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.
Suzanne, too funny Where is the new book? I want one.
You make my day. thank you. Terry
On August 27, 2009 at 1:37 am
working in the criminal justice field, I thought that was pretty funny! Poor little nutmeg, that rebel!
On August 27, 2009 at 2:59 am
the last picture really does look like a mug shot-guilty as charged I’d say!
On August 27, 2009 at 3:46 am
That’s a cute posting today, Suzanne!
On August 27, 2009 at 4:31 am
Keep that mug shot for posting later in the P. O. in case of future break outs. C
On August 27, 2009 at 4:48 am
Nothing like a good goat chase to get you going in the morning.
On August 27, 2009 at 5:15 am
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.
On August 27, 2009 at 5:28 am
You are one crazy lady but very entertaining in the story department. Blessings for yyou day today!
On August 27, 2009 at 6:32 am
Just plain FuN!!! Love Clover!!
On August 27, 2009 at 6:47 am
it was a protest for more cookies!
On August 27, 2009 at 7:24 am
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!
On August 27, 2009 at 7:26 am
Miss Becky says:
what, no bail? :happyfeet:
thanks for the laughs
On August 27, 2009 at 7:32 am
The escapee showed no signs of remorse.
On August 27, 2009 at 7:33 am
Poor thing! Now she has entered the life of crime! Cookies are such a desirable treat! I understand how she could be swayed.
On August 27, 2009 at 7:43 am
😆 That was Great !!
On August 27, 2009 at 7:43 am
Aw, Nutmeg is almost as pretty as Clover. Why do I love goat-face?
On August 27, 2009 at 8:10 am
Love those escapee stories…we’ve had a few ourselves. Nice reporting!
On August 27, 2009 at 8:12 am
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:
On August 27, 2009 at 8:22 am
Melissa Marsh says:
Hilarious, Suzanne! Haha. I love that cookies were involved.
On August 27, 2009 at 9:02 am
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.
On August 27, 2009 at 9:38 am
Run Nutmeg, run.
On August 27, 2009 at 9:56 am
She is laughing at you in the first picture … I swear she looks like she is laughing. Maybe with you , not at you .
On August 27, 2009 at 9:59 am
Great head shot!! http://www.whatupduck.com
On August 27, 2009 at 10:20 am
On August 27, 2009 at 10:41 am
I am still laughing – Shirely is right – YOU ARE A HOOT! ROFLMAO
On August 27, 2009 at 10:43 am
.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:
On August 27, 2009 at 11:24 am
I’ll represent Nutmeg if this goes to trial. Pooping on the steps could be considered criminal dumpage on property!! 😆
On August 27, 2009 at 11:31 am
Paula Prater says:
This is tooo funny! Goats can be the rottenest things but I still love every one of them…:)
On August 27, 2009 at 11:32 am
She does look like she’s laughing in the first photo and saying “Missed me,missed me,now you have to kiss me ” !!
On August 27, 2009 at 12:02 pm
Ah too cute! 😆
On August 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm
On August 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm
Tina C says:
On August 27, 2009 at 6:09 pm
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!
On August 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm
LOL…Felony Porch Pooping…definitely the “big house” for Nutmeg!
On August 27, 2009 at 8:41 pm
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!
On August 27, 2009 at 11:41 pm
I think she’s in search of her lover boy!
On August 28, 2009 at 5:20 am
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.
On August 31, 2009 at 1:25 pm
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!
On August 31, 2009 at 2:29 pm