Monday, April 23, 2012

Slide show: Kids learn about dairy goats at Portage Library

By Michele Bourdieu

Children and parents gather in the Community Room of the Portage Lake District Library during the April 21 "Dairy Goat Storytime," featuring goat owners Brian Rajdl (center) a science teacher at Hancock High School, and his wife, Katie Searl (holding baby goat), and their dairy goats. Click on photos for larger versions. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)

HOUGHTON -- Keweenaw Now has posted a new slide show -- the "Dairy Goat Storytime" held last Saturday, Apr. 21, at the Portage Lake District Library.

Dairy goat owners Brian Rajdl, a science teacher at Hancock High School, and his wife, Katie Searl, brought Nutmeg, a Mama Goat, and her two three-week-old kids, Moscow and Angelina, to the library -- offering a unique learning experience for the children. The goats are originally a Swiss combined breed of Alpine and Toggenburg dairy goats.


Goat co-owner Katie Searl holds Moscow so children and Portage Library Community Programs Coordinator Chris Alquist, a former goat owner herself, can pet it.

The event, organized by Portage Library Community Programs Coordinator Chris Alquist, included goat stories, tasting pasteurized goat's milk products purchased by the library from the Keweenaw Co-op, and an art project. 

Click here or go to the top right corner of Keweenaw Now to view the slide show. Click on any photo. Above the large photo click on the title of the slide show; then, at the top left, click slide show.

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