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.
In late April we watched the new ducklings make their way into the world. The first duckling Stella arrived on the 20th of April 2017. Quickly followed by Chantelle and Dave. We had a late arrival from Duncan who is the smallest member of our ‘Runner’ duck family. The ducks have not been sexed yet and we are waiting to see if they will be crested, time will tell!