Hal Goodale of Goodale Farms in Riverhead is anxiously awaiting the first kid of the season to be born at his farm.
Isabelle, pictured above, is two weeks overdue and the farm has been without goat’s milk for the past couple of weeks, he said.
Goodale’s herd of goats is now up to around 130 and 80 of them are pregnant. He said he tries to spread the pregnancies apart so they have milk on a year-round basis.
“We have such a great demand. Hopefully this next week the births will start happening,” he said. “With any luck the snow they are predicting might make it happen. Usually weather brings it on.”
Goats are pregnant for five months and generally give birth from February to May, Goodale said.
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