We are so happy to have 4 new tiny hooves around the stable. Gullringstorp herd is growing and we are so happy!! Our Little Miss Nanna is really a wonderful mother, so far. I can’t say that she will always be a good mother. we have had experience with goats who were great in the first few days but then they kind of stayed at a distance. I will have to keep a real close eye on her. I have a feeling that she will continue to be a fantastic mother. Little Miss Nanna’s baby is a boy! We were hoping for a girl but we are just happy that he was born without incident and is a real bouncing baby boy!
Mommy and baby bonding
What a tiny little fella
Little fella has a pink nose
A trip out of the box at not even a full 2 days old
Just look at our new tiny baby. Hopefully you can see how tiny he is
The little fellow takes another tour of his side of the stable
Little fellow can explore freely, but mommy is always close by
Little fella walked and bounced all the way to and into Alika and Keriana’s box. All the goats were outside so he could explore in complete safety
Here is Little Miss Nanna’s after deliver special that is served here at Gullringstorp; warm molasses water for energy and fresh fruit& veggies and grains
Later, in the evening, our Max was just so curious out the new baby
Here is our new family curled up right against the drafty door!
Baby takes an excursion through the stable
Updates from others in our stable (sorry can’t stop taking photos of our newest baby):
Keriana on the Milk Stand last might for her dinner. Just look at that baby bump!
Alika is happily eating hay while she waits her turn on the Milk Stand
My little boys are happily munching on their special meadow hay on their table!
Baby Boy looking a bit wild !
Little fella had fun walking around the stable last evening
Bouncing baby boy…
Fun time !
Mother and son
Little Miss Nanna seems to remain in mother mode; her tongue is now always out so that if that little fella walks by, she can clean him
This wild-eyed little goat is Baby Boy and he is the new daddy!!!
Alika and Keriana can’t live with each other nor can they live apart. They are kind of like a married couple. Leif made this separating fence so that each mother can have her own space, when the babies come. Alika keeps knocking the door down so they can be together. What will happen when the babies come???
It’s the most beautiful sight to come into the stable ans see our Frida laying with her babies. this tells us that she is breathing ok and is comfortable. She is having a long but steady recovery.
We have a little boy and now he needs a name. Soon…
Little Miss Nanna and New Baby ( Part 3 May 14, 2012 )
It was clear that this new little fella didn’t really care for the “nest ” I made for them. He has decided he wants to sleep by the door. The problem is he lives in a horse-box in a stable and so the door to the box does not reach to the floor. This means a draft! To add to that, their box is directly across from one of the back doors , which is not weatherproof. There is a lot of wind coming in; no issue for the adults, but he is brand new.
Last evening, I just put down more straw and hay in the spot that he has made his bed. A warmer place to snuggle down in with mommy. He is just so tiny. Today is a very unpleasant day out. The wind is terrible and cold and rain is in the forecast. Needless to say no one goes out today. After the other two mothers-to-be ate their breakfast on the Milk Stand, the new baby was let out to play.. This morning our little fella was full of energy and pep. It was so much fun to watch him pop and hop around the stable. But let me tell you, he popped and hopped in style:
Well, here, my worst nightmares have come true. My little mountain goat can not control her climbing urge. Look at that little baby. What must he be thinking?
Well between the baby’s choice of where to go to sleep, by the drafty door and his mother’s mountain goat activities, he needs to be kept warm. Back into the house I went to go through Max’s hand-me-downs. He is so tiny, no problem with Max’s baby sweaters.
Our little fella’s GPS has kicked in; he takes a milk break in his new warm sweater.
Look at this new baby only born May 12th. He’s on the Milk stand ramp!
Nanna backs up and calls to her son to come to her. She is in constant communication with her baby
So he comes to mommy and they take a bit of a walk
He loves that ramp !
That ramp was too irresistible! He is back to the Milk Stand
This little fella only 2 days old has made it all the way up to the platform on the Milk Stand!
This little one wasn’t up there alone for long…Mommy Nanna to the rescue
They look so cute !
He is so independent
He is making his way down , all by himself!
OMG It has to be hereditary! I have a mini mountain goat! Look at this tiny baby. He made up there on that ledge himself!
There they are, my two tiny mountain goats
Little fella needs to figure out how to turn around on that ledge. Not easy, but I bet he’ll get it real soon !
He was too tired to figure out how to turn around so time for a rest while mommy has a snack
This is one lucky little fella to have Nanna for a mommy! ( I hate the alien eyes you get with the flash! Sorry!)
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