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Another Gullringstorp Goats and Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap Tour


This morning we had 12 lively Mini Scouts come to Gullringstorp for a Tour. They were ages 7 -10 years old.   We prepared our two workshops for both Tour sites. One side was just for the goats where the children learned all about what it means to have and take care  of goats. They each told what pets they have, most of which were cats. They understood when we spoke about preventing sickness and treating sickness.

The food display was fun because I held up each one they told me what it was. There were buckets of hay and straw, bowls of all three grains and then a bowl with the grains blended together. We had a huge branch with lots of green leaves on it  to show what we sometimes give the goats inside and outside. We also had a branch that had been thoroughly  enjoyed with no leaves left and no bark left.

The children were very patient with me because they could hear the goats in the stable. But before they saw the goats  there was a game to play. I wear stable pants with many pockets and the game was to guess what I might have in all my pockets. Oh the kids really had to think and use their imaginations. It was so much fun. Some of the adults wanted in on this game as well.

What was in my pockets?

  1. Filter mask
  2. Flashlight
  3. One glove to use when picking greens so as not to get stung by nettles
  4. Three different brushes for the goats
  5. Syringes
  6. Emory boards for a quick splint if needed
  7. Paper towels
  8. Keys
  9. Branch clippers
  10. Lipgloss, because I am a woman
  11. Pre moistened towelettes

Before they arrived we prepared the enclosure as usual but we added this morning , beautiful branches for both the boys and girls. Leif chopped some very large branches so the children would be able to se how the goats enjoy them.

The boy's enclosure

The boy’s enclosure

Beautiful fresh green branches for the girls

Beautiful fresh green branches for the girls

Here comes the first of the Mini Scouts

Here comes the first of the Mini Scouts

Here is the entire group just before the Gullringstorp Goat Tour

Here is the entire group just before the Gullringstorp Goat Tour

The children received a cup full of bread cut into cubes to feed the goats. We expected 10 but had 2 extra so they had to share the bread cubes

The children received a cup full of bread cut into cubes to feed the goats. We expected 10 but had 2 extra so they had to share the bread cubes

 

After the long wait, the children ran into the enclosure

After the long wait, the children ran into the enclosure

The children were very excited and as a result, were a bit too much for the goats in  the beginning.

The children were very excited and as a result, were a bit too much for the goats in the beginning.

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Finally the children are able to feed the goats little cubes of bread we provided in cups

Finally the children are able to feed the goats little cubes of bread we provided in cups

The goats became used to them and were not so afraid

The goats became used to them and were not so afraid

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Iris is waiting for a treat

Iris is waiting for a treat

Iris got her treat

Iris got her treat

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The goats finally calm down and aren't afraid anymore

The goats finally calm down and aren’t afraid anymore

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Time for the Li'l Sis Goat Milk Soap portion of the Tour

Time for the Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap portion of the Tour

The kids came slowly to the table, wanting to spend more time with the goats

The kids came slowly to the table, wanting to spend more time with the goats

Here the Mini Scouts were giving a special salute and thanks to Gullrigstorp Goats and Li'l Sis Goat Milk Soap Tour

Here the Mini Scouts were giving a special salute and thanks to Gullringstorp Goats and Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap Tour

Li'l Sis Goat Milk Soap gift bags

Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap gift bags

 

Each child left with a gift bag full of goodies. A travel size soap, a bookmark and a box of raisins

Leif distributes gift bags. Each child left with a gift bag full of goodies. A travel size soap, a bookmark and a box of raisins

Time to say goodbye to the Mini Scouts of Vadstena

Time to say goodbye to the Mini Scouts of Vadstena

Off they went with gift bags in tow

Off they went down our road with gift bags in tow

Oh, they were so cute!

Oh, they were so cute!

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We wave goodbye as the last car leaves Gullringstorp

We wave goodbye as the last car leaves Gullringstorp

A warm thank you to all the Mini Scouts and their guides, for visiting Gullringstorp. You were a pleasure to have and you are most welcome back. Hope to see you next year.

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