Category Archives: Entertaining GOATS

Goats in the News: The Danger of Goaty Selfies

Over the last couple of years, Llandudno has made the news thanks to visits from a flock of Kashmir goats.  The infamous goats are once more causing problems, but this time it is a result of their newfound fame.  The goats have returned to the Great Orme peninsula, a nature reserve in Conwy, but their notoriety has attracted tourists taking selfies inspiring the Llandudno Coastguard to comment:

We are particularly concerned about reports that people are placing themselves in danger to view the goats up close and to take photos.  The goats are safe, they aren’t trapped and are just exploring a new part of the Great Orme.  We urge you not to place yourselves in danger to view the goats and to stay on Marine Drive where it is safe and a great vantage point to see the goats.

Llandudno Goats
– Image from facebook.com

Goats in the News: The Goats are Back In Town…!

Last year, a group of Kashmiri goats went on the rampage in Llandudno.  It is actually not uncommon for them to visit the town when food is scarce, but now they are back, and thanks to a lack of contraception caused by the pandemic, there are more of them than ever.  Apparently they’ve been caught queuing at the chippy, waiting for a bus, and going to school—they are a very popular sight kidding around in town.

– Video by 5 News on youtube.com

 

Goats in the News: Escapees in Stanford-in-the-Vale

Last Friday there was a report of a couple of escaped goats in Stanford hiding in someone’s garden.  Today it looks like they have escaped again and are currently gambolling about in Joyces Road.  Maybe they fancied playing MetroX with us last night, but if so, someone should tell them that at the moment boardGOATS is meeting online so they can join in from wherever they are as long as they can get a decent inter-goat connection…

Goats in Stanford-in-the-Vale
– Image from facebook.com

 

Goats in the News: Goats on Zoom Make a Mint

Back in October, boardGOATS celebrated our 8th birthday.  We always have a bit of a party and play Crappy Birthday, but the current situation meant that this year it had to be held online.  So, to make it a bit more memorable, we had a special guest:  Elizabeth from Cronkshaw Fold Farm.  As well as entertaining people with yoga, Elizabeth and her friends from Rossendale in Lancashire are TV stars from The Great Staycation.

Elizabeth
– Image from cronkshawfoldfarm.co.uk

Back in April, when everyone was stuck at home and so many meetings moved online, Cronkshaw‘s Chief Goat-Wrangler, Dot McCarthy, came up with the idea of hiring out members of the flock to “butt in” on conference calls.  What started off as a joke has now resulted in thousands of calls, all over the world, earning over £50,000.  When so many people have been furloughed, this has enabled the farm to keep on two employees full-time.  And the goats have brought a little bit of much needed fun into so many people’s lives; certainly, Elizabeth made a valued contribution to our birthday celebrations.