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Tender Moments at Gullringstorp


Fiona, who is Keriana’s daughter is raised by both her mother and aunt Alika. Keriana and Alika have a love hate relationship. They fight when the fence is down, but if I think of separating them and moving one to another box, they have a real fit. So that’s out of the question. They are living peacefully with the fence up between them as they share a big box.

Fiona makes it very clear that she loves Alika as much as she loves her mommy:

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Gullringstorp Goats out for the First Time in Months


This morning was a perfect day for the goats to be out. No wind, no rain, no snow.  It will be a short day however, due to the darkness coming at 3 pm.   That’s ok because the ladies were getting cabin fever and even a short day out is better than no time out at all.

The ladies got to get out but not the boys. I know, I know what about the boys? Well it’s just not that easy and it requires some time and attention outdoors which was not on my schedule today. You see the issue is, my baby boys. I will give my babies more time in the boy’s box so they feel a part of their new little herd. I have several sub-herds within my complete herd. Once I feel Phillip and Winston have been accepted completely by the others, then I will feel comfortable letting them out with the others. In addition to that aspect of buck life, my little fellas have no previous knowledge of the electric fence which surrounds their enclosure. This will be a day that requires both of our attentions. The boys will have to be “introduced” to the fence. This is a ritual that I can not do. This is my husband’s job to place the tiny noses to the fence for what will be hopefully the one and only time their noses come into contact with it.

Well today was the day for the little girls and my ladies to go out and kick up their heels a bit:

goats having fun

Goats having fun

Time for fun

Time for fun

Look at my girls !

Look at my girls, oh how pretty they are!

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Keriana, Hilda, her daughter Peanut and Alika

Fun on the snow

Fun on the snow

Rosie playing

Rosie playing with Pansy

Fiona

Fiona with her cute black stockings

Petunia and Poppy playing

Petunia and Poppy playing with Iris, Nanna and Alika in the background

Petunia

Nanna and Petunia and somebody else…

Petunia and Poppy

Petunia and Poppy and little Surprise on the snow

More fun

More fun

Nanna and Keriana

Nanna and Keriana

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Snow goats

Snow goats

Snow goats

Snow goats up close

Fiona

Fiona on her way…

Wheeeee

Wheeeee  such fun they are all having running and just being silly!

After setting the electric fence, I walked into the stable. What a strange sensation to see my empty stable. It was so quiet and empty.

Empty boxes, what a strange sight, no goats....

Empty boxes, what a strange sight, no goats….

Empty boxes

Empty boxes

It was great fun watching all my goats out and running and literally kicking up their cute little heels. With the cold temperatures we have been having, our ground feels like concrete. It feels great to walk on it and the sound of my goat’s hooves as they run is just a wonder. They sound like a herd of galloping horses.

Well my ladies didn’t make it to 3 this afternoon. The sun has not set yet, a few minutes more and it will, but, it started snowing!

My ladies had a wonderful time out today the 7th day of January in the New Year 2013.


Our Little Herd in the Enclosure as Hilda Goes into Labor


Well, we got Hilda back into her clean box just in time for her to have a clean and comfortable labor. She was brought back into her box around 2 pm while the others remained in the enclosure. Hilda’s absence was noticed immediately. It took some time before all the goats, boys included, to resume their activities of eating grass, playing and relaxing.

Pumpkin and Rose look toward the gate hoping  Hilda and Peanut come back

Pumpkin and Rose look toward the gate hoping Hilda and Peanut come back

Poppy watches the gate

Poppy watches the gate for Hilda’s return

Keriana and her daughter Fiona decide it's time for a rest in the sun

Keriana and her daughter Fiona decide it’s time for a rest in the sun

There, Keriana's down and comfy

There, Keriana’s down and comfy

Pumpkin finally settles down and enjoys some hay and grass

Pumpkin finally settles down and enjoys some hay and grass

The babies who watch the adults, realize that all is well and start to play

The babies who watch the adults, realize that all is well and start to play

Petunia has a lick on the salt block

Petunia has a lick on the salt block

Pansy was unaware that Hilda was gone at first then when she realized it , she was not happy

Pansy was unaware that Hilda was gone at first then when she realized it , she was not happy

Ivy and Little Surprise who is growing every day

Ivy and Little Surprise who is growing every day

Pumpkin and Rose take a rest in the sun

Pumpkin and Rose take a rest in the sun

Keriana and Fiona move into the shelter out of the hot sun

Keriana and Fiona move into the shelter out of the hot sun

Fun in the shelter

Fun in the shelter

Rose relaxing

Rose relaxing

Ivy

Ivy

 

Keriana finds a bit of shade and comfort under the sink in the shelter

Keriana finds a bit of shade and comfort under the sink in the shelter

Alika and Pip enjoy their little hide away under the table

Alika and Pip enjoy their little hide away under the table

Alika looks so blissful

Alika looks so blissful

Pip trying to get his mother's attention

Pip trying to get his mother’s attention

 

Little Surprise enjoying special time with her mommy Ivy

Little Surprise enjoying special time with her mommy Ivy

Iris and Petunia Relax in the shade of the shelter

Iris and Petunia Relax in the shade of the shelter

Little Man, Hilda's son relaxes in the boy's enclosure

Little Man, Hilda’s son relaxes in the boy’s enclosure

Toby is becoming more and more comfortable in the boy's enclosure

Toby is becoming more and more comfortable in the boy’s enclosure. Here he rests with Baby Boy

