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
Iris with her babies, Blossom and Florian
Iris and babies
Iris with Blossom and her pal Violet
Pumpkin and one of her daughters, Violet
Mommies and babies eating peacefully
Mommies and babies
Pumpkin with Willow and Violet
Iris with Blossom and Florian
Poppy and son Huckleberry
Iris’ kids are curious about the boys
Iris and son Florian
Pansy with daughter Lilly
Poppy and Pansy usually stay together. Great for their kids
Poppy and Pansy
Iris and Blossom
Mommies and babies out in the green enclosure
Poppy and Pansy and babies
Poppy and Huckleberry
Iris and her babies resting
When it gets to hot, everyone moves into the shelter to relax
Pansy and Lilly relax in the sun
Mother and baby having a sweet moment
Iris and Blossom
Lilly cleans mommy’s face
Relaxing mommies and babies
A view into the goat’s enclosure from the back paddock
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.
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
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
The boys must pass through the girl’s enclosure to get to their enclosure
A quick head count and all the boys are where they should be
The boys always head straight for the hay
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 (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
After Milk Stand training, the ladies were out in the enclosure:
Peanut and Pansy share a tender moment.
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!