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The first goats of the year were born at Goodale Farm in Aquebogue on Wednesday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The first goats of the year were born at Goodale Farms of Aquebogue on Wednesday. The twin boy kids, born to three-year-old mom Ivy, weighed between three and four pounds and were resting and nursing inside a barn under heat lamps with straw.

Hal Goodale started the Main Road farm six years ago with just four goats and two cows. He now has 150 goats, 28 cows, 18 pigs and around 200 chickens. The Goodale Family has been farming on the East End since the mid 1880s. He has 100 customers through his “Healthy Eating” program which delivers between 200 and 300 gallons of milk, cheese and butter and more to customers each week.

His cow Roxy is about to give birth at any time now, Goodale said. There are 15 pregnant cows and 90 pregnant goats — so there could be 200 babies on the farm by May.

Feeding time on the farm is 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and as soon as spring gets here, there will be bottles of milk available that the public can purchase for $1 and feed to the babies.

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