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Pelayo, story of a goat.

Pelayo has been a shared adventure for all who were in Sunseed during January and February 2013.

Weekly, a herd of goats cross the valley. The goats are scattered across the front hillside of Molinos del Río Aguas village. The shepard follows a path a little easier to walk, and the dogs try to keep some order in the herd.

A random day, two volunteers, Johann and Mandy, were walking in the area. Coincidentally, a goat gave birth prematurely. The pastor picked up the goat and he was going to abandon him, perhaps because it was not viable, perhaps laziness of having to carry him to the corral.

Somehow, the two volunteers, adoptive parents of the newborn, took him and brought to Sunseed.


The fate led us to find colostrum in the village, as Isabel, the vegetable shop assistant, has goats and usually freezes milk for occasions such as this. For a few days we were feeding him with it, and later with normal goat milk. With love and care, Pelayo pulled forward and gave us 5 weeks of coexistance in which all of us enjoyed this being that could not be.

As he grew up, we realized that we had to find a place with the right conditions for it. We were able to find a place where they were not going to sacrifice for being a male unproductive. This is a school farm where they have a group of animals for educational activities where he met new friends with whom to share existence.

We have this video to remmeber him and the possibility to go visit whenever we want.

Vídeo Pelayo