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New Mothers and Babies Visit the Large Enclosure for the First Time, August 3, 2012!


The day began really badly for us here at Gullringstorp! We had every intention to bring out our new mothers and babies today. It was overcast, cold and threatened rain. Not a good first day to be in the large enclosure. So, disappointed, I fed every one in their box and just opened doors. The morning was just one big rain threat.

The sun finally came out and so did our little gang of new mommies and babies and a couple of pals. Ivy would never have gone into the enclosure without her pals Petunia and Iris so they were allowed to join the new families.

Here is the first day out in t he enclosure for Toby, Fiona Pip and Surprise and their mothers:

Our young men were led out first

Our young men were led out first with Baby Boy in the lead. 

Nanna and her son Toby

Nanna and her son Toby made it into the enclosure. Look at Toby’s wonderment of the large space before him!

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The babies stayed close to their mothers in the beginning

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Here is Keriana ( Frida’s daughter) with her daughter following, Fiona and Little Ivy with her tiny baby Little Surprise

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Alika’s son Pip is exploring the grass

Ivy and Pip Playing

Ivy and Pip Playing

Alika and her son Pip

Alika and her son Pip

Keriana (Frida's daughter) and her daughter Fiona

Keriana (Frida’s daughter) and her daughter Fiona

Keriana and Ivy and their little ones

Keriana and Ivy and their little ones hidden behind  the mommies

Fun in the shelter

Fun in the shelter

Fiona exploring on the old Swedish kitchen bed

Fiona exploring on the old Swedish kitchen bed

Alika and Pip

Alika and Pip

Alika and Pip

Alika’s son Pip jumping into the hay bucket ( an old sink works well)

Toby having a chat with one of the big boys, Balder

Toby having a chat with one of the big boys, Balder.  Little Toby will soon join the other boys

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Fun activity inside the shelter

Pip  loves to be in the hay !

Pip loves to be in the hay !

Little Surprise on her way, somewhere

Little Surprise on her way, somewhere

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More shelter activity

Fiona getting some water

Fiona getting some water

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Ivy, Pip and his mommy Alika

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There’s Little Surprise on the bed/sofa

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They all look so happy !           

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Ivy and her tiny daughter Little Surprise and Fiona trying to reach the hay in the sink

Alika and Pip

Alika and Pip

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Nanna, Pip and Fiona on the rocks

Nanna and her son Toby

Nanna and her son Toby

Nanna, Toby and little Surprise on the rocks

Nanna, Toby and little Surprise enjoy some hay and the rocks

Bay Fiona and Baby Pip

Baby Fiona and Baby Pip

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Little Surprise born June 12th

Our Little Surprise

Our Little Surprise

Little Fiona

Little Fiona born May 18th

Little Pip

Little Pip born June 5th

Toby, Nanna's son born May 12th

Toby, Nanna’s son born May 12th

 

Nana, Toby and Little Surprise

Nana, Toby and Little Surprise

Our silly little Nanna is now a serious mommy

Our silly little Nanna is now a serious mommy

Babies play with one mother supervising

Babies play with one mother supervising

  Our other adult and yearlings were not allowed in the large enclosure on this day

Our other adult and yearlings were not allowed in the large enclosure on this day

Frida's girls Pansy and Poppy are enjoying some hay

Frida’s girls Pansy and Poppy are enjoying some hay

Yummy

Yummy

Even though our goats have a wonderful field full of yummy greens, they all still love to enjoy hay

Even though our goats have a wonderful field full of yummy greens, they all still love to enjoy hay

Just before bravely leaving my babies out i looked and saw everyone relaxing. It was beautiful

Just before bravely leaving my babies out I looked and saw everyone relaxing. Here are Iris and Petunia who were the only non-mothers allowed in the enclosure. It was beautiful to see.

 

Nanna and Toby were more interested in the new hay supply than taking a rest. They did rest later, however.

Nanna and Toby were more interested in the new hay supply than taking a rest. They did rest later, however.

 

My husband decides it's time to do some lawn mowing

My husband decides it’s time to do some lawn mowing

We were only able to leave the new mothers and babies after each baby had been introduced to the electric fence. these babies are very close to their mothers so we had no babies near the fence. Oh I forgot, Toby was the first to get a zap and boy was he a big baby after that. He didn’t want to leave mommy Nanna’s side. It was my job to capture each remaining baby and my husband took them to the fence and they each got a zap on the nose. This way we could leave them comfortably with the knowledge that the babies wouldn’t be silly and try to get through the fence .

For a first day out in the large enclosure, it really went far better than expected. Every goat adult and baby alike were truly happy and excited to be in the large space. They had out grown both baby yards. Now we must decide when to introduce the other members of the herd who were now in the play yards, temporarily.

Welcome back for some video action of the first day’s adventures.

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