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Archive for February, 2018

I Just Couldn’t help Myself!!

I couldn’t resist. Just a stroke on the head. Sidney seemed to enjoy the contact. Taking it slow with her. She’ll let me know when she’s ready for more.😘❀️ #beardeddragonofig #beardeddragon #beardeddragon #reptilesofinstagram #reptilesofig #reptiles #itsabeardieslife

Sidney’s 2nd day awake after Burmation

I have my baby dragon back. She was very curious this morning. Watching every move and enjoying all the sounds of her family.😊❀

Sidney’s 1st Burmation Part 1

Finally!!! My Sidney is finally awake after her 1st burmation!!!

Wow!! What a relief. Early during this winter sleep, I could still view her. Then she decided to tuck herself in where I could no longer see her. All I could do was wait and pray that Sidney was well and sleeping peacefully.

Dec. 19, 2017 – Feb. 24, 2018.

Welcome back little sweetheart ❀️#beardeddragonofig #beardeddragon #petsofinstagram #reptilesofinstagram #burmation #itsabeardieslife

Sidney’s 1st Burmation Part 2

The challenges of burmation don’t end when your Bearded Dragon wakes up. They can and most often wake up with a different personality. They may not be as snuggly as they were before burmation. They can resist being touched or held.

That issue can be worked out with time and patience.

The more important and pressing issue to handle is offering water to your Bearded Dragon. Your Dragon will be slightly dehydrated and in need for hydration. They won’t willingly drink from water offered in a bowl. Misting is great as a regular practice, as it helps not only to keep the Bio Active enclosure moisture at a proper level, it also helps to hydrate your Dragon through her skin. I offered water to Sidney with controlled drops from a syringe. I held my breath that she would get the idea and thankfully she did.😊 I waited a couple of hours then offered her food. She gladly ate 10 Wax Worms πŸ› !! I placed a small salad in for her. The hardest thing is to keep my distance. I will give Sidney all the time she needs to feel comfortable with contact again. Usually a week is needed to allow her come back to the Sidney I knew. I can wait. It will be worth the wait as long as I can view her.

Whew!! 1st burmation almost over!! #beardeddragonofig #beardeddragon #petsofinstagram #reptilesofinstagram #itsabeardieslife #burmation

Music for my Goats

My goats and chickens are always treated to wonderful music in the stable as well as the enclosure.

This evening they heard my favorite cellist, Yo Yo Ma playing my favorite piece of Saint-Saens Carnival of Animals, The Swan.

I have a habit that drives my daughter crazy. I put a favorite piece of music on repeat. I love this piece. My girls seemed to enjoy this evening’s music choice. I try to play soothing music in the evening and when milking. My girls dance with me to Bruno Mars during the day in the enclosure πŸ˜‚β€

Winter Darkness

A little light and a little color on this dark afternoon. 16:00😱

Jack or Jill

My African Dwarf Albino frogs loves to watch me when I’m in my office. Not sure if this is Jack or Jill😊


It’s been snowing here at Gullringstorp all night. The snow looks like whip cream on the hedges. Max and Finn sank into the snow on their evening potty. The snow was blowing hard and ice cold. It’s -7C tonight. Juliet and Pumpkin our two senior cats have 8 hr heat pads tucked into their Li’l Sis Eco-Friendly Snuggle Pouches. There’s an extra one for Boris also. My tiniest babies, Leopard Geckos Tana and Twinkle have a bit of extra heat as well.

Out in our stable, the goats have extra straw for warm beds and so do our chickens who don’t roost but sleep on the ground.

It may be an icy cold night but everyone is cozy at Gullringstorp!❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️


Leif is clearing snow from the road that leads to the back fields. It needs to be cleared so he can remove snow and dump on the fields behind the boy’s enclosures.

Winter Snow at Gullringstorp!

Hej from Gullringstorp! We had a ton of snow fall last night and still falling. Leif has shoveled paths for us to get to and from the stable. There are also paths for the dogs. Both roads into Gullringstorp were snowed in this morning. Time to bring out the tractor to help move snow. The snow is too deep in the enclosures so the goats are inside today. Temperature is holding at -7 I believe.