When the goats at Sunflower Farm Creamery gave birth to a bunch of kids, the dairy farm decided to celebrate. As a result, it dressed the young ones up in the cutest party outfits and let them loose for the first time. And when the internet saw what had happened, it just couldn’t stop looking.
The Sunflower Farm Creamery is based in Cumberland, Maine. With the help of its Nigerian Dwarf goats, the business makes a range of dairy products, including feta cheese, which it sells between the months of May and January every year.
Nigerian Dwarf goats originally hail from West Africa. The miniature breed make perfect pets thanks to their small, manageable size. However, despite their petite builds, they yield a large quantity of milk, making them ideal dairy animals too.
The average female produces two-and-a-half pounds of milk each day, but some can make up to eight pounds. Nigerian Dwarfs can also breed no matter what month or season, which means that farmers can stagger breeding to give them production throughout the year.
The people behind Sunflower Farm Creamery believe that happy goats make better cheese. As a result, it treats its flocks like royalty in a bid to produce the best possible produce. Each one of its goats has a name, and staff know the animals’ unique personalities.
A passage on the Sunflower Farm website reads, “Not only do they all have names, they all have distinct calls we know even from the kitchen. They each have preferences for their favorite treats, and places they most love to be scratched.”
The workers at the diary are so attentive to their goats, they even take note of each individual mama’s milking preferences. “Matilda likes to be milked without her head closed in to the head gate. GoGo insists that she be milked one side at a time. After Rosemary is milked, she waits on the milk stand for a few minutes of love before she is ready to hop down and go about her day,” the website revealed.
The flock at Sunflower Farm breed between February and April, meaning that come springtime, the dairy is filled with kids. However, given that Maine isn’t the warmest place on Earth, it’s sometimes a struggle to keep the goat babies warm.
That was until one wise soul came up with an ingenious method of keeping the little ones snug. Someone decided to kit the kids out with their very own, custom-made sleepsuits to keep the chill at bay. And if that wasn’t cute enough, the babies got together for the most adorable pajama party ever.
Luckily for us though, someone captured the whole thing on camera. Sunflower Farm Creamery posted the resulting video to YouTube in 2017, under the title, “Goat Kid Pajama Party.” And boy, did the endearing clip find its way into people’s hearts.
The footage shows the kids as they are let loose among the farm. They skip out into the open and pose on top of hay bales, proudly displaying their colorful clothing. Some of them playfully butt heads before continuing to bounce all over the place in glee.
As they chase each other around while modeling their pajamas perfectly, they bleat out in what seems to be happiness. Watching the cute kids jumping for joy, it’s hard not to crack a smile, and that’s without taking their printed PJs into account.
It’s little surprise then that the baby goat pajama party proved to be a hit online. Since going live in 2017 the video has amassed more than 850,000 views on YouTube alone. And not content with just watching the kids at play, many viewers couldn’t resist commenting on the footage too.
Clearly delighted by what they had just witnessed, one person commented, “This is officially the Youtube Video of the Year. You have made me beyond happy. I am so so excited about visiting to meet the babies! Can I bring them jammies?”
Another fan of the heartwarming footage gushed, “Your baby goats make me so HAPPY! I think everyone should have baby goats, the world would be a happier place. Thank you so much for sharing them with us! So CUTE and ADORABLE!”
Given the frenzy its pajama-wearing goats had caused, Sunflower Farm Creamery made a follow-up video a year later. The footage showed a new generation of Nigerian Dwarf goats dressed in tiny sleepsuits, many of which had been sent as gifts to the farm.
An accompanying caption explained, “We have had 48 Nigerian Dwarf goat kids born at the farm in the past two weeks. Now they are anywhere from three days old to two weeks old. They are getting so feisty, so today we decided to let most of them out so their mamas could have their morning grain in peace.”
It continued, “A number of people have made us pajamas over the years so that we have a way to keep kids warm if they are born on super chilly Maine nights. But since we never get to see them all in action, I thought it would be a fun way to thank the sewers by making a video showing off all their work!”
Once again, the new uplifting video found a following online. The video was posted to YouTube in April 2018 and in a matter of months it has clocked up almost 130,000 views, as well as nearly 2,000 likes and 135 comments.
In the caption Sunflower Farm Creamery said it was its wish that viewers had a “week as fun and hoppy as the goats.” And judging by the messages they received, the video certainly put a smile on people’s faces. “OMG this is the cutest video I have ever seen,” one viewer gushed, and we can’t help but agree!