New Goats on the Farm
Yesterday afternoon Olga gave birth to two little bucklings. The birth was flawless and could not have gone any better. Both boys are nursing and happy. And did I say adorable ! These boys are among the lucky males to be born as cashmere goats, prized for their fiber, not meat. I can’t help but be amazed by the mother- kid bonding that starts to occur immediately after birth. First the licking, than soft quiet nahing and eventually nursing. There is constant communication and trust developed in those first few minutes. It’s a beautiful interaction to watch unfold in front of your eyes.
According to Wikipedia animal bonding is ” a relationship that usually begins at the time of birth between a parent and offspring and that establishes the basis for an ongoing mutual attachment.” As much time as I spend with these new little kids they will never have the bond with me the way they have with their mothers. They look to their mothers for all their needs.
On the flip side of all this bonding time is the reality that our boys needs to be socialized . This can only happen if they have an opportunity to interact with people as much as possible. Anyone who has played with baby goats knows how entertaining it can be. We would be more than glad to throw down a quilt in the pasture and have you sit and play with our boys ! Just message us on Facebook at Hulse Hill Farm to set up a time !