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Who Let the Goats Out????


As cold as it was last night, the sun was even warmer in the early morning hours. The sun melted enough of the snow in the goat’s enclosure that they were able to go out!

Oh happy day!!!!

My husband took the lead with Pumpkin so I could take up the rear and collect any curious goats wandering the wrong direction

My husband took the lead with Pumpkin so I could take up the rear and collect any curious goats wandering the wrong direction

ILook at the driveway,, no snow!

Look at the driveway, no snow! Oh dear two playful little girls on the right.

They were more orderly than I had expected

They were more orderly than I had expected

A quick count and they are all in!

A quick count and they are all in!

Time to unleash Pumpkin. What a great lead goat she has become

Time to unleash Pumpkin. What a great lead goat she has become

Our little herd is now ready for fun in the morning sun

Our little herd is now ready for fun in the morning sun

 

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Poppy and Iris in the rear

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Rose, Pumpkin and Poppy  my beautiful Black and White goats

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Iris, Pansy, Poppy, Hilda and Peanut in the back

Petunia, Pansy and Poppy

Petunia, Rose and Pumpkin

Rose

After the initial excitement of being out calms down, the goats will break up into little groups. They will be paired off mother and daughter or box partners.  Here we have  Pumpkin with  her daughter Rose right behind her and Hilda with her daughter Peanut

Nanna

Nanna

Rose

Rose

Peanut and Hilda

Peanut and Hilda

Ivy and her daughter Surprise

Ivy and her daughter Surprise

Nanna

Ivy, Nanna and baby Surprise

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Poppy, Pansy with Hilda and Peanut

Pumpkin and Petunia

Pumpkin and Petunia

Not sure if this is a greeting or a score to settle

Not sure if this is a greeting or a score to settle

Eyeball to eyeball, hummm

The all important stare down

Hopefully this will clear up what ever is between these two

Hopefully this will clear up what ever is between these two

Pansy and Poppy

Pansy and Poppy

Iris showing off her beautiful baby bump

Iris showing off her beautiful baby bump and cute little teats showing

Peanut showing some baby bump

Peanut showing some baby bump

Pumpkin and her baby bump having some water with Rose

Pumpkin and her baby bump having some water with Rose

Pansy calling for her sister Poppy

Pansy calling for her sister Poppy

My little goat clump

My little goat clump

Pumpkin just enjoying the day

Pumpkin just enjoying the day

 

Pumpkin playing

Pumpkin playing

My little goat clump

My little goat clump

Nanna

Nanna

 

As the goats enjoyed their day out after so long in the stables, we released the chickens :

 

 

Happy chickens

Eugene is happy and crows to let everyone know it!

Eugene is happy and did a lot of crowing to let everyone know it!

All our hens came out to explore

All our hens came out to explore

It was a lovely day for everyone, goats, hens and us! Spring is trying so very hard to make an appearance here at Gullringstorp.


Goat Fun From Yesterday


Our goats were left to themselves yesterday as I could see all was well. There were no fights, no old grudges to be settled, no territorial issues, just fun and relaxation. I left them knowing they would all just enjoy being outdoors. It was a day that was not exactly a clear warm Spring day. It was a threatening day with dark clouds that covered the sun and the wind kicked up a bit. We were unsure about just how long the goats could remain out.

I went out to check anthem and found it to be a lovely day in the enclosure. Luckily, I had my camera. The goats were broken up now, into their family groups, and box mate groups.  I began shooting…

Frida with her daughters:

Frida

Frida with Poppy and Pansy who were born this past August here at Gullringstorp

frida

Frida with Pansy

Frida with Pansy and Poppy, her daughters

Frida with Pansy and Poppy

Pansy with her sister Poppy

Pansy with her sister Poppy

Little Poppy rubs on t he big rock

Little Poppy rubs her side on the big rock

Poppy and Pansy enjoy the big rock with mother Frida not too far away!

Poppy and Pansy enjoy the big rock with mother Frida not too far away!

I know this may look like an embarrassing photo, but little Pansy who is 8 mos old has beautiful little teats. She is after all a dairy goat. I must look at them.

I know this may look like an embarrassing photo, but little Pansy who is 8 mos old has beautiful little teats. She is after all a dairy goat. I must look at them.

