Thank you Redwood Hill for sharing this gem!
This past week the “Goats Yelling Like Humans Supercut” seems to have taken the internet by storm, with over 4 million hits. All my friends keep emailing it to me because I’m the “goat person” … but no one seems to realize that at least six of these “goats” are actually sheep! Including the main thumbnail photo! What a shame. This is just another reason that Goat Show Doc is important – because so many people don’t actually have a clue what a goat looks like. No wonder goats get such a bad rap if they’re mistaken for sheep all the time.
Julian Broudy, that title is just for you.
In honor of Halloween, I’ve compiled some of the best goat costumes I could find online for inspiration. Coming up with a clever goat costume can be just as challenging, but certainly twice as rewarding, as designing your own wardrobe. What is your goat going to be for Halloween? Be sure to send us your best pictures and we’ll post them!
And last but not least, my favorite…. Who ya gonna call? GOATBUSTERS!
Happy Halloween everyone! Good luck costuming your caprines!
I’m sure you’ve all seen the adds for the GoPro Hero, an incredible HD camera in a fun-sized package. Check out the GoPro Hero 3:
Clearly, the GoPro is the favorite camera of sports enthusiasts – it’s waterproof, lightweight and durable. But as it turns out the GoPro is goat-proof, and therefore we’ve decided to call it the GoatPro. Check out one of our favorite screenshots from the GoatPro…
Ohhhh yes, you know what happens next. GoPro’s are also milk proof, as it turns out.
More GoatPro shots to come in the final film
One of our favorite stops on our Colorado Goat Cheese tour was Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy in Buena Vista, CO. Owner Dawn Jump was nice enough to give our crew TWO COOLERS of cheese to try! Delicious. Naturally, I took some photos before we scarfed it down:
Squeaky Cheese Curd – unique and delicious!
Chevre. I saw several people buy this at Dawn’s store and eat it straight out of the tub. Yum!
First Snow – my favorite!
Check out Dawn’s website (www.jumpingoodgoats.com/) and try some of her cheese if you’re in the area. More pictures of Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy to come!
Tons of people have contacted us asking where to get Promote the Goat Shirts. We are now accepting both check and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express)! Here’s what you can do:
1. Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your shirt’s color (blue unisex or purple ladies) and size (S-2XL). Please also indicate whether you prefer to pay by CREDIT CARD or CHECK! I’ll verify that we have those T-shirts in stock. If you’re paying by credit card, I’ll send you an invoice through PayPal. If you’re paying by check, I’ll send you an email invoice and mailing address to direct your check.
2. When I receive your credit card payment or check, I will send you your shirt immediately and confirm via email. Each shirt comes with a bonus FREE Promote Goat Pin (the hottest commodity at the 2012 ADGA National Show)
3. You receive a Promote the Goat shirt in the mail!
Here’s what we have to offer:
Blue Unisex Promote the Goat Shirt ($20 + shipping) – as seen on Aunt Rain (left). Sizes S – 2XL
Purple Ladies Promote the Goat Shirt ($20 + shipping) – as seen on Steph (right). Sizes S – 2XL
United States – $4 for the first shirt, an additional $1 for each shirt thereafter.
If you already HAVE a Promote the Goat shirt or are going to buy one, we need volunteers to take a picture of themselves wearing their Promote the Goat Shirt! Bonus points if you’re also standing with / holding a goat!!! Pictures will be posted online for everyone to enjoy. Spread the goat love!
All proceeds from T-shirt sales go the making of Goat Show Doc! Thank you!
Goats can’t help but be natural, and in doing so they benefit the environment just by existing. From consuming less water than most farm animals, to ridding properties of caustic and course roughages through grazing, the basic make-up of a goat seems genetically aligned with the “green” mindset. Further, the goat’s ability to thrive in the world’s harshest and most diverse environments brings such eco-friendly foundations to the globe’s most marginal and often impoverished populations.
Just by being themselves, goats do a great deal of green work for the world. So how are we living up to the subject of our documentary?
- Minimizing printing by using digital mediums, like iPad release forms, saving hundreds of paper sheets.
- When necessary, printing on recyclable paper.
- Eating humanely-raised meats.
- Using bio-degradable shampoo and conditioner.
- Driving a hybrid car and / or carpooling.
- Drinking fair-trade organic coffee.
- Relying on re-usable mugs, glasses, and bottles for beverages.
- Using re-chargeable batteries.
- Recycling and reusing all appropriate materials, such as our entire National Show booth.
- Not using air conditioning.
- Eating locally and drinking beer from nearby micro breweries.
- Purchasing carbon offsets to compensate for our air travel.
