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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








This is wonderful goat milk flowing through the tubes of our great milking machine. We bought Spirea shortly after she had given birth. This meant that she came to us “in milk”. It’s great to milk on this machine. Its very quick while being very gentle on Spirea. Spirea passes the time on the milk stand eating grain and carrots. She, like all ladies is fantastic at multitasking. She gives milk, eats and gets her coat brushed.I give her a kiss at the end of milking and thank her for her gift of milk. Her beautiful milk makes wonderful Eco-Friendly Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap.❤️

#natural #lappgetter #handmade #ecofriendly #noanimaltesting #goatmilk #madeinsweden​


This is Theo, one of our two Lappgetter bucks. Bucks are said to be the important component of one’s herd. Well, without them there will be no babies and no fantastic goat milk. I can’t wait to start breeding our new ladies.#lappgetter

My sweet little Tana, my Leopard Gecko.