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Hilda and the Rest of the Goats at Gullringstorp


I am happy to report that the change in Hilda’s box has really made a difference! She is closer to her babies and  therefore able to get their scent and the same for the babies. We have seen her sleeping closer to her babies and really attending to them as needed.

Hilda is exhibiting really nice parenting skills now

Hilda is exhibiting really nice parenting skills now

This is what it’s all about. Closeness and bonding.  There is a lot of chatter between them now,  which up until now,  was absent.  The babies seem much happier and are now playing with Hilda’s ears and trying to jump up on her.  This all we wanted to see.  I just hope it continues.

Let’s see what has been happening with the other goats at Gullringstorp:

The bachelorette box

The bachelorette box

Keriana and Alika have been moved to their own box next to the bucks. They used to live one with Frida and one with Hilda. Keriana took the separation much harder than Alika, but she has finally settled down.

Alika looking out from hr new home

Alika looking out from hr new home

Keriana, not the happiest  goat at this moment

Keriana, not the happiest goat at this moment

The boys next door, Balder and Flynn

The boys next door, Balder and Flynn

They are not very big bucks. Balder is a Pygmy goat and is nearly full grown, Flynn is a Nigerian Dwarf goat  that is nearly 2 years old who just never seemed to grow up.

Baby Boy loves to rest in one of the old horse feeders

Baby Boy loves to rest in one of the old horse feeders

Baby  Boy is doing very well and we have had no more problems with him and the grass! We are happy about that. Our little Baby Boy is only 5 months old but his “bucky” ways are very evident. He can no longer be brought back in from the enclosure with all the girls. He has tried to mate with Keriana who is 4 times his size.

Balder and Baby Boy

Balder and Baby Boy

Pumpkin enjoying a bit of sun

Pumpkin enjoying a bit of sun

Pumpkin is not due until the first part of September, but we are keeping a close eye on her for any changes, just in case.

Pumpkin enjoying a branch

Pumpkin enjoying a branch

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Pumpkin's baby bump is getting bigger every day

Pumpkin's baby bump is getting bigger every day

Chiyoko

Chiyoko

Chiyoko and her sister Nakoa

Chiyoko and her sister Nakoa

Nanna resting in the shade

Nanna resting in the shade

Nanna is a Pygmy goat, she is tinier and has a flatter face than the Nigerian Dwarfs.

Nanna is a Pygmy goat, she is tinier and has a flatter face than the Nigerian Dwarfs.

Keriana rubbing her side. Her winter chasmere still has not been shed

Keriana rubbing her side. Her winter cashmere still has not been shed

Keriana

Keriana ( she looks a lot like her mother, Frida!)

Balder

Balder

Balder in the boy's enclosure

Balder in the boy's enclosure

Balder and his branch

Balder and his branch

Baby Boy and Balder

Baby Boy and Balder

Keriana, Alika and the three little ones, Chiyoko, Nakoa and Nanna

Keriana, Alika, Pumpkin and the three little ones, Chiyoko, Nakoa and Nanna

Every one is doing fine here at Gullringstorp. We are waiting now for Pumpkin to be ready to deliver her baby or babies. This will be Pumpkin’s first delivery.

Welcome back for updates on Hilda and Frida and their babies and Pumpkin’s progress.

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