After a year and a half without goats, Goat Island now has families. Two little bitty ones were recently born and look like they have settled in nicely.
After a year and a half without life on Goat Island we now have goat families there. Two little bitty ones were recently born, and they look like they have settled in nicely. Since we put the goats on the island early in December, many Trinity County residents have expressed their pleasure in seeing the goats as they drive over the 356 bridge.
People feel excitement when they look toward the island and see goats eating by the water’s edge. As a community, it gives us all a sense of ownership and responsibility. After all, many of you donated the money to pay to replace the goats, but it’s more than that. It gives us a sense of history, stability, and belonging. Goat Island has been around for many years. Boats have stopped there for generations. Hundreds of children have played in its water while mom prepared the picnic and dad got the fishing tackle ready. Most people who have been raised in Trinity County have a Goat Island story.
Having goats back on the island just adds a sense of uniqueness that makes it special. Sometimes you don’t realize what you have until its gone, but when it’s back, you appreciate it that much more. That’s the way it is with Goat Island. Seeing goats there makes everyone feel good. And seeing new babies makes us feel great.