They were about 100 feet above the ground. They had been there for hours. And they didn't know how to get down. Operation Goat Rescue begins!
From time to time, readers ask us, "How did your blog get its name?"
It's a longish story (here is the full explanation). In a nutshell, goats are a useful animal in the lower-income countries we cover. They can contribute to the income and the nutrition of a family.
We've also learned from talking to goat specialists that goats are curious and independent animals — true to the spirit of our blog, if we might humblebrag.
And because goats are in our DNA, we figure we have license to cover interesting stories about goats.
So when NPR listener Jason E. Farabaugh sent us a Facebook posting about two goats stuck on a beam under a Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge in rural western Pennsylvania, we jumped to it.
No one knows why the goats climbed up on the pedestal of a Mahoning River bridge and set out along a narrow beam.