- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ESMONT, Va. (AP) - An Albemarle County farm is using volunteers to snuggle their baby goats.

Media outlets report that Caromont Farm in Esmont expects 90 baby goats, or kids, will be born by mid-February.

The farmers make goat cheeses, so 24-hours after the kids are born the farm starts bottle-feeding the babies and milking the mothers. The kids have to be bottle-fed four times per day.

They are separated by size and kept in pens with heaters and hay to keep them warm. They even get small sweaters to wear.

Experience isn’t required to volunteer, just a willingness to snuggle and feed the babies. The volunteers will work in four hour shifts, starting February 7 and going through at least March.

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