Luna is going to give birth in about two weeks according to our vet. She is a maiden mare and this is her first foal. She has been on a dry fescue free paddock for over 2 months now. We are watching to see if she waxes or other signs of getting ready to birth. Right now she is just getting very large as the foal grows. She is on hay and bran with a mineral block and lots of water. She is happy and in good company with other mares.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.