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I am so, so, sorry… BRANCHES AGAIN !!!!!


Our autumn is really beautiful and colorful, but much too much rain for my liking and that of my goats. Some goats don’t mind the rain , I was not so lucky, maybe just one or two of my goats don’t mind the rain.  When this happens, especially for more than a couple of days, we must step in and assist our “house-bound” goats.

As long as Mother Nature delivers us rain, day after day, then there will be BRANCHES…

Our boys got their branches first and my how they enjoyed them

Our boys got their branches first and my how they enjoyed them

Our little Flynn, just over 2 yrs old and a wether has been moved with Nanna . the other bucks thought he was a girl and you can imagine it hasn't been so pleasant for him.

Our little Flynn, just over 2 yrs old and a wether has been moved with Nanna . the other bucks thought he was a girl and you can imagine it hasn’t been so pleasant for him.

Alika enjoying her branch. We have to be imaginative in how we place the branches. they can not be just placed on the floor of the boxes. By nature, goats are browsers, so they need to stretch their necks upward to enjoy the leaves

Alika enjoying her branch. We have to be imaginative in how we place the branches. they can not be just placed on the floor of the boxes. By nature, goats are browsers, so they need to stretch their necks upward to enjoy the leaves

Alika's box pals, Keriana and her daughter Fiona enjoy their branches

Alika’s box pals, Keriana and her daughter Fiona enjoy their branches

In the dim light of their box, Pumpkin and her daughter Rose enjoy their branches
In the dim light of their box, Pumpkin and her daughter Rose enjoy their branches
Our little Rosie who is looking more and more like her mother , stands in the dimly lit box with her branches

Our little Rosie who is looking more and more like her mother , stands in the dimly lit box with her branches

Our tiny ladies, our Pygmy ladies enjoyed their branches

Our tiny ladies, our Pygmy ladies enjoyed their branches. Here are two, Ivy and Petunia.

Ivy is too tiny to stretch her little neck upwards so she must get on the table

Ivy is too tiny to stretch her little neck upwards so she must get on the table

Ivy's daughter tiny Surprise is there on the left

Ivy’s daughter tiny Surprise is there on the left

Here you can se all our tiny ladies with their branches

Here you can se all our tiny ladies with their branches

Our tiny ladies

Our tiny ladies

Petunia is up with her branches

Petunia is up with her branches (Oops, she’s a bit blurry)

Tiny Surprise

Tiny Surprise

Iris enjoys her branches

Iris enjoys her branches

Yummy !!!!

Yummy !!!!

Our little Baby Boy has grown so big and is so full of fur and so stocky, I now call him Bear or Björn

Our little Baby Boy has grown so big and is so full of fur and so stocky, I now call him Bear or Björn

We have many evergreen trees at Gullringstorp, so these branches really make the stable smell like Christmas, a bit early, but very nice.

We have many evergreen trees at Gullringstorp, so these branches really make the stable smell like Christmas, a bit early, but very nice.

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As you can see not only are all the leaves stripped but now so is the bark

With the grounds, intermittent rain and the goats can not go out into the enclosure. Here they enjoy a branch between showers in the back play yard

With the grounds, intermittent rain and the goats can not go out into the enclosure. Here they enjoy a big branch between showers in the back play yard

Here two little families, enjoy the big branch. Hilda and her two sons, Winston and Phillip, Keriana with her daughter Fiona.

Here two little families, enjoy the big branch. Hilda and her two sons, Winston and Phillip, Keriana with her daughter Fiona.

Happy goats

Happy goats

Yummy !!!

Yummy !!!

Hilda and one of her sons, winston enjoy that branch outside in the dampness

Hilda and one of her sons, winston enjoy that branch outside in the dampness

Fiona and Phillip enjoy the branch

Fiona and Phillip enjoy the branch

Winston and Phillip got the branch to themselves while the others ran and played inside

Winston and Phillip got the branch to themselves while the others ran and played inside

Sweet little Winston, on his own. Independent little fellow...

Sweet little Winston, on his own. Independent little fellow…

Indoor Activities allow the little ones to integrate into the herd as a whole. Here Winston meets one of the big scary adults

Indoor Activities allow the little ones to integrate into the herd as a whole. Here Winston meets one of the big scary adults

Hilda and Alika spend some time together

Hilda and Alika spend some time together

The hens are allowed into the goat's play area to enjoy the grass and branch

The hens are allowed into the goat’s play area to enjoy the grass and branch

One of our hens enjoying the branch

One of our hens enjoying the branch

Fiona doesn't mind sharing with the hens

Fiona doesn’t mind sharing with the hens
No one seems to  mind the hens

No one seems to mind the hens

Hilda keeps a close eye on that hen

Hilda keeps a close eye on that hen

 Goats and hens, oh my ......

Goats and hens, oh my ……

Nanna take a trip into the hen' s yard and on the way out, the entrance frame looks appealing

Nanna take a trip into the hen’ s yard and on the way out, the entrance frame looks appealing

Winston likes,  his hens

Winston likes, his hens

Eugene, our Brhama rooster decided to come and check out that branch. He seems to be in a hurry..

Eugene, our Brahma rooster decided to come and check out that branch. He seems to be in a hurry…

Well it wan't the branch he was after, it was the lovely patch of dirt exposed as his ladies scratched the grass away. Maybe they found some tiny worms.

Well it wasn’t the branch he was after, it was the lovely patch of dirt exposed as his ladies scratched the grass away. Maybe they found some tiny worms.

Peanut discovers the hens and the hen yard

Peanut discovers the hens and the hen yard

Welcome back for our Indoor Activities for rainy days! I feel like a cruise activity director, hee hee…

4 responses

  1. This brought a massive smile to my face early in the morning. Thanks so much ^-^

    October 23, 2012 at 08:14

    • Hej Mrs. Boardwell!

      Thanks for the fine comment. That made me smile and smile. My goats , that I love so much make me laugh and smile all the time, so glad it had the same wonderful experience.
      I have visitors to my blog from all over the world: where are writing from?

      October 23, 2012 at 11:01

      • North Wales, UK. Where it always rains and the dogs herd sheep ^-^ We mainly write about VWs, dogs and some gorgeous countryside and definitely appreciate cute creatures like goats ❤

        October 24, 2012 at 08:21

      • Hej from Sweden !

        North Wales!! I have not been there, yet, but would very much like to visit one day. Do you get a lot of rain there? When we have a lot of rain here in the Swedish countryside, you can always see sheep and cows out. They seem not to ever mind the rainy days. Our goats don’t like the rain at all. If the happen to be out in the enclosure and it starts to rain, they can all be found under the shelter, dry and cozy in the soft bed of straw and hay. One of my favorite things to do is to run out in a panic, turn off the fence power, charge in to the enclosure only to see all our goats so happy and dry and stretched out on the straw, chewing. I just zip up my jacket and join them. We all just sit and watch the rain. My boys share the same well built shelter on the other side of the wall. It’s really one of my most delightful and unexpected pleasures.
        I will definitely check out your blog.
        Please come back any time, North Wales!!!

        October 24, 2012 at 12:51

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