Updates from the Nursery at Gullringstorp June 1, 2013
Our babies are growing bigger everyday and are just too cute for words. they are still allocated to the baby play yards, but will soon be ready to go into the large enclosure with all the other goats. In the meantime, its our job to make their play yard experience as fun as possible. Because our mothers are unable to browse or graze, I need to forage for them and bring them all back buckets of yummy greens. They get their greens either outside of their boxes or in, all depending where they are when I decide to go foraging.
We have had a major change and I am so very happy with the success of it. I have moved Rose out from her box and into Nanna’s. This way Pumpkin and her two long-legged baby girls can enjoy the entire box. The fence is down! What’s even better is that this is the only goat that Nanna has accepted into her little private suite. Nanna always gives the impression that she is happy alone in her box but I also have gotten the feeling from time to time that she needed company. We have tried several different combinations and in the end Nanna was never happy with any of my choices. Nanna and Rose are doing so well together and it’s been a week now. I am so happy! Pumpkin and her daughters Violet and Willow are really enjoying the extra room in their box.
Our babies have even been introduced to each other, under supervision. I have no issues with the babies, but the mothers are not ready to be nice to the other babies or mothers yet. It will come. Anyway, the babies were happy to see and meet other babies.
I am so pleased with the development of out wee ones. They are growing and inquisitive just as they should be. All are happy and energetic.
Pumpkin and her daughters enjoy fresh picked greens
Poppy, Pansy and little Lilly enjoy fresh greens
Huckleberry and Lilly play while mommies eat
Huckleberry enjoys greens with mommy Poppy
Sisters, Poppy and Pansy share the dandelion greens
The babies find the bucket of greens interesting
Little Lilly leaping of the stable door
Goats are not known for neat eating
Time for a rest
What a sweet face you have little Lilly
Pumpkin and her daughters enjoy walking in the chicken yard
Poppy, Pansy and babies get the front yard for a while
Fun in the fresh air
Huckleberry is having a fine time
The families always have access to the inside of the stable incase they need to be inside
Another resting baby
Blossom and Florian taking a break
Pumpkin gets fresh greens for dinner in her box
Iris and her babies enjoy fresh greens for dinner
Poppy and Pansy enjoy fresh greens for dinner
Our boys are enjoying the fresh air and fresh grass
Nanna’s body language tells me that she is happy with her new room mate, Rosie
Rosie is enjoying her new home and that ledge is so fun
Nanna and Rosie are happy together
Nanna does this when she is happy!
Here two of the babies meet each other for the first time
Pansy and little Lilly look on from a safe place
Poppy, Pansy and their babies visit Iris and her babies
The babies can visit safely with the fence up
Lilly meets Florian
Huckleberry meets Blossom
Pumpkin gets extra food. It’s takling a lot out of her to produce milk for 2 hungry babies. She has a thin frame but she began to feel a bit too thin. the vet said to just feed her more. No problem, more grain, hay, fruit and veggies and fresh picked greens.
Leif chopped a nice branch with tender baby shoots to add to her meal
Pansy resting with little Lilly behind her
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