We are having a day that may have rain in the late afternoon. Our goats are our for as long as the weather holds out.
I love just sitting quietly watching my goats.
Pumpkin and her daughters Violet and Willow were enjoying some tender moments.
It’s raining here at Gullringstorp. Our goats are indoors because they don’t like the rain.
Our goats get a nice dinner of apples and carrots tonight. This is in addition to their fresh hay and grain.
Our newest member of our Gullringstorp family, Boris is doing just fine.
He seems to be enjoying his new home. He watches the cats and our little Max through the plexy glass on his enclosure. He can be found on every shelf and resting area provided him. He has finally found his heated shelf and seems to enjoy it. He hasn’t started to eat yet but I offer him a nice bowl of delicious chopped veggies: kale, carrots, zucchini and apple. If the plate is untouched in the evening, it goes into the chicken’s bowl. He will soon start eating. He’s still adjusting.
I am so glad he is here with us at Gullringstorp!
We have Boris home with us at Gullringstorp !!!!
He has a lot to become adjusted to. Is say it will be sensory overload for a while. New enclosure, new sights and sounds and new family.
We will give Boris all the time he needs to feel at home at Gullringstorp.
Boris came from a very loving home but his owner was unable to spend the time needed with him. He wanted him to be in a home where he could get lots of consistent attention.
As we left, I have Boris’ dad a big hug. Even though he made this very responsible decision, I know it was difficult to say goodbye. I promised to keep him updated and send photos of Boris regularly.
Feels really good to finally have Boris here with us .
This is a first meal at Gullringstorp. Greens, shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, chopped apples
These are items that we brought from his prior home: a humidifier, food dish , heating cord and a netting to climb up on and his bath tub to swim in and potty in. I hope his familiar items help Boris have a smooth transition to his new home.
Welcome to Gullringstorp Boris!
I lost my beloved iguana, Little Lady 4 months ago.
It was a very painful and private loss. She was a rescue that I got in USA as an adult. She lived with me nearly 15 years making her 30 when she passed. She was the love of my life with sweet eyes and gentle personality. She loved her family if cats and a dog and enjoyed every room of our home. She even had a summer house where she could enjoy our warm summer months outdoors.
I will always miss her and wish she was still in our family. There’s a major hole in the fabric that makes up our family here at Gullringstorp.
We are ready now to mend that hole. We have been in contact with an iguana owner who needs a home for his 8 year old male. He is in need of more consistent attention which he is unable to provide at this time.
After numerous emails back and forth for a month, we are satisfied that he will be happy with us.
Tomorrow morning we make the long drive to meet the newest member of our Gullringstorp family, Boris.
I apologize for not sharing our loss before, it was just too painful.
We have been so busy with last minute preparations for Boris. We will welcome him to Gullringstorp tomorrow.
He will have the two shelves to stretch out on as did Little Lady. We added a much more substantial branch. Leif cut it to fit the enclosure and wrapped around a cork log at the bottom making it easier to climb up.
He willing have 2 water containers on the lower shelf. He has a towel pillow.
Boris is used to a closed enclosure with a humidifier. To make our existing enclosure just right for Boris, we have covered the open mesh with plexy glass so the correct level of humidity remains inside as he is accustomed to.
The top has a hard surface to hold the humidifier also a space was cut out so the various important lamps can do their work. Two heat lamps, a UV lamp and a lamp on a timer.
We will place his pool at the bottom for him to go potty in. Although I bought him a new food dish, we may use the one he is used to.
We hope we have done all we can to help make his transition to his new home, as smooth as possible.
We are using the same carrier that Little Lady traveled to Sweden in so many years ago.
Max and Pip one of our cats, just had to check out the enclosure.
Everyone here has missed Little Lady and are so excited with all the activity of the day.
We will all welcome Boris tomorrow.
What a wonderful weekend Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap had at Hejtorp Gårdsmejeri. Östgötadagarna are two days that the products of local farms and handicrafts are presented and celebrated in Östergotland, Sweden.
This beautiful farm was open to the public for two days of fun, nature and education. Hejtorp Gårdsmejeri is known for it wonderful handmade cheeses that can be purchased in their farm shop. Many well known restaurants in Stockholm have purchased these delicious cheeses. Hejtorp cheeses are used by many chefs in the Stockholm area, including chefs that have cooked for the Nobel dinner in Stockholm. It would be so special to have Hejtorp cheeses featured at the Nobel dinner. You never know what the future may hold. Fingers crossed-
I was very delighted to be invited to present and sell my Eco-Friendly Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap at this lovely event. As we arrived early Saturday morning we were informed as to where to set up our tables. What a delightful location; between a lovely garden center selling farm fresh veggies and beautiful blooms and plants on one side and our favorite animal besides goats, alpaca. We watched as they unloaded them from the trailer and placed them in their pen for the weekend. They were wonderful neighbors, both to look at and listen to as the hummed the days away.
Collies at Hejtorp help round up the sheep and goats on the vast acreage on the farm. We were given a wonderful display of just how hard these dogs work and perform for the farm.
The Garden Center next to us provided wonderful farm fresh produce and we went home with a basket of fresh strawberries and freshly salted cucumbers. Yummy!
There was delicious food provided by a well known meat company (sorry don’t have the name) and there was food also provided by Hejtorp Gårdsmejeri. All was delicious and the visitors enjoyed their meals at tables that were provided for them.
There was a beautiful vintage tractor on display as well as a fantastic engine that was from 1940’s USA.
And of course there was Eco-Friendly Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap. It was wonderful to introduce my product to new people and I was so happy to see so many Environmentally aware customers. Our dog Max was with us as usual as an ambassador for our Li’l Sis Pet Goat Milk Soap. He greeted guests with his little happy face. Our customers left our tables with a lovely bar of Eco-Friendly goat milk soap and a smile. It was a successful weekend for Li’l Sis with customer sales and client sales. Kristina, the owner of Hejtorp Gårdsmejeri placed another order for her farm shop.
We met so many nice and interesting people through our many conversations. I heard so many stories, of romance, of machinery and of livestock. I will share one with you:
A lady who had chickens told me a delightful story about her chickens. She also had Kinda hens as I do and as were on display at the farm. One day she saw one hen gathering all the other hens and they seemed to have some kind of discussion. There was much chatter and clucking. Then she decided to take a walk and all the other hen followed in line behind her. She led them all to her newly laid egg. There they all circled the egg and just looked at it. What a proud mother she was !
It was a wonderful weekend!
Breakfast with all the staff and vendors on Sunday. We all watched as the steers were unloaded.
Little Joe gets a pal.
Thank you Kristina for inviting Eco-Friendly Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap to participate this year at your annual Östgötadagarna. It was an absolute joy!
Our ladies enjoyed the new fresh grass in the enclosure extension.
I had company as I did my morning chores in the stable.
Max and his rooster, Sylvester.
A rainy day here at Gullringstorp. Everyone stays in today. I’m always sorry when they must stay in but it was raining earlier.
Humm the sun us out but the sky and reports call for more rain.
No matter, as long as there is hay on hand, all us well.
Happy Cat Day from Gullringstorp !
Thank you Juliet!