Escaped Goat Leads Stringtown Farmer on Slow-Speed Chase


A goat who escaped the Stringtown Rising Farm barnyard in West Virginia led a farmer on a slow-speed chase Wednesday. The farmer attempted to stop Nutmeg, age 1, at the corner of the porch steps and the side lawn, according to a report released early Thursday morning. Nutmeg was serving a life sentence in the Stringtown Rising Farm facility after being purchased for breeding and milking purposes.

The farmer says Nutmeg escaped on hoof then led her on a slow-speed chase throughout the side lawn at speeds of up to two or three yards a minute.
The little goat attempted to eat the clothes of her pursuer as well as a lock of hair.
Nutmeg was apprehended near a fence and escorted through a gate. She was booked into the Stringtown Rising Farm goat house.
Charges filed included Escape of a Farm Animal, Felony Eluding of a Farmer, Aggravated Assault, Felony Pooping on Porch Steps, and multiple misdemeanor offenses.
According to sources inside Stringtown Rising Farm, cookies were involved in the incident.


  1. Terry says:

    Suzanne, too funny Where is the new book? I want one.
    You make my day. thank you. Terry

  2. Shelly says:

    working in the criminal justice field, I thought that was pretty funny! Poor little nutmeg, that rebel!

  3. stacy says:

    the last picture really does look like a mug shot-guilty as charged I’d say!

  4. anne says:

    That’s a cute posting today, Suzanne!

  5. C says:

    Keep that mug shot for posting later in the P. O. in case of future break outs. C

  6. Christine says:

    Nothing like a good goat chase to get you going in the morning.

  7. monica says:

    At least goats don’t run very fast when they escape. I love your pictures of the pasture–so green and vibrant. I am ready for the day now.

  8. Abiga/Karen says:

    You are one crazy lady but very entertaining in the story department. Blessings for yyou day today!

  9. trish says:

    Just plain FuN!!! Love Clover!!

  10. Bev says:

    it was a protest for more cookies!

  11. Claudia W says:

    I can’t believe that sweet innocent looking face could do anything quite so unlawful. But then you did say cookies may have been involved!
    What a wonderful way to start the day. Thank you!

  12. Miss Becky says:

    what, no bail? :happyfeet:
    thanks for the laughs

  13. Annie says:

    The escapee showed no signs of remorse.

  14. sondra says:

    Poor thing! Now she has entered the life of crime! Cookies are such a desirable treat! I understand how she could be swayed.

  15. Wheezay says:

    😆 That was Great !!

  16. Carol says:

    Aw, Nutmeg is almost as pretty as Clover. Why do I love goat-face?

  17. Nan says:

    Love those escapee stories…we’ve had a few ourselves. Nice reporting!

  18. shirley says:

    Suzanne, I remember reading in one of your posts about meeting 52. He said he likes the way you think. He’s not the only one. You are a hoot! You have a gift for prying off the cover of everyday situations and exposing the unseen humor underneath for all of us to enjoy.
    Thank you for brightening my mornings. :sun:

  19. Melissa Marsh says:

    Hilarious, Suzanne! Haha. I love that cookies were involved.

  20. Barbara says:

    Suzanne, Hilarious! Poor Nutmeg! Her only chance at freedom. Ah, well, I guess she’ll just suffer through more cookies, hugs and yummy Stringfield Rising Farm grass.

  21. jean says:

    Run Nutmeg, run.

  22. Shells says:

    She is laughing at you in the first picture … I swear she looks like she is laughing. Maybe with you , not at you .

  23. catslady says:

    I am still laughing – Shirely is right – YOU ARE A HOOT! ROFLMAO

  24. .Nancy in Iowa says:

    Oh, please, Suzanne, expunge her record! She is a minor – can you release her to my custody? Oh, wait, I live in an apt. Well, just keep those cookies handy!!! Now, where’s a goat icon when you need one? :dancingmonster:

  25. Mollster says:

    I’ll represent Nutmeg if this goes to trial. Pooping on the steps could be considered criminal dumpage on property!! 😆

  26. Paula Prater says:

    This is tooo funny! Goats can be the rottenest things but I still love every one of them…:)

  27. Suzy says:

    She does look like she’s laughing in the first photo and saying “Missed me,missed me,now you have to kiss me ” !!

  28. Robin in WV says:

    Why didn’t I read this first thing this morning – I would have had something to snicker about all day at work!

  29. Helen says:

    LOL…Felony Porch Pooping…definitely the “big house” for Nutmeg!

  30. Darlene says:

    This reminds me of the daily escapes of my goat, Serenia. I lived in a chain-link fenced yard. The WHOLE yard was fenced, including the only area to park the car. The gate was a double one that you had to open both sided of to get the car out of the yard. So every morning when I tried to go to work, she would escape. I learned to keep her morning bucket of feed for AFTER I got the car into the street and went back to close the gate. I’d just bang on the bucket and call her. Hey, with food involved she’d come running right to me. And then I RAN to get the gate closed! Had to reverse the procedure each evening when I got home. That was 20+ years ago and I had forgotten all about it until you posted your pictures. Thanks for reviving the memory!

  31. missy says:

    I think she’s in search of her lover boy!

  32. Pricilla says:

    We are masters of escape. Bwahahahahaha!
    The love of my life, Luke, escapes daily to come visit me by my pen.
    the publicist won’t let him in to rhumba with me just yet. Drat.

  33. Margaret (Nanny Goats) says:

    Two or three yards a minute??? I shudder to think of the danger to innocent bystanders while the authorities chase a felonious farm animal at such high speeds!

    Also? I loved this post!

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