Adopt -a- Goat

We didn’t realize that animal adoptions would be part of our farming/tourism business, but why not. Some kids adopt endangered species, but Lou wanted a goat, a dairy goat. After observing our goat herd for several days and much deliberation, Lou decided he would adopt Ingrid, a LaMancha goat. Deciding everyone’s responsibility in this adoption was a key question. Thus far, we’ve asked the six-year old to think of her often, and he has sent a new collar and lead. We’ve promised to send photos and we plan to post a copy of the official adoption certificate in the barn.

We love sharing our farm and if animal adoptions help kids (or adults) enjoy our Vermont Farm, we are all for it.

One Comment

  1. Chris
    Posted October 26, 2009 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    This sounds really great. Have you guys done this since Lou, by any chance? My girlfriend, Katie, loves goats, and we have a special place in our heart for Vermont, so it would be really nice if we could do a similar arrangement for her. This would be an "adult" adoption, as Katie is 26 and is a corporate attorney in New York City. 🙂

    If there's a chance to do this again, could you perhaps email me at chris.anketell@gmail.com or call my cell at (202) 351-9154? Thanks very much!

    Best,
    Chris A. Kramer