One of our Navajo employees raises goats, which recently had many babies. They are beginning to get a little bigger but she brought in 15 “young” goats for the Residents to see.
First she took them out of her truck one by one. The Residents and Sisters could not help but smile seeing them run in a penned area. A couple of the men held a goat for the whole time. You could truly tell those who raised goats and sheep. (Most of our elderly Navajos raised sheep and goats).
The goats climbed on the table that was in that area and a few times they jumped in people’s laps. Once bottles of milk were passed out to feed them, they came running. Many of the Residents enjoyed feeding the goats, and the goats enjoyed the treat.
We are going to start a “program” for the next few weeks to have the Residents help feed three of the goats that have been rejected by their mothers. It will be a joy for many of our Navajo Residents to feed them, especially knowing they are able to save their lives.