Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Make that an expresso to go!

I wasn't quite sure who I should be keeping an eye on this morning, but it became clear by 10 am that Katkin was the one showing all the signs of getting ready for birthing. She was down then up. Up then down. So I decided to give the trainee midwife a call. Always on cria alert, Amanda was quick off the mark and had arrived by 10.50.

As Katkin appeared to be having a pause in proceedings, I decided that a cup of coffee was required for our time on the paddock bench. With a biscuit stuffed in our pockets we arrived back in the field by 11 am; to see a lovely dark fawn girl already on the ground. Sorry Amanda! After all her rushing we had missed seeing the birth by minutes.

After that I thought that the least I could do was to let Amanda name the cria. She has decided on Parisien; after the brand of coffee we were drinking!

Parisien weighed in at a healthy 9.4 kg and was up and drinking within 2 hours. Born at 334-days gestation, that's 51 days less than Explorer's time in the womb!

Katkin with Parisien


  1. Glad to see you got some colour and a girl - well done Katkin, that's a big weight for 334 days too!

  2. Liking Parisien a lot, gorgeous!

    Good job you weren't enjoying a lunchtime pint of Old Peculiar!

  3. We should celebrate Parisiens birth, she's a real beauty. Maybe something dark and rich with a little kick!

  4. Beverley Stewart22 June 2010 at 21:54

    What a beautiful little girl, and a lovely colour. Congratulations !

  5. What a lovely cria! Gorgeous colour!