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!
Toby is so curious
Max waits patiently for his buddy to play some more
Toby and mommy Nanna
Our naughty little Nanna is now a full-fledged mother!
Nanna and Toby enjoy their play yard
Nanna enjoys her hay outside
Mother and son enjoying hay
Look at Toby’s cute tiny pink nose !
Toby eats what ever mommy drops on the tray
Toby found another way to enjoy grain with mommy
A kiss for mommy
Keriana’s little Fiona:
What a sweet face Fiona has
Sweet little Fiona
Looks like snack time…
Keriana who is Frida’s daughter stands with her very own tiny daughter, Fiona
Little Fiona has fun on the milk stand with mommy
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
Snack time, again…
Keriana meets the hens for the first time!
Keriana’s curiosity about the hens is short-lived, but not for the hens
Fiona enjoys the play yard
Fiona has fun in the hay basket
Looks like Little Fiona is talking to the hens
Hej Fiona !
Mother and daughter
Fiona has cute little black stockings !
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…
Our goats were left to themselves yesterday as I could see all was well. There were no fights, no old grudges to be settled, no territorial issues, just fun and relaxation. I left them knowing they would all just enjoy being outdoors. It was a day that was not exactly a clear warm Spring day. It was a threatening day with dark clouds that covered the sun and the wind kicked up a bit. We were unsure about just how long the goats could remain out.
I went out to check anthem and found it to be a lovely day in the enclosure. Luckily, I had my camera. The goats were broken up now, into their family groups, and box mate groups. I began shooting…
Frida with her daughters:
Frida with Poppy and Pansy who were born this past August here at Gullringstorp
Frida with Pansy
Frida with Pansy and Poppy
Pansy with her sister Poppy
Little Poppy rubs her side on the big rock
Poppy and Pansy enjoy the big rock with mother Frida not too far away!
I know this may look like an embarrassing photo, but little Pansy who is 8 mos old has beautiful little teats. She is after all a dairy goat. I must look at them.
Poppy enjoys this warm rock in the sun
Pansy and Poppy relax together with mamma Frida just on the other side of the rock
As the girls grow up, Pansy and Poppy want a bit more independence from Mommy. But as you can see Frida is never very far away, she is just on the other side of the rock.
Frida checks on her daughters ! What a good mother !
Hilda and her daughter Peanut :
Hilda and Peanut
Peanut playing with her mommy
Hilda relaxes with her daughter
Look at that silly Peanut
I just love to watch the intimate connections between mother and baby
A tender moment shared by mother and daughter...
Nanna relaxing in the sun
Nanna going down. A bit difficult with her baby bump and all, but once down it's time to relax !
Nanna didn't fall over, she is just about to stretch out on the warm ground
And she's down ! That must feel really nice !
Someone looks sleepy
Little sleepy Nanna
And she's out for the count !
Looks like Nanna is asleep
Nanna is definitely , asleep
Our three Musketeers; Iris Ivy and Petunia (our three little Pygmy does who share a box) :
Here they are, Iris, Petunia and Ivy
This is Petunia. She was so tiny when she first came to Gullringstorp
Here's Iris, the leader of this little band of imps !
Hej Petunia !
This Ivy, she was our shy baby who is now finally eating from our hand. We like physical contact with all of our goats
Iris enjoying some fresh hay
Hej Ivy !
Petunia one of our Pygmy does
Ivy on one side and Petunia on the other
Alika and Keriana, both of whom are pregnant:
Alika lives with Keriana . They are both pregnant
Alika takes a rest against a warm rock
Here are all three of our pregnant ladies, two of which are box mates, Alika, Keriana and little Nanna
Alika and Keriana who are both expecting, are good friends outside their box but have some differences inside. They have a strange dependency on each other
Two room mates who can't live with each other yet can't live apart from each other
Pumpkin and her daughter Rose:
Pumpkin and Rose
Our little Rose
Two comfy goats
I wonder what they are saying?
Our beautiful Rose with her beautiful tall legs
And Rose is on her way somewhere...
Rose is almost an exact image of her mother Pumpkin
It was a lovely day for the goats to be out and enjoy themselves.
Today, it rained….