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Goat Fund Us: Update #43 & Looking back onto 2023

Sorry for the long time without any farm news – I don’t know how often I started writing this update and then life brought something else along that needed immediate attention and whatever I was writing about was soon outdated. Sometimes life just has its own pace.

First of all we would like to wish all of you a happy New Year 2024. Let’s hope it’s a really goat one.

Thank you for a great season 2023. Thank you to everyone who visited the farm, for sharing our passion for the animals, for all your interest in their life and our work, for spending time with them, for every smile and kind word – especially on the not so good or stressful days – and for all your continuous support. Each season (and honestly each day) at the farm is different, and while every year comes with its own challenges, overall I’m happy to say that 2023 was a fairly good season and we are all looking forward to the next one.

photo of mum goat with her baby climbing on her back

Goat Fund Us: Update #42

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a good start into the summer and that it will be a fun and relaxing time for all of us.
The farm has been just buzzing and hopefully this buzz will just keep going the entire summer: lots of visitors – locals and tourists of any age groups and background, new volunteers and new staff – lots of learning and teaching and our daily spiel through all the animal care and always doing our absolute best for them.

This story I’m going to tell you today is a little different than most of the others because it still has an open end. We don’t know yet where it’s going to lead and I can only keep going on and fill this uncertainty with hope. Never give up hope!

photo of mother goat with babies

Goat Fund Us: Update #41

Hello everyone,
Our farm season has started over a month ago and as every year it seemed an impossibly big task to get everything ready for opening, but the team put in A LOT of hours and together we managed it all. And all this hard work and stress was entirely worth it: Being open to the public again, welcoming back many of our regular visitors and meeting new animal lovers – and in general just being able to witness how everyone has a “goat” time at the farm has simply been a very rewarding experience for us. Thank you.

White alpaca Osmond and black alpaca Lacy freshly shorn

Goat Fund Us: Update #35

Hello everyone,

Summertime finally seems to have arrived in Victoria – including the first really overly hot days. But especially after this rather cold and wet spring the sunshine and reasonably warmer temperatures feel great for anyone spending the days outside – four legged and two legged. It’s crazy how time just flies and the farm has now already been open for almost four months. During that time we had the pleasure to welcome many friends and regular visitors back to the farm, to meet new animal lovers and we’ve all enjoyed once again to share our life and work around the animals with lots of visitors. Many of you will have seen several new faces among the staff as our team of farm workers has grown considerably this season.

Momma goat Periwinkle with baby Mr. Pink

Goat Fund Us: Update #33

Hello everyone,
I think this might be the longest time you haven’t heard from us since the start of this campaign. During the COVID-19-health-crisis and all its accompanying side effects, time seems to have its own way to float by and then sneak up on us. And now very recently the world truly has taken another “crazy” turn and I don’t really find the right words to express how shocked and saddened we are about the events in other countries. Our sympathy, prayers and good wishes go out to all the people of Ukraine and everyone else who has been affected by this war. Please let there be peace for everyone.

photo of Bronwyn the goat

Goat Fund Us: Update #25 & Goodbye Alexis

Time for an update from the animals and the farm. These past two weeks have just been especially busy, unexpected and full. But first I like to welcome many new donors and followers to our fundraising campaign and I’m sending out a big THANK YOU to all of you for supporting us through all this time. It’s been now well over 13 months that the farm has been closed and just more than a year since we’ve started this fundraiser. It feels like quite the journey we all went on together.

photo of baby goat

Goat Fund Us: Update #10

Hi everyone, since our last update, there has been only positive news to report regarding the animals. The goat herd has grown and we have received another big donation from Top Shelf Feed! And as always, we are so grateful and thankful to you, our donors, for helping us keep the animals fed and sheltered during the pandemic.

photo of goat and her two kids

Goat Fund Us: Update #8

Let me start again by saying how thankful we are for all the donations that we received especially since the last update. I can only imagine that the news of the farm maybe not opening this season must have been disappointing for many of you. We are all the more grateful for all the support that you’ve sent our way be it in the form of kind messages in acknowledgement of our situation as well as many donations. THANK YOU ALL!

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