The Man in the goat stable
How do your find a goat stable - just sniff and follow your nose. I do not want to be disrespectful towards goats, but they do have a sort of goat aroma about theirselves. On my friend's farm they have quite a comfortable stable. I remember a couple of years ago when the farmer's oldest son decided to start with goats. He bought a couple and soon there were babies in a stable that they shared with the cows. At the beginning there were a few difficulties with the kid goats but after a while practice made perfect and the goat family started growing quite quickly. For this reason the goats eventually got their own home. Nice and spacious with the kids and grown-ups being kept apart. Here are a few photos.
I also noticed in the stable that they have music to accompany them through the day from a radio. Not that goats are particularly musical animals, but at this time of the year the fox likes to pay a visit in the night. As it would be difficult for the farmer to keep watch through the night in the stable, music gives the fox a feeling that someone is there, although my friend told me that only last week a couple of kids were killed by the fox. I really enjoyed my visit to the goat stable and they all turned their heads together and watched me leave.