Late Coming Updates from Gullringstorp
Again, I must apologize for not posting while our Frida was ill. Frida is now on her second round of antibiotics to fight this pneumonia and doing well. Now I have the energy both physically and emotionally to write. So much had happened just before Frida became ill.
I must bring my readers up to date:
April 13th: Emil our Rent-A-Buck left us and returned to his home:
Well Emil was on his way home. I felt sad to see him go but at the same time, it was tim for him to go home. He was beginning to bully my little boys and starting to bang them around over the delicious meadow hay I lay on the table for them to eat.
Now that big Emil was gone and my little boys knew it . Now it was time to set the record right and establish a new box leader.
The bucks battle for seniority:
At the end of at least 1 hour of battling it out, Balder took the crown as head of this little herd of bucks.
MATERNITY WATCH UPDATE:
Nanna is quite large as are Keriana and Alika. They are all three doing very well on the Milk Stand and I have had success touching their udders and teats. Keriana is still not very happy with me, but hopefully she will come around. I continue to be gentle as I make my way down under her belly and move my hand toward her udder. She has developed the largest udder of all three mothers.
Keriana and Alika share a large box but they will need their own space very soon for each of their new families. My husband has built a fence to separate the box while making sure that each goat has all she needs for herself and little ones on the way.
Today may be the last day they are allowed outside. I wouldn’t want to risk a birth in the enclosure. They will each need to be comfortable in their familiar space. They may not be so happy with me but I need to be cautious with them all since this will be their first birth. They have yet to established a pattern that I can be aware of and work around. Our ladies are appropriately round and are eating well so they are prepared for their motherhood.
Sorry no current photo but I am happy to report that Frida is doing very well and recovering just fine. She goes out everyday , weather permitting, but only into the “baby yard” with her two daughters. it’s a lot calmer there and she needs to remain calm as she recovers.
More updates to follow soon…