Cross):â€‹ Molly is a
dairy goat that came to the FARM from Northumberland
County. Her previous owner runs a dairy goat farm
and wanted Molly to retire someplace that she wouldn't be
bred, sold or sent to auction, so we took her in.
She is very sweet!
Sweet Pea and
twin daughters, these two are inseparable. Baby
goats are called, "kids," and female kids are often
referred to as, "doelings." Juliet's babies Sweat
Pea and Pocahantas are so cute and sweet, we refer to
them as, "darlings!"
Delilah: The dominant female of the herd is known as, "the herd queen." Delilah fills this role in the little Boer herd, and she commands respect from the other goats - she insists on first access to hay and helps enforce the rules of the herd (rule # 1 is apparently, "Delilah shall eat first!").
Juliet: Mom to Pocahantas and Sweet Pea, Juliet is very protective of the herd. She is almost always the first goat from the herd to come running to meet visitors and make sure there is no threat to her babies.
Hank Williams Jr. III AKA Willy
is an Oberhasli goat. His owner reported that he
escaped her high tensile fencing (repeatedly) and got
into trouble with some neighborhood children. After being
locked up in the barn, Willy became frustrated and his
owner felt it would be best if he came to live at the
FARM, where we have lots of goat fencing and playmates
These five Boer goats were pets owned by a family
in the Back Mountain section of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Due to some personal challenges, the family was
forced to re-home the herd. The family was very
worried about the fate of the goats, knowing that large
goats are frequently auctioned and sent to slaughter.
The family drove 2 hours to visit the FARM and make
sure it would be a good place for their goats to have a
permanent home. We are happy to include them in our
Daisy was raised and shown as a 4H project.
After her life in 4H, her family kept her as a pet.
Due to a 1500-mile relocation, the family was forced to
re-home her. Boers are primarily raised as meat
goats. A trip to auction and a butcher shop were a
very real potential outcome for her at some point as that
is the fate that awaits many large breed goats, so we
gave her a permanent home.
Pippin was surrendered to the FARM with Gimli by an
owner who no longer wanted them. Allowed to roam
about the owner's property without fencing, the owner's
german shepherd had bitten Pippin in the neck, resulting
in an abscess the owner had a veterinarian treat.
That treatment was apparently the only care the
goats received, as they were not vaccinated, dewormed or
provided feed or hay by their owner. They will
receive the care and attention they need at the
and Pippin were surrendered to the FARM by a young man
who had bought them a year earlier because he thought he
wanted goats. He decided that he actually hates
them. Fortunately, we LOVE goats and we had space
for them to have a forever home. Gimli and Pippin's owner
did not provide them with feed or hay - they were running
at large on the owner's unfenced property living on
whatever they could find in the
Mudpie and Brownie are purebred dairy goats that we
brought to the FARM as kids from a small Snyder
County farm. They have become the FARM's brush clearing
system - these guys love brambles,
weeds and honeysuckle!
Pygmy):â€‹ Lola is
shier than Lily, who is the dominant sister. When
scared, Lola will run behind Lily for protection!
Lola's horns are quite unusual, they stand straight
up and bend forward near their tips - where Lily's are
more traditional curved pygmy goat
Abraham was kept as a pet along with an alpine goat
who became ill and died. Abraham exhibited clear
signs of loneliness to his owners, who knew that as a
herd animal Abraham needed the companionship of other
goats. After searching for an acceptable new home
for him near Carlisle, where they lived, Abraham's owners
visited the FARM and decided that he would be happy with
us. He is a big boy, standing taller than every
other goat and even the mini horses on the FARM!
Fortunately he is very
Pygmy):â€‹ Lily is an
adult pygmy goat who was donated to the FARM along with
her sister, Lola by a family from the Scranton area of
PA. Between changes to work schedule and the
demands of a family with young children, Lily's owners
felt the goats would benefit from a new, permanent home.
Oliver: A neutered male goat is known as a wether. Oliver is the only male member of the herd and to prevent unplanned pregnancy, his previous owner made sure to have him wethered. Uncastrated male goats are called bucks, and they are often unpredictable in temperament, they urinate on themselves and all over their environment and generally make a nuisance of themselves around the farm. Oliver is a big, strong goat and it is fortunate that he is nothing less than 100% sweetie!