- Using seventh-generation toilet paper.
At the 2012 ADGA National Show, we helped you “go[at] green” by recycling your cans and bottles. Thank you to those of you who participated!
To further the theme of eco-stewardship with our film and followers, we will start posting a “green” tip of the week, regarding simple things YOU can do to help the earth. Feel free to submit your own tips (especially regarding goat ownership!) in the comments or via email: helena [at] goatshowdoc [dot] com
Trevor, Julian, Dimitri and I just got back from a three-day trip around Colorado to visit various dairy goat operations. Check out the links below for information on Tuesday and Wednesday’s tours: The Mountain Goat Lodge (as in Mountainous Goat-Lodge, not Mountain-Goat Lodge) and Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy. Thank you to Gina Marcell and Dawn Jump for their hospitality!
THE MOUNTAIN GOAT LODGE – SALIDA, CO
JUMPIN’ GOOD GOAT DAIRY – BUENA VISTA, CO
More on these two wonderful places later! (When my crew and I rest up!)
Hello Friends and Followers!
The moment we’ve been waiting for has finally come and gone! The 2012 ADGA National Show in Loveland, CO was a great success. My crew and I worked around the clock in order to fully capture the event. We met hundreds of wonderful people and thousands of delightful goats. All in all, I’d say it went really well!
There were moments of stress and drama, like a monumental thunder and lightning storm that flooded three tents of goat pens and temporarily displaced hundreds of goats just hours after vet check. But the goat community banded together to help save both friend and foe from the downpour.
There were also countless moments of triumph. Redwood Hill, a farm we’ve followed from the beginning, had three big wins and dozens of good placings. Redwood Herd Manager Trinity Smith won Overall Grand Champion Nubian with her mother Karen Smith’s Nubian doe of Wingwood Farm. Redwood also won Overall Grand Champion Alpine and Overall Grand Champion Saanen. When it came time to sell one of their Alpine does in the Colorama Sale, they raised over $3,700. Sir Echo’s Sandy Van Echo (a Kickstarter backer) won Overall Reserve Champion Oberhasli. Congratulations to everyone at the 2012 ADGA National Show! It will go down in the books as one of the largest shows in recent history. The competition was steep but everyone did a great job preparing their goats for the ring.
Goat Show Doc had anywhere between 3 and 7 cameras running at any given time, and even though we now have hundreds of hours of footage to sort through, I am extremely happy with what we got. We also had a very successful booth (blog post to come) that included information on local tourist activities and a “yearbook” with still photos from the shoot. We had a coin race (see results at http://goatshowdoc.com/2012/07/15/coin-race-results/) and sold T-shirts to raise money. We still have a lot of extra T-shirts ($20 plus shipping). If you’re interested please contact me! Finally we had a “Name the Documentary” contest. Results are available for voting at http://goatshowdoc.com/2012/07/014/name-the-documentary/. My personal favorites are “Goat People,” “Hooves” and “No Goats No Glory” … but we won’t decide until the public has voiced their opinion and until the movie is complete!
Thank you to everyone who made our National Goat Show experience so great! The hours were long and the shoot was physically demanding on all of us, but I wouldn’t change a thing! It was sad to say goodbye to so many old friends and so many new ones, but I know I will see you all in 2013 at the special advanced screening of the yet-to-be-titled Goat Show Doc.
A huge thank you to the following awesome people who gave us extensive interviews and access at the show:
Greg, Vicki, Hannah, Joseph, Abbi and Emily Larson (CO) – http://www.harmodyalpines.com/
Jennifer & Scott Bice (CA) – http://www.redwoodhill.com/
Trinity & Karen Smith (CA) – http://wingwoodfarm.com/
Katie Jack (CA)
Andrew Malmanis (CA)
Fauna Smith (New Zealand)
Joan S. Bowen (CO)
Chuck Pedersen (CO)
Karen Smith (TN)
Phil & Nan Hassey (CO)
Tawney Bleak (CO)
Sandy Van Echo (AZ) – http://www.sirechofarm.com/
Anne Jones (TX) – http://www.lattedadairy.com/
Ellen Dorsey (OK) – http://www.dillsalittlegoatfarm.com/
Matthew Dziadkowiec (TN)
Phil Cassette (ME) – http://chateaubriantfarm.net/
Paul Plummer (IA) – http://vetmed.iastate.edu/users/pplummer
Jon Welker (CO)
Libby George (CO) – http://www.gggblackforestoberhasli.com/
Barbara Rissler (OK)
Abby Powell (CO)
If you like what we’re doing, please consider donating – www.indiegogo.com We’re still over $20,000 away from what we need to finish the doc! Thank you for your support!