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Hej From Cold and Frosty Gullringstorp !


Another day of clean up here at Gullringstorp. Because of
the strong winds associated with this storm, we have snow blown
through cracks in our stable walls as well as our workshop. The
wind has also blown the snow into snow dunes all over
Gullringstorp, including our roads in and out of the property.
These snow dunes are not soft fluffy dunes, but hard packed snow
and ice. Our goats are indoors today. They can go out sometimes
during the winter months. If the enclosures are pretty clear, then
they can go out. Much of our snow gets moved around with the help
of our tractor. Thank goodness for it. Here you can see our snow,
snow dunes, snow in our workshop and our tractor at work.

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The Storm has Come


We heard a storm would come yesterday . Our goats were kept inside but no storm.

Just past 1 am it hit with wind and snow.

Gullringstorp is once again a winter wonderland in the Swedish countryside.

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Goats in Coats at Gullringstorp!


After yesterday’s dismal rainy day, we have a bright, dry, crisp windy, cold and beautiful day here at Gullringstorp!
Our goats are really happy to be out.
With the cold wind blowing through the enclosure, it is a “goats in coats ” day!

Max my little helper and I are ready with the hay

Max my little helper and I are ready with the hay

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A beautiful day, sky and autumn colors starting

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A beautiful day for the goats to enjoy

just look at that sky !

Just look at that blue sky !

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Of they go in their coats

Max and Blossom

Max and Blossom

Time to play!

Time to play!

Hilda has a thinner fur than the other adults so she needs a coat when it's windy

Hilda has a thinner fur than the other adults so she needs a coat when it’s windy

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Max sits safe on the bench

Max sits safe on the bench

Surprise and little Violet

Surprise and little Violet

Violet

Violet

Huckleberry

Huckleberry

Little Blossom

Little Blossom

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Playing on the rocks

Huckleberry and Lilly

Huckleberry and Lilly

So cute in their little coats

So cute in their little coats

This is just too fun

This is just too fun for Huckleberry to resist

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Huckleberry got the wheelbarrow to himself

Pumpkin and her daughters

Pumpkin and her daughters

 

This is why our babies and Hilda are wearing their coats today!

Thank you for the beautiful day!


Snowy and Windy Day Keeps Gullringstorp Goats Inside


Yesterday was not a day for our goats to go outside. After a couple of beautiful , warm and sunny days, our goats were not able to come outside. It’s always a shame when we start new routines like the new hay rack for the boys. They really need to have consistency with their routine. I wanted them to get used to the new location for the hay. Oh well, we can only wait for the good days to come. For now they relax in the stable:

Mother-to-be Pumpkin and her daughter Rosie relax

Mother-to-be Pumpkin and her daughter Rosie relax

Ivy and her daughter Surprise relax while mother-to-be is wide awake

Ivy and her daughter Surprise relax while mother-to-be is wide awake

Keriana with her daughter Fiona sleep close to fence to be close to Alika

Keriana with her daughter Fiona sleep close to fence to be close to Alika

Mothers-to-be Pansy and Poppy

Mothers-to-be sisters Poppy and her sister Pansy (kind of hidden)

Hilda and her daughter,   mother-to-be-Peanut live in box which doesn’t get much light from the light fixtures. It was just too dark to photograph., but they were resting close together as usual.

Nanna was NOT resting at all. She was in heat. This was a relatively mild heat so far, because her cries are not nearly as loud as normal, for her. Notice he flicking of her tail, this is called “flagging”.

Balder is up and wide awake

Balder is up and wide awake.  Look at those beautiful eyes!

Baby Boy is also wide awake

Baby Boy is also wide awake

Little Man  rests by himself while Toby and Pip like to snuggle

Little Man rests by himself while Toby and Pip like to snuggle

Toby and Pip

Toby and Pip

Winston, Philip och Little Man

Winston, Philip my little boys love to sleep close together while  Little Man lays close by

We hope for better weather so our goats can be out for more than one or two days at a time.


City Girl Turned Country Gal Brings Culture Into the Stable at Gullringstorp Part 6


This was a very cold , windy and snowy morning, here at Gullringstorp. We find ourselves in the midst of yet another winter.

Unfortunately, this not a day for our goats to be out

Unfortunately, this was not a day for our goats to be out in their snowed in enclosure

Gullringstorp deep in snow once again

Gullringstorp deep in snow once again. But, oh so beautiful.

One of our cats, Pip enjoys looking at the snow from his warm window seat

One of our cats, Pip enjoys looking at the snow from his warm window seat

Today my goats enjoyed beautiful music from Sicily, Italy.  We listened to Roberto Alagna’s CD ” Sicilian” with lovely romantic and lively Italian pieces, as fresh hay , water and grain was given. I really enjoy Roberto Alagna and have bee able to enjoy him in opera several times. I am really happy to be able to enjoy his singing no matter where I happen to be, here at Gullringstorp.

