okay, got that one right. He folds the second leg under him. Wheeee! Down he goes. Got to try that again! He works at it for a few minutes. It's hard work! Finally he's up on all fours, trembling and swaying. Kerplunk! He's down again. A few seconds later he's up and looking for his first warm meal. Ah, success!

The miracle of a birth never ceases to amaze me.

I'm sorry I missed blogging last night. We had our very own birth here and I was up till 1am just working with that and other things that got waylaid by the event. One of our does gave birth to twins yesterday. They are SOOOO adorable! She did pretty well despite the second baby being a breech birth. It was also her very first time as she's a youngster. I've posted some photos of Pollen and Nectar on Pippin's and Melian's pages.

Thank you so much for your support. Leaving another vote of appreciation.

PS Hello to Moose Mooko from Melian!
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