by Kitty Wheeler
Midcoast Maine contributor
WISCASSET — Morris Farm, a 60-acre farm with a house and an attached, large barn, is in Wiscasset on Route 27. There are many programs sponsored by the educational farm, from classes to summer camps, gardens tended by local primary school students, and summer community gardens for the public to rent in order to grow their own vegetables. But the most popular attraction on the farm is its animals.
And at this time of year, newborns rule the roost.
Two female goat kids, Lexy and Lindy, were born April 12. Lexy is a black-and-white polka dot newborn, mimicking her father’s color. Lindy is brown with a white diamond marking on her forehead. Their mother, Lizzi, a dairy goat, has been relegated to the lower level of the barn, as the newborns live in the farmers’ kitchen. Candee MacQueen, one of the residential farmers, is bottle-feeding them. And she can’t resist playing with them, too. She wants the kids to enjoy people. If Lexy and Lindy remained with their mother, they would become skittish.