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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Spring is around the corner!

We went to a dairy goat farm today. My husband had to work today, and that's not common on Saturdays, so I decided the children and I needed to find something interesting to do. We had read about a dairy goat farm not far from us, where they make delicious artisan cheeses. What a fun time we had! There were countless Mama Goats in the "maternity ward," as well as many, many new baby goats. It's birthing time, and we didn't even know it! We saw four newborn goats, just two hours old, as well as dozens of week old baby goats. They were just beautiful. I had no idea baby goats were so CUTE. We were able to pet them, and watch them being hand fed. They are taken from their mamas immediately :( but are hand-raised, so they're friendlier with humans. The babies were just so appealing. My 10 year old son was begging for a goat when we left. Alas, we don't live in an area that allows goats in our yard. However, it did get us thinking about our "next house." On a humorous note, my 10 year old also asked, "If our house burns down, can we move where we can get a goat?" Eek! I hope he didn't have ideas....

Anyway, it was a really nice way to spend the morning, reminding us of the cycle of life, and so on. One more thing; baby goats weigh 6-10 pounds at birth, much like human infants do! But they do seem to require a lot of attention and care at first, and I don't think it'd be easy to carry a baby goat in a sling. ;)