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New Mommies and Babies go into the Large Enclosure for the First Time Part II


I know I promised to post about the mommies and babies yesterday , but yesterday was huckleberry’s surgery. He was castrated yesterday because he will remain at Gullringstorp and with his mother Poppy. I made a promise to my first goat Frida, that I would allow her to keep all her babies born here at Gullringstorp. Frida passed away July last year, but that promise still holds. Her daughters, Keriana, Poppy and Pansy will always have their babies with them. Little Huckleberry will not be one of our breeding bucks but remain with Poppy and the other does.

He is doing quite well after his procedure after a slow day yesterday. By the time the goats were brought back into the stable, last evening,  he was up and playing as usual. I will not be his friend for the next 7 days. He’s not going to like me at all.  I have to give him Penicillin injections every day for the next 7 days. This is to insure there is no infection after the procedure.

Today is a rainy day so no one is out in the enclosure. All are in and the babies are fussy because they really enjoy playing out in the enclosure. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.

Here are the mommies and babies having a great time in the enclosure:

Pansy, Poppy and Huckleberry

Pansy, Poppy and Huckleberry

IIris  with her babies, Blossom and Florian

Iris with her babies, Blossom and Florian

Iris and babies

Iris and babies

Iris with Blossom and her pal Violet

Iris with Blossom and her pal Violet

Pumpkin and one of her daughters, Violet

Pumpkin and one of her daughters, Violet

Mommies and babies eating  peacefully

Mommies and babies eating peacefully

Mommies and babies

Mommies and babies

Pumpkin with Willow and Violet

Pumpkin with Willow and Violet

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Iris with Blossom and Florian

Iris with Blossom and Florian

Poppy and son Huckleberry

Poppy and son Huckleberry

Iris' kids are curious about the boys

Iris’ kids are curious about the boys

Iris and Blossom

Iris and son Florian

Pansy with daughter Lilly

Pansy with daughter Lilly

Poppy and Pansy usually stay together. Great for their kids

Poppy and Pansy usually stay together. Great for their kids

Poppy and Pansy

Poppy and Pansy

Iris and Blossom

Iris and Blossom

Mommies and babies out in the green enclosure

Mommies and babies out in the green enclosure

Poppy and Pansy and babies

Poppy and Pansy and babies

Poppy and Huckleberry

Poppy and Huckleberry

Poppy

Poppy

Iris and her babies resting

Iris and her babies resting

When it gets to hot, everyone mopves into the shelter to relax

When it gets to hot, everyone moves into the shelter to relax

Pansy and Lilly relax in the sun

Pansy and Lilly relax in the sun

Mother and baby having a sweet moment

Mother and baby having a sweet moment

Iris and Lilly

Iris and Blossom

Lilly cleans mommy's face

Lilly cleans mommy’s face

Relaxing mommies and babies

Relaxing mommies and babies

A view into the goat's enclosure from the back paddock

A view into the goat’s enclosure from the back paddock

Our mommies and babies out on a beautiful day

Our mommies and babies out on a beautiful day

Please come back to see what happened when the other adult goats joined the mommies and babies.


Happy Easter Sunday and a Beautiful Spring Day !


We hope everyone is having a lovely Easter ! We actually have a beautiful Spring day here at Gullringstorp!!  No wind, rain or snow!! A great day for the goats to come out. The boys can even come out today.

The boys were so relaxed when I entered the stable this morning

The boys were so relaxed when I entered the stable this morning

Sleepy boys

Sleepy boys

We have 7 little bucks but this morning we decided to place a leash on only two and hope the others would follow

We have 7 little bucks but this morning we decided to place a leash on only two and hope the others would follow. Poor little Toby was the only one who fell far behind the others. He seemed to be a bit afraid. He will be back on a leash until he gets used to going out once again.

Once I helped Toby to catch up, they all followed and walked into the enclosure like little gentlemen

Once I helped Toby to catch up, they all followed and walked into the enclosure like little gentlemen

The boys must pass through the girl's enclosure to get to their enclosure

The boys must pass through the girl’s enclosure to get to their enclosure

A quick head count and all the boys are in

A quick head count and all the boys are where they should be

It's fun to try and take the leash off when they are so happy to be outside

The boys always head straight for the hay

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It’s’  not always so easy to take the collars and leashes off when the boys are so happy to be in the enclosure

Here are my youngest boys; Pip, Winston, Toby and Phillip

Here are my youngest boys; Pip, Winston, Toby (hidden, but I see his feet) and Phillip. Oh my how my baby bucklings have grown. Phillip is almost as big as his big brother Little Man

I am so happy that both the girls and the boys have a wonderful deep shelter where they can go if they are not happy with the weather

I am so happy that both the girls and the boys have a wonderful deep shelter where they can go if they are not happy with the weather

 

 

After Milk Stand training, the ladies were out in the enclosure:

Poppy and Peanut share a tender moment.

 Peanut and Pansy share a tender moment.

Our ladies were happy being outside again. Pumpkin enjoys a lay down in the sun while the little Pygmy girls play in the bench in the distance

Our ladies were happy being outside again. Pumpkin enjoys a relaxing nap in the sun while the little Pygmy girls play in the bench in the distance

Wishing everyone a lovely and Happy Easter Sunday!