Watching Uncle Buck at an Ancaster farm... with 72 goats?

News Aug 27, 2019 by Katrina Clarke The Hamilton Spectator

A warm summer evening. An outdoor movie. Seventy-two goats.

Nearly 100 people turned out to Triple C Farm in Ancaster on Friday for Hamilton's — and perhaps Canada's — first Movies with Goats. Organized by Fox Den Yoga, best known for its goat yoga program, the event gave attendees the rare chance to spend a few hours watching '80s classic "Uncle Buck" in the company of 72 goats.

 

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Paul Crevar and Audrey Naluz pet goats who came to visit them on their blanket at the screening of "Uncle Buck." | John Rennison/The Hamilton Spectator

 

"What's better than baby goats?" said moviegoer Christine Jones. "I don't have anything deep or profound for you, but ... the cuteness factor is off the charts."

They're cute, and they know how to get attention.

Goats of all sizes swarmed people of all ages as they filtered into the domed movie area, rubbing furry bodies against legs, chewing sleeves and head-butting purses.

"No, that's my finger. Don't bite my finger," one woman scolded a goat.

The event was the brainchild of Melina Morsch, owner of Fox Den Yoga. After hearing from would-be goat yoga customers who wanted to hang out with goats but didn't want to do yoga, or couldn't do it for mobility reasons, she realized a movie night could fit the bill.

The event sold out in two days.

"My cheeks are hurting because we're smiling so much," said Lorraine Curry, who attended the event with Jones.

For many, it was a much-desired change of pace after a busy week — or before a busy weekend.

 

 

Byron Fox was running a 100-kilometre race on Saturday.

"Usually I'm stressed the night before," Fox said. "But this is relaxing."

As humans settled into their folding chairs, Triple C Farms owner Trish Kristoff made pre-movie announcements.

No feeding the animals, no eating food — except in a designated area — but feel free to pet and pick up goats, she said.

"Rock them like a baby," she said, demonstrating how to hold a jittery goat.

As the sun set and the movie began, some goats snuggled up to people on blankets. Other bleated and tried to escape, rushing toward the penned-in exit.

 

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A goat appears to be watching the movie at Triple C Farm Friday night. | John Rennison/The Hamilton Spectator

 

It was past their bedtime, Kristoff said, herding them back toward moviegoers.

With the success of the first event, Morsch plans to hold a second '80s-themed goat movie night this Friday (Aug. 30) at Small Talk Winery at Niagara-on-the-Lake and another Saturday (Aug. 31) at Triple C Farm. Tickets are $35 for the Small Talk Winery event and $20 for the Triple C event, available through Fox Den Yoga's website. Fifty per cent of funds raised go to Triple C Farm, which rescues animals and offers special programs for people with disabilities and their families.

Morsch plans to hold four events monthly, two at each location, for the foreseeable future. Both venues can be heated for the winter months.

katrinaclarke@thespec.com

905-526-4629 | @katrinaaclarke

katrinaclarke@thespec.com

905-526-4629 | @katrinaaclarke

Watching Uncle Buck at an Ancaster farm... with 72 goats?

‘The cuteness factor is off the charts,’ said one moviegoer.

News Aug 27, 2019 by Katrina Clarke The Hamilton Spectator

A warm summer evening. An outdoor movie. Seventy-two goats.

Nearly 100 people turned out to Triple C Farm in Ancaster on Friday for Hamilton's — and perhaps Canada's — first Movies with Goats. Organized by Fox Den Yoga, best known for its goat yoga program, the event gave attendees the rare chance to spend a few hours watching '80s classic "Uncle Buck" in the company of 72 goats.

 

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Paul Crevar and Audrey Naluz pet goats who came to visit them on their blanket at the screening of "Uncle Buck." | John Rennison/The Hamilton Spectator

 

"What's better than baby goats?" said moviegoer Christine Jones. "I don't have anything deep or profound for you, but ... the cuteness factor is off the charts."

They're cute, and they know how to get attention.

Goats of all sizes swarmed people of all ages as they filtered into the domed movie area, rubbing furry bodies against legs, chewing sleeves and head-butting purses.

"No, that's my finger. Don't bite my finger," one woman scolded a goat.

The event was the brainchild of Melina Morsch, owner of Fox Den Yoga. After hearing from would-be goat yoga customers who wanted to hang out with goats but didn't want to do yoga, or couldn't do it for mobility reasons, she realized a movie night could fit the bill.

The event sold out in two days.

"My cheeks are hurting because we're smiling so much," said Lorraine Curry, who attended the event with Jones.

