Scott Simon, Mrs Mccarthy, Miss Cole discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday


This is weekend edition from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Had some special guest turned up in our editorial meeting earlier this week, not B. J. Liederman, who writes our theme music. Are you looking at the screen? D who's joining us? I'm looking at a goat. Oh, wayward zoom bomb Do you could say gate crashed by goats have any story ideas right? Exactly. Manning's don't McAfee and I'm Asama, Mrs McCarthy's from Lancashire, England. Her farm full of goats, sheep and chickens was also a bucolic spot for weddings and rustic overnight stays. But Pandemic devastated their business. Not. McCarthy had just taken over crunk Shaw fold farm and knew she had to find new sources of revenue. And I watched me like what? Ask from radio and I said, Hey, You know, before day everybody's really bored on the video calls. Well, that if we let people like rent the goats for five minutes, so they just kind of appeared in the video calls. So I just wrote the goat profiles. Put some pictures up, Put it on the website and I put a post on Facebook. But, hey, you want a book girl for a video call, and I just put Emma's email addresses the bottom like if you want a book, evil ever And then I went to bed and woke up in the morning. I had all these Miss Cole's off Advil. Like what do you do it, But I've got 200 evils of my inbox. Turns out people just can't get enough of her goats for the last year from Sun up to half past nine. In the evening, she and her associates of chase the goats around the farm to beam their fuzzy mugs to zoom medians everywhere from Russia to China, Australia. And the U. S and just £5, or about seven bucks no pun intended for a guest appearance by goats. The farmers pulled in close to $70,000. Puncture fold farm lets you choose your own goat. So the way our booking system works. The website is kind of like a menu. It's like linked him for goats off tinder for goes on Bumble for goats or whatever it's If each go, it's gonna look like personality profile. He continues your favorite go, and then when you book you get a particular goat. There's Lola, who is described as a problem. Head butter. Lisa is more Zen Sebastian, who has velvet ears is said to have a genuine interest in whatever you have to say. And there's a goat named Lulu. She seems sharp is a little feisty one Anyone tries to give it to the hay rack in front of Carol tries to get in her way. She's got really tiny horns. But they're really, really shop. So she like steps in Get out of my way. There's nae food, very domineering, such tiny little creature. There is not it was humiliating even to ask a goat named Scott. No, no, Scott's not the moment anyway. Maybe he could have an honor to go. Be investigative, You know,.

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