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Happy Easter Sunday and a Beautiful Spring Day !


We hope everyone is having a lovely Easter ! We actually have a beautiful Spring day here at Gullringstorp!!  No wind, rain or snow!! A great day for the goats to come out. The boys can even come out today.

The boys were so relaxed when I entered the stable this morning

The boys were so relaxed when I entered the stable this morning

Sleepy boys

Sleepy boys

We have 7 little bucks but this morning we decided to place a leash on only two and hope the others would follow

We have 7 little bucks but this morning we decided to place a leash on only two and hope the others would follow. Poor little Toby was the only one who fell far behind the others. He seemed to be a bit afraid. He will be back on a leash until he gets used to going out once again.

Once I helped Toby to catch up, they all followed and walked into the enclosure like little gentlemen

Once I helped Toby to catch up, they all followed and walked into the enclosure like little gentlemen

The boys must pass through the girl's enclosure to get to their enclosure

The boys must pass through the girl’s enclosure to get to their enclosure

A quick head count and all the boys are in

A quick head count and all the boys are where they should be

It's fun to try and take the leash off when they are so happy to be outside

The boys always head straight for the hay

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It’s’  not always so easy to take the collars and leashes off when the boys are so happy to be in the enclosure

Here are my youngest boys; Pip, Winston, Toby and Phillip

Here are my youngest boys; Pip, Winston, Toby (hidden, but I see his feet) and Phillip. Oh my how my baby bucklings have grown. Phillip is almost as big as his big brother Little Man

I am so happy that both the girls and the boys have a wonderful deep shelter where they can go if they are not happy with the weather

I am so happy that both the girls and the boys have a wonderful deep shelter where they can go if they are not happy with the weather

 

 

After Milk Stand training, the ladies were out in the enclosure:

Poppy and Peanut share a tender moment.

 Peanut and Pansy share a tender moment.

Our ladies were happy being outside again. Pumpkin enjoys a lay down in the sun while the little Pygmy girls play in the bench in the distance

Our ladies were happy being outside again. Pumpkin enjoys a relaxing nap in the sun while the little Pygmy girls play in the bench in the distance

Wishing everyone a lovely and Happy Easter Sunday!

 


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!

 

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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.


New Mothers and Babies Visit the Large Enclosure for the First Time, August 3, 2012!


The day began really badly for us here at Gullringstorp! We had every intention to bring out our new mothers and babies today. It was overcast, cold and threatened rain. Not a good first day to be in the large enclosure. So, disappointed, I fed every one in their box and just opened doors. The morning was just one big rain threat.

The sun finally came out and so did our little gang of new mommies and babies and a couple of pals. Ivy would never have gone into the enclosure without her pals Petunia and Iris so they were allowed to join the new families.

Here is the first day out in t he enclosure for Toby, Fiona Pip and Surprise and their mothers:

Our young men were led out first

Our young men were led out first with Baby Boy in the lead. 

Nanna and her son Toby

Nanna and her son Toby made it into the enclosure. Look at Toby’s wonderment of the large space before him!

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The babies stayed close to their mothers in the beginning

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Here is Keriana ( Frida’s daughter) with her daughter following, Fiona and Little Ivy with her tiny baby Little Surprise

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Alika’s son Pip is exploring the grass

Ivy and Pip Playing

Ivy and Pip Playing

Alika and her son Pip

Alika and her son Pip

Keriana (Frida's daughter) and her daughter Fiona

Keriana (Frida’s daughter) and her daughter Fiona

Keriana and Ivy and their little ones

Keriana and Ivy and their little ones hidden behind  the mommies

Fun in the shelter

Fun in the shelter

Fiona exploring on the old Swedish kitchen bed

Fiona exploring on the old Swedish kitchen bed

Alika and Pip

Alika and Pip

Alika and Pip

Alika’s son Pip jumping into the hay bucket ( an old sink works well)

Toby having a chat with one of the big boys, Balder

Toby having a chat with one of the big boys, Balder.  Little Toby will soon join the other boys

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Fun activity inside the shelter

Pip  loves to be in the hay !

Pip loves to be in the hay !

Little Surprise on her way, somewhere

Little Surprise on her way, somewhere

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More shelter activity

Fiona getting some water

Fiona getting some water

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Ivy, Pip and his mommy Alika

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There’s Little Surprise on the bed/sofa

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They all look so happy !           

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Ivy and her tiny daughter Little Surprise and Fiona trying to reach the hay in the sink

Alika and Pip

Alika and Pip

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Nanna, Pip and Fiona on the rocks

Nanna and her son Toby

Nanna and her son Toby

Nanna, Toby and little Surprise on the rocks

Nanna, Toby and little Surprise enjoy some hay and the rocks

Bay Fiona and Baby Pip

Baby Fiona and Baby Pip

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Little Surprise born June 12th

Our Little Surprise

Our Little Surprise

Little Fiona

Little Fiona born May 18th

Little Pip

Little Pip born June 5th

Toby, Nanna's son born May 12th

Toby, Nanna’s son born May 12th

 

Nana, Toby and Little Surprise

Nana, Toby and Little Surprise

Our silly little Nanna is now a serious mommy

Our silly little Nanna is now a serious mommy

Babies play with one mother supervising

Babies play with one mother supervising

  Our other adult and yearlings were not allowed in the large enclosure on this day

Our other adult and yearlings were not allowed in the large enclosure on this day

Frida's girls Pansy and Poppy are enjoying some hay

Frida’s girls Pansy and Poppy are enjoying some hay

Yummy

Yummy

Even though our goats have a wonderful field full of yummy greens, they all still love to enjoy hay

Even though our goats have a wonderful field full of yummy greens, they all still love to enjoy hay

Just before bravely leaving my babies out i looked and saw everyone relaxing. It was beautiful

Just before bravely leaving my babies out I looked and saw everyone relaxing. Here are Iris and Petunia who were the only non-mothers allowed in the enclosure. It was beautiful to see.

 

Nanna and Toby were more interested in the new hay supply than taking a rest. They did rest later, however.

Nanna and Toby were more interested in the new hay supply than taking a rest. They did rest later, however.

 

My husband decides it's time to do some lawn mowing

My husband decides it’s time to do some lawn mowing

We were only able to leave the new mothers and babies after each baby had been introduced to the electric fence. these babies are very close to their mothers so we had no babies near the fence. Oh I forgot, Toby was the first to get a zap and boy was he a big baby after that. He didn’t want to leave mommy Nanna’s side. It was my job to capture each remaining baby and my husband took them to the fence and they each got a zap on the nose. This way we could leave them comfortably with the knowledge that the babies wouldn’t be silly and try to get through the fence .

For a first day out in the large enclosure, it really went far better than expected. Every goat adult and baby alike were truly happy and excited to be in the large space. They had out grown both baby yards. Now we must decide when to introduce the other members of the herd who were now in the play yards, temporarily.

Welcome back for some video action of the first day’s adventures.