Goat Topia

A Girl Scout Gold Award Project

by Jessica K. / Troop 60851

  • Welcome to my Blog

    June 1, 2019 by

    Helping Hands Healing Sanctuary in Newberg, Oregon, has a tribe of goats.  The owner of the farm wants a play structure built so that the goats and the people who come to the farm for goat therapy have a place to better interact rather than standing in the currently empty pen. Building a play area… Read more

  • Sharing the Completed Area

    July 21, 2019 by

    Here I am with Rose, the owner of the farm. Rose is very appreciative of the new environment and is excited for its future. The experience has been amazing and I have continued to learn more about behavior enrichment, which blends with my passion for animals – I am currently on a track to take… Read more

  • Final Touches

    July 15, 2019 by

    Finishing touches including burying the tires, adding the wine barrels, mucking the hay area and general improvement. We had been mucking all along, so we had an area for construction; we removed over 30 barrels of muck over the month we were there, that will be used for compost. The feed trough was in need… Read more

  • Welcoming the First Guests

    July 10, 2019 by

    Every summer, Helping Hands Healing Sanctity hosts Farm Day, where neighbors from communities far and wide are invited to visit the farm and learn about animal therapy. Guests are also invited back to help volunteer on the farm. The goat enclosure was the petting area for the day, so bunnies were moved into the enclosure… Read more

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