Photography is hard when a goat keeps photobombing you

A few weeks ago I joined BDN reporter Shelby Hartin on a visit to Gentle Meadow Goat Farm in Winterport. We met a lovely woman named Shea Rolnick. We also met a lovely goat named “Herd Queen” Dory.

Shea and Dory

Shea and Dory

I met Dory a few times, actually. Again and again.


“I see you’re trying to photograph my human. What about me?”


“Not those goats. This goat.”

It’s hard to take photos when you’re being chased by goats. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s hard to complain when you get a story like this one.

"Your camera looks delicious!"“Your camera looks delicious!”

Plus, goats are just so darn cute. How could you be upset about a snuggly, lens-hogging goat? I felt lucky to spend my day with goats. Shelby, I’m sure, feels the same way.

It still blows my mind every week — every day, actually — how many wonderful Mainers welcome us into their lives, their homes, their studios and even their barns to let us tell their stories. I truly believe I have one of the best jobs in the world.

And I think another visit to this particular farm may be in order quite soon.

Micky Bedell

About Micky Bedell

I love listening to people talk about their outlets for creativity. I love watching them work. When you meet someone who has a real, undeniable passion for something, and they put their heart and soul into it, it's easy to show that in photos and videos. I've worked in Vermont, Upstate New York, Western Massachusetts and now Maine. Rural New England holds my heart and soul.