Global Warming at Gullringstorp :
We have been experiencing Global Warming effects right here at Gullringstorp. After our period of melted snow and then no snow at all, we got a light dusting of snow that reminded me of powdered sugar. It was really pretty for one day and then it all melted. Our temperatures have been so unstable. With the warmer temperatures, not only did all the dusting melt, but flies woke up and dizzily flew into walls.
How are Phillip and Winston doing in the boys’ box?
Phillip and Winston are doing really well in their new home. No more crying for mommy and they have learned which bucks to avoid and where to be able to enjoy the hay in peace. Even though they are doing so well, I do let them out twice a day while I tend to all the boxes. They get a chance to have their tiny bit of grain until they are weaned of it and a chance to play and wrestle with each other.
The first stable repairs and improvements in 2013:
Anyone who has goats knows the challenges of keeping hay in the hay rack. There are always problems with waste. Well we are no different here at Gullringstorp. We were loosing hay left and right, especially through the hay racks that were made for horses. Leif has made racks for the girls and placed hay bags up in many of the boxes. this box, however was our biggest problem. Every modification Leif made was destroyed by the boy’s horns. Finally we took it to our neighbor Bosse, for welding. The bars going horizontally help hold the hay bales in and provides a good place for horn scratching.
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Remember just a few weeks ago, I posted photos of SNOW? I mean tons of snow.. Well we had a beautiful White Christmas. There was so much snow that my husband had to use the tractor to move it off our 2 roads and move it into the goat’s enclosure. Needless to say, with all the wide gates open and all those snow mountains, the goats were unable to enjoy the enclosure.
New Year’s Eve we celebrated without snow! After dropping to minus temperatures, we shot up to plus temperatures. In one day, we lost ALL our snow! It looked like a waste land with little sad piles of snow scattered around Gullringstorp.
After sadly looking at our land and seeing the grass and gravel, we woke up to this today after a night with minus temperatures. While walking back from the stable last evening, I really enjoyed the crystal clear sky with all its bright stars. I am never unthankful for the beautiful nature I live within. I knew by the clarity of the night that it would be a real COLD night and it was.
This is what we woke up to this morning:
Not so sure we should be having temperatures that yo-yo up and down within a day or a couple of hours. Just doesn’t seem right.
Feels like Global Warming to me…
What do you think?