Look! I’ve got twins

Goat with twins

A couple of days ago a goat gave birth right outside our house. When I opened the gate, the mother ran off to join the distant herd, so I picked up the kid and carried it to the goatherd who had seen what happened and was coming to meet me. He saw that I was very taken with the kid and asked if I’d like her. Tempted as I was, I politely declined as, although the kid was sweet and a female, bottle feeding a kid every couple of hours is not on my agenda. The goatherd told me that there were five other goats in the surrounding countryside that had also just given birth.

Second goat with kid

This afternoon, returning from a swim at El Playazo, Digby came across two goats separated from their herd  at a crossroads on the track to our house. They had both just given biirth, one of them to twins.


About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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