So give a big welcome to our new pony. Her name is Francine Chaos - daughter of Brigid Anarchy (called Anny by everyone but me, I call her Brigid), and she will be known as Franny.
Franny, still damp but doing well.
We did everything wrong because we were operating on the information given us. We weren't expecting a new baby until well into February or March. Early January was a bit of a surprise. We would never have planned to have a baby in January. In nature herbivores have their young close to the summer solstice. That's when survival is best. God or a million years of evolution has decreed that this works best. Having a baby in January, with no grass, 25 deg temps for a high, and snow and ice on the ground don't support survival. WE will make sure Franny has what she needs, but we will NEVER promote this kind of animal "management".