Northern Michigan in Focus: Spring Goats

This is the time of year we start seeing baby animals on farms and in the fields and woods, but which one is the greatest of all time?

Corey Adkins explains in this week’s Northern Michigan in Focus.

“We care about them a lot, yes we do, crazy little things,” said Jeanne Suggate from Maple Leaf Farm and Creamery.

They’re just a lot of fun!

“The longer you have goats, the more you fall in love with them. They each have such a personality,” explained Jeanne.

Inquisitive and cute, every single one of the goats seems to want to get to know you. But the word adorable belongs to these guys.

“I can’t really put my finger on it, but I’m going to tell you of all the baby animals I’ve seen, it just seems like there’s something about a baby goat,” said Jeanne.

Something is right. 

Spring is here and Maple Leaf Farm and Creamery in Falmouth is exploding with life. They have six baby goats right now, and more.

“This is an exciting time of year for us because we start having babies. Our cats have babies, there just seems to be babies everywhere,” explained Jeanne. “We anticipate over a hundred babies. I will have babies in June so hopefully this weather warms up just a tad for us.”

Just imagine 100 of the little guys running around.

“When the babies are first born you have to hold them and feed them with the bottle, and when they’re two weeks old they’re big enough to where they can stand on the ground,” said Jeanne.

People call Tom Brady ‘The Goat.’

“These goats are the greatest of all-time, so it must work for him,” suggested Jeanne.

Jeanne would love for folks to stop by and visit.

“They can come see the goats, walk the farm, see where we make cheese and taste cheese, but, yeah, we do chores all the time. They can come out and see the babies from 10 to 4,” said Jeanne. “I don’t know what it is, there’s a something so special about them. I don’t know if it’s because they hop and jump, I don’t know if it’s because they’re so small. I don’t know, but they are special.”

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