At the start of Spring we have welcomed five new goats to the farm. Four of the goats are a Pygme breed which is a small breed of domestic goat. The goats are called Hector, Scruffy, Billy and Crystal. We also have another goat called Charlie who is a Bagot. Bagot breeds are believed to be the first recorded goats in Britain.
The goats came from nearby Wootton but needed re-homing. Nichola Cook, the manager of Haylands Farm took a particular liking to Crystal who is the youngest and smallest of the five goats. Crystals size and curious nature has resulted in her needing to rescued on a couple of occasions as she likes to poke her head through the wire fencing.
The goats have settled in well with the rest of the farm residents and are happily sharing the fields with our older goats Barbara and Luka.