No kid­ding, Milly’s a mum now

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

DOU­BLE trou­ble has ar­rived af­ter Mil­li­cent the mis­chievous goat gave birth to twin boys.

In Jan­uary last year, Vic­tor and Shirley Ham­mond took in Milly af­ter read­ing story about her es­capade on the roof of the Has­sall Grove Shop­ping Cen­tre in He­ber­sham.

The Ham­monds work as couri­ers, but Milly is not the first goat the Mid­dle Du­ral cou­ple res­cued.

A few years ear­lier, they saved Daisy, whom they found shot in the leg on the side of the F3.

That res­cue led them into a life on an acreage with more than a dozen goats.

“We never imag­ined liv­ing on an acreage, let alone liv­ing with goats – we didn’t even have a dog,” Mr Ham­mond said. He said his herd was “amaz­ing”. “I ab­so­lutely love them,” Mr Ham­mond said.

The Ham­monds’ herd in­cludes Daisy, Moc­cha, Sil­ver, Rose, Lily, Light­ning, Lady, Snow, Li­lac, Storm, Wind, Rambo and Milly.

Now two more names are needed for the twins.

Mr Ham­mond said the old­est kid was black and white, charged around and was “a very hy­per lit­tle guy”, while the younger kid was brown and white, very cau­tious and “was quite docile at first”.

– Ali­son Bald­ing

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