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Updates from Gullringstorp !


Everyone is doing exceptionally well. I am proud to report, all the mothers and babies are well and happy!! We have had a busy time around Gullringstorp preparing for the coming winter. There is always much to be done. Keeping the lawns low, preparing the pond and the fish and the pumps for the cold weather that’s on its way. My husband is  very busy keeping up with all that  needs attention. We will have to start the heat in the chicken house and maybe even start the heat in the stable for the goats. The temperatures have dropped considerably over this past week and Winter is in the air. Our Spring and Summer are all too short as is our Autumn. They all seem to blend together, if you are not watching.

I can see some of the leaves on the trees around the property starting to change color. I know that all in one day,  they will become the most beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red. Then,  as if in a blink of the eye, they will be gone and all the hedges, trees and some bushes will be without leaves.

The wild geese and other birds who need to leave are on their way, already. The cold snap in the air is just what they need to pack up and head for warmer climates.

My little herd is being prepared for the winter. We have stockpiled tons of straw to keep their boxes warm and cozy through the winter months. Hopefully they will all start to grow a thick coat of fur for added warmth. Don’t ask why, by my young lady Pumpkin always chooses this time of year to decide to shed. She really gives me a big job to  try to understand what is happening to her. I run like a rabbit around the stable checking everyone’s fur and give everyone a Flusa treatment  (against mites). Then it hits me, this is just Pumpkin. If she continues to loose fur, she will just get her jacket to wear again. It would be easier if all this came back to mind when I first see her dropping fur on her back. I guess, I am just meant to go into a tizzy for a bit and then realize who I am dealing with. Gets the heart pumping and all systems going.  Thank you Pumpkin.

Just a quick season update. Now to the goats:

Even in the crisp cold windy days, all the goats enjoy outdoor activities.

Even in the crisp, cold, windy days, all the goats enjoy outdoor activities.

Chiyoko, Nakoa and Keriana

Chiyoko, Nakoa and Keriana

Look at my cute Little Nanna. She is growing , but she is a Pygmy and won't get to large.

Look at my cute Little Nanna. She is growing so quickly , but because she is a Pygmy she won't get as large as the Nigerian Dwarf goats.

Hilda with her daughter Peanut

Hilda with her daughter Peanut

Pumpkin and her daughter Rose. Since we lost Miracle, she doesn't let Rose out of her sight.

Pumpkin and her daughter Rose. Since we lost Miracle, she doesn't let Rose out of her sight.

Something has caught the herd's attention !

Something has caught the herd's attention !

There is something !

There is something !

Boy what the heck is it?

Boy, what the heck is it?

One of our neighbor's rabbits has wandered into the boy's enclosure !

One of our neighbor's rabbits has wandered into the boys' enclosure !

This little rabbit seems to have no fear of the goats.

This little rabbit seems to have no fear of the goats. The boys were a bit startled and the girls were able to get a better look at the rabbit.

The boys got a closer look.

The boys got a closer look.

Balder lost interest quickly in this furry visitor! Or maybe he thought it fell from the rafters and more would fall!

Balder quickly lost interest in this furry visitor! I am not sure but maybe he thought the bunny fell from the rafters and more would fall!

Once the excitement was over, Hilda and her little ones went on their way.

Once the excitement was over, Hilda and her little ones went on their way.

Pumpkin and Rose were over the excitement also, so off they went.

Pumpkin and Rose were over the excitement also, so off they went.

Pumpkin and Rose;  looks like some one cloned Pumpkin. Rose is a mini Pumpkin!

Pumpkin and Rose; looks like some one cloned Pumpkin. Rose is a mini Pumpkin!

Time for mommy and baby time. Hilda with her babies.

Time for some quality mommy and baby time; Hilda with her babies.

Hilda and her babies, Little Man and Peanut are really a close family

Hilda and her babies, Little Man and Peanut are really a close family

Hilda and Little Man

Hilda and Little Man

Frida with her babies, Poppy and Pansy

Frida with her babies, Poppy and Pansy

Pumpkin accommodates her daughter at milk time by lifting her leg out of the way for her

Pumpkin accommodates her daughter at milk time by lifting her leg out of the way for her

Alika enjoys "her " bench !

Alika enjoys "her " bench !

Rest time for these two little families, Hilda and Frida with their babies

Rest time for these two little families, Hilda and Frida with their babies

Later, inside the stable:

Chiyoko in the hay rack

Chiyoko in the hay rack

Nanna wanted to have fun in the hay rack too!

Nanna wanted to have fun in the hay rack too!

We gave the boys fresh hay for the night and soon Baby Boy and Balder were digging in!

We gave the boys fresh hay for the night and soon Baby Boy and Balder were digging in!

Alika and Keriana have been moved to a larger box. My big girls need the room.

Alika and Keriana have been moved to a larger box. My big girls need the room.

Welcome back for more updates from Gullringstorp!

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