Say hello to Comet at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Mar 17, 2020

Mother calico goat and baby goat.

Something exciting happened on March 14, 2020, at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. At 7:55 a.m., we welcomed a new baby goat named Comet into the world!

Now, you can livestream videos of the goats on the farm. Can you spot Comet?

Please note: As the weather gets warmer and the sun is up for much of the day, the goat pen needs to have a sun shade over it so the animals can stay cool and healthy. Also, Comet and Halley are transitioning to spending more time in the big paddock with the other farm animals, out of the camera’s view. Luckily, you can come visit them in person now: the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm grounds are open from dawn to dusk, so you can really come say hello to Comet!

See the livestream of the goat pen:

Then take a look at a livestream of the goat shed:

Halley, a calico goat, gave birth to a healthy girl named Comet. Halley, as well as goats Ursa and Aries, came to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm through partnership with Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA).

Today, both Halley and Comet are healthy and happy.

We’d like to give a special thanks to all of the animal care volunteers and staff who worked around the clock in shifts to make sure mama and baby had everything they need, to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm for saving this girl‘s life, and to the Amesbury Animal Hospital for excellent veterinary care.

You can help support animal care at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm by making a donation to Historic New England and writing “SPL animals” in the Order Notes field.

Enjoy more photos of Comet!

See the original Facebook post here.