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Easter Weekend at Gullringstorp


It was a beautiful , bright ,, cold morning. It had snowed all night long and the snow was gleaming in the morning sun. In some places you could see the snow melting away under the strong Swedish sun. In other places, the snow is there for a while longer. It was quite cold this morning at -4 degrees,  but the sun was determined to shine. That made everything sparkle, here at Gullringstorp…

The junipers right outside our front door were laden with great heaps of snow

The juniper bushes right outside our front door were laden with great heaps of snow

It really is a beautiful sight in the morning sun. Max is enjoying eating snow

The snow really is a beautiful sight in the morning sun. Max is enjoying eating snow

Looks like whipped cream, doesn't it?

Looks like whipped cream, doesn't it?

There under all this snow are my newly potted pansies! Oh dear! I guess we planted too soon

There under all this snow are my newly potted pansies! Oh dear! I guess we planted too soon

Our pond had a thin layer of ice yesterday, but during the cold night it got a real thick layer of ice on top. Poor fish! My daughter calls them popsicle fish when they are under a covering during the Winter, but here they are now during the Spring

Our pond had a thin layer of ice yesterday, but during the cold night it got a real thick layer of ice on top. Poor fish! My daughter calls them popsicle fish when they are under a covering during the Winter, but here they are now during the Spring

During the Winter months we can see tracks from everything from bull moose, to deer, to hares to different birds to cats. This is a cat

During the Winter months we can see tracks from everything from bull moose, to deer, to hares to different birds to cats. These are cat tracks

This is the same enclosure our goats were playing in , just a few days ago. i would have them out today if it were a bit warmer and the sun was shinning in their enclosure. Too much cold wind today, too bad.

This is the same enclosure our goats were playing in , just a few days ago. We would have them out today if it were a bit warmer and the sun was shinning in their enclosure. Too much cold wind today, too bad.

Our silly hens and roosters were out in the pre snow rain the other day and soaked to the bone! My husband closed their front door and side door so they could not come out and freeze in the snow. They are warm and dry inside with the heater on. Happy hens and roosters!

Our silly hens and roosters were out in the pre snow rain the other day and soaked to the bone! My husband closed their front door and side door so they could not come out and freeze in the snow. They are warm and dry inside their home with the heater on. They have everything they could possibly need, inside. Happy hens and roosters!

If you look real close you can see tiny green sprouts on this lilac hedge. Everyone here thinks it's Spring but the weather!

If you look real close you can see tiny green sprouts on this lilac hedge. Everyone here thinks it's Spring, except the weather!

Meanwhile, in the warm stable Milk Stand conditioning continues with more emphasis on tummy touching to prepare the ladies for milking. Alika is great, so far.

Meanwhile, in the warm stable Milk Stand conditioning continues with more emphasis on tummy touching to prepare the ladies for milking. Alika is great, so far. I love to rub her sides and kiss her baby bump.

 

We will have to enjoy and accept the Winter conditions and know that eventually, the sun will shine on green grass and full hedges and apples, and cherries and lilacs , once again. It always does …

 

 

3 responses

  1. shianwrites

    Oh no, you guys had snow. I’m glad they are warm.

    April 7, 2012 at 15:12

    • Hej Shainwrites !
      Yes Snow!!! Oh well, it’s Swedish Spring! All my goats are warm as well as our hens & roosters.

      April 7, 2012 at 16:03

  2. Such pretty snow…

    April 8, 2012 at 03:07

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