For many, it was a much-desired change of pace after a busy week — or before a busy weekend.

 

 

Byron Fox was running a 100-kilometre race on Saturday.

"Usually I'm stressed the night before," Fox said. "But this is relaxing."

As humans settled into their folding chairs, Triple C Farms owner Trish Kristoff made pre-movie announcements.

No feeding the animals, no eating food — except in a designated area — but feel free to pet and pick up goats, she said.

"Rock them like a baby," she said, demonstrating how to hold a jittery goat.

As the sun set and the movie began, some goats snuggled up to people on blankets. Other bleated and tried to escape, rushing toward the penned-in exit.

 

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A goat appears to be watching the movie at Triple C Farm Friday night. | John Rennison/The Hamilton Spectator

 

It was past their bedtime, Kristoff said, herding them back toward moviegoers.

With the success of the first event, Morsch plans to hold a second '80s-themed goat movie night this Friday (Aug. 30) at Small Talk Winery at Niagara-on-the-Lake and another Saturday (Aug. 31) at Triple C Farm. Tickets are $35 for the Small Talk Winery event and $20 for the Triple C event, available through Fox Den Yoga's website. Fifty per cent of funds raised go to Triple C Farm, which rescues animals and offers special programs for people with disabilities and their families.

Morsch plans to hold four events monthly, two at each location, for the foreseeable future. Both venues can be heated for the winter months.

katrinaclarke@thespec.com

905-526-4629 | @katrinaaclarke

katrinaclarke@thespec.com

905-526-4629 | @katrinaaclarke

Watching Uncle Buck at an Ancaster farm... with 72 goats?

‘The cuteness factor is off the charts,’ said one moviegoer.

News Aug 27, 2019 by Katrina Clarke The Hamilton Spectator

A warm summer evening. An outdoor movie. Seventy-two goats.

Nearly 100 people turned out to Triple C Farm in Ancaster on Friday for Hamilton's — and perhaps Canada's — first Movies with Goats. Organized by Fox Den Yoga, best known for its goat yoga program, the event gave attendees the rare chance to spend a few hours watching '80s classic "Uncle Buck" in the company of 72 goats.

 

Related Content

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Paul Crevar and Audrey Naluz pet goats who came to visit them on their blanket at the screening of "Uncle Buck." | John Rennison/The Hamilton Spectator

 

"What's better than baby goats?" said moviegoer Christine Jones. "I don't have anything deep or profound for you, but ... the cuteness factor is off the charts."

They're cute, and they know how to get attention.

Goats of all sizes swarmed people of all ages as they filtered into the domed movie area, rubbing furry bodies against legs, chewing sleeves and head-butting purses.

"No, that's my finger. Don't bite my finger," one woman scolded a goat.

The event was the brainchild of Melina Morsch, owner of Fox Den Yoga. After hearing from would-be goat yoga customers who wanted to hang out with goats but didn't want to do yoga, or couldn't do it for mobility reasons, she realized a movie night could fit the bill.

The event sold out in two days.

"My cheeks are hurting because we're smiling so much," said Lorraine Curry, who attended the event with Jones.

For many, it was a much-desired change of pace after a busy week — or before a busy weekend.

 

 

Byron Fox was running a 100-kilometre race on Saturday.

"Usually I'm stressed the night before," Fox said. "But this is relaxing."

As humans settled into their folding chairs, Triple C Farms owner Trish Kristoff made pre-movie announcements.

No feeding the animals, no eating food — except in a designated area — but feel free to pet and pick up goats, she said.

"Rock them like a baby," she said, demonstrating how to hold a jittery goat.

As the sun set and the movie began, some goats snuggled up to people on blankets. Other bleated and tried to escape, rushing toward the penned-in exit.

 

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A goat appears to be watching the movie at Triple C Farm Friday night. | John Rennison/The Hamilton Spectator

 

It was past their bedtime, Kristoff said, herding them back toward moviegoers.

With the success of the first event, Morsch plans to hold a second '80s-themed goat movie night this Friday (Aug. 30) at Small Talk Winery at Niagara-on-the-Lake and another Saturday (Aug. 31) at Triple C Farm. Tickets are $35 for the Small Talk Winery event and $20 for the Triple C event, available through Fox Den Yoga's website. Fifty per cent of funds raised go to Triple C Farm, which rescues animals and offers special programs for people with disabilities and their families.

Morsch plans to hold four events monthly, two at each location, for the foreseeable future. Both venues can be heated for the winter months.

katrinaclarke@thespec.com

905-526-4629 | @katrinaaclarke

katrinaclarke@thespec.com

905-526-4629 | @katrinaaclarke