The other wing of the Small Animal Barn here at the museum houses a variety of breeds of both goats and sheep, particularly over the winter.This display shows some of the tools involved in sheep shearing, which takes place here in late April or early May, after the cold has finally lifted.
When indoors, the animals have stalls, and there are newborns this time of year, born in the last couple of months. The barn here is designed so that you can go down a central aisle, or on one side down a corridor with openings looking into the pens. Here we had one of the Museum staff with a newborn baby in her arms, while the mother was close by with another of her little ones.
Another little one was having a drink at the milk bar.
Mostly though it was just rest, with this mother and her little ones putting up with the passing humans.
Looking out a window from here, I took in a view towards the Dairy Barn. The structure between here and there is a picnic area, with the outline of a barn around it.
The goats and sheep seemed quite at ease around the company.
Here we have an exterior view of this barn.
There is an enclosure outside where display panels are set up. In warmer weather, goats or sheep will spend some time in here, and likely in a nearby pasture as well. I have more of them tomorrow.