Although goats don't provide one of our food staples, there really isn't a better way to get kids excited about a farm visit than babies animals of any sort. Besides we do love the chevre, feta and other cheeses that come from the Longview goats, and we've eaten many chickens that were raised there. So, we were going to one of our food sources.
And, we got to enjoy fresh air and sunshine for the first time in too many weeks.
When we arrived at the farm we were welcomed by David, Liza, their part time employee, David, a cat and many chickens. It look just a minute to convince the kids that the cat and the chickens were not the highlight, so we could head to the barns to see the mama goats and the babies that stayed with them.
Buddy, a neutered male, who was bottle fed after he was born last year, craved human attention, and was a bit of a camera hog.