On Thursday of last week, our neighbors asked my son to babysit their animals for two days. They have a cute dog, some baby chicks and a couple of horses. The horses were placed in the back pasture, so we thought there was not going to be much work. The pasture has plenty of tall grass, and plenty of water. So horses were the least of our concern, or so we thought.
That night, some storms moved through. We were so excited to open our windows and listen to the much needed rain as well as feel the cool breeze. At around 1030pm, the horses started neighing for loudly and nervously. My husband and I walked to the back pasture to see if there was a wild animal that might be making them nervous. There was no animal, but they were pacing, so we thought the storm may have disturbed them. We went back inside and fell asleep.
Next morning at around 600am, we looked outside to find the female horse no longer in the field, but in the pin. We wondered if the neighbor who owns the field put her in there because she was nervous. At 600am, she was all by herself. An hour later, another storm moved through, and I looked outside to find a new colt next to the female. I will not go into detail, but it was obvious it just happened.
I walked over to the neighbors house who owns the field, and asked about how the horse got into the pin. He said he found the mare eating his garden in the morning because she had somehow gotten out of the field. I told them there was now a baby in the pin, and his jaw dropped! He said, there was no baby when he walked into the pin! Come to find out this little miracle was a month early, and My kids and I were the first to see her. What an amazing experience this was for us.
But it also was a lesson in nature because there were many things my kids had never seen, and I had to explain. I could see their faces turn green as I explained what was happening, and for a moment I thought they might lose their breakfast. But they stayed strong, and checked on the mom and the baby every moment they could.
Nature never ceases to amaze me. Truly a miracle.
Have a great day everyone!