Roberto Alagna is a French tenor who has performed the works of many of the world’s greatest composers, in some of the worlds most famous opera houses; Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, Donizetti, Massenet, just to name a few.

Here are just some of his roles in the world of opera: Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Alfredo in La Traviatta, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, Don Jose in Don Jose, Hoffman in Les Contes d’Hoffman.

I hope you enjoy Roberto Alagna’s Sicilian:


Gullringstorp, Almost Buried by Snow This Morning


We had a warning yesterday that during the evening we would have at least 12″ of snow fall during the night.  Well the night came and no more snow … We thought we were off the hook… We were not !

This morning we got slammed with snow, snow, snow and more snow. It is 1521 and it is STILL snowing!!!

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Leif was shoveling the driveways , before he could use the tractor

Leif had to shovel the driveways , before he could use the tractor

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Max and I got a path shoveled to the stable; at least part of the way

Pathway shoveled to the back , past the front porch

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Our fish will spend the winter under the protection  of the covered pond in a state of semi-hibernation

Our fish will spend the winter under the protection of the covered pond in a state of semi-hibernation

In addition to t he heavy snowfall , we had wind that made beautiful snow drifts and snow on our house

In addition to t he heavy snowfall , we had wind that made beautiful snow drifts and snow on our house

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Leif is heading into the goat enclosure, the only place to dump all the shoveled snow

Leif is heading into the goat enclosure, the only place to dump all the shoveled snow

This is the road behind the stable. On the right is the snowed in chicken yard. Don't wrry our hens and roosters are warm inside their heated hen house with a nice bowl full of snow to peck at. They love that.

This is the road behind the stable. On the right is the snowed in chicken yard. Don’t worry our hens and roosters are warm inside their heated hen house with a nice bowl full of snow to peck at. They love that.

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Frozen cherry tree

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While Leif worked hard shoveling 2 properties, I kept busy preparing a war, lunch for when he came in and preparing a warm delicious meal, chili.

While Leif worked hard shoveling snow from 2 properties, I kept busy preparing a warm lunch for when he came in and preparing a warm delicious dinner, chili.

I hope wherever you are, you are not buried under snow. But if you are, I hope you have someone strong and caring to shovel for you…

Thank you Leif…

PS. Leif just came in from his last shoveling of the day before the darkness at 1515 to tell me that in his estimation, we have had between 40″-50″ of snowfall today.


The First Snow of the Season


I felt snow in the air for the past couple of days. I never knew I would be able to tell when there was snow in the air, but I can ! How cool is that?

Leif has started to rake up the Autumn leaves after the rain finally stopped. I could see leaf piles appearing at Gullringstorp.

One of the first clues to the coming snow, was the gray skies, then the temperature.

This is the temperature finally got above 0 degrees C by the afternoon

This is the temperature finally got above 0 degrees C by the afternoon

This was my view looking out my kitchen window toward the stable

This was my view looking out my kitchen window toward the stable

This is the view from the side window in the kitchen.

This is the view from the side window in the kitchen. You can see the hedge on the left dropping its leaves.

There is just one pile of leaves at Gullringstorp, surrounded by a light coating of snow

There is just one pile of leaves at Gullringstorp, surrounded by a light coating of snow

As the afternoon made its way toward evening, the temperature dropped again

As the afternoon made its way toward evening, the temperature dropped again

The beautiful Autumn colors of Gullringstorp shine in the first snow of the season

The beautiful Autumn colors of Gullringstorp shine in the first snow of the season

 

I know it’s not much , but it was so wonderful to look out the windows at this snow as it fell. It was windy sand very cold so it was a beady snow. I watched the snow from my desk out my office window. It fell like tiny beads that were blown around by the strong wind. then it was fun watching a those beads of snow hit the roof of the garage and bounce off to a new destination.

First beads of snow then the flakes will come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Winter Morning at Gullringstorp


Winter decided to come to Gullringstorp during the night. White hell for my husband but a beautiful sight for me and just plain fun for Max:

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We had a dark, cold, snowy and windy morning here at Gullringstorp. There was still a beauty to it all, for me.

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Just beautiful!

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Our roads were fine to drive on because of the type of snow tires required here in Sweden, but my husband will still clear them.

 

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This road will be cleared soon.

Time for the tractor

Time for the tractor. Max was warm in his winter gear.

My husband really is happy to have the tractor to help clear large amounts of snow

My husband really is happy to have the tractor to help clear large amounts of snow

The weather reports call for more snow…  Our little herd is inside the stable,  comfy and warm.

How is the weather where you live?