We recently welcomed a buck (male) goat to the farm. Rigby is a miniature goat (genetically 50% Pygmy breed), and he’s settling into his new home well. He will breed with our miniature doe (female) goats and we look forward seeing kid goats before the end of the year.
Rigby is incredibly friendly, which we love about him. Though we have realised this is not always a good thing. Bucks are VERY smelly. This smell is attractive to does, but it’s not very appealing for humans. You always know when a member of our team has been spending time with Rigby as they carry the smell with them afterwards…
He is also extremely hungry. He quickly worked out that farm tours mean treats and tends to push his way to the front of the group and jump up on those unlucky enough to be carrying food. As a result, last week I purchased a collar and lead, which we intend to use with his own little food bucket during visits. We tested this out during our Veg Box Customer Morning Tea last weekend, and it worked a treat to save our visitors from his jumping and smelliness and gave our other goats a chance for treats!
Enjoy your veg box,
Fair Food & Farm Manager
In your box this week:
Note: We sometimes need to make changes to what we pack in your veg box based on the quantity or quality of produce that we can harvest and source. If you have any questions about what is in your box, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
Did you know?
Cabbage, like its cousins broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, boasts a wide variety of health benefits. It is high in vitamin C, dietary fibre, and folate, as well as being low in calories. It is also incredibly versatile in the kitchen and pairs well with stronger ingredients because of its mild flavour. Well-known in coleslaws, braised greens and salad mixes, green cabbage can also be juiced, wilted, braised, roasted, stir-fried, and grilled. Try using is as a lettuce alternative in a wrap or adding it to a soup or curry!