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Volunteers to Snuggle Baby Goats in Sweaters


“Goat Snuggler” is without a doubt one of the best side jobs you could possibly have, and—thanks to Caromont Farms—people are able to do just that.

The farm, located just south of Charlottesville, Virg., was met with an unsurprising wave of excitement after making a Facebook post detailing the opportunity to snuggle up with the new batch of baby goats born in the cold of winter. Those lucky few who were able to sign up before all volunteer slots filled up can expect four hours of bottle-feeding the kids (baby goats) and holding them close so they aren’t shivering.

If that doesn’t sound cute enough, they also have tiny sweaters:

Adorable.

Adorable.

Iconic.

Iconic.

Rockin’ that cable-knit.

Rockin’ that cable-knit.

The job isn’t even just cute—it’s also extremely helpful to the farm and one of their main products: goat cheese. While the newborns are fed from the bottle, the mommas are getting milked so the delicious cheese can come to be. These cheeses range from a classic chèvre to an award winning Esmontonian, a second place winner at the 2013 American Cheese Society Judging & Competition. With an estimated 90 goats to be born (from an already sizable collection of 120 goats), every hand helps. The snuggling sessions run February 7 through March 13, with an extra “Goatapalooza” event on April 3 that opens up the snuggling to the public.

In the meantime, I’ll try my best to prepare myself for frustratingly adorable baby goat pics.

All adorable baby goat pics courtesy of Caramont Farms

Cary Spector

Cary is a BFA Writing, Literature and Publishing Major at Emerson College. When not enjoying the luxuries of cheese and other dairy, he can most likely be found making guacamole. "If there are avocados, there will be guac,” as he always says.