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.