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Baby Boy’s Return to the Enclosure With the Rest of the Herd


We had quite a scare with little Baby Boy on July 19th. He came around on the 20th and has made a steady climb back to good health. This is a little cutie you just don’t want to see not feeling well. What a sad little fellow he was. Yesterday, July 26th was his first day out in the enclosure. The vet recommended some days off fresh grass, grains and just have hay and straw. Boy it really felt good to let him and his buddies out to play! Their enclosure had been reinforced and a door put up to keep them in and the girls out.

Baby Boy with his pal Balder

Baby Boy with his pal Balder

Baby Boy almost lost in the flowers

Baby Boy almost lost in the flowers

My two little boys, Balder and Baby Boy

My two little boys, Balder and Baby Boy

My husband put a door on the fencing to help secure the enclosure. There is chicken wire around the entire enclosure. This would keep the live electric wires on the inside to deter the boys and the girls could not try to climb through the electric ropes. The entrance was a problem. A door was the solution. So far it’s working!

New door for the boy's enclosure

New door for the boy's enclosure

The boys really enjoyed their day out in the enclosure and so did the baby girls and the others, including our mothers to be.

Sweet little Nanna

Sweet little Nanna

Nanna has claimed this bench for herself

Nanna has claimed this bench for herself

Chiyoko and Nakoa like to be together

Chiyoko and Nakoa like to be together

Balder enjoying fresh hay, tastes better outside!

Balder enjoying fresh hay, tastes better outside!

Sleepy Nanna’s three steps to a nap:

Step #1

Step #1

Step #2

Step #2

Step #3 Nap time!

Step #3 Nap time!

Nanna was not the only one enjoying the day and taking a nap:

Baby Boy resting and more important, CHEWING! All systems working!

Baby Boy resting and more important, CHEWING! All systems working!

My expectant mothers are all a bit tired in the July heat. They rest as often as they can and they are a bit grumpy. they get really grumpy when new branches are brought into the enclosure or when we give another attention and not them.

Pumpkin taking a rest

Pumpkin taking a rest

Pumpkin laying near the mineral licking stone

Pumpkin laying near the mineral licking stone

Frida is getting a bit grumpy with her daughter Keriana. Frida would like to rest alone at times and poor Keriana is having a hard time with this. Frida eventually gets her space and Keriana must find a different place to rest.

Keriana licks the mineral stone before trying to settle down as usual, next to her mother

Keriana licks the mineral stone before trying to settle down as usual, next to her mother

Keriana, ready to lay down

Keriana, ready to lay down

Frida made it real clear that this was HER spot and she had no intentions of sharing

Frida made it real clear that this was HER spot and she had no intentions of sharing

Hilda has found her peaceful place to rest

Hilda has found her peaceful place to rest

With the mothers-to-be resting , alone, my yearlings Keriana and Alika had to make new arrangements for themselves:

Alika and Keriana sharing a tender moment. So nice to see since Keriana had a difficult time accepting Alika into the herd

Alika and Keriana sharing a tender moment. So nice to see since Keriana had a difficult time accepting Alika into the herd.

After rest time, everyone heads out to enjoy the enclosure and all the yummy grass and flowers:

The boys head out to enjoy their enclosure.

The boys head out to enjoy their enclosure.

The Baby Girls enjoy the grass and flowers

The Baby Girls enjoy the grass and flowers

Chiyoko and Nakoa find yummy grass alongside the boy's enclosure.

Chiyoko and Nakoa find yummy grass along side the boy's enclosure.

As Chiyoko and Nakoa eat, Nanna tries to get the boy's attention. What a little flirt!

As Chiyoko and Nakoa eat, Nanna tries to get the boy's attention. What a little flirt!

Nanna looks really close to that fence, but believe me, she has respect for it's unpleasant  jolt.

Nanna looks really close to that fence, but believe me, she has respect for its unpleasant jolt.

Hilda heads out to the grass and flowers, showing her beautiful udder. She is due mid August.

Hilda heads out to the grass and flowers, showing her beautiful udder. She is due mid August.

Frida and the others out in the far end of the enclosure, followed by my trusty herd dog Max

Frida and Keriana out in the far end of the enclosure, followed by my trusty herd dog Max.

My ladies out in the enclosure

My ladies out in the enclosure

One of the climbing items in the enclosure was damaged by the goats so it needed some repair work. Finding things for goats to climb on safely is not so easy. We don’t have a natural rocky area for our herd so we have to bring things in for them. My husband began working and our Pumpkin who has a crush on my husband, was right there to check it all out:

My husband heading toward his repair project

My husband heading toward his repair project

Pumpkin has to inspect everything.

Pumpkin has to inspect everything.

Pumpkin has to be up close and inspect the repair job

Pumpkin has to be up close and inspect the repair job

Pumpkin making sure it's done right!

Pumpkin making sure it's done right!

The Baby Girls just had to come and inspect the newly repaired stand.

The Baby Girls just had to come and inspect the newly repaired stand.

I can’t say I wasn’t nervous with Baby Boy out eating grass after his problem, because I was. It was a long night as we kept checking on him in the box, only to find him happy and chewing his grass all over again! Best thing we could ever see! He was kept inside today just to give his rumen time to settle with all the grass he ate yesterday.

My expectant mothers are doing very well and seem happy and comfortable. Frida will be the first to deliver in the beginning of August. She is large, has a bit of trouble walking and lowering herself to rest but there are no real problems.

Welcome back for more from Gullringstorp!

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