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Day 2 In The New Enclosure And See What The Girls Are Up To


The boys were once again led into the enclosure and straight on through the gate to the new enclosure . Once there, every little buck got down to the serious business of eating yummy grass:

I walked out to see how they were doing and a few boys looked up and walked toward me

I walked out to see how they were doing and a few boys looked up and walked toward me

Toby was comfortable now in the new enclosure

Toby is comfortable now in the new enclosure

Balder enjoying the fresh new grass

Balder enjoying the fresh new grass

Pip loves the grass

Winston loves the grass

The boys found their way out to the farthest corner of the new enclosure

The boys found their way out to the farthest corner of the new enclosure

The boys make their way through the gate to the other side

The boys make their way through the gate to the other side. I couldn’t understand what the move was all about, then I saw it. They all went to the cool water buckets and returned to the new enclosure

Max and Toby when he was a buckling were best pals

Max and Toby when he was a buckling were best pals

The girls really enjoy morning and the morning sunshine:

The girls followed me out toward the back fence to watch the boys

The girls followed me out toward the back fence to watch the boys

Goats know when they need a to add more minerals to their diets, so they eat dirt

Goats know when they need a to add more minerals to their diets, so they eat dirt. So all the ladies found some dirt and nibbled some

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Huckleberry with Rose. I know they look related, but they are not. Huckleberry is Poppy’s son. Rose is Pumpkin’s 3 yr. old daughter

Rose

Rose

Huckleberry

Huckleberry

Florian

Florian

Florian

Florian

Florian has calmed down  since his castration

Florian has calmed down since his castration

Lilly and mom Pansy

Lilly and mom Pansy

Little Blossom playing with Surprise

Little Blossom playing with Surprise

Blossom

Blossom

Alika takes a roll in the grass

Alika takes a roll in the grass

Alika sits up for a bit before standing up

Alika sits up for a bit before standing up

Keriana and her daughter fiona get their  added minerals from the dirt

Keriana and her daughter Fiona get their added minerals from the dirt

Everyone  enjoys a beautiful day . today is a really beautiful day at Gullringstorp!


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!

 


Toby, Before and After Photos


I have never done a before and after of any of our goats. Just thought I would start with one of my cutest,  before and after:

Toby is Nanna’s first baby born here at Gullringstorp. Toby was born May 12, 20102:

,Our Little Toby at just one day old

Our Little Toby at just one day old. Look at how tiny he was!

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What a cute little nose

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Nanna takes her 3 day old little Toby out for a trip around the stable

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Up the milk stand ramp to mommy

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It was pretty chilly so he needed a sweater for a bit

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Toby loved to explore

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Toby and Nanna were lucky because Leif made them a special play yard in the rear of the stable. They just walked out of their home and out the door into the yard for fresh air and fun

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Toby was in Keriana and Alika’s box, exploring

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Toby wanted to share Nanna’s grain

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Toby became best pals with our Max

 

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Toby looks like a show goat! Just look at that perfect little body!

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Nanna and Toby enjoy the sunshine in the front play yard

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Toby finally got big enough to join the other goats in the large enclosure. He was still with Nanna and nursing

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We always thought Toby was cute and we thought nothing more of his hair when he was young

Our little Toby has grown into a real handsome buck that has an uncanny similarity to Elvis. Look at that hair-do, will you:

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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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.


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”