Upside Down Goats | Living the Country Life

Upside Down Goats

Fainting goats are family-friendly for the Bedwells.
Hanna Bedwell, 11, bonds with her show wether and buddy, Zach.


In 2006, Tahra and Don Bedwell of New Virginia, Iowa, wanted to get their daughter, Hanna, a pet. Instead of a dog or a cat, they purchased a fainting goat, a breed known for its docile temperament.

Hanna, now 11, fell in love with her goat, Tico, and the family gradually expanded the herd to 30 nannies and one buck. Their 9-acre farm is called Hanna’s Upside Down Fainting Goats.


“We wanted a farm animal that was safe and kid-friendly,” says Tahra. “They are ideal for our small farm, and the kids love them.” Hanna’s brother, Keifer, 4, enjoys the goats, too.

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