I don’t think I’ve met a soul who isn’t smitten with goats (myself included). If you live in the Triangle or Triad, here are some great goat-loving opportunities that will let you get up close and personal with the ridiculously cute creatures.
Celebrity Sightings: This weekend, Feb. 11 and 12, see dozens of baby goats at Celebrity Dairy outside of Siler City. Open Barn is from noon to 5 p.m. with food and drink from noon to 3 p.m (cash only). Cost is $10 per carload, which will go to Heifer International. Goat cheese will be for sale, of course. Remember to dress warmly, as all activities will be held outside – though there will be a bonfire. (All sales cash only.)
It’s almost time: At Prodigal Farm near Bahama in Durham County, older youth and adults can sign up to help feed new crop of babies, expected to start popping out the first week of March. Prodigal anticipates about 130 babies this year! Feedings are in the morning and afternoon and take a two- to three-hour commitment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And don’t forget the ongoing dinners at Goat Lady Dairy in Climax, between Burlington and Greensboro. Not only is the food great, you get a deluxe tour at this wonderful homestead goat-cheese and sustainable produce farm.
*Yes, it was intentional!