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Archive for February, 2017

Pals at Gullringstorp!

Everyone gets along at Gullringstorp!

Tasha and Little Lady. We no longer have her. She went over the Rainbow Bridge. She was 30 yrs old

Pip and Little Lady

Tasha and Little Lady

Juliet and Pumpkin. Juliet is 14 years old and Pumpkin is 18 yrs old

Pip and Boris 

Pumpkin and Finn are great pals

Pumpkin, Finn and Boris love to hang out looking out the window

Goats and Dinner

The goats are out on this chilly afternoon having a fine time. 

My kitchen smells heavenly with my meatballs slowly cooking in the oven. Pasta sauce simmers and it just smells divine.

Meatballs are browned first on the stove top then finished cooking slowly in the oven. As the sauce simmered I seasoned with that lovely herbed salt fro Balogne. 

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Home made garlic bread

Goat Treats

Good afternoon from Gullringstorp!
It was indeed a baking morning. The house smelled so delicious upstairs and downstairs. You would imagine cakes or cookies but you would be close.

Goat treats on the menu today.

The recipe for those who asked:

3 cups grain. (I use sweet mix, beet root, cracked barley and oats)

9.5 oz molasses 

1 cup whole wheat flour 

15 cups grain

48 oz molasses

5 cups whole wheat flour

I add raisins, apples, carrots and bananas 

Mix together adding small amounts of water. Place small balls on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F or 180C for 20 mins


Good afternoon from Gullringstorp!
This bouquet brightens my home and my spirits.


Good afternoon from Gullringstorp !
Boris has not finished his latest shed. The top of his head is a bit gray. It will fall off or I’ll help it along for him. 

He doesn’t seem to mind. He takes his shedding in stride. 

I love you, Boris❤

Tana, my Leopard Gecko

Tana is growing so nicely and her color is just more and more beautiful after each shed. We have formed a bond and I understand when she wants to come out and hang out with mommy. There’s a look on her sweet face that lets me know the difference between time to eat and time to come out and hang out. 

Today, it’s time to prepare more worms for her meals. Tana has tried crickets but is not interested. Some sources say she needs a variety in her diet and others say if she’s happy with mealworms, then she’ll be fine. 

I make sure they are “gut loaded” which means they are fattened up with good nutrients prior to my offering them to Tana.

I used to house them on a bed of Eco Earth but today I’ve changed to oats. They will feed on the oats, carrots and greens prior to being fed to Tana. This way she receives all the great nutrients that the worms consume. 

Prior to offering them to her, one is dipped in powdered Calcium and the next is dipped in her powdered vitamins. This way I’m certain that she has all she needs to remain healthy.

The mealworms now come in 50g containers. I purchased 5 which are stored in our cold room in the basement. If they aren’t kept cold, they will develop into beetles. No thank you!

The only disadvantage I have found is finding the little fatties in the oats. They are almost the same color. I will have to use more light for her 1 am feedings and my glasses. That’s ok.

Happy Birthday

Please join us in wishing our Nanuk a Happy Birthday.

Nanuk is 1 year old today, Feb. 20, 2017

Happy Birthday

Good afternoon from Gullringstorp!
Join me in wishing our Theo Happy Birthday, Feb. 21
Theo is 1 year old today!

Pearl’s Babies

Pearl’s kids are so big now. They will soon be transferred to the new chicken house outside. In the meanwhile, it’s time for wing clipping. Can’t have these beauties flying over fences. 

Anyone ever have a chicken with such a beak? Pearl has two kids with crisscross beaks. Doesn’t seem to affect their eating because they are right chubby girls.

Spirea’s Milk

Our first milk from our new goats!

Ready for the freezer.

Thank you Spirea!❤️😊🐐 #lappgetter