Little Man, Toby and Baby Boy

Little Man, Toby and Baby Boy

Balder and his pal Flynn relax inside their shelter

Balder and his pal Flynn relax inside their shelter

Baby Boy taking a nap

Baby Boy taking a nap

Hilda's grown son is so very handsome. I have truly enjoyed watching him become the strong, yet gentle buck that he is today

Hilda’s grown son is so very handsome. I have truly enjoyed watching him become the strong, yet gentle buck that he is today

Toby rubbing against the wall of the shelter. He is doing very well with the boys

Toby rubbing against the wall of the shelter. He is doing very well with the boys

Ivy and Little Surprise

Ivy and Little Surprise

Little Surprise playing alone for a moment

Little Surprise playing alone for a moment

Nanna is adjusting to having her little boy toby moved top the boy's enclosure during the day. She gets her baby back after he has spent some time in the boy's box after they are brought back in, to enjoy, guess what, more hay!.

Nanna is adjusting to having her little boy Toby moved top the boy’s enclosure during the day. She gets her baby back after he has spent some time in the boy’s box after they are brought back in, to enjoy, guess what, more hay! Nanna has to find her place in the herd again, because she is not tending a baby so the dynamics are a bit different. She is doing well, not perfect, but as well as can be expected.

Alika's son Pip is getting round and more cute than ever, if that's at all possible

Alika’s son Pip is getting round and more cute than ever, if that’s at all possible

Pip finds a friend to play with, Fiona

Pip finds a friend to play with, Fiona

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Nanna is alone much of the time and I feel bad for her. I give her special attention as she makes the transition and finds herself back in the fold of the herd

Playing on the rocks

Playing on the rocks

 

Everyone eventually resumed their normal activities while Hilda was busy at her job at hand.

I wonder if they knew?

Silly question, of course they did!

 

Welcome back for Updates From the Nursery at Gullringstorp…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Updates from the Nursery at Gullringstorp


I’m still trying to play catch up from my time away from posting. Here are some updates of two of our four new babies:

Max and Toby quickly became best buddies!

Max and Toby quickly became best buddies!

Toby is so curious

Toby is so curious

Max waits patiently for his buddy to play some more

Max waits patiently for his buddy to play some more

Toby and mommy Nanna

Toby and mommy Nanna

Our naughty little  Nanna is now a full fledged mother!

Our naughty little Nanna is now a full-fledged mother!

Nanna and Toby enjoy their play yard

Nanna and Toby enjoy their play yard

Nanna enjoys her hay  outside

Nanna enjoys her hay outside

Mother and son enjoying hay

Mother and son enjoying hay

Look at Toby's cute tiny pink nose !

Look at Toby’s cute tiny pink nose !

Toby eats what ever mommy drops on the tray

Toby eats what ever mommy drops on the tray

Toby found another way to enjoy grain with mommy

Toby found another way to enjoy grain with mommy

Too cute

Too cute

A kiss for mommy

A kiss for mommy

 

 

Keriana’s little Fiona:

Little Fiona

Little Fiona

What a sweet face Fiona has

What a sweet face Fiona has

 

Sweet little Fiona

Sweet little Fiona

Looks like snack time...

Looks like snack time…

Keriana who is Frida's daughter stands with her very own tiny daughter, Fiona

Keriana who is Frida’s daughter stands with her very own tiny daughter, Fiona

Little Fiona has fun on the milk stand with mommy

Little Fiona has fun on the milk stand with mommy

Keriana and Fiona explore the new play yard in the back of the stable

Keriana and Fiona explore the new play yard in the back of the stable

There's nothing prettier than a new baby in the sunshine

There’s nothing prettier than a new baby in the sunshine

Snack time, again...

Snack time, again…

Keriana meets the hens for the first time!

Keriana meets the hens for the first time!

Keriana's curiosity about the hens is short-lived, but not for the hens

Keriana’s curiosity about the hens is short-lived, but not for the hens

Fiona enjoys the play yard

Fiona enjoys the play yard

Fiona has fun in the hay basket

Fiona has fun in the hay basket

Looks like Little Fiona is talking to the hens

Looks like Little Fiona is talking to the hens

hej Fiona !

Hej Fiona !

Mother and daughter

Mother and daughter

Fiona has cute little black stockings !

Fiona has cute little black stockings !

Fiona playing with a block of wood

Fiona playing with a block of wood

 

Gullringstorp herd update:

We have had touchy weather with showers throughout the days lately, but our herd has been out  in the enclosure. Seems like they forget everything when they are out and about, running, playing, eating grass and relaxing in the sun.

The only problem I have is when the weather is too bad for the goats to go out and I let them out in the corridor of the stable. this is when Pansy and Poppy really miss their mommy Frida. They seem to go on a search from box to box for Frida. It really  is so sad to witness this. I try to keep them occupied with goodies or something else to keep their mind off the loss of their mother. Everything I do works , only on a temporary basis. I do sit with them  everyday and give them extra love and even some fresh strawberries from our garden. They do seem to appreciate the extra attention.

We are all healing, slowly…

 


A Glimpse of Two of Gullringstorp’s New Babies at Play


I thought I would try out my video functin on my phone and was pleased with the results. I think I will try turning my phone the other way next time.

Here are Toby and his mommy Nanna :

Little Fiona and her mommy Keriana:

Welcome back for videos of Alika’s son Pip and a “Surprise”