Friday, June 12th, and I thought since I had already put in 36 hours at work I would sleep in. Dream on... at 5 AM the horses were running around the yard and towards the front the house. I figured something was up, so I immediately went out to see what was happening.
There was Buttermilk, Willow and Pilgrim swarming around a new buckskin pinto foal. I picked up the baby and headed towards the barn with all three mares following. I knew immediately that Buttermilk, the only buckskin was mom, so I let her in the stall, put down the foal and made sure everyone else was locked out.
Now I had checked the mares the night before, and Buttermilk was the least likely to foal soon...fooled me.
Anyway, everyone was fine, mommy and foal settled so I fed them and them the rest of the herd. So much for sleeping in.
Her name is officially Toad Hill's Miss Peach.