After supper, I popped out to call the sheep home only to look over to the ladies’ field and count a extra set of four legs!
Clever Hetja. So efficient and all well. A lovely chestnut filly foal. The spit of her Mum (and her brother, Hjalti – similar markings on the face).
Mother and daughter are doing very well. Just the afterbirth to come out and I will check on them both before I go to bed tonight.
Baby is drinking too and had a little poo so all is good.
Lilja is allowed quite near, which is interesting. Brá did a little whinny and we’ve had a chat about all this. She is ok and I am proud of her for being so nice and kind. Hetja is allowing them to be close so they seem a peaceful herd. The boys have not noticed. Last time, when Brá was in labour, they were very agitated. Perhaps they knew something was wrong.
So there we are. Well done to Hetja and welcome to little somebody. Now for the great name search.
Something to do with the midnight sun?