We are absolutely thrilled to add Victoria to our herd. I've been patiently (okay, maybe not so patiently) awaiting her arrival so I could begin the search to find a suitable purebred stallion for a future mating. I have found about a dozen stallions in North America that are not too closely related. Tom and I have discussed and pared those dozen down to about half. It's going to be a tough decision, as each of these stallions are phenomenal in different ways. Luckily, we have some time. Not sure if a breeding will happen this year or next, but producing a pure foal is definitely on our list of goals.
In other news, our foster dog, Raffy, is out on a home trial. So far, things seem to be going really well and her adopter is happy. The only potential hiccup we can foresee may be the family Guinea Pig, as Raffy has seemed to show a little to much interest in the little critter. With a change of location for the pig's cage and a little training Raffy seems to be getting better so we have our fingers crossed this home will work out well for all involved.
February seems to be slipping away from us in a big hurry, and that means calving season will soon be upon us. I am always very excited to start calving, as it means spring is on the way. It's a busy time with long hours and short nights, but seeing all those healthy babies makes it worth it. I'll be sure to take the camera along so I can share the experience!