Here at the Ranch we had our first two foals recently. Both colts. The first baby born on the night of Feb 17th. The mare, ” Elsie ” a recipient (surrogate) was straining and moaning with no results. Then the nose appeared first instead of the feet. Glenn called the veterinarian who was unavailable. The mare was in trouble so Glenn reached into the horse’s birth canal to find and free the feet. The next necessary step was to pull out and deliver the most freakishly long-legged colt ever. It was just like the scene in “City Slickers” where Billy Crystal delivered the calf. I even suggested we name him “Norman”.
Then less than 9 hrs later as the farm was coming to life on Thursday morning our mare Allure delivered her colt, another leggy foal.
Its great fun having babies on the Ranch. Both are very friendly and sweet.
Other grand news—-
Nicole and Sean are expecting their first child in late September. Nicole is feeling tired but otherwise well. She finishes her residency July 1st so she’ll have a laying in time and maternity leave before assuming her new full time job as a pediatrician with Childrens Primary Care Medical Group in San Diego.
Stephanie and Mark announced that the baby they are expecting in July will be another boy. Bo will be an awesome big brother. The name they like at this point is Austin Patrick Stefl.
We are feeling very blessed!

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