We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Holdbrook Herd. Mel is lovely, and her son also spent the time wth us talking about the goats. They had lots of kids there to make a fuss of. She let them out from their stalls in to the barn so they could run around us...it was lovely. Even my littlest one was loving it!! Mel showed us how to trim their feet and gave up an hour of their time not to mention her knowledge. I was so interested in everything she had to say and so taken with the goats that I completely forgot to take any photos! So the 2 pictures here are ones from Mel's website by kind permission.
Aren't they just so adorable!!!! I want them!!!
But we will make an informed decision by visiting other breeds and herds before jumping in too quickly. We would have to get a holding number from Defra, but I don't think that is too difficult on such a small scale. Goats as pets not for business.
So are we mad? That remains to be seen. I think we are a little crazy but not certifiable....not yet!!