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February 1st and -4 C at Gullringstorp


A morning with sunshine and frost, rock hard ground and -4 c. It was a beautiful morning, crisp and clear. A perfect day for all our goats to go out:

My boys were so happy to be out

My boys were the first to come out and were so happy

Balder is very happy to be out

This is our alpha buck Balder

The boys know there is a doe in heat so they are at each other

The boys know there is a doe in heat so they are at each other

my boys

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Little Man, Winston and Baby Boy

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This is the first time in the boy’s enclosure for Pip, no so for Toby

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Once the boys have settled in , we brought out the girls:

Petunia and Alika

Petunia and Alika

Time for fun

Time for fun

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Iris having fun with Rose

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Nanna, Pumpkin, her daughter Rose and Iris

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Pumpkin, our lead doe

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Time to run…

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Peanut, hilda’s daughter with Keriana and her daughter Fiona enjoy the rocks and snow

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Pumpkin will be in my Maternity watch reports soon

Pumpkin will be in my Maternity watch reports soon

Fiona

Fiona

Pansy

Pansy and her sister Poppy will be on maternity watch soon also

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Poppy, Petunia and Ivy

Nanna is by herself because she is in heat today

Nanna tries to stay near the bucks because she is in heat today

Iris will be on Maternity watch also

Iris will be on Maternity watch also

Petunia

Petunia

It was the first time in the boy’s enclosure for 3 of our little bucklings, Phillip, Winston and Pip. Leif always puts the tiny noses to the electric fence. I just can’t do it although I know it’s a real necessity. Every new buckling or doeling must go through this in order to stay safe inside the fenced enclosure. This way we can leave and be assured that no one will be wandering around one of the adjacent fields. They stay put because they have experienced an unpleasant shock, at least once.

Here Leif makes sure that Phillip, Winston and Pip learn as all the others have before them:

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Little Pip

Little Pip

My little boys are getting bucky!

My little boys are getting bucky!

My babies Winston and Phillip are no longer babies

My babies Winston and Phillip are no longer babies

Little bucks challenge each other

Little bucks always challenge each other

Winston and Phillip challenge each other

Winston and Phillip

Little man's beautiul horns at 1 1/2 yrs old

Look at Little Man’s horns, beautiful. Little Man is Phillip’s brother.

It was a great day for the hens and roosters come out and play. They were so happy :

The hens and roosters were happy to come out

The hens and roosters were happy to come out

Happy Henny Penny

Happy fluffy Henny Penny

Mr. Bojangels was happy to be out of the hen house

Mr. Bojangels was happy to be out of the hen house

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Eugene was happy with his ladies around him

Eugene was happy with his ladies around him

It was a great day for all the animals here at Gullringstorp. Our goats were able to be out till 4 pm when it started to get dark. Some goat owners leave their goats out overnight , even during the winter months. It is supposed to be healthy for them. I have West African goats and the cold is not so fun for them, even with their thick winter coats. Maybe I am a bit protective also; I worry about animals getting to them in the enclosure  or in their outdoor shelter. As the sun goes down, they are all ready to come in to their warm (relatively warm) stable and their cozy beds of straw. I can make my walk back to the house knowing all my goats and hens and roosters are safe inside their homes. I could have it no other way.

5 responses

  1. Great – I like goats very much and show at them very often. Greatings from Berlin!

    February 2, 2013 at 20:34

    • Hej from Sweden !
      Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my recent post. Goats are some of the most charming creatures I have met. I just adore each and every one of my little herd.
      Do you have goats?
      Very nice to have a visitor from Berlin.My goats have given me lots of goat milk so I decided to launch a Eco -Friendly business selling 100% Natural goat milk soap. Welcome to my website:
      http://www.lilsisgoatmilksoap.com
      Welcome back to my blog anytime!

      February 3, 2013 at 12:55

      • No, I haven’t goats. I life in town and there it is difficult to have goats. But I go to a farm on the border of Berlin and there I can have a look to goats.
        Greetings from Susanne

        February 4, 2013 at 18:01

      • Hej from Sweden!
        You are right no goats in town. Lucky you get to get out to the countryside to see goats. Once you get to know them, they are such charming creatures. Well, when you can’t get out to see them, you can enjoy my goats on my blog.
        Welcome back anytime.

        February 4, 2013 at 21:53

      • Hej Susanne!
        Don’t forget to check out my website:
        http://www.lilsisgoatmilksoap.com
        I recently launched a Eco-Friendly business making and selling 100% natural goat milk soap, made from the milk of my own goats.

        February 4, 2013 at 21:58

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