The Mill centre is home to a family of ‘hansie’ angora goats, who love being visited by children, or anyone willing to give them a scratch on the head, and a few pellets!
A ‘hansie’ is a goat that has been rejected by its mother at birth, and is bottle-fed by hand.
These ‘hansies’ are usually the friendliest in the flock which is why they were chosen to live at the Mill.
The hansie family is headed by Jordy and his wife, Bubbles (aptly named because of the bubbles she produced while drinking out of a bottle as a kid).
The goats are shorn twice a year using either electric or hand shearers.
They are not harmed in any way during the shearing process – it’s just like having a haircut!
They just love all the attention!