For the Love of Goats
As a young girl, Meagan Frederick dreamed of being Snow White.....the woodland princess who communicated with the animals and whom the animals adored. Later, that looked a little more like Dr. Doolittle, a little more practical. Mostly because she can't really sing like Snow White. When that didn't work out, and lacking the skill set for becoming a veterinarian, she informally became the rescuer of all living creatures in her path. Often because animals found their way to her. Kittens dropped from the undercarriage of trucks at a stoplight in front of her car, puppies were discovered roadside in threat of being poisoned, stray dogs laid at her feet on island vacations, not to mention mice, birds, fish. Oh, and goats. They wandered up the driveway of now, Frederick Farm, in 2013 on a random Fall afternoon. Now home to fifteen very loved (and very spoiled) goats (and counting), Frederick Farm is dedicated to maintaining a home and sanctuary to as many goats (and chickens and dogs) as is manageable (and that Meagan’s husband will tolerate without threat of divorce). No, she did not dream of having multiple goats. But once you meet them and get to know them (and know about the horrors of animal agriculture and why they are in need of rescue and sanctuary) I think you would know why Frederick Farm is now operational and growing! Fully embracing the endearing title, “Crazy Goat Lady”, Meagan welcomes you to come visit Frederick Farm and discover your inevitable love of all things GOAT.
Meagan Frederick, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS, HTR was trained as an Art Therapist, Child Life Specialist and Horticultural Therapist, specializing in work with chronically and terminally ill children and adolescents in the New York City area. During her career of over 25 years, she recognized the strong healing power of animals and was involved in several phases of animal-assisted therapy with the populations with which she worked. Although goats at Frederick Farm are not the most widely used animals in therapy, there is an undoubted healing quality in spending time with these sentient creatures and goats in animal-assisted therapy programs is gaining popularity. We encourage you to come visit and see how your heart feels after spending some time getting to know our amazing goats.
Meagan currently divides her time between living in New Paltz, and managing Frederick Farm with the assistance of her husband: Warren, father: Ned, two sons, three rescue dogs and nineteen rescue chickens.
Husband, Warren and son, Jackson
If you’re short of trouble take a goat.- Finnish Proverb