Birth Announcement: The Baby Goats Have Arrived

Tulip and her three babies on their first outing.

Returning Home Farm and proud mama goat, Tulip, are proud to announce the birth and public debut of her triplet goats: Burrito (male), MinnieT (female), and Willowette (female.) They were born on April 5, 2018. 

The delivery was uneventful. Tulip did it all on her own in 20 minutes. It was her first time giving birth. 

The baby goats spent a month in privacy with their mother and the Returning Home staff. Tbey all had their first outing outside the pen to Yoga With Goats this past Saturday and had a great time…napped afterwards!

The girls have a home to go to later in the summer. Burrito is available for adoption as a buck or wether. 

We will continue to post photos of the babies as they grow and prepare for future adventures. You can join us any Saturday this summer for Yoga With Goats to meet them in person. Or come to the picnic on Saturday June 9 from 11-4 where you can meet the babies, sample yoga with goats, see goat races, etc. 

To stay in touch with the goats and other critters of Returning Home Farm, please join our email list. 

Yoga With Goats

Trying to figure out exactly what the yogis are doing over there …

For comparison purposes, this was a few hours after birth …


The family in early days


Welcome our new intern, Sara Walker

Penn Forest is very pleased to welcome our summer intern, Sara Walker.  She’s in the Masters of Sustainability program at Chatham University. She will join us in a few weeks.

Sara has a BA from the University of Pittsburgh. Her work experience includes working as a conservation educator and doing field work at Yellowstone National Park. During her time with Penn Forest, Sara will be working along side our Assistant Manager, Laura on a variety of sustainability and ecology project. 

Please welcome her to the team. 

Expansion of Penn Forest Natural Burial Jewish Grove

We have important updates about  the Jewish Burial Grove at Penn Forest Natural Burial Park. Please share this information with individuals who may be interested. 

  • Sanctified for Jewish Burial by Rabbi Stephen E. Steindel.
  • Woodland natural burial among our trees.
  • Located in Verona PA—13-miles from downtown Pittsburgh.
  • No burial vaults used.
  • Only biodegradable coffins or shrouds allowed.
  • Currently adding 112 additional grave sites.
  • Time payment plans available.
  • No extra fees for Sunday burials.
  • Tents and chairs provided for graveside services at no extra cost.
  • We work with all funeral homes.
  • We honor all Jewish burial practices.

Call 412-265-4606 for tour appointments or other information or email Laura at

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