Farm Stories. Chapter 14. Goats Next Generation: Castor and Pollux.

As you know already, last winter our both ewes lambed. And … also … our both does kidded (no kidding ☺️)!
Giselle-the-doe kidded at the end of February 2019, at the same night as Roza-the-ewe.
Edward-the-farmer and Faya-the-guide were lucky to see it. It happened very fast, just a few minutes after Roza-the-ewe and Cheburashka-the-lamb were taken care of. Giselle kidded with two male kids, somewhat 10 mins apart.

New-born babies Castor and Pollux

New-born babies Castor and Pollux

Padric-the-ram has calmed down by that time. But what about Yonkel-the-buck, Yonkel-the-father? He was the most innocent creature when all of this was happening, indifferently chewing hay in his pen as if those two little baby-goats had no connection to him at all! Oh, these new fathers! But no worries – he became a very good and caring father just in a couple of days.

Yonkel with his favorite wife Giselle and two kids.

Yonkel with his favorite wife Giselle and two kids.

The baby-goats were adorable! They were exact copies of Yonkel-the-buck! We named them Castor and Pollux as was suggested by one of our customers. Castor and Pollux were very active from their first days. They drank very well Giselle’s milk and seemed to be very strong.

Play time in the barn

Play time in the barn

They developed very fast, and we started to take them to walks during our Winter Farm Tours for kids (here the word “kids” means human kids).
Children liked to carry the little goat-kids while being on a walk. And the goat-kids liked being carried by human-kids as well!

On the walk during the Winter Farm Tours

On the walk during the Winter Farm Tours

On the walk during the Winter Farm Tours

On the walk during the Winter Farm Tours

Castor and Pollux moved to another farm in summer 2019.