Who Can Resist Pygmy Goats?

Visiting Grant’s Farm usually does not cross my mind when thinking of what to do on a beautiful Saturday morning but that is exactly what Bob, Kim and I did last weekend. I would have to say it’s been at least 15 years since I’ve been there and the only thing I remembered about that experience was feeding the goats, so I had no idea what to expect when we got there.

Since Grant’s Farm is the home of the Anheuser-Busch Clysdales, we had to go see them.

Then we got on the tram for a brief tour of the bison, elk, donkeys and various hoofed animals.

Finally, we reached the main attraction, the pygmy goats! You pay $1 per bottle of milk to feed these little cuties. Don’t let their bellies fool you, they will still eat. And boy, are they aggressive about it. There was this one who kept ramming me in the back of the leg with his horns. They may be small, but they are feisty and I have the bruises to prove it.

But we all loved every minute of it. The STL101 List is right, even the grumpiest person cannot resist the adorableness.

22. Feed the pygmy goats in the Tier Garten at Grant’s Farm, Affton’s 281-acre wonderland. The wee things’ hilariously single-minded devotion to gorging themselves—they’re little more than stomachs with legs—will lighten even the gloomiest mood. We kid you not.

You can see the rest of the pictures here.

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