A week ago Eldvaka got her last bottle of milk – an event we celebrated with a bottle of a very special Bulgarian wine we bought in Sofia some months ago. She is now a strong, happy and energetic filly roaming around. While slightly exhausted, we are proud of the outcome of our 5 and a half months bottle feeding exercises.
In the beginning, which happened to be in the middle of a very rainy winter, we had to run with the bottle every second hour 24/7. We have gradually been reducing her milk until last week when Eldvaka – of course to her annoyance – finally got the last bottle. She is now growing on the rich spring grass and building muscels by playing with the other fillies on one of the hilly paddocks.