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Goat Fun From Yesterday


Our goats were left to themselves yesterday as I could see all was well. There were no fights, no old grudges to be settled, no territorial issues, just fun and relaxation. I left them knowing they would all just enjoy being outdoors. It was a day that was not exactly a clear warm Spring day. It was a threatening day with dark clouds that covered the sun and the wind kicked up a bit. We were unsure about just how long the goats could remain out.

I went out to check anthem and found it to be a lovely day in the enclosure. Luckily, I had my camera. The goats were broken up now, into their family groups, and box mate groups.  I began shooting…

Frida with her daughters:

Frida

Frida with Poppy and Pansy who were born this past August here at Gullringstorp

frida

Frida with Pansy

Frida with Pansy and Poppy, her daughters

Frida with Pansy and Poppy

Pansy with her sister Poppy

Pansy with her sister Poppy

Little Poppy rubs on t he big rock

Little Poppy rubs her side on the big rock

Poppy and Pansy enjoy the big rock with mother Frida not too far away!

Poppy and Pansy enjoy the big rock with mother Frida not too far away!

I know this may look like an embarrassing photo, but little Pansy who is 8 mos old has beautiful little teats. She is after all a dairy goat. I must look at them.

I know this may look like an embarrassing photo, but little Pansy who is 8 mos old has beautiful little teats. She is after all a dairy goat. I must look at them.

Poppy enjoys this warm rock in the sun

Poppy enjoys this warm rock in the sun

Pansy and Poppy relax together with mamma Frida just on the other side of the rock

Pansy and Poppy relax together with mamma Frida just on the other side of the rock

Sisters

Sisters

As the girls grow up, Pansy and Poppy want a bit more independence from Mommy. But as you can see Frida is never very far away, she is just on the other side of the rock.

As the girls grow up, Pansy and Poppy want a bit more independence from Mommy. But as you can see Frida is never very far away, she is just on the other side of the rock.

Frida checks on her daughters ! What a good mother !

Frida checks on her daughters ! What a good mother !

 

 

Hilda and her daughter Peanut :

Hilda and Peanut

Hilda and Peanut

Peanut playing with mommy

Peanut playing with her mommy

Happy goats

Happy goats

Hilda

Hilda relaxes with her daughter

 

Hilda

Hilda

Look at that silly Peanut

Look at that silly Peanut

I just love to watch the intimate connections between mother and baby

I just love to watch the intimate connections between mother and baby

Beautiful...

Beautiful...

A tender moment shared by mother and daughter...

A tender moment shared by mother and daughter...

 

 

Nanna :

 Nanna relaxing in the sun

Nanna relaxing in the sun

Nanna going down. A bit difficult with her baby bump and all, but once down it's time to relax !

Nanna going down. A bit difficult with her baby bump and all, but once down it's time to relax !

Nanna

Nanna

Nanna didn't fall over, she is just about to stretch out on the warm ground

Nanna didn't fall over, she is just about to stretch out on the warm ground

And she's down !

And she's down ! That must feel really nice !

Someone looks sleepy

Someone looks sleepy

Little sleepy Nanna

Little sleepy Nanna

And she's out for the count !

And she's out for the count !

Looks like Nanna is asleep

Looks like Nanna is asleep

Nanna is definitely , asleep

Nanna is definitely , asleep

 

 

Our three Musketeers; Iris Ivy and Petunia (our three little Pygmy does who share a box) :

Here they are, Iris, Petunia and Ivy

Here they are, Iris, Petunia and Ivy

This is Petunia. She was so tiny when she first came to Gullringstorp

This is Petunia. She was so tiny when she first came to Gullringstorp

Here's Iris, the leader of this little band of imps !

Here's Iris, the leader of this little band of imps !

Hej Petunia !

Hej Petunia !

This Ivy, she was our shy baby who is now finally eating from our hand. We like physical contact with all of our goats

This Ivy, she was our shy baby who is now finally eating from our hand. We like physical contact with all of our goats

Iris enjoying some fresh hay

Iris enjoying some fresh hay

Hej Ivy !

Hej Ivy !

Petunia one of our Pygmy does

Petunia one of our Pygmy does

Ivy on one side and Petunia on the other

Ivy on one side and Petunia on the other

 

 

Alika and Keriana, both of whom are pregnant:

Alika  lives with Keriana . they are both pregnant

Alika lives with Keriana . They are both pregnant

Alika takes a rest against a warm rock

Alika takes a rest against a warm rock

Here are all three of our pregnant ladies, two of which are box mates, Alika, Keriana and little Nanna

Here are all three of our pregnant ladies, two of which are box mates, Alika, Keriana and little Nanna

Alika and Keriana who are both expecting, are good friends outside their box but have some differences inside. They have a strange dependency on each other

Alika and Keriana who are both expecting, are good friends outside their box but have some differences inside. They have a strange dependency on each other

Two room mates who can't live with each other yet can't live apart from each other

Two room mates who can't live with each other yet can't live apart from each other

 

Pumpkin and her daughter Rose:

Pumpkin and he daughter Rose

Pumpkin and Rose

Our little Rose

Our little Rose

Rosie !

Rosie !

Pumpkin loves to lean on the empty hay bucket
Two comfy goats

Two comfy goats

I wonder what they are saying?

I wonder what they are saying?

Our beautiful Rose with her beautiful tall legs

Our beautiful Rose with her beautiful tall legs

And Rose is on her way somewhere...

And Rose is on her way somewhere...

Rose is almost an exact image of her mother Pumpkin

Rose is almost an exact image of her mother Pumpkin

 

It was a lovely day for the goats to be out and enjoy themselves.

Today, it rained….

 

2 responses

  1. Haven’t heard from you in a while… hope you are doing well and so are the goats.

    April 21, 2012 at 05:30

    • Hej from Sweden !
      Thanks Seasonsgirl for being so observant! Yes I been occupied with matters that have taken me away from my blogging. I have been both physically and emotionally drained. I have much to blog about as so much has been happening here at Gullringstorp.I hope to be back very soon. There is, thankfully a light at the end of this dark tunnel.

      April 21, 2012 at 11:49

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