Poppy enjoys this warm rock in the sun

Poppy enjoys this warm rock in the sun

Pansy and Poppy relax together with mamma Frida just on the other side of the rock

Pansy and Poppy relax together with mamma Frida just on the other side of the rock

Sisters

Sisters

As the girls grow up, Pansy and Poppy want a bit more independence from Mommy. But as you can see Frida is never very far away, she is just on the other side of the rock.

As the girls grow up, Pansy and Poppy want a bit more independence from Mommy. But as you can see Frida is never very far away, she is just on the other side of the rock.

Frida checks on her daughters ! What a good mother !

Frida checks on her daughters ! What a good mother !

 

 

Hilda and her daughter Peanut :

Hilda and Peanut

Hilda and Peanut

Peanut playing with mommy

Peanut playing with her mommy

Happy goats

Happy goats

Hilda

Hilda relaxes with her daughter

 

Hilda

Hilda

Look at that silly Peanut

Look at that silly Peanut

I just love to watch the intimate connections between mother and baby

I just love to watch the intimate connections between mother and baby

Beautiful...

Beautiful...

A tender moment shared by mother and daughter...

A tender moment shared by mother and daughter...

 

 

Nanna :

 Nanna relaxing in the sun

Nanna relaxing in the sun

Nanna going down. A bit difficult with her baby bump and all, but once down it's time to relax !

Nanna going down. A bit difficult with her baby bump and all, but once down it's time to relax !

Nanna

Nanna

Nanna didn't fall over, she is just about to stretch out on the warm ground

Nanna didn't fall over, she is just about to stretch out on the warm ground

And she's down !

And she's down ! That must feel really nice !

Someone looks sleepy

Someone looks sleepy

Little sleepy Nanna

Little sleepy Nanna

And she's out for the count !

And she's out for the count !

Looks like Nanna is asleep

Looks like Nanna is asleep

Nanna is definitely , asleep

Nanna is definitely , asleep

 

 

Our three Musketeers; Iris Ivy and Petunia (our three little Pygmy does who share a box) :

Here they are, Iris, Petunia and Ivy

Here they are, Iris, Petunia and Ivy

This is Petunia. She was so tiny when she first came to Gullringstorp

This is Petunia. She was so tiny when she first came to Gullringstorp

Here's Iris, the leader of this little band of imps !

Here's Iris, the leader of this little band of imps !

Hej Petunia !

Hej Petunia !

This Ivy, she was our shy baby who is now finally eating from our hand. We like physical contact with all of our goats

This Ivy, she was our shy baby who is now finally eating from our hand. We like physical contact with all of our goats

Iris enjoying some fresh hay

Iris enjoying some fresh hay

Hej Ivy !

Hej Ivy !

Petunia one of our Pygmy does

Petunia one of our Pygmy does

Ivy on one side and Petunia on the other

Ivy on one side and Petunia on the other

 

 

Alika and Keriana, both of whom are pregnant:

Alika  lives with Keriana . they are both pregnant

Alika lives with Keriana . They are both pregnant

Alika takes a rest against a warm rock

Alika takes a rest against a warm rock

Here are all three of our pregnant ladies, two of which are box mates, Alika, Keriana and little Nanna

Here are all three of our pregnant ladies, two of which are box mates, Alika, Keriana and little Nanna

Alika and Keriana who are both expecting, are good friends outside their box but have some differences inside. They have a strange dependency on each other

Alika and Keriana who are both expecting, are good friends outside their box but have some differences inside. They have a strange dependency on each other

Two room mates who can't live with each other yet can't live apart from each other

Two room mates who can't live with each other yet can't live apart from each other

 

Pumpkin and her daughter Rose:

Pumpkin and he daughter Rose

Pumpkin and Rose

Our little Rose

Our little Rose

Rosie !

Rosie !

Pumpkin loves to lean on the empty hay bucket
Two comfy goats

Two comfy goats

I wonder what they are saying?

I wonder what they are saying?

Our beautiful Rose with her beautiful tall legs

Our beautiful Rose with her beautiful tall legs

And Rose is on her way somewhere...

And Rose is on her way somewhere...

Rose is almost an exact image of her mother Pumpkin

Rose is almost an exact image of her mother Pumpkin

 

It was a lovely day for the goats to be out and enjoy themselves.

Today, it rained….