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  • Here we go!

    I just came back from hooking the foal cam up. We are live on the net! You may have to refresh the home page on my site to get the new link to the foal cam to come up, but there are links on the left side of the home page and also on the bottom of most other pages.
    Some people are having problems connecting. If that happens to you click the MareStare.com link on the top of the foal cam and go to their cam viewing problems section. I figure if I can see it on three computers then there isn't a problem with the setup on this end. The link to my site is in my signature or you can link it through the marestare.com site, go to live cams then click on the M's and scroll down until you find McDowell racing stables.
    Here we go!
    McDowell Racing Stables

    Home Away From Home

  • #2
    It works!

    I'm so excited for you! Fingers crossed for smooth foaling.

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    • #3
      How fun! I've got it bookmarked, good luck! I still have 60 days to go I hope...
      We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
      www.dleestudio.com

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      • #4
        How cool. Thanks for sharing. Who are we watching?

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          #5
          Her name is Quite an Evening, but I call her Jess. She is my pride and joy. She was my first foal so this foal is part of my second generation. She is 316 days today, due on Feb. 23rd but delivered her first foal at 351 days which would be March 3rd. We could be in for a long wait. The bad news is I have only had the cam online a few hours and already had to drive the 15 miles back to the barn to dial up aol again. I hope that isn't indicative of it's reliability otherwise I will be spending a lot of time in the tack room.
          McDowell Racing Stables

          Home Away From Home

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          • #6
            There was something really weird about watching Jess pee from my own home

            Sounds like the technical difficulty is with the internet provider, no?

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              #7
              Originally posted by miss_critic View Post
              There was something really weird about watching Jess pee from my own home

              Sounds like the technical difficulty is with the internet provider, no?
              It could be, I don't know. I had to use dial up at the barn so I think that could be part of the problem right there. I don't know if some IPs are more reliable than others with dial up or not.
              McDowell Racing Stables

              Home Away From Home

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                #8
                Well I went out to the barn last night and dialed it back up to the internet and it has been online ever since. Hope it stays that way. I am about to leave to go to the doctor, I have the cold from hell I think but want to make sure that is all it is. I am glad I had this to watch in my nice warm house instead of having to head to the barn. I will go check on her later tonight to do her milk check and clean her stall again. The barn does it once and I do it once because she is not only eating for two but pooping for two as well.
                McDowell Racing Stables

                Home Away From Home

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                • #9
                  Ugh...I've been trying for 2 days to get your cam up, Laurie.....haven't been able to connect once!
                  I hope your appointment went alright and that you're feeling better
                  "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique

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                    #10
                    I have the computer in my house at the moment, so don't even bother trying to connect. Marestare was going to remote into the computer to make sure all the settings were right but we couldn't get the remote software to load over dial up so I brought it home. So far we haven't had much luck getting it to load over the cable either but at least the failures were faster! I think I finally got the software working late last night, now I am waiting for marestare to get back to me and see if I was successful.
                    If worst comes to worst, I may just teach everyone at the barn how to dial it back up again. Between all of us there is someone there most of the time, just not overnight. Last one out the door make sure the stupid computer is on!
                    McDowell Racing Stables

                    Home Away From Home

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                    • #11
                      If Jess wants to hold out until 353 days, she can have a birthday foal for me.

                      However, I certainly don't wish all that waiting upon YOU.

                      I hope you can get all the kinks worked out. I'd love to see Jess when she finally pops.
                      Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

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                      • #12
                        So if I'm understanding you correctly, we won't be able to connect right now, correct?

                        I tried to get it up but it says that it can't connect to a live sourse... so I just want to make sure it's not my computer!

                        Do let us know when you've got it back up and running again!
                        "People ask me 'will I remember them if I make it'. I ask them 'will you remember me if I don't?'"

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                          #13
                          Ok, its back up. I don't know if we fixed the problem or not but for now its working. I am on the verge of a breakdown over this whole mess but that's another topic!
                          McDowell Racing Stables

                          Home Away From Home

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                          • #14
                            Yay, I got it up!!!

                            Thanks, Laurie
                            "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique

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                            • #15
                              Oh that is so cool! I love just watching her walk around and stick her head out of the stall! Very cool!
                              CRAYOLA Posse: PLUM

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                              • #16
                                Yay! Got it up and running now!
                                "People ask me 'will I remember them if I make it'. I ask them 'will you remember me if I don't?'"

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                                  #17
                                  So I guess I can go to bed and you guys can call me and wake me up in a few weeks when she goes into labor huh?!
                                  McDowell Racing Stables

                                  Home Away From Home

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                                  • #18
                                    Sure we will give you a call
                                    I think I will just keep her up on my computer at work and click on the link during the day...there is something very relaxing about watching her.
                                    CRAYOLA Posse: PLUM

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                                    • #19
                                      I love the idea of this --many watchful eyes-- but OTOH I'd be worried about getting a constant stream of phone calls every time the mare lies down! Looks at her side! Lifts her tail! Just looks different today!

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Barnfairy View Post
                                        I love the idea of this --many watchful eyes-- but OTOH I'd be worried about getting a constant stream of phone calls every time the mare lies down! Looks at her side! Lifts her tail! Just looks different today!
                                        I did think about that, its kind of scary having your phone number right out in the open like that. This day and age anyone can find anything the want though so all I did was save them a little time. I was thinking maybe I need to have them add guidelines to determining what labor looks like. I am waiting for someone to complain that she never has any water. Somehow the cam shoots right through the water to the bottom of the bucket making it appear empty. A couple of times I swished my hand in the water to demonstrate that there was water in it and then I realized that I was an idiot and stopped!
                                        McDowell Racing Stables

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