I had company as I did my morning chores in the stable.
Max and his rooster, Sylvester.
Happy Cat Day from Gullringstorp !
Thank you Juliet!
I’m so excited!
I follow and have for years, a most wonderful Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee USA. They rescue elephants from circuses. After decades of living in abusive situations, these elephants now live a life of peace and freedom and love. Many have been reunited after decades of separation.
Long story short, Max joined me when I went to pick up my book that was pre ordered 2 mos ago. It was written by the Elephant Sanctuary. It’s called “Last Chain on Billie” about one elephant’s life of confinement to freedom.
Max and I drove to the post office in the rain. It’s always fun to have my little buddy with me.
We had a really rainy night and early morning. After we waited for the sun to come out and dry up the enclosure, we decided the goats should be out.
Iris and her little family are quite naughty and never run directly into the enclosure with all the rest. No, they run in 3 different directions. Leif’s solution is to bring them out last on leashes. Blossom is the best on a leash. She’s the tiny grey goat.
Once they were all settled, time to check in Tweety and Sylvester. Although we have lots of plastic sheeting to protect from wind and rain, their little home was very wet. Time for a complete clean up. Fresh straw on the bottom, hay on the cleanse shelves and a larger little hide away home. As I cleaned, I had several visitors. Once complete, Eugene my large Brahma rooster thought it was all done for him.
Once I got him out, Sylvester was very curious about his new home. Tweety soon followed and they were both so pleased, I just closed the door and let them explore and make it home.
My babies are grown now Tweety and Sylvester are full grown chicken and rooster. Wow, seems like a blink of an eye and they are grown.
Well the good thing is, this breed Swedish Kinda hens love to sit eggs. They will sit anyone’s eggs including duck eggs. They are just mommas 100%. I would love to see Tweety lay her own eggs and sit them. She’s practicing sitting. She’s so cute !
We had a wonderful day at Johanna Marknad yesterday ! We met so many nice people from Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Germany.
My new soaps were a hit: Rose Petals, Baby Goat and Pet Soap.
Several expectant mothers bought my new Baby a Goat soap made with gentle Chamomile Essential Oil and Calendula infused oil with petals added. A very mild and gentle baby soap.
My biggest thrill if the day was to have a group of teenage young ladies who were so impressed by my Eco-Friendly message in my product ! Yeah for the new generation who will care for our Environment!
I also met a local politician who was impressed with my company story and product. I’ve been asked to be a motivational speaker for the Swedish youth in yet another community .
I visited a vendor close by our table who sold the most delicious jams. Of course I needed to taste all on offer. Just out of this world! Wow! I bought 3 of the 4 varieties offered. The one I passed on was predominately Rhubarb which is not a favorite of mine. Check them out! www.henstorp.se
It was a very hot day that kept the huge crowds away but that didn’t dampen any spirits!
Thank you to all my new customers!
Yesterday we participated in a market with Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap. We were to be gone the entire day and because it was a very hot day, we decided our goats should remain indoors. Since we couldn’t be there to hose them down or refill their water buckets throughout the day, they were much better off in the stable. Our stable is wonderful, cool during the summer and warn during the winter months.
Today is just as hot as yesterday but we are home so they will have showers and fresh cold water throughout the day.
They all were very happy to be outside today. Hay in the enclosure was a special treat today. Some decided to wear their treat.
Love to see our goats so delightfully happy!