Sunday, 25 October 2009

The Mountain of Wind

Just when I think the summer is really over we manage to squeeze in another wonderful day out in the countryside, enjoying the last of the sunshine. Har HaRuach Goat Farm, or 'The Mountain of Wind', is situated on the slopes of the Judean Mountains, near Jerusalem. We picnicked in the nearby woods, sampling the tastiest hard and soft cheeses I have ever had, purchased just a few minutes before at the cheese selling point at the farm. Afterwards we took a short walk around the National Park of Har HaRuach, enjoying spectacular forest views, and at 4 o'clock returned to the farm to watch the goats being milked and the kids being bottle fed. The highlight of the day for us all came as we watched a nanny-goat give birth and her newborn settled in with it's friend, born just ten minutes earlier. We had to drag the boys home at the end of the day and even they agreed that what they had witnessed that day far superseded time on the computer.


LizzieJane said...

What a fun day. I just love goats. How lucky were you to see a new little one come into the world. I bet you wanted to bring it home with you.

Connie said...

I loved goats first and then became a felter! These are adorable! Thanks