Left Foot Farm was truly a magical day for us city dwellers, young and old. And it wasn't because the kids (goat kids!) were so cute and cuddly, or how the teenage kids instict of climbing landed them on Colin's back, or because of their beautiful eyes and personality or even their indulgent delicious milk but because of the laid back approach of the farm hands themselves.
The farm is run by WWOOF volunteers but managed by a tender business man, Jeremy, who assigns numbered to-do lists to his helpers with the first item as "love goats". The goats are bred and raised for milk production and as pets so socialization is highly encouraged which is a breath of fresh air for any parent with a fiery desire to involve farm animals in our life. So holding and playing with these precious Nigerian dwarf goats was just part of the plan for our visit.
Declan remains suspicious and cautious of the animals but climbing goat toys is like a day at the park for him!
Do I look like I'm having a good time? It all started with one doe and a curiousity to nibble my leather boots and then an itch to rub her forehead against my leg and before I knew it I had over half a dozen tipping me from side to side as they got their rub on!
Look at those eyes!
A friendly alpaca who loved to be chased and caught, all to the delight of a farmer want-to-be boy!
What? You want us to feed the babies? Why, yes! Yes we can do that!!
Thank you Left Foot Farm!