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Archive for May 11, 2018


Good evening from Gullringstorp!

Spring has come to Gullringstorp. Color can be seen everywhere.

Tuva’s New Baby

I’m very happy to announce the gender and name of a baby born to our 4th Lappgett at Gullringstorp. I apologize for the late announcement but it’s been really busy here at Gullringstorp.

Tuva had a little boy. Unlike our other 4 new babies, this little boy does not have a Sami name. There was a discussion and the conversation went like this; well you have 4 Sami names, how about a non Sami name? I answered, what something like Bob? Well, introducing, little Bob. He is a wonderful little fella. Little is not quite right, he’s tiny but is strong, healthy and feisty. I’m in love with Bob❤ Our baby count is 5. 2 girls and 3 boys. Everyone is happy and healthy.

I have selected a joik which is a traditional Sami form of music. It is one of the oldest living music traditions in Europe. Sami in Nordic countries of Sweden, Finland, Norway and even parts of Russia sing these beautiful songs, joiks. The flag is the Sami nation flag. I’m proud that Gullringstorp has become a Gene Bank for one of Sweden’s critically endangered Heritage breeds of goat, the Lappgetter. These goats are being saved by living in Gene Banks throughout Sweden. There are just a bit more than 300 in the entire country.

Lappget are the goats owned by Sweden’s indigenous people, the Sami. They are from the Northern part of Sweden. It makes me very happy to be able to be a part of this important conservation work as a Gene Bank. Not only do we get to do our part, but we get to enjoy these delightful goats. An added bonus is that I can use their surplus milk in all my Li’l Sis Eco-Friendly Goat Milk Soap. 😊❤🍼🍼#lappgetter