If you are a regular reader of our blog you will know that last year I wrote a blog for every foal born and updated it with new photos every few weeks. This was very time consuming, especially when we are living on very little sleep and taking care of our babies so this year I am going to do things a little differently! At the end of each month I am going to write a "Newsletter" blog, which will include all new arrivals and updated photos of our foals!
For those that didn't read our previous blog, our first foal of 2017 arrived on the 4th of April! A gorgeous, chunky palomino and white colt we named Plumtree Charger! To see the blog about his arrival into this world please click HERE
Well by 4 days old he was certainly living up to his name & flying around the nursery paddock!
I always feel a little bit sorry for the first foal, because once they get to a week old they start to want a playmate. Charger had to wait until he was 9 days old to get one of those...
.. Introducing Plumtree Denzel, a beautifully marked piebald colt born at 3.25am on 13th April. His Mum, Plumtree Polka-Dot gave us a bit of a scare, presenting us with a red bag delivery but we got him out quickly & he is doing great. This photograph was taken at one day old, as I was so tired the day he was born! We have decided not to cover Dot for 2018, although she loves being a Mum we think its time for a well-deserved break.
Denzel's sire is our palomino stallion Brandeston Rupert, pictured on our STALLION PAGE. His Dam, Dot, our show champion mare, pictured below.
And here is Denzel at 8 days old!
Introducing Plumtree Gatsby!
On 23rd of April at 12.30am Golden Lilly gave birth to this gorgeous little palomino colt. Everything went great for Mum and baby. Here he is at 11 hours old with his Dam, Harlequin Golden Lilly (Out of Plumtree Tiger-lily).
His sire is also Brandeston Rupert.
While taking Gatsby's first portrait I also snapped this of Charger having a play with Denzel in the background seriously considering joining in!
We didn't have to wait long for another... make that 3 more foals! Which brings me onto a very busy night here at Plumtree! 3 foals born in less than 4 hours!
At 10.15pm on the 26th of April our beautiful Dilston Vienna gave birth to a gorgeous little dun & white filly foal. Her first foal! We were over the moon and she has been a very protective and caring Mum from the start. And we knew that wouldn't be the last that night as before we came back in the house after making sure Mum & baby were doing ok we check the other mares and 2 more were waxed up! Sure enough at 1.37am Littlewitty Ellie gave birth to a gorgeous palomino colt foal and not to be out done at 1.39am Plumtree Honey-Suckle (Vienna's best friend) gave birth to a beautiful cream & white filly foal! Who is also our first foal by ou gorgeous stallion Merrylee's Camelot!
So introducing... Plumtree Venus by Plumtree Hideaway
Plumtree Mustang by Brandeston Rupert
and last, but by no means least, Plumtree Shelby! By Merrylees Camelot.
All 3 spent today nice and cosy in their stables as the weather forecast was horrible so more photos to follow.
What a month! But we atleast were able to get a little more sleep for the last couple of days of April.