Bambi and Flower are Anglo-Nubian goats. Often described as the dog of the goat world, they love human interaction and are into everything. They’re bred for their milk.
Unlike our other animals, our goats are not rescued. However, with each nanny (female goat) we took a wether male, too (castrated male goat). We would like to start producing responsible goat’s cheese, but we have some slightly different ideas to how it’s usually done.
Normally, a nanny goat is put to the billy goat at around two years old to breed. However, watching my females grow up, I’ve noticed that they don’t emotionally or physically mature enough at two, so I will be aiming to do it when they’re three – their hormones will have settled down and temperaments relaxed and the process will be better for them. I also want to leave the kids on the nanny for longer once they’re born. We’ll wether the male kids and have them live as pets at Far From.
We have the utmost respect for the goat farmers who are working hard and dedicating their lives to their farm and animals, through snow, wind and rain, through Christmas and bank holidays. We commend their hard work and we’re being careful not to affect any profit margins with our goat’s cheese.
The insight we’ve had into the farming world has been highly positive. It’s amazing to see the health and wellbeing of the farmers’ livestock is their top priority, to such an extent that they put the animals’ needs before their own. We find farmers to be inspiring, knowledgeable, and passionate people.
Hopefully one day soon you’ll be able to try some Far From goat’s cheese, and meet our cheeky little friends. They’re as much part of our family as the other animals and we love them dearly.