Just kidding. But it can mean foaling by flashlight. When Central Kentucky loses electrical power (some 525,000 of us are without electricity) the horse farms face unique challenges.
I baked potatoes in the coals of a fire Wednesday night and had to leave home to find Internet service Thursday. That was after digging out the car. Meantime, those horse farms in my neighborhood with mares scheduled to foal have been bringing babies into the world under whatever alternative lighting they can muster up.
Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm manager Joe Ramsey told the Herald-Leader: “I do have several mares close to foaling and, by golly, if we’ve got to use a flashlight, we just do.”
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