Because we live on a farm, our children have very few unanswered questions when it comes to life and death. Our first goat kidding season was one of the most awe-inspiring experiences we've had on our little farm. It was that excitement and wonder that inspired me to create a toy that would answer some questions and bring that joy to all children.
The plush momma goat, Margo, comes with 2 kids inside waiting to be born. There is an accompanying storybook, "Are You Kidding?" which gently introduces the concept of birth and educates children about goat birth in particular. This book is very special to me because it is a mother-daughter venture.
A small farmer manufacturing a toy is a little like David and Goliath.In order to make this toy a success, I need help Kickstarting this project. For those of you new to Kickstarter, it's a crowd funding platform where creative people can display their product and ask the world for help. We need pledges. If you pledge $35 (add $15 for shipping outside the US) you will get one of these toys when they are made (You can pledge any amount). Kickstarter is an all or nothing deal. If we meet our goal, the toys will get made and I can send one to you, if you pledge -- it's almost like a pre-order. Your credit card only get's charged IF we make the goal. If you like Margo and her babies, and want to see this toy become a reality, please pledge your support. The Kickstarter ends April 13th. If we meet our goal, the toys and book will be ready in the fall -- wouldn't they make a great gift for a child you know? Click to view our project on Kickstarter (there is a cute video describing the project).