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Painted Hand Farm is a 20 acre Civil War era farm located in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. We raise meat goats, veal calves, turkeys and organic vegetables using humane and sustainable agricultural practices.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Not a Joke

I know you're out there. I'm talking about you...the goat farmers who routinely bring their babies into the house. Whether you are dairy goat folks who automatically pull the babies soon after birth or the meat & fiber people who occasionally end up with a bottle baby. I've been to your homes and seen kids in make-shift pens in your dining room, on heating pads in your bath tubs and curled up on the couch next to your husband. There's always an endless stream of pee and little yellow globs with the consistency of a quasi-melted Tootsie Roll that someone invariably steps in and tracks throughout the house. We know that baby goats are mouthier than a Retriever puppy, but not as destructive. Throughout my experiences with house goat bottle babies I found that getting them to pee on a towel was a fairly easy process after mopping up a puddle or two and leaving the towel lay in the general area, but imagine my surprise when I found Delilah using the cats' litter box in my office! This isn't a posed shot and it's about the third time I saw her do it. However, goats urinate much more than cats meaning I have to change it more often and needless to say, the cats are none too pleased.

1 comment:

  1. OK SERIOUSLY! yeah, I can't wait to replace teh carpet in this farm house with HARD WOOD!! lol I am thinking Bamboo. We have goatlets in the house at least a couple times a year...and that doesn't include my 4 year old letting the milk goat that is on the porch... in to share a peanut butter sandwich...