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New Fall Changes and Additions to Gullringstorp


The fall has brought about several new changes at Gullringstorp. We had plans to add three more Pygmy doelings to our herd. It was a sad occasion to lose our Little Miracle not only because we happy he was born to our herd, but with him and the new doelings we planning to add, we would have had the 20 I was aiming for.

We decided that Nanna, Chiyoko and Nakoa were to be moved to the center box on the other side of the stable and Alika and Keriana were to leave the center box for a larger box at the end. This would have all our boys and junior does on the same side of the stable separated by the center door. That would leave all the new mothers and their babies and any new additions on the same side. This was working out just fine.

With the move, Alika, Keriana, Nanna, Chiyoko and Nakoa have settled in quite comfortably in their new boxes. Each box of does are on either side of the boys, which causes quite a bit of conversation and “bucky” antics.

Alika and Keriana in their new box

Alika and Keriana in their new box

Baby Boy

Baby Boy looks to see who just moved in, next door. Just look at those stubby little legs! He is standing in a hay rack, by the way. He is so cute!

Nanna, Chiyoko and Nakoa in their new box.It has the added fun of a ledge to walk on!

Nanna, Chiyoko and Nakoa in their new box. It has the added fun of a ledge to walk on!

With everyone settled in their new boxes, it was time to clean out the first box. This first box, somehow has become the box for all new goats being added to our herd. There was a lot to do to prepare the box.

In the first step, all the old straw and hay has to be cleaned out.  That’s a big job. Then it is left to dry before the lime is sprinkled on the floor. Here you can see the lime on the box floor.

First stage of preparing the box

First stage of preparing the box

Stage two is laying out fresh dry straw on the floor, filling the hay rack and adding stepping stones for play.

Stage two is laying out fresh dry straw on the dry floor, filling the hay rack and adding stepping-stones for play.

We have to try and remember just how tiny these new babies will be and where to place the water and grain containers.

We have to try to remember just how tiny these new babies will be and where to place the water and grain containers.

We always have to adjust the height of the water and grain containers because although we know these will be small doelings, we always forget how short their tiny legs are.  No problem, it gets done.

Now the fun part going to our Pygmy breeder and collecting our new babies!

Kristina and some of  her Pygmy goats. Our new babies are in the first section in the barn.

Kristina and some of her Pygmy goats. Our new babies are in the first section in the barn. The little doeling she is greeting is Iris.

There are the other two babies we are getting

There are the other two babies we are getting

Here are two of our new babies making the trip to gullringstorp in the famous red bucket. It has carried many a new baby home to us.

Here are two of our new babies making the trip to Gullringstorp in the famous red bucket. It has carried many a new baby home to us.

To help you understand just how tiny these two are, this red bucket was my husband’s baby bath as a baby. This bath was made for one human baby and here we have two tiny goat babies snuggled up together.

Kind of hard to see, but this is little Iris in the pet carrier.

Kind of hard to see, but this is little Iris in the pet carrier

As we drove the hour home, I studied these babies and their faces. Iris was actually named while at Kristina’s home. She left with someone who bought her mother. Since she was still in need of mother’s milk, she moved with the mother’s new family until she was ready to come to us. Since we were also getting two additional doelings, we opted to have Iris come back to Kristina’s home and get to know the other two babies.

We already had Poppy, Pansy and Rose and Iris was already named and knew her name so I thought why not stay with flower or plant names. The tiniest of the sisters I named Ivy and her sister has a pink spot on her black nose and black lip that reminded me of a pink petal.  A pink petal from a pink Petunia.

So welcome Iris, Ivy and Petunia to Gullringstorp!

Our two tiny sisters, being hand carried into their box in their new home

Our two tiny sisters, being hand carried into their box in their new home

The tiny sisters look around and prepare to jump out and explore

The tiny sisters look around and prepare to jump out and explore

Iris is released from the pet carrier .

Iris is released from the pet carrier

Iris, Petunia and the tiniest one,l Ivy

Iris, Petunia and the tiniest one, Ivy

Petunia

Petunia

Tiny Ivy on the right of her sister Petunia

Tiny Ivy on the right of her sister Petunia

Iris

Iris

Ivy and Petunia found the blocks and in no time were jumping up on them

Ivy and Petunia found the blocks and in no time were jumping up on them

Ivy and Petunia thought it was bedtime, but not Iris

Ivy and Petunia were deciding where to sleep, but not Iris

Finally, Iris decides to join Ivy and Petunia and go to bed

Finally, Iris decides to join Ivy and Petunia and go to bed

It was a big day for three tiny doelings. So off to sleep they went. Sleep tight little ones.

Welcome back to see how Iris, Ivy and Petunia are doing in their new home Gullringstorp!


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