Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Well yesterday I brought home Hummer and her boy, which was both a relief and a stress! He's looking great and the attendants at OVC assured me he was feeling great and had come out of the surgery well. He sure is a feisty, outgoing boy, which is going to make the post-op care a challenge! He has a fair-sized incision on his belly, and has to be on stall rest for the next month, with hand walking. Have you ever tried to hand walk a foal who is too young to lead? Yes, it's going to be a long month. He had a couple little sessions today, and he was actually really good...as much as he would just like to explode! Hummer followed along devotedly behind, and seemed happy to get some exercise herself. We just stayed in the barn aisle, because it's muddy and horrible outside. Maybe I can bring him in the house and put him on the treadmill!
We're also into breeding season, and the first mare will probably go to be bred this week. That means regular vet visits, so there's lots going on around the farm right now, and for the moment, not a whole lot going on in the studio! I will work it all in - it's just a bit of a challenge right now. Below is a little 5 x 5 oil on Ampersand Artist's panel that I started last week. One of these days I'll get back to it!