(Above: XOXO attendees visiting the herd last year.) This year, there’s no inside access for insurance reasons, but just about every goat will come to the fence for scratches. Please don’t bring them any outside food; anything growing around them is fine, as are leaves this big wind has been blowing up against the fence. FWIW, many of the goats have increased their ratings on the “friendliness scale” since the sign at the gate was created; none are “mean”, as it’s a scale of sociability not aggression. Owners or caretakers will be around intermittently Thursday through Sunday, with a specific commitment to have people on-site Saturday and Sunday from 12-2pm and 5-7pm. And thanks as always to the gracious and patient approach of Killian Pacific, owners of the property, allowing us this final month to prepare our new home, and let us be around for XOXO again this year. Enjoy! (And remember: hashtag #belmontgoats!)

(Above: XOXO attendees visiting the herd last year.) This year, there’s no inside access for insurance reasons, but just about every goat will come to the fence for scratches. Please don’t bring them any outside food; anything growing around them is fine, as are leaves this big wind has been blowing up against the fence. FWIW, many of the goats have increased their ratings on the “friendliness scale” since the sign at the gate was created; none are “mean”, as it’s a scale of sociability not aggression. Owners or caretakers will be around intermittently Thursday through Sunday, with a specific commitment to have people on-site Saturday and Sunday from 12-2pm and 5-7pm. And thanks as always to the gracious and patient approach of Killian Pacific, owners of the property, allowing us this final month to prepare our new home, and let us be around for XOXO again this year. Enjoy! (And remember: hashtag #belmontgoats!)