Granola the Goat

Documentary Family Photographer | Jenna Hobbs

I recently put together a short series of a special goat that lives on our farm. His name is Granola. Decided by a vote among four of the five children, because the fifth was too little to vote. Granola was one of four kids born to the same mother. He was not thriving so we brought him inside and fed him by bottle. We continued this over the days. Spending most of his time inside then a little time outside. This progressed to a little time inside and a lot of time outside. Now Granola is a member of the goat herd which has a count of around 200. However, he remains a favorite of the bunch and always comes when you call.

Enjoy. xx


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Our goat herd, which now numbers in the hundreds, all began with one goat named Izzy.  Izzy came from the petting zoo that was at the Town of Stony Plain’s CANADA DAY CELEBRATION and rode home in the van with all the kids.

I grew up in town and had ZERO experience with farm animals prior to marrying my husband.

However, I’ve become pretty good at all things goat related.

Most of our nanny goats give birth to twins, but singletons or triplets aren’t uncommon.  And sometimes even quadruplets come along.

Our main kidding happens in March, so nearly every year, a special goat is born on Hannah’s birthday.  The first one we named Banana.

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