Angora Goats Exploring the land

It was another lovely day yesterday in Devon and the family and I went on a bit of an exploration of some more of our land. We went through the gate that we escaped through last week but this time we went through with Damian. There was so much to look at and eat. This is a picture of me chomping on some fresh new brambles.


 It was great fun although I think we ate too much! We had a great time and I was exhausted by the time we got back to the barn where we could all have a good sleep.


The Great Escape

ImageWell I was right we did have our injections today, it was to protect us against clostridial disease that could kill us really quickly. My auntie Adora who was my mums sister died from that so its best that we had the vaccine.  I must admit I did cry a bit but I soon got over it and by the afternoon we were all ready for some mischief.

When Amanda came out from the house to check on us after lunch she found us in the next paddock! We are not supposed to go in there because we use a different paddock each year, but due to windy weather the gate had blown open, just a little bit and we were able to sneak through. Who wouldn’t? You ought to see the brambles and trees that are in there!

Amanda thinks it was Bernard that led us through the Gap, thats a picture of Bernard above, one of his ears is a bit short as his mum got a bit over enthusiastic with licking him when he was born and ‘bit’ instead of licked! But she was a new mum and didn’t realise. (please excuse my brothers in the back of the picture, being so young its a confusing time!).

Well I better go now, I need a rest after all the excitement and extra food.

Bertie x

Hi i’m Bertie


Hi, I’m Bertie, one of the goat kids at Newmoor barn and i’m going to be writing our newmoor barn blog!

I live at Newmoor Barn with my mum Aida, my sister Beaty, my 4 aunties, 3 half brothers and 1 half sister. You’ll find out more about them as we go along.

This morning I cut my ear on something sharp. My Mum licked it clean and when Amanda (who lives in the house) came in to the Barn she put some iodine on it to keep out infections and she gave me a cuddle. I get lots of cuddles.

There is a rumour that we might be having some vaccinations later. I hope not but I’ll let you know.

Going off to eat some grass now with mum.


Message from Bertie






Hello world!

Hi everyone

We’ve set up this blog to let everyone know what its like day to day running a small holding in Devon. We’ll tell you about our herd of Angora goats are up to as well as our chickens our attempts at food self sufficiency as well as keeping you up to date on our new products and what shows and craft fairs you can meet us at.