Goats inTreehouses

goat treehouse
In my usual web browsing today I found a piece about goats and treehouses. Turns out these animals love treehouses, towers, and any other structure they can climb to get up off the ground and survey their surroundings.

The first image is of an elevated goat pen. The goats at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, California enjoy using the treehouse to walk along planks and get above the visitors. Who’s gawking now!

Second image is from David Johnson of Findlay, Ill. who built a 31-ft. tall, 7-ft. diameter goat tower for his tribe of 34 Saanen milk goats. “Goats are the most curious animals in the world” Johnson says, “so they use the tower a lot. They come and go, passing each other on the ramp as needed. . . People often ask if any goats ever fall off the tower, and I always tell them the answer is no because goats are very sure-footed. Once in a while we do get freezing rain, and then I use a portable torch to melt the ice from the steps.” Link to interview.

Third image is from flickr user Desert Debz at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Its a pygmy goat lounging on an elevated platform that’s part of a system of skyways.

And a parting pun: Hey, goats are kids, too. If we can have fun in treehouses, so can they.