I’ve been revealing spring planning here on the farm this season. So far I’ve shared Rambo the Ram who has been receiving a new lady friend each week in hope of spring lambs, the deer that are in ‘The Rut’ and hopefully will produce fawns in June and this week I’m sharing our cute pygmy goats. The nanny goats are very friendly with the children who visit the farm as well as being playful, full of character and forming strong friendship bonds with one another. I often spot the same ones close together and do wonder if the term ‘acting the goat’ comes from their fun personalities?
For most of the year Billy goat gruff remains separate from the ladies. He looked longingly into their field on passing after his horn operation and shortly after was rewarded with a lady friend in his pen. Now that we are closed for November and Billy poses no threat to the guests he has been allowed into the girls field where there is more grazing for winter and he can freely spread the love. He has really made himself at home and enjoying this time surrounded by females. Gestation periods are similar to sheep so kid goats should be arriving here on the farm from early March onwards.
Only Rocky is slightly put out, he is our hand reared kid from the spring who Farmer Nick failed with the castration band and left him growing as half a Billy with one Testicle! Poor Rocky is not at all amused by the arrival of his manly farther into the field and happily trots over to me each day for a cuddle instead.
If you fancy a family farm holiday with playful pygmy goats to feed all year do check out our availability for 2016. If you arrive in spring you may even see a newborn kid while you are here.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.
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