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
Poppy watches the gate for Hilda’s return
Keriana and her daughter Fiona decide it’s time for a rest in the sun
There, Keriana’s down and comfy
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
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
Ivy and Little Surprise who is growing every day
Pumpkin and Rose take a rest in the sun
Keriana and Fiona move into the shelter out of the hot sun
Fun 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 looks so blissful
Pip trying to get his mother’s attention
Little Surprise enjoying special time with her mommy Ivy
Iris and Petunia Relax in the shade of the shelter
Little Man, Hilda’s son relaxes 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
Balder and his pal Flynn relax inside their shelter
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
Toby rubbing against the wall of the shelter. He is doing very well with the boys
Ivy and Little Surprise
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 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
Pip finds a friend to play with, Fiona
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
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…
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…