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Preparing for Winter at Gullringstorp!


Lots of preparations here at Gullringstorp. Many things need to be done before the snows come again .

Our tractor which is so important during winter time, must be carefully cared for. This machine will move and clear vast amounts of snow making it possible for us to drive in and our of Gullringstorp.
Once the snow had been shoveled, it has to be moved to make room for more. The tractor easily moves mountains of snow into an area not used during winter, the goat enclosure.
If and when we have a nice clear day during winter, the goats can go our and they have mountains of snow to climb on.

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Happy Birthday Afternoon in the Swedish Countryside


This afternoon,we attended a beautiful Birthday celebration lunch with one of our neighbors. The Swedish flag always is flown when there is a birthday. You can see the flag at the home of the birthday lady.

We had a lovely time meeting neighbors and new people. There was a lovely set table of delicious dishes to be enjoyed. We were fortunate to have two very kind people join us at our table.

It was a time to not only meet new people, but to get any local information of local events.

It was a beautiful afternoon spent in wonderful company and delicious

Thank you to our hosts and
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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Good Morning from Gullringstorp!


As Max and I walked around Gullringstorp on this cold, windy, wet morning, something caught my eye, more than once.

It looked like Gullringstorp was laden with the finest jewels in the night.

The tiny drops of water, dew and moisture, created such gems everywhere I looked.

Max and Harry kept a firm grip on their fish. Harry always looks worried as they watch over the pond. They shine with the morning dew.

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Morning With Boris


It’s taken some time to be able to know Boris’ potty habits. It took Boris nearly a month to start eating after arriving at Gullringstorp.

I knew he used his potty pool at the bottom of his enclosure. Now with regular meals being digested, I know when he uses his potty.

I clean his potty every morning after I give him his breakfast.
He does his business in the late evening.

Why is this so important to know?
Because now I can comfortable clean his pool and replace the water with hot water.
I know he won’t go in that pool till evening so there is no risk of him getting burned.
The hot water will add to the humidity that is much needed in his enclosure. It’s important along with the level of heat for his digestion and for his skin.

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A Wet Gullringstorp !


After a rainy night and morning, being outside is not an option for our girls. Our more rugged boys are out, no problem.
It will be a quiet day in the stable.

Peanut and her mother have the right idea. They feel it’s a stay in bed kind of day.

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Boris’ New Food


In addition to his bowl of greens and fruit, Boris enjoys dry iguana food also.

I had ordered several containers from the UK for Little Lady just before she passed over the Rainbow Bridge.
Boris had never eaten dry food so I was surprised and pleased when he started eating and enjoying it.
This of course, is in addition to fresh veggies and fruits.
This food is Fruit and Flowers Iguana Dry Food.

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Breakfast at Gullringstorp


A rainy day keeps our goats inside today. Real rain, not just mist.
While my husband took the stable this morning, I prepared breakfast for everyone else.
Fish, cats, Max and Boris.

We recently bought a couple of mixed greens bags for him.
Arugula
Dandelion leaves
Endive
Kale
Spinach
Watercress
I add shredded carrots
Diced zucchini
Bean Sprouts
This is the basis of his breakfast. He gets succulent fruits as an addition.

Today:
Diced pears
Diced papaya

Enjoy Boris!

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Jack-o-Lantern


Good morning from Gullringstorp!

Someone slept with Mr. Jack-o- Lantern last night.
Silly Boris.

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Good Evening from Gullringstorp!


I went out to prepare boxes and found Tweety all by herself in the stable. I scooped her up and snuggled her to my breast. I pulled my stable coat around her. She seemed so happy with her tiny head peaking out watching as I went from box to box. I had music in my pocket so she was getting dancing and some singing. She seemed so happy. I looked down and she had snuggled down even deeper into the cozy spot in my coat.

I placed her in her favorite hay rack in Pumpkin’s box and brought the goats in.
Once everyone was in, I scooped her up again and Tweety joined her pals in the hen house.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Boris


Boris has no costume this first year at Gullringstorp, but he wants to wish everyone a SPOOKY and HAPPY HALLOWEEN !

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