A small crowd gathered on the morning of Sunday, December 15th to welcome two baby goats to the newly constructed goat enclosure at Briggs. The Farm at Briggs was established in 2015 and has since grown to include two raised gardens, a chicken coop, composting station, pollinator garden, and an indoor observation beehive. The newest addition to the farm are two registered Nigerian goats. The brown male was born on September 17th to Maryanne and Buffet. The tri-color female was born on September 14th to Ruby Lee and Buffet. We are still considering names for our new family members and hope to have a final decision soon. Many have asked, "Why bring goats to the campus of Briggs?" Allowing our students to interact with chickens, bees, and now goats, will give them the opportunity to learn and appreciate the importance of agriculture, sustainability, as well as compassion. Recent studies have shown that keeping goats at school helps nurture a child's respect for life, provides opportunities for affection, compassion, and friendship. If these goats cause a single student to want to come to our school, then it's well worth the money spent!
Please come visit the goats, but remember to be very quiet. Please remember to keep dogs away from the enclosure.