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Who Let the Goats Out????


As cold as it was last night, the sun was even warmer in the early morning hours. The sun melted enough of the snow in the goat’s enclosure that they were able to go out!

Oh happy day!!!!

My husband took the lead with Pumpkin so I could take up the rear and collect any curious goats wandering the wrong direction

My husband took the lead with Pumpkin so I could take up the rear and collect any curious goats wandering the wrong direction

ILook at the driveway,, no snow!

Look at the driveway, no snow! Oh dear two playful little girls on the right.

They were more orderly than I had expected

They were more orderly than I had expected

A quick count and they are all in!

A quick count and they are all in!

Time to unleash Pumpkin. What a great lead goat she has become

Time to unleash Pumpkin. What a great lead goat she has become

Our little herd is now ready for fun in the morning sun

Our little herd is now ready for fun in the morning sun

 

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Poppy and Iris in the rear

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Rose, Pumpkin and Poppy  my beautiful Black and White goats

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Iris, Pansy, Poppy, Hilda and Peanut in the back

Petunia, Pansy and Poppy

Petunia, Rose and Pumpkin

Rose

After the initial excitement of being out calms down, the goats will break up into little groups. They will be paired off mother and daughter or box partners.  Here we have  Pumpkin with  her daughter Rose right behind her and Hilda with her daughter Peanut

Nanna

Nanna

Rose

Rose

Peanut and Hilda

Peanut and Hilda

Ivy and her daughter Surprise

Ivy and her daughter Surprise

Nanna

Ivy, Nanna and baby Surprise

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Poppy, Pansy with Hilda and Peanut

Pumpkin and Petunia

Pumpkin and Petunia

Not sure if this is a greeting or a score to settle

Not sure if this is a greeting or a score to settle

Eyeball to eyeball, hummm

The all important stare down

Hopefully this will clear up what ever is between these two

Hopefully this will clear up what ever is between these two

Pansy and Poppy

Pansy and Poppy

Iris showing off her beautiful baby bump

Iris showing off her beautiful baby bump and cute little teats showing

Peanut showing some baby bump

Peanut showing some baby bump

Pumpkin and her baby bump having some water with Rose

Pumpkin and her baby bump having some water with Rose

Pansy calling for her sister Poppy

Pansy calling for her sister Poppy

My little goat clump

My little goat clump

Pumpkin just enjoying the day

Pumpkin just enjoying the day

 

Pumpkin playing

Pumpkin playing

My little goat clump

My little goat clump

Nanna

Nanna

 

As the goats enjoyed their day out after so long in the stables, we released the chickens :

 

 

Happy chickens

Eugene is happy and crows to let everyone know it!

Eugene is happy and did a lot of crowing to let everyone know it!

All our hens came out to explore

All our hens came out to explore

It was a lovely day for everyone, goats, hens and us! Spring is trying so very hard to make an appearance here at Gullringstorp.


Summer Updates From Gullringstorp


We have had the new mothers and the babies out in the large enclosure with wonderful success. It was now time to integrate the entire herd in the enclosure at once. I was just a bit anxious about Pumpkin. She has undergone a drastic personality change since she gave birth last summer. It wasn’t the birth, no, that went quite well. I believe it was the loss of one of her babies early on, Miracle. She has been a big grump ever since and fuses with every goat, when given the opportunity.

Pumpkin has been a bit of a problem , but overall, it went splendidly!

Pumpkin had to be "caught as she ran amok when she entered the enclosure. She ran out and her daughter Rose followed

Pumpkin had to be “caught” as she ran amok when she entered the enclosure. She ran out and her daughter Rose followed.                                              Pumpkin was full of spit and vinegar as you can see by my husband’s face

Pumpkin eventually calmed herself down and had a fun time out

Pumpkin eventually calmed herself down and had a fun time out

Well what can I say? Pumpkin was fine for a minute!

Well what can I say? Pumpkin was fine for a minute!

I can't really put in words the absolute delight i feel when I look and see all my goats playing together in the enclosure

I can’t really put in words the absolute delight I feel when I look and see all my goats playing together in the enclosure

Oh, my goats having fun in the sun! What a sight!

Oh, my goats having fun in the sun! What a sight!

Iris is enjoying making a mess with hay, as usual

Iris is enjoying making a mess with hay, as usual while Poppy meets Little Surprise for the first time

Two of our tiny Pygmy ladies. Ivy on the right is Little Surprise's mommy

Two of our tiny Pygmy ladies. Ivy on the right is Little Surprise’s mommy

More fun and togetherness

More fun and  greetings

Pansy, one of Frida's daughters, meets little Toby for the first time

Pansy, one of Frida’s daughters, meets little Toby for the first time

Our sweet little Nanna

Our sweet little Nanna

Meeting old friends, goat style

Meeting old friends, goat style

Alika's son Pip stands proudly on one of the platforms for the goats to play on

Alika’s son Pip stands proudly on one of the platforms for the goats to play on

Little Pip and Toby have fun together

Little Pip and Toby have fun together. They have met before, in passing because they have each played in separate play yards

Three of our Pygmy ladies. Look at Ivy and her daughter Little Surprise, so sweet

Three of our Pygmy ladies. Look at Ivy and her daughter Little Surprise, so sweet

Ivy and her new daughter Little Surprise born June 12

Ivy and her new daughter Little Surprise born June 12

Our delicate Ivy

Our delicate Ivy

Frida's daughters have decided that Hilda will be their new mommy. Hilda who adopted Alika and is Peanut's mommy, is only too pleased to accept her.

Frida’s daughters have decided that Hilda will be their new mommy. Hilda who adopted Alika and is Peanut’s mommy, is only too pleased to accept her.

Keriana's daughter Fiona

Keriana’s daughter Fiona

Hilda who is due to deliver within the next two weeks is with Peanut her daughter

Hilda who is due to deliver within the next two weeks is with Peanut her daughter

Hilda and her extended family

Hilda and her extended family; two new daughters, Pansy and Poppy

Keriana sharing a tender moment with her little daughter, Fiona

Keriana sharing a tender moment with her little daughter, Fiona

Look at Fiona's black stockings ! So cute !

Look at Fiona’s black stockings ! So cute !

Pip and Fiona play with a mommy in attendance

Pip and Fiona play with Alika close by

Fun on the imported rock pile

Fun on the imported rock pile We have a wonderful property, just no boulders or big rocks. Thanks to my husband  we have some imported into our enclosure. The goats love them. Wish we had more.

Petunia, one of our Pygmy ladies. She was found in the boy's enclosure back in June while I was away. We will see if she became pregnant in November

Petunia, one of our Pygmy ladies. She was found in the boy’s enclosure back in June while I was away. We will see if she became pregnant in November

Our Pumpkin with her slender neck and legs

Our Pumpkin with her slender neck and legs

More fun by the rocks

More fun by the rocks

Ivy and Little Surprise

Ivy and Little Surprise

It was a lovely day and a lovely sight to have all the goats out of the stable. I spent as much time as I could out with our little herd watching and listening. The sounds are so delightful and you never know what you will witness. Goats are so charming and beguiling and I always hate to be away from our goats here at Gullringstorp. I just hate to miss anything.

For the very first time in a very long time, I walked the corridor of our stable and it was so silent. There were no goats inside. they were all happily playing in the late summer sun at Gullringstorp. Talk about an empty nest!

We are keeping a close eye on Hilda who is due in the next 2 weeks. We will, of corse keep you updated. For now she is round, a bit slow and is doing well on the milk stand and enjoys going out, even when i am not sure she should be out. tis will be Hilda’s second delivery, here at Gullringstorp.