If you ever want to test how much your sig other loves you casually suggest that you spend a ninety plus degrees Saturday afternoon at a petting zoo. At a farm. In New Jersey.
J loves me. A lot.
I was surfing a local NJ website when I read that a farm a few towns over had a brand new litter of kids (baby goats, not human five year olds). Immediately I started trying to figure out a way to trick/bribe J into taking me to see them. Turns out that no tricking/bribing was necessary as a bout of good old-fashion whining of “Plllleeeeeeeaaaassssseeeee, pleeeeeeeeaaaaasssssseeeee can we go see the baaaaabbbbiiieeessss….” worked quite nicely.
Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ is the largest Certified Organic farm in Morris County. The family owned farm spans over 600 acres and has been devoted to sustainable and organic farming methods for over 30 years (note: not all of the farm is organic). They are open year round which means that you can go pick your own fruits and veggies whenever you want. There’s also a farm store for those of us (ahem) that are not into working for our meal.
But enough about that. It’s GOAT TIME! (get it?)
If you have children and are within driving distance you should check it out. There were a ton of kids here and they all seemed to be having a really fun time. Lots of squeals and giggles. And not just from me.
PS: I really need to learn to tell whether an animal is a boy or a girl, without having to try to look at their privates.