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Can you see "Spring"!

The hint of spring is finally in the air. You can see the yellow on the trees and I also saw daffodils today in my yard! Yah!!
I have exciting news, well for me anyways...we are having a horse come to the barn on Friday to deliver her foal.  Then she will be going home to her stable.  The owners would like a calm setting for the birth.  I'm hoping we are not being set up with a rescue,  I'm always suspicious about things like this. So I'm having the farm manager get all the pertinent information before they drop her off.
My mother had inherited several dogs like this when she owned her kennel. It's crazy, but people often drop off their pets to say goodbye.  Let's hope this is not the case.

Just a little side note, my father had this pond put in about 40 years ago now.  My mother just told me the story about this pond that is on the farm.  When he first had the hole dug it was too small, then a year or so later, he had it enlarged to the size it is now.  It is spring fed and we use to stock it with fish.  The intent was to have the water on the farm in case of fire and twenty-five years ago when we had the big barn fire, the fire department did access this pond for water.  My mother didn't lose her house because of this but two big beautiful barns were destroyed.  The fire happened in the afternoon and all the animals were in the field.  Only my mother and the chief of the fire department were in the barn looking for the smoke and honestly, the air changed, the chief said run and by the time they were outside, the barn had a huge fire storm.  To this day, no one knows what happened.
My gut feeling, one of the young girls who were boarding the horses was smoking but we never knew.  So on that note...

I hope you all have a great day~


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

In our part of PA, Spring is represented by rain rain and yet MORE rain!

Good lukhk with the foaling!


Ginny Hartzler said...

What a wonderful pond, and an amazing story to go with it. Almost a miracle that no one and no animals were hurt!! I hope the delivery goes well and the owners return!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That is quite the story about your pond - thanks for sharing it and we are so glad your Mom and family were all safe.

Good luck with the birth and what comes after. We hope these people treat you properly.

Happy Spring.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Two French Bulldogs said...

beautiful sky....thanks for the story of your pond
Benny & Lily

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww Yay for your dad's hindsight and forethought creating that pond!! It saved your house and it looks amazing! I'm so sorry about your barns though - glad your mum and animals and firemen were all safe.

Me and Charlie hope that this beautiful horse and her foal-to-be won't be abandoned!! That's just so sad! We hope that the people leaving her with you are good decent people who will love this horse and her baby and continue to give them a forever home! Fingers crossed!! Take care x

Duke said...

What a great story about the pond but such a tragedy to lose 2 barns :-(
Lots of luck with the birth!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Chicco said...

Beautiful photo...I love spring.
Happy Easter to you.!!!


Unknown said...

Ahhhhh Beautiful spring!

Doris Sturm said...

Wow, that was a good thing the animals were all out of there and I suspect it had to have been a cigarette fire...good thing you had that pond!

I do hope it's not a rescue set up, but it happens here a lot too. My friend had a pregnant dog dropped off at her house and after she had her pups, that same couple drove her house, whistled and the dog jumped in and drove off leaving my friend with several pups to raise and find homes for - how's that for deliberate inconsideration!

We've had no storms here, just nice breezes which I love because it helps keep the mosquitoes away, but we've had wonderful weather only a bit humid, but that's just life in the South for ya!

Take care and hope you get your spring real soon ;-)

With love,
Doris (and the Gizz!)

Kari in Alaska said...

ah spring is beautiful!


Angel Ginger Jasper said...

How very good that the pond was built and saved the house but how tragic it happened. I hope the horse and foal are coming for the right reasons
Hugs GJ x

Hilary said...

what an amazing story.... I think spring is finally coming here too. The other night, I was able to walk down to the beach barefoot (even if only for 5 minutes)