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Updates from the Nursery at Gullringstorp


It has been 4 days since Frida gave birth to twins. They are doing very well and seem happy, healthy and certainly bouncy!  Frida gets breakfast and dinner in “bed”. I bring her a special container of chopped carrots, apples, greens and bananas for her to enjoy, and she does.  She is still getting he molasses water which she finds delightful.  First her tongue laps up the brown goodness then she put her mouth to the water and seems to syphon it up like an elephant and in an instant the bowl is empty.

The way her box is made, she has an “upper berth” for sleeping and now for a little peace and quiet from her babies.  The babies are way to tiny to jump up and Frida is aware of this.  She is also aware that this peaceful retreat will not last for long,  soon these tiny, bouncing wonders will bounce their way up to Frida’s spot of solitude.  In the meanwhile, Frida seems to really enjoy her short but sweet, time away from motherhood.  But as soon as one of those little cuties makes a peep,  she is down to make sure all is well and offer TLC and like all good mother, a good snack!

Here are developments from August 2 – 4

AUGUST 2

Frida and her twins

Frida and her twins

This little one was the second baby to be born and is the cheekiest of the two

This little one was the second baby to be born and is the cheekiest of the two

Two little cuties!

Two little cuties!

This is the corner for sleepy baby goats

This is the corner for sleepy baby goats

AUGUST 3

Only 3 days old and standing strong!

Only 3 days old and standing strong!

Sleepy new family

Sleepy new family

Sorry I have to interrupt this post. We have been invited to a “gran fest” neighbor party with nearby farmers. I have showered and did my makeup and was just trying to finish this post when it started to rain. It was light at first, but then the sky opened up on Gullringstorp and the goats. So only here would one be late for a party due to bringing goats in out of the rain. On top of that when I opened the boy’s enclosure, Baby Boy, only 4 months old decided to mount Keriana who was in heat a few days ago. Mind you he is tiny and a Pygmy so I had doubts that he could even reach; looked like he could. Once they were in and in their right boxes, it was time for the chickens. Oh yes I haven’t gotten to them yet. They are Brahma chickens and they like to be outside, day and night and refuse to go into their chicken house. So there they were a gaggle or whatever of chickens huddled together in the corner, wet! They have 2 doors to their house , a regular chicken sized door and a people sized door with steps and all. I opened the people sized door to get them in, one was in and the other came out. And it continued to  pour! Finally all were inside with fresh hay and grains and chicken feed.

Only in the countryside could goats and chickens make one  late to a party!

Well everyone is in , now to take off my farm togs and slip into something nice for the party. I will be back to finish this post, promise!


Hej from Gullringstorp, Sweden !!


 

Just want to say hello from a city girl turned country gal! Wow who would have thought that life started again at 50! I sure had no idea what was in my future.

Gullringstorp

Gullringstorp

I have always loved the cultural attractions any city offers, museums, theater, ballet and opera. My dream had always been  to live in the country but have access to the city for all the culture which is not found in the countryside. Well here I am, in the country. Not just the country, but the countryside in Sweden. We bought this home as a retirement home for when my husband retired and now here we are. It is a beautiful horse property. I also had dreams of riding once again. Well as life had it, horses were not to be in my future. We used to walk the property and try to imagine some one in our pasture and our 8 boxes in the stable filled.

 Gullringstorp

Gullringstorp

Well it took 3 years and here we are, a full and active farm! We have goats living happily in our boxes and enjoying the pasture we have for them.

A real dream come true.

I am a goat gal! I love my goats and want to share my life here in the country with my goats with you. Please come back to my blog to meet the goats and  for updates and all kinds of information about goat-keeping. We have a variety of animal life at Gullringstorp. I would like to include them in this blog, but the goats will be the stars.

 

Stable with hay storage up top

Stable with hay storage up top

 

Empty horse pasture!

Empty horse pasture!

Our empty stable.

Our empty stable.

 

Our stable from the back yard

Our stable from the back yard

 

Spring time has finally come to Gullringstorp

Spring time has finally come to Gullringstorp

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