I’ve been planning this since we moved here 16 months ago, and it’s finally done!
After moving to Oregon a year ago, we are taking our first full trip back to visit friends and vacation.
It was great to see the mountains, lakes and especially all of our friends we missed. Thank you Venters and Shizukus for giving us places to stay. We love staying with you.
We got to float the swan river with the Venters and the Loves. We’d never even been to that river in the 13-15 years we lived there.
It’s been an extremely hectic and busy year since we decided to move out of what we had thought would be our forever home in Montana.
Garage Sales, fixing up and selling our home, researching new homes, completing everything that needed to be done before we left, scheduling the moving trucks, etc. It was crazy.
We’d like to welcome the newest member to our ranch family: “Expressive” born on May 17, 2011.
We waited a long time for this foal (baby horse)! Although most horses carry a foal for 340 day, Anna’s mare, Elbe, carried this baby for 374 days! She was a month overdue. At one point, weeks after the baby was due, Anna was convinced Elbe wasn’t even pregnant; only fat. She wasn’t showing any signs of being pregnant except for the “hay belly”. As it turns out, Elbe was “cooking her just long enough to be perfect.”
As Trakehner foals must be named with the first letter of the mother’s name, her name had to start with an “E”. With the help of her Trainer, Jeannette, we decided on “Expressive”, we call her Penny for short.
Here are some pictures of her.