Our autumn is really beautiful and colorful, but much too much rain for my liking and that of my goats. Some goats don’t mind the rain , I was not so lucky, maybe just one or two of my goats don’t mind the rain. When this happens, especially for more than a couple of days, we must step in and assist our “house-bound” goats.
As long as Mother Nature delivers us rain, day after day, then there will be BRANCHES…
Our boys got their branches first and my how they enjoyed them
Our little Flynn, just over 2 yrs old and a wether has been moved with Nanna . the other bucks thought he was a girl and you can imagine it hasn’t been so pleasant for him.
Alika enjoying her branch. We have to be imaginative in how we place the branches. they can not be just placed on the floor of the boxes. By nature, goats are browsers, so they need to stretch their necks upward to enjoy the leaves
Alika’s box pals, Keriana and her daughter Fiona enjoy their branches
- In the dim light of their box, Pumpkin and her daughter Rose enjoy their branches
Our little Rosie who is looking more and more like her mother , stands in the dimly lit box with her branches
Our tiny ladies, our Pygmy ladies enjoyed their branches. Here are two, Ivy and Petunia.
Ivy is too tiny to stretch her little neck upwards so she must get on the table
Ivy’s daughter tiny Surprise is there on the left
Here you can se all our tiny ladies with their branches
Our tiny ladies
Petunia is up with her branches (Oops, she’s a bit blurry)
Iris enjoys her branches
Our little Baby Boy has grown so big and is so full of fur and so stocky, I now call him Bear or Björn
We have many evergreen trees at Gullringstorp, so these branches really make the stable smell like Christmas, a bit early, but very nice.
As you can see not only are all the leaves stripped but now so is the bark
With the grounds, intermittent rain and the goats can not go out into the enclosure. Here they enjoy a big branch between showers in the back play yard
Here two little families, enjoy the big branch. Hilda and her two sons, Winston and Phillip, Keriana with her daughter Fiona.
Hilda and one of her sons, winston enjoy that branch outside in the dampness
Fiona and Phillip enjoy the branch
Winston and Phillip got the branch to themselves while the others ran and played inside
Sweet little Winston, on his own. Independent little fellow…
Indoor Activities allow the little ones to integrate into the herd as a whole. Here Winston meets one of the big scary adults
Hilda and Alika spend some time together
The hens are allowed into the goat’s play area to enjoy the grass and branch
One of our hens enjoying the branch
- Fiona doesn’t mind sharing with the hens
No one seems to mind the hens
Hilda keeps a close eye on that hen
Goats and hens, oh my ……
Nanna take a trip into the hen’ s yard and on the way out, the entrance frame looks appealing
Winston likes, his hens
Eugene, our Brahma rooster decided to come and check out that branch. He seems to be in a hurry…
Well it wasn’t the branch he was after, it was the lovely patch of dirt exposed as his ladies scratched the grass away. Maybe they found some tiny worms.
Peanut discovers the hens and the hen yard
Welcome back for our Indoor Activities for rainy days! I feel like a cruise activity director, hee hee…