Updates from the Nursery at Gullringstorp
I am back, trying to update my blog by bringing my posts up to date after a long absence.
This post dates back to June 6, 2012
On the morning after her delivery, Alika gets the Gullringstorp new mother’s breakfast. Fresh fruit and veggies and warm molasses water
Little Pip enjoys his morning breakfast of warm milk
Not even a full day old and Pip is all over the box !
As Pip explores his new home, mommy Alika is never far from him
Mother and son
Alika is always so attentive to her new baby boy
What a sweetie !!!!
Little Pip loves to be “under” things. First day he found his way under the water container, then the hay container and always “under” mommy.
Both Alika and Keriana are big goats so we chose to breed them with a smaller goat to make sure they had tiny babies to deliver, for the first time. Little Pip’s father is Baby Boy a Pygmy goat
Little Pip looks like an exact clone of his mother. Same markings and little black stockings. He will not be as large as his mommy, however because of his mixed breed.
While mother and baby get to know each other, the other goats are out in the enclosure on this clear but cold day.
Pansy and Poppy enjoy the cold brisk air in the enclosure
Frida is never very far from her daughters Pansy and Poppy who will be 1 year in August
Here is Petunia and Iris in the enclosure
All my girls and ladies enjoy the day out. Cold is no issue for them as long as there is no wind or rain
Rose has grown so much that sometimes when I look at her I think I am seeing her mother Pumpkin!
Hilda with her daughter Peanut enjoying the day out
Meanwhile, in the stable….
Nanna’s boy Toby enjoys playing with Keriana’s daughter Fiona on the milk stand. Keriana enjoys her breakfast of grain before milking
I am happy to be able to say that we have been really lucky with smooth births resulting in happy, bouncing , healthy baby goats !