It’s cold outside but it’s nice and warm and cozy in the stable. This is what I was met with when we went in this morning:
Sleepy little fellas resting together. These are my youngest little bucks: Toby with the “hairdo”, Winston and his brother Phillip and little Pip, Alika’s son
Don’t they look comfy? It’s hard to believe that the buck with the large horns to the right is Baby Boy. Do you remember when he arrived at Gullringstorp? He was just a round ball of fur.
I really love to see my goats relaxed, happy and comfortable under our care
Keriana relaxing with her daughter Fiona
Alika is also comfy and is doing very well since her son Pip moved in with the other bucks
Our oldest buck is full-grown, but as you can see he is small. This is Balder, a Pygmy buck. He is a lovely little guy!
I always love when we get our oat delivery. It just looks so pretty filling up one side of this beautiful old horse grain wooden box.
This sturdy old horse grain box was at the other end of our stable but was moved to the “feed” room. One side for the oats and the other for the muesli
We also have a hay delivery. Leif has a trailer that fits 20 bales of hay. A really nice sight for this country gal…
This was once a beautiful huge round bale of straw. It’s ok to look like this, as long as my goats get straw on a daily basis. We have an entire enclosure outside full of neat little square straw bales, under a tarp to stay dry through snow and rain.
Everyone gets a portion of straw. Hilda lies to “swim” in her straw before she eats and makes a bed to sleep in and eat. There is a real challenge in placing the straw in different places for boxes with more than 1 goat. You have to really plan it out or there will be squabbles. I like peaceful boxes so I plan ahead where I place tiny piles of straw, for each little mouth. Here are our tiniest ladies, Ivy and her daughter Surprise, Iris and Petunia enjoy their straw.
It’s not so easy with my little boys. So I solve the problem by placing the straw on their table top and they each get some. They can be well behaved for 5 minutes then someone ends up on the table right in the middle of the straw. Oh well. You just have to choose your battles, even when it comes to goats. Oh, yes, we put up a second hay bag in the boy’s box. Now they have 2 hay bags and a new and improved hay rack.
We are expecting more snow here at Gullringstorp. Burrrr……..