In this post – German goat carts, also known as German potato wagons or farm carts.
This past weekend I went to the Portland Antique Expo Show and found an antique goat cart!
I was so excited to find one – and at a pretty good price!
I have been wanting a wagon for my porch for a while as I had visions of filling it with pumpkins like below…
Then I thought, oh! I could fill it with presents too… turns out someone else had the same idea!
Filling it full of plants also seems to be a popular option.
In my internet research, it seems that these types of goat carts originated from Germany around the 1900s.
They were used by the goats to haul things – goats are much cheaper to keep than horses!
Here I found a vintage postcard of the kids dressed in traditional wear hauling a goat farm cart of flowers.
Also found some vintage photographs of kids being hauled by their goats! These type of goat carts are different than the farm carts, but I had to include them because they made me smile!
The Amish are making repro goat carts, like below.
It seems some of them came with baskets too.
I am so excited to fill mine and use it in my decor! Of course I’ll have to share with you all!