I knew it! All the odd occurences in the village of late, including the mysteriously growing goat herd, Old Man Wencleslas' miraculous, new found vitality, and Sergeant Valdek's recent nomination for 'Moustache of the Year 2011' are all down to one thing:
There's a team of bifurs operating in the village. I'll weedle out these pesky, little luck goblins. Just you wait and see.